Going to a teacher job fair is just like going to an interview, only you will be seeing several schools instead of just one. Once you have arrived at a teacher job fair, the first thing a school will notice is how you present yourself. Here are a few tips to follow.
• Dress appropriately: You need to treat a job fair like a job interview in terms of dress. You do not have to dress in strictly business attire. Use taste and dress business casual. For men, a pair of slacks and a collared shirt will suffice. For women the attire should be something as neat and simple as a nice blouse and skirt. Stay away from anything too short, too tight or too revealing. Dress like you would to teach.
• Have Copies of Your Resume Ready: Make sure you have an appropriate folder or briefcase that contains copies of your up to date resume, your cover letter, references, and contact information. You should also have a pen and paper to take notes when needed. [click to continue…]