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Hawaii State Department of Education Interview Questions in Hawaii

Updated Aug 24, 2015
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    Substitute Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Makawao, HI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hawaii State Department of Education (Makawao, HI) in March 2014.

    Interview

    There is no real "interview." The candidate signs up at the Department headquarters in Wailuku, takes a deliberately impossible-to-fail exam, and is granted a subbing license good for five years.

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    Para Professional Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hawaii State Department of Education (Honolulu, HI) in September 2012.

    Interview

    the hiring process is quite long. send in application then call principle. schedule interwiew with principle then wait till a position opens. i work at a school in town and my paycheck took over a month and a half to get a pay check. the children are quite difficult if you have not had prior experience

    Interview Questions

    • what are the kids that i work with like?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

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    User Support Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Hawaii State Department of Education (Honolulu, HI) in July 2012.

    Interview

    Hear about job opening, meet with principal and/or vice principals. Questions are basic, scripted, straight from the State's job posting. Read this ahead of time and you can easily practice for the technical side of the interview but it just comes down to personality. They ask if you're OK with working overtime without pay. You're expected to be there during your hours to support staff and students. I got the job immediately and started the following Monday.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation as this is a State job, assigned a pay schedule of BU03 - White Collar non-supervisory SR-15.

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    Teacher, Secondary School Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lahaina, HI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hawaii State Department of Education (Lahaina, HI) in July 2012.

    Interview

    I already worked at the school, so the interview was pretty basic. If you're out of state you will be interviewed over the phone by the principle, then by the principle and other faculty.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard fair. How will you deal with diverse backgrounds? How will engage with students? They may ask various classroom scenario questions too.   Answer Question
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    Teacher, Secondary School Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Hawaii State Department of Education (Honolulu, HI) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Routine, standardized questions--look online to prepare. Schools have legal requirement to interview everyone. Study the standards. Know about common core and classroom management. At least two people will interview you. One may be VP or department head

    Interview Questions

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kailua, HI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at Hawaii State Department of Education (Kailua, HI) in March 2011.

    Interview

    The process took over a year and a half. The secondary interviews were all done by panels of school staff (teachers, principal, vice principal) - be aware that these panels do not have your detailed information. Bring references, resume, etc. to these interviews!

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were typical for a teaching position. Be prepared to answer questions about new programs in education (I'd try to talk with a teacher at the school beforehand to see what's new), as well as "Common Core" standards.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiations in education!

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kealakekua, HI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hawaii State Department of Education (Kealakekua, HI) in July 2010.

    Interview

    recently expedited the application process- submit online application and follow up with hard copies of transcripts and other supporting documents

    Interview Questions

    • how do you handle dealing with disruptive and insubordinate students   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    there is just a standard salary

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