Volume 25 March 2016
Pilot Transfer Process and Interviews
This year the EGUSD is piloting a new Transfer Process. There will be ten rounds of internal transfer postings. More detail is available in the Memorandum of Understanding outlining this new process HERE or read the description/summary of the process HERE.
Principals have a great deal of discretion in determining who to hire during the Voluntary Transfer Process. It is important to remember the interview process is a formal and integral part of the Voluntary Transfer Process. You should assume there may be several applicants for any position. To put your best foot forward, consider these tips as you navigate through the process.
- Dress professionally- Dressing professionally tells the interviewer that you care about this position and their school. Despite the fact that you are already an EGUSD employee, you are still applying for a new position within the district. Dressing professionally can help to make a good first impression.
- Bring Letters of Recommendation- This may help to lend credibility to what you discuss in the interview. In addition, these letters demonstrate that you value input from others about your experience and professionalism.
- Bring a lesson plan or a portfolio of work to show- While voluntary, this can be a good way to show off your best lessons or examples of student work.
- Be knowledgeable about the site prior to the interview- Research online and find the school report card or other websites that may give you an insight about the school to which you are applying. The EGUSD website has a link to most schools. Not only does knowledge about the site show interest, but this also gives you an opportunity to ask specific questions or to share relevant experiences.
- Do NOT contact the administration of the site to which you are applying prior to the interview- Candidates seeking an advantage often end up harming their chances of getting the position by going outside of the agreed upon process.
When you show up to the interview you can expect many of the same things you would expect at a traditional job interview. There may be several panel members present, including site administrators, and fellow educators.
Below is the schedule for the multiple transfer rounds that will occur this spring.