Before starting your job search, it is a good idea to complete a background check on yourself ahead of any schools. You should find out if there are any potential problems that you will need to fix before a school or district does a search on you. Things to look into are your credit report, academic records, driving abstract, social networking sites, and even Google searches of your name. You want to find out if there are any major gaps, or areas of concern, that a principal might uncover when considering your application.
It’s always a good idea to know your standing on these important records and to be fully prepared, because background checks are common practice when hiring a teacher. When it comes to the internet, it is a good idea to find out what information is available about you whether you are job searching or not. Do a Google search on yourself, inputting your full name as it appears on your resume. Look for any results that appear that you should be concerned about. Along the same lines, make sure that your profiles on social networking sites are locked to only reveal certain information to the public. Sites such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, etc., allow you to keep certain private information protected. This includes information such as contact details, marital status, and any revealing personal information that could potentially ruin a school’s opinion of you. [click to continue…]
A job search can be stressful, time consuming, and lengthy. This combination can often make you easily feel lost in the process and the stress itself can make you feel like you’ve lost your sanity.
That’s why I’ve made this checklist. This checklist is designed to help education job seekers navigate their job search by making the most of their time and energy. I don’t want you to get discouraged in your job search, so this checklist will help you to see the benefits of working with a resume writer or interview/career coach.
The point is to make you, the job seeker, look and feel professional, save you time, and more effortlessly attract employers to you. If you are struggling with any of these, then you should definitely study this checklist!
Read these statements below to help you decide if it is time you invested in some professional career help.
Circle the number of statements that are true. If more than five statements are true, working with a resume writer or interview/career coach may be the perfect solution. [click to continue…]
Job hunting can be a very stressful experience and as there are plenty of concerns that a job seeker can have, focusing on the top priorities of your job search can be quite difficult. But the situation can get even worse when you are not quite sure as to what and where to focus your energy. Every job hunt is unique because career goals and employment objectives are always evolving and changing. But if you only focus your job search on your top priorities, then you will have a better chance of finding the job that best fits your qualifications, educational attainment, work experience, achievements, and personal job preferences.
How to Focus on the Priorities of Your Job Search
Creating your own career profile presentation is one way in which you can narrow into your main priorities of your job hunt. Think of yourself as a kind of product in which you want to sell to potential customers which are the employers. In order to make yourself stand out from the rest of the competition, you need to provide potential employers with…
We’ve all heard that finding a teaching job is a full-time job, but what is the most effective way to manage that time? For most job seekers, the goal is to find the best job as quickly as possible, but it can be difficult to implement this plan every day. To make the most of your valuable time, learn how to expedite the process so that you can stop searching and start working.
First and foremost, make a plan. Take the time to think about all the ways that you could get hired, and brainstorm all the different avenues of finding a job. Include a list of potential target schools to research, recruiters to contact, websites to visit, contacts you could use, job fairs, online job boards, and industry events to attend.
Honestly assess your skills and qualifications and only apply to those positions that are…