Re: How long does the hiring process usually take?
Posted by Been there on 4/29/2021, 10:45 am, in reply to "How long does the hiring process usually take?"
Most districts want to have the job posted 10-14 days before they start interviews. The interview process could take at least a week if they have several candidates. The two week rule below is a pretty good guideline. |
If you're early in your career and applying everywhere, you just have to know that 95% of that effort is wasted, but there's no way to know which 5% is useful. Do the application, send emails to the head director/principal/FA guy, then forget about it an move on to the next one. A lot of those jobs know who they're hiring and only post the job as a formality. Most job postings on district websites are very HR-sanitized, but often there's a very specific skillset they're looking for that HR won't let them mention. If you don't have the specialty they're looking for, in the trash you go.
FYI, most people will tell you that job fairs are a waste of time. I got my first job at a job fair because I was the only band director who stopped by. I had a quasi-interview on the spot, scheduled an appointment for the next week, and the principal called to offer me the job within an hour after I left. Especially if you're student-teaching right now, take the day and go to the job fair.