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The Teacher's Guide to Successful Job Transfers and Promotions


March 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


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