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October 11, 2016

Find a Mentor

A mentor is a valuable resource in preparing for an interview. Most applicants dread the interview part of the job hunt, but a mentor is a person who can sit down and talk about what the important issues are that a hiring agent will ask about.

August 23, 2016

Plan B: Career Alternatives to Teaching

Most individuals who pursue a degree in teaching can identify exactly what motivates them to become a teacher. There tends to be a passion for education, desire to help others, and/or a commitment to impacting the leaders of tomorrow. Over the years, my work with teachers has always been so inspiring to me. When I ask about their teaching experiences, they absolutely light up speaking about the students they have impacted, challenges they've helped them overcome, or a creative lesson that really connected with their class. It's incredibly inspiring to see these new teachers so on fire for their future career!

August 16, 2016

Professional References: Who, Why, and How to make them work for you

As you begin your job search, you may find yourself wondering about references, letters of recommendation, and how to most effectively use both throughout the process. Following are some tips to help you better understand the purpose of each and how to use them most effectively.

July 26, 2016

Memory

A fun game for all ages, especially if you're good at it. Think of recruitment fairs as a strategic game of memory. Many educators, new and veteran, will ask if they should attend recruitment fairs. Absolutely!

July 19, 2016

I Never . . . I Always...

As someone looking into teaching, you may think I never took education classes in college. The great news is many states have alternative licensing programs. These programs allow you to teach, while earning your teacher license/credential.

July 12, 2016

Would you rather...

Looking at teaching, we can spin this game differently to help educators find their dream job.

July 05, 2016

Have You Ever...

There are endless possibilities for your education career, keep growing your personal story by adding to your "have you ever" story.

June 21, 2016

Hunt for the Best and Brightest

Our profession has become more and more competitive. Districts are on the hunt for the best and the brightest. Our children deserve no less! Candidates are competing for jobs with others from all over. We recognize the shortages in areas of math, science, special education and world languages.

June 14, 2016

Monitor Your Social Media Presence

We are more digitally connected than ever before. Because of that I have become more digitally paranoid than ever before and frankly, it is a paranoia that I have embraced because it comes from the horror stories of careers being derailed and professional reputations trashed through the many forms of social media.

April 26, 2016

Making the most of Job fair attendance with dwindling numbers of job-seekers

School districts, charter schools and private schools are scrambling to fill their schools with qualified teachers, while the universities are producing fewer and fewer teachers. Over the last several years the candidate attendance at the fairs have been at a steady decline. Other locations across the country are even canceling fairs due to lack of job-seekers. Recruiters need to make the most of the dwindling number of job-seekers at career fairs.

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