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How can I get a job at the Michigan Department of Education?

I have always wanted to work in the education sector. I would like to offer a solution to some of the education problems experienced in the state of Michigan. Throughout my Missouri higher education experience, I was able to identify some of the things that make Michigan fall behind. I read a lot of education statistics and one of the issues that fascinate me is the level of illiteracy in the state. I believe working for the Michigan Department of education will give me a platform to voice my opinion and give suggestions on some of the approaches I think might work on improving the state of education.

Samantha Barber

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Kaitlin Dean on January 9, 2018

The education department of Michigan is a great place to work if you want to be involved in the policy-making process and hopefully offer a solution to some of the problems in education. There are several ways you can get information about job openings at the department. They include:

  • Using job boards: There are plenty of job boards in Michigan that list available jobs in the government as well as in the private sector. You will need to check the job board on numerous occasions to see if there are any openings for jobs at the department.
  • Using the department’s official website: This is the best way to get information about job openings at the department. All you need to do is to log onto the website and go to the MDE job postings. Here, you will get a list of all the available jobs at the department. Select the job you would like to apply for based on your qualifications and click apply. The department has an online application process. Complete the application process and wait for a response. In most cases, they send two tests via emails to all the candidates who qualify for the job. Passing these two tests qualifies you to the next round which is the interviews.

Once you have found a suitable job post and applied for it, the next thing you need to do is to prepare for your interview. Although your higher education in Missouri is what inspired you to identify some of the education challenges in Michigan, it is advisable to rely on statistics in  education. This is because statistics are more accurate and you will be able to make informed conclusions using such data. This is a very important consideration when you are going for an interview. Comparing one department to another might seem like a criticism about how the department does their job. Therefore, be careful about how you approach your response to questions like what inspires you to want to work at the department and any other question that might require you to offer critic about the department. It is also important to take time to prepare your responses. Do not forget to dress well and be confident throughout the interview if you want to get the job. Lastly, it might be a good idea for you to seek help in practicing some common interview questions before you go for the interview. This will build your confidence.

Caleb Jenkinsa year ago

The best thing about applying for a job at any governmental institution like Michigan Department of Education is the fact that they do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race or any other factor. Every candidate has an equal chance of getting the job. In my opinion, the best place to look for jobs in the education department is their official website. If possible, subscribe to job notifications on the site. This will inform you every time there is a new job post on the website. It is also better to use the official website because it enables you to meet the application deadline. You will also get instructions on how to apply and you will not be required to create an account or pay to apply for any job like most job boards require. Take time to read the job posts before you apply so that you can know everything that is required to complete the application successfully.


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