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July 07, 2015

Tired and Frustrated?

The job search for your first teaching job may seem endless and frustrating but don't give up. It takes just one employer to say you're the ideal candidate for them, making the agonizing process worthwhile.

May 28, 2015

Job Search Advice for Special Education Graduates

Special education teachers should ask themselves and their prospective employer several key questions to determine if the job will be a good fit.

May 26, 2015

Educator Resume - Should I Round My GPA?

While it might be tempting to do, never round your GPA on your resume or other applications documents. Employers trust teachers and teacher candidates to be honest and ethical; don't risk being ruled out because you've stretched your GPA beyond its actual value.

May 19, 2015

Teacher Job Search - Does Age Matter?

A person's chronological age is simply a number, which is never 100% good or bad when it comes to searching for a teaching job. Rather than worry about your age factor (young or old), concentrate instead on all of the strengths and skills you possess and work hard to make these clear in your application materials so that school administrators will want to meet you to learn more.

April 14, 2015

What Do Parents & Administrators Know About You?

Parents and administrators are monitoring the online activity and social media usage of their teachers and school district employees. Don't let poor decisions ruin your career before it even starts.

April 09, 2015

How Elementary Teacher Candidates Can Stand Out From the Crowd

If you are an elementary teacher candidate nearing graduation, here are three steps you can take to stand out from other candidates and get noticed by district recruiters.

March 31, 2015

Just a Little Louisiana Gumbo - Part 5

Increase your chances for success by being open to all prospects and possibilities; don't limit yourself when it comes to pursing opportunities or geographic locations different from what you originally planned. There is much to explore and consider in the K-12 world.

March 24, 2015

Just a Little Louisiana Gumbo - Part 4

Never provide less than 100% - to both your job search, and to your efforts in the classroom. Always strive to "bring your best."

March 03, 2015

Just a Little Louisiana Gumbo - Part 1

The first in a five part series highlighting tips for all parties involved in the teaching profession - from future educators, to those who prepare them, to the school district administrators who hire and support them in their careers.

February 24, 2015

Don't Miss the Virtual Career eXPO!

Don't miss the Virtual Career eXPO on March 5th, 2015! A chance to connect online with representatives from over 60 school systems from across the country who need to fill hundreds of teaching vacancies for the 2015-16 school year. Attend webinars, participate in Q&A with industry professionals from AAEE (American Association for Employment in Education), and network with employers - all done real-time online!

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