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August 12, 2013

Starting Your Education Job Search

The fall semester is a great time to lay a firm foundation for your education job search. Take steps to secure references, update your job search materials, and determine how employers in your area search for aspiring educators. • Develop strong references. If you are engaging in classroom obser...

August 06, 2013

What Now?

As summer comes to a close, many schools begin new teacher orientation, teacher workshops, and professional development activities before the start of school. Maybe you are one of those new teachers anxiously awaiting your orientation and the start of the school year. Or, perhaps you've yet to recei...

July 23, 2013

Make Leaving a Learning Opportunity

Recently a reader asked for assistance with transitioning from a challenging situation. Here are some tips: There will be many times in life where we find ourselves in situations that no longer serve us in the way they once did. Realizing that we are at this point is normal as we are constantly ev...

July 19, 2013

Build a Professional Online Presence through LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a professional networking site that includes nearly 225 million professionals from over 150 industries and these numbers continue to grow each day. LinkedIn connects professionals from around the world allowing them to connect in ways that may not have been possible before. LinkedIn allo...

July 15, 2013

Job Seeker Strategies: Proactively managing social media presence & online reputation

Have you performed a Google search of your name recently? If not, try it now. Simply type your first and last name in the Google search bar and watch the results filter in. Need to be more specific? Include the city and state that you live in after your name. What did you find? A growing number of...

July 01, 2013

Leverage Life Experiences for a Competitive Edge in the Job Search

What unique life experiences do you bring to the classroom? More and more school administrators are looking for teachers who bring unique life experiences to their position and more importantly, who can incorporate these experiences into teaching their students in a classroom. Administrators are al...

June 25, 2013

Managing Career Advice

Since you've landed at the Career Corner blog, chances are good that you are receptive to advice regarding your job search and teaching career. However, actively seeking feedback and suggestions may also lead to an additional set of challenges - dealing with conflicting or confusing advice. Re...

May 28, 2013

10 Costly Mistakes Commonly Made By Teaching Candidates

While the job search seems basic in terms of submitting a resume and cover letter, there are several factors evaluated by administrators during the job search process. As a result, candidates unknowingly make costly mistakes that eliminate them for consideration. As provided by Wisconsin school admi...

May 19, 2013

School Administrators' Advice for Teaching Candidates

Throughout the course of the academic year, I sat down with several administrators and discussed the skills and qualifications that they are seeking in teaching candidates' applications. While answers varied slightly depending on the school administrator and the specific needs of their districts, b...

April 30, 2013

Where to Work: Public, Private, or Charter School?

Guest post by Molly Donovan. So you've figured out that you want to teach. But do you know what kind of school is most appealing to you? There are over 130,000 K-12 schools in the United States--and over 3.7 million teachers who teach in them. You've heard people talk about public schools, chart...

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