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PERSONNEL TIPS

The following are suggestions to help you be more successful in your search for your perfect job with San Luis Coastal Unified School District. Although we can't guarantee you a position if you adhere to these guidelines, you will certainly be more successful throughout the process.

APPLICATION TIPS

  • Read directions thoroughly and fill in the online application completely.
  • Proofread your application and ask someone else to read it with a critical eye to errors.
  • Take responsibility for submitting the required attachments with your online application.
  • Meet all deadlines.

Also check the following resources: provenresumes.comjobsearch.com

TESTING TIPS

  • Practice taking tests through books from the library or on websites such as: testtakingtips.comsabes.orgdtae.orgacenet.edu
  • Be on time. If you're late, you will not be admitted to the test and will lose your opportunity for a job.
  • Scope out the location for the test ahead of time.
  • Relax and give a lot of thought to each response.
  • Review your responses before you leave.

TEST TAKING PRACTICE WEBSITES

CLERICAL

This is a basic online clerical test.

http://www.amby.com/tests/clerical/test_a.html

CUSTODIAN

This is a website with a practice quiz and other resources. In left column of site is information on safety and restroom cleaning procedures.

http://custodian.info/custquiz1.html

FOOD SERVICE

This website has a variety of information on food service safety for school employees.

http://www.foodsafeschools.org/foodservice.php

INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE/PARAEDUCATOR

http://quiz.sameshow.com/quizzes/alex/instructionalaidepracticetest.html

MATH

Practice math questions from the GED test.

http://www.studyguidezone.com/ged_math.htm

TYPING

Here are two sites to practice and test your speed at typing.

http://www.chaminade.org/MIS/Tutorials/Quizzes/TypingTest.htm

http://www.mrkent.com/kb/keyboard.htm

VOCABULARY

http://www.test-your-english-now.net/

NOTE: Website information for practice tests has been provided by CODESP. For more information regarding CODESP, please visit their website at www.codesp.com. San Luis Coastal Unified School District does not endorse any of the websites listed above. The information is provided as a resource tool only. Should you have any questions, please contact the San Luis Coastal Unified School District Personnel Office at 805-549-1233.

INTERVIEW TIPS

  • Dress appropriately and don't wear cologne or perfume.
  • Don't be late--even try to be 10 minutes early.
  • Scope out the location for the interview ahead of time.
  • Practice using a firm handshake.
  • Listen carefully to the question and don't ramble in your response.
  • If the question asks for a "yes" or "no" response, provide a brief example to clarify your answer.
  • The following websites provide still more suggestions: interview.monster.com; job-interview.net

FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENTS

All prospective employees must receive tuberculosis clearance and fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice prior to beginning work.

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