September 2011 Archives

1. Eat lunch in the faculty room and get to know the staff • Become part of the community • Steer clear of inappropriate conversations 2. Volunteer to help others in the building with activities, fundraisers, concerts, etc. 3. Invite the school leadership to observe you in order to: • Receive constructive feedback • Remind them about your talents 4. Attend staff training opportunities voluntarily • You may learn something • Demonstrates interest and enthusiasm to others in the school 5. Volunteer to serve as a mentor or tutor to a student • Before, during or after school • Speak with school counselors or other teachers 6. Arrange ...

While struggling to decide what to write about this week, an email came across my computer. So, as opposed to a list of tips, I am going to tell you a bit of a story and then some advice. Let's backtrack. I am organizing a career night for education students this October. Part of my job is to make sure that students are aware of all career possibilities beyond the traditional classroom teacher in a public school. Hence, I am organizing a career night where I will host approximately 10 organizations seeking an educator skill set, offering students full-time, part-time, ...

Oftentimes candidates, especially in this tight job market, come to me for advice on how to conduct their job search. They find themselves staring at the computer and realize they don't know where to begin, they feel overwhelmed or they use the same job site over and over. What they don't realize is that they need a strategy! A strategy is made up of the tools you need and the methods you choose to follow. Here are some key tools and a method that you may incorporate into your strategy. Tools • An available computer and printer • A job search spreadsheet/notebook/log...




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