Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the questions below before contacting the District about your application. Questions are grouped into categories to help you find information quickly.

Question Categories
Application
Q:Can I save my incomplete application and return to complete it at a later time?A:Yes. You may logout of your application at any time and return later. When you are ready to complete your application, enter your username and password and you will be allowed to continue your application if the job posting is still open.Back to TopQ:How do I apply for a job?A:Once you find a job you would like to apply for simply click on the title of the job (e.g. "Maintenance Technician"). Then you will review a description of the job and click on the Apply for This Position button. At this point you will either need to login to an existing account you have already created of create a new account. To create a new account click on Create A New Account And Apply For This Position button. Then answer the on-screen questions to create an account. You must complete all required fields and click the "Save and Submit" button at the end of the application. When your application is successfully submitted, you will receive a Confirmation Number. You can use this confirmation number to reference a specific application.Back to TopQ:How do I check the status of my application?A:Log into your account and then click on the Application Status tab. If you have already applied for a job it will be listed under the Current Applications section. If you want to view additional details about the job you applied for click on the Details link associated with the job. If you have applied for jobs in the past that have been filled, it will be listed in the Previous Applications section.Back to TopQ:I have updated my profile but when I view a PDF of my application it shows the old information. Is there any way to overwrite this?A:When you submit an application, the system locks your answers in permanently. HR departments are aware of this and know to check candidate profiles for updated information.Back to TopQ:What happens if I withdraw my application?A:If you withdraw your application the district will no longer consider you for the position from which you are withdrawing. If you withdraw by mistake, please contact the district and they can re-activate your application.Back to TopQ:How do I update my application?A:Once logged into your account, click the Profile tab. Click the update link for the application type you wish to update, make the necessary changes and submit the application again.Back to TopQ:I'm no longer an employee of the district. How do I remove the transfer page when I'm applying?A:To remove the transfer page from your application;
1 - Login to your account
2 - Click the Profile tab
3 - Click 'Account Settings'
4 - Click the link that states "I'm not a current employee"
Back to TopQ:How do I update my application?A:1 - Login to you account
2 - Click the PROFILE tab
3 - Click the application type you wish to update
4 - Make your changes and submit again.
Back to TopQ:Is my application complete?A:1 - Make sure your work history is complete without major gaps.
2 - Explain any gaps in employment (example: student, stay at home parent, etc...)
3 - We must have three completed professional references. One must be your current (if employed) or most recent supervisor (if currently unemployed).
4 - With all of the above completed, you are amongst those being considerd for the position.
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Attachment
Q:What types of files do you accept for Resume, Cover Letter, Letters of Reference etc?A:All files attached to your application must be in .txt, .rtf, .pdf, .docx, or .doc format. If you need to upload an image or scan, you must convert it to pdf or place it into a Word doc file.Back to TopQ:Can I upload more attachments?A:You are currently limited to a maximum of six (6) upload documents. These will carry over to other applications if you apply for more than one job.Back to TopQ:Can I upload a separate group of attachments for each job posting to which I apply?A:At this time there is no way to upload different attachments for different job postings. If you overwrite your current attachments with new ones then the old versions will no longer be viewable by the district.Back to TopQ:Can I upload different cover letters for each job posting to which I apply?A:Yes. However, you will not upload the document but type or copy & paste your tailored cover letter in the LETTER OF INTEREST section of the application.Back to TopQ:How do I view and verify my attachments?A:To view and verify you attachments:

  • Login to your account

  • Click the APPLICATION STATUS tab

  • Click the red PDF button next to your most recently submitted application

  • Scroll down to the ATTACHMENT section

  • You can click each attachment's title to download and view it

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General
Q:Is this a secure website, and is my data secure?A:Yes. All data transfers use 128-bit or 256-bit encryption depending on your computer's capabilities. This is the same type of encryption used for most online banking transactions.Back to TopQ:I forgot my username or password. How can I retrieve it?A:From the main job listings page, click the link "I Forgot My Password." Enter your email address into the box and your information will be sent to that email address.Back to TopQ:How do I apply to jobs as an internal applicant?A:To apply to jobs as an internal applicant, you must currently be employed by the district to which you are applying. There are two ways to create an internal account. Some districts have an “Internal” button enabled at the top right of the screen which will take you through the process of creating an internal account. If you have already created an account and would like to change it to internal, select the “Account Settings” option at the top of the screen after you have logged in. On the right side of the page there is an “Account Type” section. Here you can change your external account to internal by selecting “I am a current employee.”Back to TopQ:How do I view internal job postings?A:To view internal job postings, login with an internal account. The internal postings will appear under the job listings with all of the external postings.Back to TopQ:How do I transfer my Recruit & Hire account from one district to another?A:To transfer your account, sign out of the site (if applicable) and begin applying for the position you would like. You will be prompted to create a new account, sign in, or transfer a currently existing account. Enter the email and password that is connected with your other Recruit & Hire account. Enter the state that the account is located in and press continue. The site will locate your other account. You can then select it to transfer the information over. Please be aware that only some of your profile information will be moved over. You will still need to fill out certain sections on new applications.Back to TopQ:Can I combine multiple Recruit & Hire accounts with different districts?A:Unfortunately you are not able to combine accounts at this time.Back to TopQ:How do I find out about new job postings?A:You can sign up for job alerts on the main login page. Once this is done, you will receive weekly email notices of the jobs that the district has posted.Back to TopQ:How do I change the email address and password linked to my account?A:You can change your account information by select “Account Settings” at the top of the web page. To access account settings you will first need to login.Back to TopQ:If I transfer my account, do I lose all the information in the initial district?A:No information will be lost if you transfer your account. Your account with the previous district will remain active.Back to TopQ:How do I contact HR?A:You may contact HR through one of the following numbers:

  • For ADMINISTRATION positions: 770-426-3463

  • For All other positions: 770-426-3342

Back to TopQ:Will I be contacted for a job interview?A:First, we review your application. If you are qualified for a position(s), your application will be referred to the principal or supervisor with the vacancy. The principal/supervisor may or may not contact you for an interview. Due to the large volume of qualified applicants, not everyone referred to the principal or supervisor will be interviewed.Back to TopQ:I submitted an application, but have not yet heard back. Who should I contact?A:Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond personally to all applicants. Should your qualification match our staffing needs, we will contact you directly.Back to TopQ:How do I become certified for school or central office administration?A:The Georgia Professional Standards Commission is the licensing agency for the State of Georgia. To become an administrator in a public school in Georgia, an Educational Leadership certificate (license) is required. The Georgia Professional Standard Commission’s website is http://www.gapsc.com. Please access the website to acquire detailed information regarding certification requirements. Check Rules and Regulations under the certification drop down menu. Cobb County accepts applications from candidates who hold or are eligible (completed all requirements, passed all tests by date of employment) for a professional, renewable certificate in Georgia or another state.Back to TopQ:How can I confirm that my references have completed and returned the electronic reference forms?A:Login to you applicant account. Click the REFERENCES tab. If there is a "YES" in the 'Returned' column, it has been completed. If not, it has not yet been completed.Back to Top