Substitute teaching is often the best way to get your foot in the door to ultimately land a teaching contract. Here are some tips to help you succeed in this role.

Make yourself the best candidate or teacher you can be - - from your resume, to interview preparation, to succeeding in substitute teaching opportunities - - always present your best as you seek or begin your dream job.

Take time to heed a few life lessons and tips that will increase your changes for success and happiness.

When life gets crazy and you're faced with what seems to be endless work/family demands, remember to take time for yourself. Do something YOU want to do - or enjoy a break doing nothing at all - this will help you re-charge your batteries a bit thus becoming more productive and less stressed overall.

Take time to develop your own educational and life philosophies, and be able to talk about these during interviews. Know who you are, what's important to you, and what you will bring to your future students.

Seven valuable tips that help lead to increased job and life successes.

Educators are everyday heroes, making a difference in the world one child at a time. When the job search becomes frustrating, persevere...we need more qualified people to prepare our young people for their future, and ours.

When the job search reaches a frustration point, consider these five "R's" to remain focused and find fresh wind and new (or renewed) strategies.

When weary from the search for your first teaching job, don't forget to make time for yourself and/or ask for help. These five tips offer ways to help you maintain your focus but also perhaps look at the situation from different perspectives.

The job search for your first teaching job may seem endless and frustrating but don't give up. It takes just one employer to say you're the ideal candidate for them, making the agonizing process worthwhile.




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