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    Attending a Teacher Job Fair? Don’t Fret.

    Attending a Teacher Job Fair? Don’t Fret.
    Hundreds of preservice, beginning, and RIF’d teachers attended a local teacher job fair. There was a line of teachers that stretched around the block to enter this job fair. It was record attendance! “Hiring” principals were ready to greet each perspective candidate and then rank them on a predetermined scale. The scale is different for each principal, but its basically from ...
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    Survival Kit for Job-Seeking Teachers

    Survival Kit for Job-Seeking Teachers
    First things first Make sure you have your résumé updated and ready to send out. I recommend having it available as a PDF to avoid any typographical differences between your computer and the prospective employers’. You can create them for free with PDFCreator. Even if you end up not leaving, it never hurts to have an updated résumé on hand. Resources ...
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    Help! Where Are All the Teaching Jobs in Michigan. New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania?

    Michigan is one of the absolute hardest states to find a job in. In fact, many areas in the United States have a surplus of qualified teachers and very, very few open positions to fill. Why? It's the economy. The manufacturing jobs that were once the staple of the northeastern economy are going bankrupt and/or relocating in other countries, where labor ...
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    Key Ways to Incorporate Friends into Your Job Hunt

    Key Ways to Incorporate Friends into Your Job Hunt
    Mention being out of work to a friend and they’ll be the first to emphasize that you do have a full-time job — looking for a job, that is. And they’re right. Looking for a new job can be just as time consuming as working nine to five. But there is one major difference and that’s making the transition from working ...
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    Jump Starting a Stalled Job Search

     Jump Starting a Stalled Job Search
    Have you been out of the workforce for an extended period of time? Do you feel like you will never secure a rewarding full-time position? Searching for new employment can sometimes seem like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You take on the task of steadily submitting resumes and cover letters that cross the desks of unresponsive ...
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    Job Hunting? Keys to Finding the Perfect Needle in the Haystack

    Job Hunting? Keys to Finding the Perfect Needle in the Haystack
    Before beginning your job search, you may want to take some time to reflect on your personal goals and priorities. Ask yourself "what is it that I want out of my career?" Through the establishment of realistic, specific and attainable goals, you will be able to realize what will make you most happy in your career. Here are a few points ...
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    Non-School Jobs Hiring Educators Now

    Non-School Jobs Hiring Educators Now
    Transfer your skills outside the classroom. The teaching market is tougher than ever, but don't lose hope! If you can't find a classroom job this year, you might be able to transfer your skills as an educator into a non-school career setting. Utilize your skills as a teacher, trainer, technology or curriculum specialist. The following jobs are open now for those ...
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    5 Tips to Get Great Professional References

    Many educators think of their list of references as an after-thought, something employers only look at after you dazzle them with your killer resume and stunning interview skills. But references can actually help you get your foot in the door, if they carry enough weight. Big names and impressive titles can grab the attention of potential employers. Most industries are ...
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    3 Smart Reasons to Apply for a Job in December

    3 Smart Reasons to Apply for a Job in December
    Educators may have faced a competitive market this summer and fall and found it hard to land an interview or even find open positions. Don’t discount December as a bad month to find a job. There are four reasons this month may finally help you find a teaching position. [gate] Tis the Season to Be Jolly Most public schools close the ...
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    5 Ways to Get the Teaching Job of Your Dreams

    5 Ways to Get the Teaching Job of Your Dreams
    Teachers aspire to a dream job that will allow them to teach and mentor students using their own style and showcasing their skills effectively. Obtaining a dream job leads to increased job satisfaction and a rewarding teaching career. Contrary to popular opinion, getting that perfect teaching job is not as easy as you may think. Apart from fierce competition, there are ...
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    How To Search And Apply For A Teaching Job Online

    How To Search And Apply For A Teaching Job Online
    With the advent of the internet, teachers’ job searches have become much easier and faster. Thanks to the internet, you can quickly scan available jobs by position, experience, state, or district, and quickly apply for them. Most job websites allow you to set automatic notifications that alert you as soon as the job of your choice becomes available. h4. *How to ...
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    Networking Your Way to Secure a Teaching Job

    Networking Your Way to Secure a Teaching Job
    Many people are unaware of what networking is and how important it can be when trying to secure a teaching job. Networking simply refers to finding job-related contacts. Most teachers who are just beginning their careers may feel that they have few, if any, networking contacts in the teaching field. It is important to consider the many different areas of networking ...
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    Job Fairs for Teachers

    Job Fairs for Teachers
    If you were a job seeker last year, you know that job fairs were few and far between. There's new hope this year with career fairs for educators popping up all over the country. Browse job fairs coming to an area near you. [gate] JUNE Northeast Florida Education Career Fair 2011 June 22-23, 2011 Event Location: More information: The North East ...
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    Five Holiday-Break Activities to Advance Your Career

    Five Holiday-Break Activities to Advance Your Career
    It's time for holiday break! Three straight weeks of couch lounging and video games sounds great when you're up to your eyeballs in coursework, but it isn't very productive long term. Why not devote some time and energy to one or more of these five low-key activities that will leave you in better career shape come mid-January? [page] h4. *1. Talk ...
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    First 5 Things to Do After a Layoff

    First 5 Things to Do After a Layoff
    About eight years ago, I was laid off. Since I worked in downtown Boston and had to clean out my desk, I decided to take a cab home rather than lug my belongings on the train. I remember sitting in the back of the cab wondering what to do next. And with another friend or relative losing their job (and asking ...
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    6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job

    6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job
    When you’re young and the world is seemingly your oyster, going to a job fair sounds like a no-brainer. A bunch of companies looking to hire? and All in the same place? As long as you bring enough copies of your resume and pass them out to everyone, you’re certain to get a callback. Right? Not necessarily. Without the right approach, ...
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    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact

    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact
    Whether you're looking for a job or trying to advance your career, networking is very important (in a recent HotJobs poll, 57 percent of respondents said that networking was a factor in landing their most recent job). And networking shouldn't end when you log off of LinkedIn or head home from a conference. Valuable contacts are on the perimeter of your ...
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    5 Ways to Make Employers Come to You

    5 Ways to Make Employers Come to You
    Utilizing job listings, networking with people in your industry (and in other industries), and applying to companies you want to work at--these are all great ways to go after a job. But how can you make employers and recruiters come after you? We asked Career Rocketeer's Chris Perry, a career-search and personal-branding expert, for five self-promotion tips. Here's what he advises ...
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    How to Apply for a Teaching Job in an Unfamiliar Location

    How to Apply for a Teaching Job in an Unfamiliar Location
    If offered an interview at an unfamiliar school understand that you are already at a disadvantage. You may not be as knowledgeable about the school as another job candidate that student taught there. In my book, Road to Teaching, I offer strategies to maximize your knowledge of the community, school, and, most importantly, the students before heading into your interview. Acknowledging ...
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    Schools Hiring in Your State (June 2011)

    Schools Hiring in Your State (June 2011)
    A lot of people have been making projections about jobs for educators. Projections are great, but job seekers want and to know the hard facts about which employers are hiring now. Backed by the reputation of Monster, Teaching can help you search for recently posted jobs for educators. Teaching has compiled a list of schools hiring for every state to make ...
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