Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
5-minute Professor presentation (for a sample lesson) was required together with the interview, and the panel was composed of the head of the department, a professor in your field, and a professor of another field. Transcripts were required, too. The application process was reasonable, and you are most likely going to be contacted by email first to begin the hiring/interview process.
- The questions were fair enough. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at West Hills Community College.
The hiring process is fairly simple as long as you meet the minimum requirements. If you don't meet these requirements save your application materials. Interviews are done by a panel of dean of student services and full-time faculty; they are comfortable and friendly. A brief lesson plan is expected and you will be questioned about teaching purposes and practices as well as how you plan to build on your previous experience.
- Be prepared to discuss student population of the valley and students with special considerations. Answer Question
They pay scale is based on your previous education and teaching experience, so everything is pretty straight forward
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at West Hills Community College (Coalinga, CA) in March 2009.
For an interview consideration, the required documentation consisted of application, resume, contact list, unofficial transcripts and "letter of application" covering the documented requirements for the position. The documented requirements exceeded even the best tech guru's possible true skills and abilities scope (technologies and responsibilities, per documentation, were all over the board and in a broad range of competing technologies). The actual interview consisted of ~10 pre-prepared questions to be discussed in front of a panel of about 10 people and a 5 minute demo of a previous web site on which the candidate has worked. The 10 pre-prepared questions were very redundant and one actually seemed almost irrelevant. Also, candidates were each given 15 minutes to go over the questions prior to the panel interview. This seemed rather odd. The total time for the discussion and the demo (given the possible size of a web site and the content of the questions) was too short.
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