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May 01, 2008

So You Want A Job

For job seekers in the field of education, the spring of the year is a time filled with great anticipation. School districts around the country are moving in full swing to hire highly qualified staff for the upcoming school year. Having said that, the inevitable question is "what do I have to do t...

April 17, 2008

It’s April: Where is Your Job Search?

The end of the semester is drawing near. Student teachers are completing their final assignments, and some students (primarily special education, bilingual, math and science) have already signed contracts. If you are one of the many who do not yet have a job, use April and May wisely to ensure that...

April 03, 2008

How Will YOU Spend Your Summer?

Spring is in the air, and summer is fast approaching. Summer – the time when every education student’s thoughts turn to…work-related experience. Have you found a summer job yet? As a career counselor, I always recommend that students start thinking about summer jobs early – setting the...

February 22, 2008

Why Am I Not Getting the Job?

As I watch the comments that are posted here, I am struck by the questions many are posing about why they are not being hired. Several of these are related to administrative positions, with a few in the teaching areas. There are a number of questions that can be asked in return, so I will pose a few...

January 17, 2008

Whose advice should I take?

When writing a resume and cover letter or putting together a portfolio, students tell us they often receive conflicting advice - from the career offices, from their faculty advisors, from their cooperating teacher, from their friends (some who have jobs, others who don't) and finally, from the peopl...

January 11, 2008

Budget Time for the Job Search

It is imperative that every job seeker budget for the search. Money is the most obvious commodity, but the job search budget includes time as well as money. Finding the time while student teaching or working may be a challenge, but you can do it if you plan ahead. All of the activities involved in ...

December 13, 2007

Job Seeker Holiday Hints

It is tempting to spend all our time during the holidays eating and sleeping (at least it is tempting to me!). For the education job seeker, however, this is a time when you can do some things that might enhance your search. While I have a list of several, I will share only a couple. First, if you ...

May 17, 2007

What Schools Are Looking for in Teachers

As a teacher recruiter, I am always asked: "What do schools look for in teacher candidates?" Every school would have unique "look fors", however there are some general characteristics. We look for seven characteristics: 1. Talent 2. Interpersonal skills 3. Knowledge 4. Motivators 5. Leg...

January 16, 2007

Transferring in the District

Emily (Pennsylvania) wrote in about requesting a transfer in the district, especially the timing of such a request. To address this question, I turned to AAEE’s President and President-elect for their opinions. Doug (Colorado; human resources) responded: “In considering a transfer request, yo...

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