INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING HIRED!
- Be thoughtful and take your time as you complete the application to ensure you are representing yourself well.
- Attach, in the appropriate sections, all documentation regarding licensure, degrees, diplomas, transcripts, certificates, or other supporting educational documents.
- Fill out the employment history completely, even if you have already attached your resume.
- Ensure all fields related to dates of employment, job titles and supervisors are complete and accurate. Some salaries are based on the experience listed in this section.
- Include all of your current contact information on your resume so we can easily get in touch with you.
- This includes your full name, street address, city, state, zip, home phone number, cell phone, and email address. Make sure to use a personal email address (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.), not your current work email address.
- Review resume regularly and update as needed.
- Highlight your most relevant skills and experience first, especially as they relate to the positions, and then work your way down to other pertinent information.
- Make sure that your resume is “easy on the eyes” and formatted well.
- Attempt to keep it to one page (or two pages if you have more than five years of experience in your field). Check for spelling and grammatical errors.
- DPS requires professional references. References should be from those in a supervisory position. DPS cannot accept references from family members or friends.
- When listing references, list those that you have known for at least a year and that are willing to provide feedback to DPS. Your references should have some knowledge of your work ethic, professional experiences, and skills and abilities for the applied position.
- Inform all references that they will be emailed to complete the Reference Check Letter.
- References must click on the emailed link and complete and submit the reference check.
- You can check the status of your references through your online application. References that are listed as “pending” have not been completed. You can add additional references as deemed necessary.
- Dress professionally for both in-person and virtual interviews.
- Research the district, department, and/or specific school, if applicable.
- Know the job description you are applying for and have copies of your resume available.
- Be prepared for different interviewing styles such as behavioral or standard. For behavioral interview questions, describe the situation or challenge, the action that you took, and the results.
- For virtual interviews, ensure all technology is working properly prior to the interview and that you are in a quiet space where you will not be interrupted.