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The Teacher's Guide to Successful Job Transfers and Promotions
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The Teacher's Guide to Successful Job Transfers and Promotions


April 2005 | 128 pages | Corwin
Are you a talented teacher in the classroom but a little rusty when it comes to looking for your next teaching job?

This handbook by the best-selling author of Time-Saving Tips for Teachers will give you the advantage you need to succeed! Joanne Wachter's years of hiring experience as a public school system supervisor have taught her that good teachers are often reluctant to "toot their own horns," or just may not know how to impress interviewers. Given the intense competition, today's teachers need to know how to put their best foot forward to get that deserved transfer or promotion.

This detailed how-to manual will walk you through every step in the job change process, including:

  • Setting goals, including a quiz to find out what you really want in a job, from educational philosophy to commuting time
  • Working the process, with a list of the topics that matter to the administrators making the hiring decisions
  • Filling out an A+ application, getting reference letters, and writing cover letters
  • Strengthening résumés and portfolios, with advice on what and what NOT to include
  • Making personal contacts and rehearsing for that dazzling interview
Let the ideas and strategies in The Teacher's Guide to Successful Job Transfers and Promotions be the career guide that helps you get the job you've always wanted!

 
Preface
Acknowledgments

 
 
About the Author
 
1. Your Dream Job and Where to Find It
Job Setting Quiz

 
Reflecting on Your Quiz Responses

 
Where to Look

 
Final Thoughts

 
 
2. Working the Process
Issues That Matter to Administrators

 
Above and Beyond

 
Final Thoughts

 
 
3. An A+ Application
Filling Out the Application Form

 
College Transcripts

 
Letters of Reference

 
Cover Letter

 
Final Thoughts

 
 
4. A Resume to Remember
Resume Format

 
Contents to Include

 
Attracting Attention

 
Final Thoughts

 
 
5. Power Portfolio
What to Include

 
What to Leave Out

 
A Package to Impress

 
Final Thoughts

 
 
6. Getting the Interview
Making Personal Contact

 
When Personal Contact Is Impossible

 
Staying in Touch

 
Scheduling the Interview

 
Final Thoughts

 
 
7. Doing Your Homework
Materials to Study

 
Talking With People

 
Preparing for Interview Questions

 
Rehearsing for Your Interview

 
Location, Location

 
Final Thoughts

 
 
8. What to Wear, What to Wear?
Outfit Impact

 
Carrying Case

 
Final Thoughts

 
 
9. Get Set for Outstanding Interview Performance
Relax Your Body

 
Relax Your Mind

 
The Evening Before

 
The Day of the Interview

 
Final Thoughts

 
 
10. A Successful Interview
Off and Running

 
Rules of the Game

 
Answering Questions

 
Tone

 
Body Language

 
Use of Your Portfolio

 
Ending the Interview

 
Final Thoughts

 
11. Now What?

 
Follow-Up Contact

 
Letting Go

 
When You Get the Job

 
Final Thoughts and Best Wishes

 
 
Index

“Speaks to teachers in a voice they will understand and provides a wealth of valuable examples, suggestions, and advice. . . .Clear voice, clear expertise in the field, and logical, step-by-step process that teachers will find extremely valuable.”

 

Louise Kursmark
Author, Career Consultant, and Certified Professional Resume Writer
Cincinnati, OH


"A great tool for any teacher pursuing a job transfer. . . . can also be used by a new teacher seeking their first job or by a teacher trying to reenter the field after years of being away from the classroom."

Lisa Burke
Author, Educational Consultant, Raleigh, NC


"Many of the ‘how to’ books [already] on the market do not have the detail and the real world examples that this publication has."

Kathy O’Neill, Director of the Leadership Initiative
Southern Regional Educational Board, Atlanta, GA
Key features

 

  • A one-stop job coach and counselor at an affordable price
  • Provides step-by-step strategies for teachers seeking job transfers and promotions in education, covering job search, application, resume, portfolio, checklists, sample forms, sample letters, and more
  • Offers in-depth coverage of the job interview process to ensure that successful classroom teachers can also put their best foot forward as successful job candidates and interviewees
  • Written in the same teacher-friendly style as the author's best-selling Time-Saving Tips for Teachers

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Your Dream Job and Where to Find It


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