February 2010 Archives

Where Do I Begin? The Career Center You've heard the quotes: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." "Today is the first day of the rest of your life." "No good ending can be expected in the absence of the right beginning." Whoa! Wait a minute. You chose a career and now you're faced with this whole job search thing! How are you going to make sense out of all this information? Fear not. You have a translator and advocate nearby if you are finishing an education program: the career center at your college or university. Even ...

Watching the Olympics games in Vancouver has reminded me of all the global opportunities for teachers. The world really is your job market. Last week alone I was contacted by an American school director from Vietnam and another looking for candidates to teach in Istanbul. Opportunities to teach in international schools continue to grow. However, the sponsorship and types of schools vary significantly. International schools are sponsored by governmental agencies, business agencies or individuals, for profit or non-profit. Similar to U.S. schools, most international schools hire certified teachers. Certification in multiple areas is highly valued and the ability to ...

Spring is just around the corner and we are quickly approaching the recruiting season for teachers. Teacher Career Fairs are great "one stop shops" for school district research and job search. For information about the teacher career fair and other teacher recruitment events, check your state or county's Departments of Education and teacher job websites, such as www.topschooljobs.org and www.aaee.org . Special Tips For Fair Success: • Check with the host organization (usually on their website) to find out who will be attending the fair. • Complete any necessary forms prior to attending (to avoid waiting in additional lines). • ...




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