« Teaching Forgiveness Loans | Main | What Schools Are Looking for in Teachers »

Recruiter to Teacher Candidate

| No comments

As a teacher and administrator recuiter, I often get the same questions from inexperienced candidates who are looking fot the "first job". They are sure that they are the most qualified candidates and cannot understand how they are being passed up for interviews.

I certainly understand the frustration, but you need to have a lot of patience and self-confidence and continue pursuing every opportunity for a position. The job search process is a job in itself. A candidate must devote a great deal of time and energy doing the research of the school or school district, research the community and then determine how their qualifications match.

For a recruiter, it is sometimes frustrating to have to search through the paperwork submitted in order to find minimal requirements. We may ask, for instance, for state license. The candidate may omit that information or assume that we would be able to research that information. With limited time and resources, a hiring official may be inclined to assume the candidate does not meet minimal requirements for the job. As a candidate, you can be most helpful when you provide the exact information as requested. This will insure that you will not be inadvertently overlooked.

—Jack Kronser

Director of Recruitment

Douglas County School District

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

The opinions expressed in Career Corner are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

Follow This Blog




Recent Comments