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1 NEW APPLICANT WORKSHOP Boise School District Human Resources School Year Applying & Interviewing

2 Objectives Provide an overview of the District’s online application process Discuss the facets of a competitive application Review interview skills Discuss other employment opportunities

3 How to Apply (Includes Checklist)

4 How to Register/Login Use if you have never applied with Boise Schools Use if you have applied with Boise Schools

5 Registration Recommend using personal – not university Tip: Retain your User ID/Password Evernote Username/Password App Tip: Retain your User ID/Password Evernote Username/Password App

6 Login Enter User ID & Password Tip: Your registration info will be used as an employee to view your personnel file, evaluations, credits, etc. Tip: Your registration info will be used as an employee to view your personnel file, evaluations, credits, etc.

7 WorkSpace Announcments: Used by HR to provide information. Announcments: Used by HR to provide information. Online Applications: Add and/or edit existing applications (i.e. Certified, Classified, Administrative) Online Applications: Add and/or edit existing applications (i.e. Certified, Classified, Administrative) Notifications: Indicates assessments and other activities that need to be completed (i.e. TeacherFit Assessment) Notifications: Indicates assessments and other activities that need to be completed (i.e. TeacherFit Assessment) Manage Documents: View existing documents already on file Manage Documents: View existing documents already on file Update Registration: Users can update: User ID Address Password Password Hint Update Registration: Users can update: User ID Address Password Password Hint

8 Certified App: Instructions Read the Instructions Page Click Continue Button on each page Note: Complete all sections Completed sections marked with Required fields marked with Continue = Save Note: Complete all sections Completed sections marked with Required fields marked with Continue = Save

9 Certified App: Employment Openings Use the Add Job button to add Job Pool(s) to application Note: It is not required to apply for specific positions outside of job pools Note: It is not required to apply for specific positions outside of job pools

10 Certified App: Add Job Pool(s) Select Job Pool from list Note: If adding multiple pools, click the Add Another button Only add pools for which you would like to be considered and are qualified (i.e. State Cert. & HQT) Note: If adding multiple pools, click the Add Another button Only add pools for which you would like to be considered and are qualified (i.e. State Cert. & HQT)

11 Certified App: Certification Enter each endorsement/pending endorsement If in process (i.e. Student Teaching) select “Pending” in Certification/Licensure Type

12 Certified App: Work Experience Enter all applicable work experience Use the Add Entry button to enter work experience

13 Certified App: Reference Forms Enter at least three (3) References Note: Ask > Notify reference Enter valid address Cannot edit reference once application submitted Can download PDF version of form Incomplete reference forms expire after 10 days Note: Ask > Notify reference Enter valid address Cannot edit reference once application submitted Can download PDF version of form Incomplete reference forms expire after 10 days PDFPDF PDFPDF

14 Certified App: Supporting Documents Upload required documents Note: Only accept PDF, Rich Text, Text Do no upload duplicate documents Do not wait to have all docs before submitting Note: Only accept PDF, Rich Text, Text Do no upload duplicate documents Do not wait to have all docs before submitting DOCSDOCS DOCSDOCS

15 Certified App: Submit Must click the Submit button Note: Must re-submit app after every update Can re-submit as many times as needed Previously attached materials will remain on file Note: Must re-submit app after every update Can re-submit as many times as needed Previously attached materials will remain on file

16 TeacherFit Assessment Mandatory TeacherFit Assessment Note: Set aside minutes to complete Can access through WorkSpace > Notifications Note: Set aside minutes to complete Can access through WorkSpace > Notifications

17 Pop Quiz Can I submit my online application if I do not upload any supporting documents? Yes! You can submit without any supporting documents; click Continue button. Yes! You can submit without any supporting documents; click Continue button.

18 Pop Quiz Will I be able to see my documents after I submit them? Yes! Click Manage Documents in WorkSpace Yes! Click Manage Documents in WorkSpace

19 Pop Quiz Documents can be viewed in how many places? Two Places: Manage Documents (WorkSpace) Supporting Documents (Application) Two Places: Manage Documents (WorkSpace) Supporting Documents (Application)

20 Pop Quiz Can I update my application after I have already submitted? Yes! Login to WorkSpace and click your certified application; be sure to re-submit. Yes! Login to WorkSpace and click your certified application; be sure to re-submit.

21 Pop Quiz True or False: It is strongly recommended for applicants to ask references for permission to use them as a reference? True or False: It is strongly recommended for applicants to ask references for permission to use them as a reference? True! We highly recommend you get permission from references before adding them to your application True! We highly recommend you get permission from references before adding them to your application Note: Reference form is a timed form that expires 10 days after submission Note: Reference form is a timed form that expires 10 days after submission

22 Pop Quiz True or False: Clicking the “continue” button in the application saves your application and allows HR to view your changes? True or False: Clicking the “continue” button in the application saves your application and allows HR to view your changes? False! Clicking the “continue” button saves your work until you submit the application. HR can only view your changes once you have submitted your application. False! Clicking the “continue” button saves your work until you submit the application. HR can only view your changes once you have submitted your application.

23 Application & Interviewing

24 Resume can Include Work experience Career objectives Honors and/or activities Special skills Pedagogical strengths Tip Ensure you have uploaded the applicable resume Resubmitting will overwrite Tip Ensure you have uploaded the applicable resume Resubmitting will overwrite

25 Helpful Hints Don’t delay Respect the process Review personal voice message Use personal address; not university No stalking principals and District staff Be aware of your social networking accounts

26 The Interview Wear appropriate attire Demonstrate appropriate behaviors Consider your audience You may interview with one person or a panel Research the school/site Consider what questions you may be asked Do you have questions for the interviewer(s)

27 Practice = Preparedness Be familiar with standard interview questions (sample questions coming up) Role play/practice with a mentor Answer questions Thoughtfully With projection Authenticity Some studies indicate that over 90% of a message is conveyed through non-verbal cues.

28 Sample Interview Questions Tell us about your experience and knowledge that qualifies you for this position? Why do you want to work for our school district? How do you manage classroom discipline? Describe a collaboration outcome? How will the Common Core State Standards impact your instruction? What are the components of a lesson plan? Tip: Practice answering these questions in role play Tip: Practice answering these questions in role play

29 The Interview: What to Bring Copies of your resume Sample lesson plans Notebook and pen

30 Post-Interview Reflect on your interview Send a “thank you” or handwritten

31 Other Employment Opportunities

32 Substitute Teaching Opportunities Add the substitute pool to your online application ( Job Pool closes 2/28/14)

33 Classified Employment Opportunities Interested in working classified positions, such as: Special Education Assistant Academic and Behavior Interventionist Title I, ELL, and Education Tutor Complete online classified application Must apply specifically for each position Complete online classified application Must apply specifically for each position Tip: Great opportunity to get your foot in the door with the District Tip: Great opportunity to get your foot in the door with the District

34 Summer Employment Opportunities Interested in working summer positions, such as: Summer School Teacher Summer Detention Monitor Summer Tutor Add certified summer positions to certified app Complete online classified application for classified jobs Must apply specifically for each position Add certified summer positions to certified app Complete online classified application for classified jobs Must apply specifically for each position Tip: Great opportunity to get your foot in the door with the District Tip: Great opportunity to get your foot in the door with the District

35 Questions? Contact: (208) (opt. 2) Contact: (208) (opt. 2) Presentation Available Online: Today’s presentation will be available online for reference. Presentation Available Online: Today’s presentation will be available online for reference.


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