Resources & Job Search for Teachers

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Resources & Job Search for Teachers. Career Services Center A unit of Academic & Career Development Services www.careers.wwu.edu. Karen Powell Coordinator: Job Search Services OM 280 ~ 360.650.3240 M F; 8 am 5 pm. Program Overview. Schedule - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>RESOURCES &amp; JOB SEARCH FOR TEACHERSKaren PowellCoordinator: Job Search ServicesOM 280 ~ 360.650.3240M F; 8 am 5 pmCareer Services CenterA unit of Academic &amp; Career Development Serviceswww.careers.wwu.edu</p></li><li><p>Program OverviewSchedule8:30-10:15 Welcome! Job Search is in the Air10:30-11:45General Certification Information 11:45-12:45Lunch on your own!12:45-2:00Interview Practice Sessions 2:10-3:10Administrators Panel 3:10-3:30Networking</p><p>Handouts2014 Job Search HandbookEducation Job Search &amp; ListElevator Speech/Mini-Resume Cards</p></li><li><p>Job Search is in the AirThe Teaching MarketJob Search ProcessNetworkingReferencesStrengths Talk/Elevator SpeechCareer Services Center (CSC) Benefits!Paperwork tipsUpcoming Events</p></li><li><p>Getting in the Moodfor Job Search</p></li><li><p>2012-13 GraduatesFINDING POSITIONS IN DESIGNATED AREAS OF:ELED, ECE, ESL, SPED, Reading, ECE SPEDSpanish, Visual Arts, Mathematics, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth &amp; Space Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, German, Middle Level HumanitiesJOBS IN AT LEAST:3 Countries: Chile, Mexico &amp; US7 States: AZ, CA, CO, HI, NV, WA &amp; WIPrivate &amp; Public Schools46 Districts in Washington State</p></li><li><p>Job Search Process for DistrictsMost districts ask for:Online Application3 Reference Letters3 Reference FormsResumeCover Letter/Letter of Application</p><p>Some ask for:Statement of PurposeEssay to PromptAnswers to QuestionsExceptions:A few are not onlineSome only take letters or formsOther VariationsRead the fine print!</p></li><li><p>Job Search TipsMake the most of EVERY opening-perfect paperwork, research, networkUse multiple approaches to search for jobsMake every contact count: be ProfessionalDress like the principal!Its a job to search for jobs: putting time and energy into each application will give results!</p></li><li><p>Job Search Process for TeachersNetwork to learn about process in different districtsIdentify and gather referencesList skills and strengths: record examplesPrepare paperwork: Resume, Cover Letters, ApplicationsSign up for Viking CareerLink and other toolsSolidify target locations and begin searching openings</p></li><li><p>Network: LinkedIn for TeachersA professional networking tool compared to Facebook, but used by professionals to network with others in areas of interestDistricts are using this tool increasingly, as are companies in other fieldsSteps to establishing a LinkedIn account:Build a professional profileDevelop ConnectionsJoin GroupsResearch where fellow alumni are working in your fieldFollow districts in which you are interestedhttp://www.wwu.edu/careers/social_media_andnetworking.shtml </p></li><li><p>ReferencesWho should you get to write your references?Arrange observations earlyPrincipals trust other principals &amp; others whove observed your teachingTwo Types of References: Letters &amp; FormsReference Lettersvs. FormsEvaluated IndividuallyComputer ScoredNarrativeNumericalSubjectiveObjectiveSome considerationsOver summer &amp; holidaysAfter break or substituting</p></li><li><p>Know Your StrengthsIdentify your teaching skills and abilitiesi.e. Assessment, Management, InstructionWhat makes you stand out?Customer service experienceExceptional organizationTravel/Language acquisitionCoaching abilitiesRecord Examples on Index Cardshttp://www.aaee.org/</p></li><li><p>What is the Elevator Speech?Brief 30 to 60 second speech describing who you are and the value you bringAbility to describe yourself to potential employer in time limited and accidental meeting such as elevator ride </p><p>Brief description is essential part of networking Say who you are, what you do, what you are interested in doing and how you can be a resource to your contacts Use this presentation at a career fair, introducing yourself in an interview, or today!</p></li><li><p>Paperwork OverviewTarget your information to the job notice</p><p>Highlight qualities that help you stand out</p><p>Think about past positions and how they relate to the job &amp; to what you know about the district</p><p>Enrich your resume, cover letter &amp; interviewing by providing examples based on desired qualities</p><p>Two common reasons for elimination: incomplete applications or errors in the resume or cover letter</p></li><li><p>Formatting TipsBe brief, easy to read, plenty of white space style and appearance DO countGenerally: Keep Resume &amp; Cover Letter to 1 pageBe consistent in style and punctuationDont include personal informationUse good quality paper &amp; printerProofread, edit, have someone else proofread, edit, proofread, edit...Use Optimal Resume for a beautiful presentation &amp; easy storage</p></li><li><p>Diversify the Job SearchViking CareerLink: www.wwu.edu/careers CSC: Apply, Job Search, How to Find a Job Watch for Districts interviewing on campusCheck your favorite districts websitesPublic Schools Personnel Coop.: https://pspcjobs.hrmplus.net/Home.aspx OSPI-links to District &amp; Other Websiteshttp://www.k12.wa.us/http://www.k12.wa.us/employment/K12opportunities.aspxhttp://www.k12.wa.us/PrivateEd/PrivateSchools/default.aspxSee Out of State Resources at www.wwu.edu/careers, Job Search, on-line resources</p></li><li><p>Upcoming EventsCareer Services Center: April 16, 2014, 1:00-6:00 p.m.: Everett Public Schools Interviewing Practice (sign-up on VCL)April 24, 2014, 11:00-3:00: WWU Spring Career Fair http://www.wwu.edu/careers/careerfair_specialevents.shtml Workshops offered in Old Main 280, register at www.wwu.edu/careers:April 15, 2014, 3:00 &amp; 4:00: Last Minute Resume Check/ReviewApril 22, 2014, 3:00 &amp; 4:00: Last Minute Resume Check/ReviewApril 30, 2014, 4:30-5:30: Resume &amp; Cover Letter Writing for TeachersMay 6, 2014, 4:30-5:30: Job Search Strategies for TeachersMay 14, 2014, 4:30-5:30: Interviewing Techniques for Teachers</p><p>Other Events to watch for:April 15-16, 2014: Oregon Professional Educator Fair, Portland, ORhttps://www.oregonedfair.com/ </p><p>Karen Powell ~ Career Services Center, OM 280 ~ (360) 650-3240</p></li><li><p>WWU CSC ResourcesViking CareerLinkIndividual CounselingMock Interviews Optimal ResumeCareer Fairs/Special EventsJob Search Links</p><p>On-Campus InterviewsSocial Media LinksPlacement File ServicesPeace CorpsEmployment SurveyQuarterly Workshops</p><p>Six months free service post-grad!www.wwu.edu/careers Old Main 280 ~ (360) 650-3240</p></li><li><p>ENJOY THE DAY!Ask QuestionsTake NotesIntroduce YourselfHave Fun!Karen Powell ~ Career Services Center OM 280 ~ (360) 650-3240 Karen.powell@wwu.edu </p><p>Partners discuss one strength they have for job search and one concern or area of dread for job search.**</p></li></ul>

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