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December 17, 2012

Leveraging LinkedIn in your Job Search

LinkedIn is a helpful tool in your job search for both networking purposes and staying informed about current trends and issues in the field of education. Below are a few suggestions to effectively utilize LinkedIn as you begin your job search. Groups: Click on the Groups tab to instantly connect w...

September 19, 2012

Building your Professional Network: Part I

In today's job market, networking is vital to the success of achieving your career goals. Networking can be as formal as attending a networking reception and handing out your business cards, or as informal as talking with a friend's dad at a backyard barbecue. In any case, networking is about effe...

November 04, 2011

Cultivate Powerful Recommendations by Building Positive Relationships

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 commun...

September 26, 2011

Networking During Your Student Teaching Placement

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...

September 08, 2011

Creating a Strategy

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...

February 21, 2011

Networking to Find the Right Teaching Position

In today's economy, however, actually getting a job can be more of a challenge than it was just a few years ago. Many individuals outside of education have taken to the education field to find meaningful employment and new opportunities. With this added competition, how does one successfully gain an...

November 16, 2009

What Does Networking Mean for Teacher Candidates?

I recently attended the American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE) national conference. The unique aspect of this association is that the membership consists of directors of university and college career centers and K-12 school district Human Resources directors. We had great convers...

February 21, 2009

Network Your Way to a Teaching Job!

When I graduated from high school and first began looking for work, I used the only job search method I knew: searching the classified ads in the newspaper. Identifying possible options from those listings, I began submitting applications to employers. I had no idea how few jobs were actually advert...

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