Saturday, February 21, 2009

How to Get the Teaching Job You Want: The Complete Guide for College Graduates, Returning Teachers and Career Changers

Robert Feirsen, Seth Wietzman, "How to Get the Teaching Job You Want: The Complete Guide for College Graduates, Returning Teachers and Career Changers"
Stylus Publishing | 2000-11-01 | ISBN: 1579220290 | 162 pages | PDF | 1,2 MB

Competition for the best teaching jobs is intense. For every vacancy they advertise, the most desirable schools are deluged with applications.

This is the most up-to-date book available on job hunting for teachers, and the only one written by school administrators. Offering the insights and experience of two authors who do the hiring, it details a step-by-step program for taking charge of your teaching career.

How to Get the Teaching Job You want will teach you to:

-Avoid the most common mistakes of a job candidate

-Match your unique talents to the needs of a particular school

-Craft effective cover letters and resumes, using models that address the specific needs of college graduates, returning teachers, and career changers

-Read between the lines of newspaper advertisements

-Leverage student teaching, substitute teaching or volunteer work into a job offer

-Surf the Internet to locate jobs and discover valuable information about schools, including test results, educational philosophy and names of key administrators

-Design a portfolio in book or electronic format to showcase your abilities

-Practice interview skills using 100 questions taken from real job interviews

-Apply proven strategies for a variety of interview formats, including high-stress interviews and performance interviews

-Address controversial questions during interviews

This book covers procedures for applying to elementary, middle, and high schools; public, independent, and parochial schools; as well as international and boarding schools. Anecdotes recounting the experiences of real candidates looking for jobs illustrate key points. Access to the authors' web site ensures that you will stay current in a changing job market.

This is a vital book for aspiring teachers who want to achieve their career goals. It will also be invaluable for guidance counselors, psychologists, librarians, and other school professionals.


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