November 2011 Archives

More and more employers are using online social networking sites, such as Facebook, as a part of the pre-interview screening process to conduct background checks on job candidates. So, what most students perceive as a students-only sharing of information, often very personal information, is open to more than just students and can easily harm job prospects. How many employers actually look at a candidate's profile? Estimates vary, but it is clear that it is becoming more the norm for those employers who heavily recruit Generation Y. According to, 77% of employers use a search engine to uncover information ...

Positive recommendations come from great teaching experiences. Maximize your chances of getting powerful recommendations and increasing your odds of getting the job that you want by doing the following: • Know yourself. What are your strengths? Weaknesses? Areas of progress? • Openly communicate your strengths with your supervising teacher, giving him/her something to look for in your student teaching and the chance to provide you with detailed feedback. • Build a solid mentoring relationship with your supervising teacher. This person will be providing your most important reference or letter of recommendation, carrying a great deal of weight with potential employers. Your student-teaching ...




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