I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Adams 12 Five Star Schools in March 2009.
Interview Details – I was contacted for the position through a recruiting agency who conducted an initial phone interview. After the phone interview I was given a test prepared by a 3rd party testing agency that was very similar to some of the certification tests given my Microsoft. I was given a second skill-set test consisting of ~15 questions written by current staff addressing real world problems and issues. The answers here were free-form leaving plenty of room to do it your own way, I focused my answers on consistent and best practices as well as speed. The final interview was on-site with a panel of current employees and managers. Topics ranged from technical questions to personal and ran about 30 minutes.
Interview Question – Explain the challenges and advantages of using a clustered environment. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Adams 12 Five Star Schools.
Interview Details – Complete application and upload resume and letters of recommendation online using Peoplesoft. Applications are screened by system and then by hiring manager. Interviews are done by committee using a rating system. Questions are established by schools. Often, the schools already have in mind who they plan to hire and the process is a waste of time, but required. Good ole boys network, not always the most qualified applicant is hired.
Interview Question – There is always a question about diversity. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation.
Pros: When I started teaching for Adams 12 it was a good place to work overall. With the former superintendent, teachers were supported and respected. Any problems, I believe were with quality of texts and the constraints on teacher innovation which come… – Full Review
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