School administrators are rarely trained in hiring strategies, yet a school's faculty is pivotal for student success. Principals, assistant principals, and personnel directors all need this book as a guideline and blueprint for their hiring. Often educators rely on ‘gut’ feelings to hire new teachers and there has to be a better way.
Chapter 5: Candidate Applications and Paperwork
Candidate Applications and Paperwork
“If candidates send out letters and resumes with weak content or poor presentation, that is an indicator of their lack of attention to detail, or perhaps they skipped the classes and seminars on how to prepare the paperwork!”
(Clement, 2008, p. 21)
If one adheres to the premise that past behavior is the best predictor of future performance, then it can be implied that a candidate's application and supporting paperwork are indicators of the future materials they will create if employed. Therefore, attention must be given to sorting application paperwork for better employee selection. Each piece of paperwork provides a picture of a candidate's past experience and can be assessed. Employers need to consider as many assessments of the ...