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March 25, 2013

How to Make a Great Impression at the Job Fair

For years, I hit the road with other School District Hiring Directors as we conducted the 'Meet and Greet' Job Fair rotation. These are grueling days of candidates putting their best forward and Directors searching for the best candidates for their schools. In the past few months, I have attended ...

January 30, 2013

Conquering Virtual Career Fairs (Part II)

Continued from the previous post, find tips below relating to how to succeed on the day of the fair. Re-Test your Technology -Make sure your computer and internet connection are functioning properly the day of the fair. Address any technology issues as needed. -Make sure to update any softwar...

January 25, 2013

Conquering Virtual Career Fairs (Part I)

Virtual career fairs are increasing in popularity. Virtual recruiting events can be very appealing for both employers and jobseekers. For employers, connecting virtually reduces travel related costs, printing costs for displays, and eliminates the cost for branded giveaways. For jobseekers, trave...

March 13, 2012

The Job Fairs Are Over...Now What

Our office is settling down to the peace and quiet of spring break, after having staged three job fairs in less than a week. As fair season draws to a close, some job seekers think it's okay to let their job searches wind down, too. Good idea? Of course not! The reality is that few people are ...

September 08, 2011

Creating a Strategy

Oftentimes candidates, especially in this tight job market, come to me for advice on how to conduct their job search. They find themselves staring at the computer and realize they don't know where to begin, they feel overwhelmed or they use the same job site over and over. What they don't realize...

May 12, 2010

When Are the Job Fairs?

Reader Question: I am an elementary credentialed teacher in California. I want to know about teaching job fairs recruiting for New York City, Washington D.C. or Hawaii. Can you help provide any of this information.—M. Answer: Dear M., In general, not all but most job fairs have been completed...

February 09, 2010

Ensuring Success at Teacher Recruitment Fairs

Spring is just around the corner and we are quickly approaching the recruiting season for teachers. Teacher Career Fairs are great "one stop shops" for school district research and job search. For information about the teacher career fair and other teacher recruitment events, check your state or cou...

July 16, 2009

Virtual Job Fair Advantages and Tips

What may once have been an exciting indicator of a new technological era, the virtual job fairs of today have taken a more meaningful role in recruiting and employing qualified teachers. With current school budget cuts reducing the number of available positions and recruitment monies, virtual job fa...

April 16, 2009

Musings from an April Fools' Day Teacher Job Fair

Our Teacher Job Fairs have a browsing session in the morning and structured interviews in the afternoon. The interviews are scheduled during the browse portion when school district representatives discover candidates who match their staffing needs and desired professional profiles. As I monitored t...

April 09, 2009

Oh, No! The District I Want Isn't Coming To Campus!

For the first time in recent memory, several school districts from a large metropolitan area near our university canceled their attendance at our spring teacher recruitment event – after they had already registered. This occurred in large part because of, you guessed it, a cut in state funding, wh...

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