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March 22, 2016

A Shopping List for Teachers and 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.

March 15, 2016

After the interview, follow up...it can be the game changer!

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 s...

March 08, 2016

Peyton Manning Just Retired... What does that Mean for Education?

School districts should approach talent acquisition like professional sports approaches drafting professional athletes.

September 16, 2014

Needs vs. Wants: Who Will Win?

A great feeling at the conclusion of your job search is getting multiple offers!  How do you decide which offer to take and which one to pass up?  Finding out your needs and wants can help you make this decision.  Figure out your needs and wants for your first job as well as life after work.  Wh...

April 23, 2013

Contracts: Considerations, Comparisons, and Concerns

You've been applying, interviewing, hoping and waiting. Finally...you have a job offer! All that hard work has paid off. The district is sending you a contract. What next? The immediate response is to accept the offer and end the job-search agony. Is that wise? Not without careful deliberatio...

April 15, 2013

Where to Teach: Making a Wise Job Decision

It's your life. You'll spend an average of 6-7 hours a day in the classroom - and that doesn't count the endless hours at home devoted to designing lesson plans, grading papers, and creating projects. Deciding where to look for a teaching job is critical - but it can be confusing, scary, and frus...

May 19, 2010

Professional Ethics

You've been offered a job. You're not sure you want the job but you say yes. Then you have second thoughts and decide maybe this job isn't the one for you after all. Or perhaps a better offer comes along. What do you do? The best answer is to prevent this kind of scenario from ever happening....

December 22, 2008

Shopping – Not Always a Good Idea

About a year ago, I wrote an entry for this blog on holiday tips for the job seeker. One thing I mentioned was using the post-holiday sales for wardrobe development, both for teaching and for interviewing. This topic, however, has nothing to do with retail shopping. Instead, I refer to what I call ...

May 15, 2008

Contract Ethics

As you progress through the job search process, there may be offers that come from school districts at job fairs, over the phone, or at the end of an interview. School districts feel that once a candidate has agreed and accepted a contractual offer that the candidate will honor their commitment. I...

April 24, 2008

I Have a Job Offer - What Now?

We’re beginning to talk with excited clients who have actually been offered jobs. For you, that magic moment may be just around the corner. Will you be ready to make an informed job choice? While it might be tempting to immediately accept the first offer that comes along, careful consideratio...

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