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Getting plenty of interviews but not getting job offers? It's time to evaluate what might be going on. Did you: *Do your interview preparation by researching the school/district? This helps to ensure a good job fit and helps you to do better in the interview. *Prepare and provide access to (electronic or hard copy) an excellent portfolio that clearly demonstrates the kind of teacher you are/will be? *Obtain strong letters of recommendation to include in your credential file? *Dress appropriately/professionally for the interview? *Offer a solid handshake, smile, and make eye contact? *Discuss how the job is ...


Getting ready to apply for teaching positions? Take the time to perfect your application materials. This includes having multiple people look over your resume, ensuring that your cover letter is error free and well-written, as well as getting your application materials and portfolio in order. If you are getting ready to graduate, your school's career center is a great place for assistance with this. Not in school? Most schools offer career services to their alumni. Focus your job search. Identify a geographic region where you would like to live/work and focus your research on the schools in the area. ...


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