Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Dallas Independent School District
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Dallas Independent School District (Dallas, TX).
Called via telephone and was asked to come to the campus for an in-person interview; arrived and was interviewed by the Assistant Principal (in one small office), then was interviewed by the Principal in a conference room. Was called the next day by someone in HR (Human Capital Management) and offered the position.
- Why do you want teach? Tell us about your background. What do you think is important when leading a class? Describe the most challenging aspect you have experienced as a teacher. Answer Question
- Describe the most challenging aspect you have experienced as a teacher. Answer Question
- Why do you want to be a teacher? What led you to this decision? Answer Question
Pay scale is already set; there was nothing to negotiate
- No OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dallas Independent School District (Dallas, TX) in April 2015.
It was a telephone interview. It was after hours and lasted for two hours. She asked questions that pertained to the job, but mostly we chased a lot of rabbits.
- Have you ever been rejected? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Dallas Independent School District (Dallas, TX).
You must first be cleared by "Human Capital Mangement." (Note we are no longer a resource, we are a thing like a car or building - capital). Once cleared there, you must then be interviewed by campus personnel. This interview can vary widely from one campus to the next. A principal or assistant principal may interview you or a committee of the principal's choice may interview you.
- You will likely be given a student scenario or maybe a few of them and be asked to describe how your would handle it. 1 Answer
At this time there is a set schedule based on different variables that will determine your pay grade. There is not likely any room for negotiation.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Dallas Independent School District (Dallas, TX) in November 2014.
I arrived 14 minutes early for my interview and had to wait about ten to fifteen minutes after the interview was supposed to start. Once I was taken to the office to interview, the interviewer was interviewing another candidate for a teaching position. I had to wait about fifteen more minutes. My interview lasted all of ten minutes or less. I was told to tell them about myself. I was given the rundown of the position, asked about two more "yes" or "no" questions and then I was asked if I had any questions. I was told they had other interviews, but would contact me back soon. She verified my information and that was it.
- Tell me about yourself. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Dallas Independent School District (Dallas, TX) in October 2014.
Simple everyone was helpful and nice. The principal was very professional during the interview seem genuine. This quickly faded the 5 day of employment. Principal turned extremely unprofessional. It was common practice for principal to scream at and belittle all staff in front of each other.
- Why do want to be a teacher? Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dallas Independent School District (Dallas, TX) in July 2014.
I applied online and was contacted within two weeks via telephone. The person on the telephone was laughing and speaking to another person at the same time as requesting that I come to their office for some "testing" of my technological abilities. I was given the location and told to come for "testing" the next day. I asked what kind of testing and they replied "stressful". There was no additional information given. When I arrived, I completed a Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel test. They had multiple questions and it took 1 hour to complete. They then asked me to interview on the spot without any preparation. During the interview, the team spent a lot of time making inside jokes and teasing each other instead of concentrating on the interview itself. It was highly uncomfortable. They even mentioned that my English was good when I mentioned that I was another nationality (Canadian's speak English, just FYI). It was offensive and I knew that I wasn't interested from that instant.
- Most of the questions were typical interview questions with a lot of jokes inserted. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Dallas Independent School District (Dallas, TX) in July 2014.
I was interviewed by the head of the department then then principal of the school. I had to go to several schools; so, the best fit could be determined based on skills, needs, & personalities. I had to wait days to a week between interviews even though my initial one was in July.
- How would you handle conflict? 1 Answer
I was told what my salary would be based on a agreed upon base rate for first year employees then a percentage for years of experience.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Dallas Independent School District (Dallas, TX).
Two interviews, interview process went smooth. The most difficult part was waiting for the call for the next step in the hiring/interview process. The questions were relatively easy due to the fact that they were job related. Despite the fact that there were a number of applicants. It went well overall.
- What do you like least about your job. Answer Question
A little confusing, the pay scale is difficult to understan.
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Dallas Independent School District (Dallas, TX) in June 2014.
Application was submitted online via the website. I overused several schools to gage the location I would like to work, the grade level and age group I would prefer, and to get an overall feel for the schools prior to interviewing. I interviewed at a Job Fair amidst hundreds of applicants based on our qualifications or what position we were seeking.
- What is the discipline management system in your classroom? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
I was in the process of trying to relocate from another city but unfortunately things didn't work out and I was unprepared to move.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Dallas Independent School District (Dallas, TX) in May 2014.
applitrack application, job fair, human management capital interview, fine arts interview, job fair After filling application you will be contacted by the staffing company. They will invite to a job fair to interview with principals or and to interview with hiring company for further screening. A principal will offer you a job at which point and time you sign on the dotted line. If applying for art, you must 1st contact the fine arts dept. This was not made clear.
- Where do you see yourself in 5yrs with the district? 1 Answer
I was offered the job and i believed i had the job for a whole month, only to turn around and be told i wasn't recommended for the job. Very confusing, especially when it arrested my job search at a very crucial time. I was unable to capitalize on available jobs because of poor communication and am currently seeking jobs with other districts.,
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