Tips for getting that interview!

  • Cover Letter
    • Make sure your cover letter is specifically tailored to the posting you are applying for…  Let the Principal or Supervisor know why you want to work at their site and why you are the best applicant for the job.
  • Resume
    • Make sure your resume is 2 pages or less and that all the required skills, knowledge and ability listed on the job description are also listed in the appropriate section of your resume
  • References
    • Provide excellent, current references. Speak to your references before listing them to find out what they are going to say about your job performance.

Tips for a Successful Interview

  • Practice makes perfect.  If you have a good working relationship with a supervisor, ask them if they are willing to do a “mock interview” with you to gain valuable feedback to help you prepare for your real interview.  If you are a Casual Employee, ask a friend or a colleague to do a mock interview with you.
  • Dress professionally.  Be neat and tidy in your appearance.
  • Arrive a little early to your interview.
  • Be prepared with real life scenarios about how you have successfully handled different aspects of the job and the skills and knowledge you have that will help you in new situations.
  • Show the interviewers you are interested in the posting. Ask one or two questions about the job and the site.

If you are following these tips and are still struggling to secure a permanent posting, ask your department manager for help in determining why you aren’t getting the call.

Assistants & Clerical:

  • Nadine Clattenburg – 604.792.1321


  • Bryce Stephenson – 604.792.4327


  • Allan Van Tassel – 604.792.4327


  • Wayne Williams – 604.792.1255

The District hosts Pro-D sessions on resume writing and interview skills. If you are struggling to secure a position, these sessions may help you put your best foot forward for your next application.

If you feel you have been unfairly passed-over for an interview or posting due to seniority, please contact us.  604.392.1411 or