If you are venturing into a teacher job search, this checklist and tips will determine if you need professional interviewing help to land a teaching job.
An education job hunt can be stressful, time-consuming, and lengthy. This combination can often make you quickly feel lost in the teacher job search process. Stress itself can make you feel like you’ve lost your sanity.
Checklist for Job Hunting
That’s why I’ve created this job hunting checklist for teaching or other educational professionals. The list is designed to help educators seeking a job to navigate the teacher 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 an academic resume writer and interview/career/job search coach who has earned multiple certifications and designations over the years.
The point is to make you, the job seeker, look and feel professional, save you time, and attract employers easier. If you are struggling with any of these, then you should study this checklist!
Read these statements below to help you decide if it is the time to invest in some professional career help.
Count the number of statements that are true for you.
The more statements that are true, the more you need to consider working with a resume writer and career coach.
It would be the perfect solution to get your teaching career moving.
- I want my teacher resume to stand out for the right reasons, but I’m not sure how to do that.
- I know that I have excellent strengths to offer school districts, but I don’t know how to communicate them in my resume, cover letter, or other job search documents.
- I did some fabulous work at past schools, but I’m not sure how to highlight that in my resume.
- I apply to different positions/school districts with the same resume.
- I don’t use a cover letter because I don’t know what to include.
- I’m not quite sure what areas/grades I’d like to teach.
- My desire to find a job has eclipsed my personal goals and professional aspirations.
- My job search to-date has not been successful.
- I am dedicating long hours to my job search, but I don’t seem to be getting anywhere.
- I’m not sure how I should organize my time in my teaching job search.
- I have not told many people about my job search.
- Online job postings and newspaper ads are the primary or only venue I use when applying for jobs.
- I spend most of my time searching out job opportunities.
- I’m not entirely sure how much I’m worth, or what I should be aspiring to salary-wise.
- It’s been more than a year since my last interview.
- I get nervous, anxious, and stressed during interviews.
- I’m not sure how to best prepare for a job interview.
- I often don’t follow-up with employers after applying or an interview.
- My job search is stressing me out, and I’m losing sleep because of it.
- My job search has been long, and I haven’t had any real luck, which has caused problems in my personal relationships and finances.
Wrapping it up
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