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Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the questions below before contacting the District about your application. Questions are grouped into categories to help you find information quickly.

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Application
Q:Can I save my incomplete application and return to complete it at a later time?A:Yes. You may logout of your application at any time and return later. When you are ready to complete your application, enter your username and password and you will be allowed to continue your application if the job posting is still open.Back to TopQ:How do I apply for a job?A:Once you find a job you would like to apply for simply click on the title of the job (e.g. "Maintenance Technician"). Then you will review a description of the job and click on the Apply for This Position button. At this point you will either need to login to an existing account you have already created of create a new account. To create a new account click on Create A New Account And Apply For This Position button. Then answer the on-screen questions to create an account. You must complete all required fields and click the "Save and Submit" button at the end of the application. When your application is successfully submitted, you will receive a Confirmation Number. You can use this confirmation number to reference a specific application.Back to TopQ:What if the references I want to use don't have an e-mail address?



A:We are currently in the process of changing the way the classified applications are set up, and we will no longer require an e-mail address for references on the classified application. We would prefer the e-mail address be included if at all possible, but it will not be required.Back to TopQ:Is there anything I need to be aware of in setting up a interview?A:No. If you are selected for an interview someone will contact you either by phone or email. Good luck and thank you for your interest in working with the Van Buren School District.
Melinda Chisolm
H/R
Back to TopQ:I have updated my profile but when I view a PDF of my application it shows the old information. Is there any way to overwrite this?A:When you submit an application, the system locks your answers in permanently. HR departments are aware of this and know to check candidate profiles for updated information.Back to TopQ:What happens if I withdraw my application?A:If you withdraw your application the district will no longer consider you for the position from which you are withdrawing. If you withdraw by mistake, please contact the district and they can re-activate your application.Back to TopQ:My application status says “Incomplete”. What should I do?A:If your application status reads “Incomplete,” you will need to contact the district to ask why they have marked it this way. The district’s HR department will tell you if additional application materials are needed.Back to TopQ:How long before the school year begins will positions be filled?A:Positions are continuously being posted and filled until school begins and sometimes even after. Don't give up hope and keep applying. Just because you haven't gotten an interview does not reflect your application or qualifications it only reflects the vast number of applications we receive on a daily basis. Good luck and thank you for your interest in working with the children in the Van Buren School District.
Melinda Chisolm
HR
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Attachment
Q:What types of files do you accept for Resume, Cover Letter, Letters of Reference etc?A:All files attached to your application must be in .txt, .rtf, .pdf, .docx, or .doc format. If you need to upload an image or scan, you must convert it to pdf or place it into a Word doc file.Back to TopQ:Can I upload more attachments?A:You are currently limited to a maximum of six (6) upload documents. These will carry over to other applications if you apply for more than one job.Back to TopQ:Can I upload a separate group of attachments for each job posting to which I apply?A:At this time there is no way to upload different attachments for different job postings. If you overwrite your current attachments with new ones then the old versions will no longer be viewable by the district.Back to TopQ:Can I upload different cover letters for each job posting to which I apply?A:There is currently no way to upload different cover letters for each job to which you apply. It is best to use a generic cover letter when adding one to your attachments page. This may be unnecessary in some cases where districts have a specific page on their application for you to type your cover letter.Back to Top
General
Q:How do I check the status of my application?A:Log into your account and then click on the Application Status tab. If you have already applied for a job it will be listed under the Current Applications section. If you want to view additional details about the job you applied for click on the Details link associated with the job. If you have applied for jobs in the past that have been filled, it will be listed in the Previous Applications section.Back to TopQ:Is this a secure website, and is my data secure?A:Yes. All data transfers use 128-bit or 256-bit encryption depending on your computer's capabilities. This is the same type of encryption used for most online banking transactions.Back to TopQ:I forgot my username or password. How can I retrieve it?A:From the main job listings page, click the link "I Forgot My Password." Enter your email address into the box and your information will be sent to that email address.Back to TopQ:I was told I could copy application info submitted to another school district with the
talented recruit & hire program. How is this easily done?
A:The only way this works is if the other school district you wish to apply with has purchased the Recruit & Hire software. If this is the case, you will login with the same username and password you use for our R&H system.

Thanks,
Summer Mulloy
H/R
Back to TopQ:I believe that I created a Recruit and Hire account earlier, but cannot locate my username and password. Should I create a new account or can you retrieve the original information?A:You need to click on "I forgot my username or password" under the "I already have a Recruit & Hire account with Van Buren School District" and the information you need will be e-mailed to you.

Thanks,
Summer Mulloy
H/R
Back to TopQ:Hi! I have applied for several jobs on this site and have not had any luck. It's so frustrating these days to only be a name within digital list of other names:( I would like to know how I could better my odds of being chosen at least for an interview?

A:That's a very understandable question but unfortunately one I don't have an easy answer to. On average we receive 15 to 30 applications per day. That equals to 900 each month and some more desirable positions will receive even more. Because of this, Administrators and Principals simply couldn't talk to each applicant that would like to introduce themselves. That being said, I have two suggestions for you. First, make yourself stand out on paper. Work to get extra training in fields that would apply to the position you would like. When looking at applications, you want to have something the other person doesn't. Secondly, consider substituting, even if you're not interested in a teaching position. This one position is available to anyone that has a high school diploma and it gives you that opportunity to work in the district and get to know the principals. It allows them to see your work ethic and level of professionalism you simply can't put into words on a resume. If this is something you would like to do, go to our website; click on Substitute Availability. This page details the job description and will answer a lot of questions. Then click on Apply for this Position. This will take you to the SubTeach USA site where you will create your application profile. SubTeach will contact you at that point with further instructions. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance and Good Luck.
Melinda Chisolm
H/R
Back to TopQ:How do I apply to jobs as an internal applicant?A:To apply to jobs as an internal applicant, you must currently be employed by the district to which you are applying. There are two ways to create an internal account. Some districts have an “Internal” button enabled at the top right of the screen which will take you through the process of creating an internal account. If you have already created an account and would like to change it to internal, select the “Account Settings” option at the top of the screen after you have logged in. On the right side of the page there is an “Account Type” section. Here you can change your external account to internal by selecting “I am a current employee.”Back to TopQ:How do I view internal job postings?A:To view internal job postings, login with an internal account. The internal postings will appear under the job listings with all of the external postings.Back to TopQ:How do I transfer my Recruit & Hire account from one district to another?A:To transfer your account, sign out of the site (if applicable) and begin applying for the position you would like. You will be prompted to create a new account, sign in, or transfer a currently existing account. Enter the email and password that is connected with your other Recruit & Hire account. Enter the state that the account is located in and press continue. The site will locate your other account. You can then select it to transfer the information over. Please be aware that only some of your profile information will be moved over. You will still need to fill out certain sections on new applications.Back to TopQ:Can I combine multiple Recruit & Hire accounts with different districts?A:Unfortunately you are not able to combine accounts at this time.Back to TopQ:How do I find out about new job postings?A:You can sign up for job alerts on the main login page. Once this is done, you will receive weekly email notices of the jobs that the district has posted.Back to TopQ:How do I change the email address and password linked to my account?A:You can change your account information by select “Account Settings” at the top of the web page. To access account settings you will first need to login.Back to TopQ:If I transfer my account, do I lose all the information in the initial district?A:No information will be lost if you transfer your account. Your account with the previous district will remain active.Back to Top