Applying for jobs at Colorado Springs District 11 Thank you for your interest in working with District 11. This document will be your tool while you apply for jobs. Please note that some of the screenshots and sections in this document may vary depending on the type of job for which you are applying. There are five sections to the applications: Current and Prior Employment, Education, Licenses, a Questionnaire, and References and Referrals. You should gather any supporting documentation before you begin your application. Reviewing the Open Jobs Once the online recruiting application page has loaded, you’ll see the page below. Not all of the currently open jobs display on the first page. Use the Next and Last links in the middle right of the page to view job openings that are not visible. The section is indicated above by a green square. You can also use the Keywords field in the top left to search for specific words in the available job postings. For example, you can type ‘teacher’ and press the Search button to generate a list of all the job postings that contain the word teacher. To review specific postings, click the Job Title links. The posting looks similar to the following screenshot. If you wish to be considered for the job, press the Apply Now button. If you do not want to apply, press the Return to Previous Page link. Note: If you’d like, you can apply for more than one job at the same time. The system will combine all sections of the job applications in one form so you only have to submit the information once. To apply for more than one job at once: On the main Careers page, click in the checkbox next to all the positions in which you’re interested. Then press Apply Now. Applying for Jobs After pressing Apply Now, you’ll be asked to log in or register. If you have never registered (created a username), press either “click here to Register” or “Register Now,” indicated in the following screenshot by a green squares. The following page displays once you click one of the Register links. Creating a User ID . 1. You can use any username that isn’t already in use. The system will tell you if the name is already in use. 2. Enter your password. 3. Confirm the password. 4. Press the Register button. Resume Options page Next you’re asked whether and how you want to submit a resume with your application. The following pages cover the three options* you’ll have: *1. Some jobs require resumes. If you are applying for one of those jobs, you will not have the Apply Without Using a Resume option. 2. Once you have used a resume, you will see the Use An Existing Resume option. 1. Upload a new resume To upload a resume that you have your computer or USB Drive, click the button next to Upload a new resume and press Continue. This process is much the same as attaching a document to an email. The following page displays. Press to view a list of files on your computer. Locate your resume. Press the Open button in the lower right of the file window. The Upload Resume page displays again, this time displaying the path and file name of the file you selected. Press Upload. The Enter Resume Text page displays. You can re‐title your resume here if you wish. Press Continue. 2. Copy and Paste Resume Text Another option for providing a resume is copying and pasting the text from a document into the system. To do this, click the button next to Copy and Paste Resume Text and press Continue. The Enter Resume Text page displays. Enter a title and paste text from your resume into the Resume box. Special formatting from your resume may be lost when you paste the text. Press Continue. 3. Apply Without a Resume Some job applications allow you to apply without submitting a resume. To apply without a resume, click the button next to Apply Without a Resume and press Continue. Entering your Profile Information After you’ve selection your Resume Option and pressed Continue, the My Profile page displays. Here you’ll enter your name, address, and other personal information. Don’t forget to indicate your Preferred Method of Contact near the top of the page. Also, if you have an email address, be sure to include it. As with many other sites, your email address will be the key to resetting your password. When you’ve provided all the information, press the Save button. Main Application page After pressing Save, the main application begins. Read the welcome and instructional text at the top of the page and then scroll down to begin the application. Make sure to fill out the applications completely and accurately. Failure to complete all applicable sections may result in your application being rejected. Moving from Section to Section To move from section to section, use the Next Page buttons near the middle of each page. Go through all pages before you press the Submit buttons you’ll see on the page. If you need to stop working on the application before you have completed it, press Save Draft. You can return to the application at a later time. When you have completed the application, press Submit. Note: Pressing Save Draft does not submit your application. You will not be considered for the position if you do not press Submit. On each entry page, press Save & Return to save new entries and to continue the application. Press Save & Add More to create additional records of whatever you entered. Current and Prior Employment page To enter your current and prior employment, press the Add Work Experience link, outlined in green in the screenshot below. The Add Employment History page displays. Enter the applicable information. You must enter a Start Date for each job. If you are unsure of the exact dates, use the first day of the appropriate month. If you are currently in the position, leave the End Date blank. Enter dates like 09/10/2007. Press Save & Return to continue the application. Press Save & Add More to add additional jobs. Press Next Page or click the Education link to move to the Education page. Education History The page after the Current and Prior Employment History page pertains to your Education History. First, indicate your Highest Education Level by selecting the appropriate value. Depending on the job, the Grade School, Middle, or High School Education box may not display. Also, if you have college experience, you may omit this data. Press Next Page to move to the Licenses and Certificates page. If you don’t have any relevant licenses or certifications, you may skip this section. To add a license or certification, press the Add Licenses and Certifications link. Select the type of certification in the first field. Values include Initial Teacher License and Trade License. Then select the Endorsement. If you selected Trade License in the first field, select Not Applicable here. Select the certification from the License/Certificate field. Values here are dependent on the values you selected in the first two fields. Complete the rest of the fields on the page. Press Next Page to move to the Languages page. If you don’t wish to enter any languages, you may skip this section. Press the Add Languages link to display the Add Languages page. Press Next Page to move to the Online Questionnaire page. You must answer all of the questions in order to submit the application. Press Next Page to move to the References and Referrals page. To add references, press the Add References link. Use the Referral Information groupbox to indicate how you found out about the job. For example, select Newspaper. Use the SubSource field to indentify the specific source, for example, the specific newspaper. Press the Submit button at the bottom of the page when you have completed the application. When you have completed all the necessary sections on the applicationIf you are an external applicant, the Submit Online Application page displays. Read the text in the Self‐Identification details box and enter your Gender and Ethnic Group if you wish. You may opt out of entering this data by clicking the box next to I Decline to provide my self identification details. The next groupbox contains the Terms and Agreements text. Review the text and click either I agree to these terms or I do not agree to these terms. Once you agree to the terms, the Submit button will be available. Press the Submit button to submit your application and be considered for the position. If you provided an email address when you completed your profile, you will receive a confirmation that we have received your application. You can also click the My Careers Tools link to check the status of your application. Uploading Transcripts, Cover Letters, and other Documentation You can upload copies of your transcripts, cover letters, and other related documents. Click the My Careers Tools link and scroll down to the Cover Letters and Attachments groupbox. Upload documents in the same way that you attach documents to emails.
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