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What is the difference between a pool and a vacancy?

The teacher pool is where PAUSD will collect a pool of applicants for a particular subject matter. It is through these pools that we send out notifications through EDJOIN of confirmed vacancies. A vacancy means a site has confirmed an opening at their site.

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Why is the school site not listed and can I get the name of the site?

At PAUSD, hiring is a collective effort and there may administrators from various sites attending the interview.  We may hold interviews without a particular site in mind at the time so we do not present this information on our job postings nor do we disclose this information to potential candidates.

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May I still apply if I require sponsorship?

You may apply, but it is rare for the district to sponsor a H-1B visa.  It is difficult to obtain the visa and we could only sponsor if we are unable to find qualified candidates who don’t require sponsorship.

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How will I know if my application has been submitted?

Upon submission of an application, you will receive a confirmation email. You do not need to email us to confirm.

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How do I know if I met all the requirements of the position I applied for?

If you were able to submit the application and receive a confirmation email, you have met all the document requirements. HR does not review the content of your application.  Interview panelists screen applications to decide who they will interview.

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I submitted my application, but I would like to add supplemental documents. May I send them directly to you?

No.  Due to the large number of applicants, HR does not manage or accept emailed supplemental documents.  In this case you will have two options. If the position in which you are applying for is still open, you may delete your application from the posting, revise your application and reapply. If the position which you are applying for has already closed, you may bring a copy of the document to your interview.

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I’m having technical problems. Who should I contact?

For all technical issues, refer to the EDJOIN help center.

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May I have my recommenders email you my letters of recommendation?

No.  Due to the large number of applicants, HR does not manage or accept emailed supplemental documents.

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May I send you an email with my cover letter and resume to express my interest?

No.  Due to the large number of applicants, HR does not review individual emails or documents.  If you are interested in a posting, apply to the pool or vacancy on EDJOIN.

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May I request for a one-on-one meeting without an interview?

HR does not set up or manage one-on-one meetings.  The application screening is conducted by the interview panelists and you will be contacted through EDJOIN if they decide to interview you.

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What is the hiring process?

Please refer to our hiring process page.

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How will I know if I have been selected for an interview?

You will receive an email through the EDJOIN system, so please make sure the EDJOIN emails are going to your inbox and not your junk folder.

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Can I apply if I haven’t completed my credential program?

Yes.  You may indicate the expected completion date of your program and when you expect to receive your California credential.  If you won’t have a Preliminary credential by the start of the school year, you need to be eligible for an intern credential.  

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I have an out-of-state credential and haven’t applied for a California credential yet. May I still apply?

Yes.  Out-of-state teaching credentials are recognized by the CTC and our credentials analyst can assist you in applying for the appropriate California credential if you are hired.  You may refer to the CTC website for credential requirements based on out-of-state credentials or programs.  For immediate assistance you can contact a county office of education.  The Credentials Office at Santa Clara County Office of Education may be reached at (408) 453-6958.