Why teach in Polk?
Provisional Substitute to Full Teacher Salary
Become a Teacher in Florida!
Temporary Teacher Certification to Professional Teacher Certification
You know that saying – If you fail to plan, you plan to fail! Preparing before job searching will allow you to reflect and analyze your professional career. Planning and writing out your experiences will prepare you as you begin your search. So what exactly do you need in hand when job searching? A resume! Below are a few tips and tricks you could use while updating or creating your resume.
PROVIDE A SNAPSHOT OF YOU
COMPONENTS OF A QUALITY RESUME
Make sure to check your spelling and review your resume! Handing out a resume with numerous spelling and grammatical errors is a big NO-NO! Allow someone else to review your resume before finalizing it.
The interview can make or break you…. just kidding! But because it is a huge part in the hiring process, you need to prepare properly. Every interview is different, so be prepared to adjust to the environment, questions, and the person with whom you are interviewing. Don’t sweat it..no literally don’t sweat! Show up wearing your Sunday best! Virtual interview? Have a nice shirt on and a professional background. You got this!
Advice & Tips
Find sample interview questions and practice with a family or friend. Use your resume as a talking point. Go into some detail about information listed on your resume and do NOT talk over the interviewer.
If your interview is virtual, confirm with the interviewer the type of program they will be using to conduct the interview. Download and test your audio and video before the interview.
- Dress professionally.
- Be on time!
- Speak from your resume. What makes you stand out?
- Be confident in yourself!
- Have questions prepared to ask the interviewer.
DON'T HAVE A CERTIFICATE?
Do you have a bachelor’s degree but are not certified? Good news, we can hire you as a provisional substitute!
Provisional Substitute Requirements:
- Hold at least a bachelor’s degree.
- Have an active online application with the Florida Department of Education.
- Have paid the $75.00 FDOE online application fee (per subject area).
- Have an active online application with Polk County Public Schools.
The very first step you will need to take in order to apply for positions is to create an online application with PCPS. This application acts as your online resume and it will allow you to apply for positions directly.
The application process will take about 45 minutes to complete. Please make sure to add all certification information under the certification tab. Everything you add to your application is self-reported, so please make sure to give correct and accurate information.
1. Create Application
2. Complete Application
3. Activate Application
4. Browse/Apply for Jobs
Complete an application that acts as your online resume.
Ensure all information is accurate and updated.
Apply directly to positions posted on the employment page.
*If you receive “You Do Not Match/You are Not Eligible for this position” message, your certification you have reported on your application does not match the position for which you are applying. If you are pending certification, email firstname.lastname@example.org for options available to you to get in contact with hiring administrators.