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In years past, especially graduating at the end of Fall semester, teachers have had a difficult time finding full-time employment. Teachers in hard to fill areas have had less of a struggle, but mid-year employment is always a bit more difficult. This Fall is a great time to be a teacher, especially a new teacher (first career or career changer)! Many districts across the country will have full-time openings for second semester. These jobs will be posted now and through mid-December. What do I need to do if I am looking for employment for second semester? Start watching for openings ...

Before: Be sure to have a business appropriate outfit Register for multiple fairs (check out-of-state fairs, too) Job fairs are open for registration now for Spring 2015 Practice interviewing: in the mirror or with a friend or ask your current building administrator Get your resume ready; select a nice format, make sure your contact information is correct; have someone proof read it During: Be professional Explore your options Talk to everyone (they may have connections) Take notes; get information After: Follow-up with districts that you are interested in Apply for openings Think about your next steps Set goals for your ...

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