Teacher Career Fair/Teacher Interview Day
This interview day is open to students and alumni from FHSU. Students and alumni from other colleges and universities are also welcome to attend this event.
The Office of Career Services is pleased to invite you to FHSU's 41st Annual Teacher Career Fair/Teacher Interview Day. It will be held on Monday, March 7, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. There will also be an open meeting period from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. for candidates to visit with recruiters from all participating districts. The fair provides an excellent opportunity for you to meet face-to-face with a large number of school administrators. This website is designed to provide information on everything you should know in order to participate and sign up for interviews. If you have any questions, please contact Career Services, (785) 628-4260, or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the FHSU Teacher Interview Day?
The FHSU Teacher Interview Day brings together school administrators and candidates from all over the region. It provides an efficient and economical way to assist employers looking for qualified candidates in all educational fields. The interview day provides candidates, inexperienced as well as experienced, a one-stop opportunity to meet with a large number of employers to initiate the application process. This is your opportunity to meet and interview with these representatives. Most of those attending will be from Kansas. All will be looking for qualified teachers.
How do I sign up for interviews?
Candidates will have the opportunity to sign up for up to 10 interviews throughout the day which may be scheduled through your Careers for Tigers account.Representatives from area school districts will be on-campus to conduct 30 minute interviews. Participating schools, vacancies, and interview schedules will be posted in Careers for Tigers starting on February 15th. There will be later additions, so please be sure to periodically check Careers for Tigers after the 15th for additional schools/vacancies. In order to sign up through your Careers for Tigers account, you must first upload a resume into your account. Once the resume is approved by Career Services, you may go to "On Campus Interviews, Sign up for interviews you qualify for" on the menu bar. If you have any questions or problems signing up, you may also contact our office at 785-628-4260 or Sheridan Hall 214 and we would be happy to help sign you up for interviews.
Who usually attends the fair?
School administrative personnel looking for qualified candidates for classroom, special education, administrative and certificated support staff assignments. Graduates, experienced teachers and administrators seeking opportunities to meet with administrative personnel to learn about anticipated or known vacancies and to initiate the application process. Fort Hays State University's certification specialist will be available to answer questions and provide assistance. Plan now to attend. We look forward to seeing you in Hays. This is really an opportunity you won't want to miss!
Where do I go?
The interviews will take place in the Memorial Union Ballroom, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2016. Check in at the student registration table at the Memorial Union Ballroom. We recommend that you come during the open meeting period from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. to visit with recruiters from all participating districts and learn about and sign up for any additions to vacancies listed in your field.
What do I bring?
Prospective applicants should bring prepared, professional resumes and transcripts to leave with school personnel as you go from table to table. Any additional information or materials are welcome. There is no need to arrange for Career Services to have your credential file at the fair since these are preliminary interviews. Some school districts will bring application packets for you to take with you and fill out. Your success is strictly up to you. Be assertive. Introduce yourself with a good, firm handshake.
What do I wear?
Present yourself as a professional educator when talking to school officials. A suit is generally the best attire. Remember that schools are conservative institutions; therefore, it is your advantage to dress conservatively.
What school districts are attending?
A list of schools that have tentatively indicated that they will attend the Teacher Interview Day on March 7th will be on our website in February. Check this website periodically for any changes.
How is the fair set up?
All participating school districts will have booths where school personnel will be available to interview candidates and to provide information and materials. The fair offers candidates the opportunity to make contacts with personnel directors, principals, and other school representatives. The booths will be marked clearly with the district name. Sometimes job offers are made on the spot. We cannot, however, guarantee that you will be offered a job simply by your attendance. If you are open geographically, we feel very confident that you will have opportunities for employment.
What do I need to attend?
Pre-registration is required as the interviews will be scheduled prior to the fair through your Careers for Tigers account. Travel arrangements and accommodations are your responsibility. It is anticipated that job opportunities will be available in almost all teaching fields with the highest demand in special education, math, music, foreign language, technology studies, and bilingual positions.
Career Fair Follow Up
Write thank you letters to each school representative or district in which you are interested or with whom you interviewed. Thank them for the opportunity to meet with a district representative, offer to provide additional information and offer to visit the district for another interview.