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April 08, 2013

Summer Jobs to Enhance Teacher Marketability

In this competitive teaching market, success is all about separating yourself from the pack. You can't just be a candidate - you have to be the best candidate. A summer job that will complement what you have been learning in the classroom is a great way to increase your value as a job applicant. ...

April 03, 2013

Creating a "Stand-Out" Resume for the Job Search in Education

Recent reports predict the demise of the job resume and the rise of Twitter, LinkedIn accounts and video resumes - all in the service of expediency. Employers and job seekers may well be moving in that direction, but at this time, the professional resume is still required in most educational environ...

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 ...

March 12, 2013

What should I put in my resume?

Your resume is a very valuable piece of job search realty! Don's skimp on preparing this document. I recommend that you contact your university Career Center for assistance; often you can find resume samples on their websites. There are also free online resume builders that are worth investigating...

March 05, 2013

Start Your Job Search Long Before You End Your College Program

The time to begin thinking about your career in education is not as you are ordering your cap and gown! You need to be strategic throughout your program to best set yourself up for a successful job search. All college and university Teacher Education Programs require some kind of classroom obse...

January 22, 2013

Job Search Tips for Experienced Teachers

The Career Corner blog received two questions related to job search woes from highly experienced teachers. Question: I am a mid-fifties professional with seventeen years of experience in special education and math who is currently unemployed. I was squeezed out of a district with a mandate to hire ...

January 13, 2013

Celebrate Your Soft Skills

Communication skills, flexibility/adaptability, and problem-solving skills are some examples of "soft" skills that make a big impact in the workplace. While soft skills are important, it can be difficult to find specific examples highlighting soft skills to share with employers. In characterizing ...

December 17, 2012

Leveraging LinkedIn in your Job Search

LinkedIn is a helpful tool in your job search for both networking purposes and staying informed about current trends and issues in the field of education. Below are a few suggestions to effectively utilize LinkedIn as you begin your job search. Groups: Click on the Groups tab to instantly connect w...

December 11, 2012

The Top 5 Ways to Use Your Winter Break

5. Prepare your professional interview outfit: With holiday sales galore, now is the perfect time to purchase a suit for your upcoming interviews. If you are unable to invest in a suit, it is appropriate for females to wear a sweater or blouse with dark colored pants and closed toe shoes; for males...

December 04, 2012

Count on Your Career Center

The academic year is nearly halfway over and you're probably thinking about "what's next." As you are thinking about looking for a job, where you would like to live, and working on your resume and cover letter, make sure to visit your college or university's career center. Your career center is y...

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