If you've been interviewing and applying for positions but you still haven't found a teaching job, you might be overlooking some key elements that could impact the impression you are making on school districts.
Employment market can be overwhelming for candidates and employers. Before you begin looking, create a shopping list to identify opportunities that are a great fit.
Back in the early 90's when I was in college, my advisors and professors spent hours upon hours with us on job preparation. We were taught the correct resume format, what content was to be included and that the structure should be a nice, clean professional document. I specifically remember having specialists and members of the community come in and provide us with examples of various things related to topics centered on proper interview etiquette, body language and correct posture during the interview. We were told that our facial expressions and mannerisms could significantly affect the outcome of the interview ...
School districts should approach talent acquisition like professional sports approaches drafting professional athletes.
Strategies for Young Educators on Effective Time Management
Opening doors and developing skills through professional networks
The most important quality an educator can possess is heart!
Ideas Sparking Action: How Young Educators Can Play a Leadership Role in College-School Partnerships
Student teachers can take a leadership role in forming mutually beneficial partnerships between their university and their school.
At any point in your career in education, it is important to reflect upon your role within the school community, to understand how you can get more involved to enhance the experience for all.
Become successful in your career by learning from your mistakes as well as being thankful for those who have helped you navigate these challenges.