Get a Teaching Job NOW: A Step-by-Step Guide

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There ARE jobs for teachers, and this step-by-step guide will help college students and career changers find those jobs and get them. Whether you seek a job as a substitute teacher or full-time pre-school, elementary, middle, or high school teacher, the strategies needed to win a job are here.

The job market has changed, and teachers no longer get jobs just by just student teaching in a school. Today’s candidates need to use online search engines to find openings, and then ...

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Overview

There ARE jobs for teachers, and this step-by-step guide will help college students and career changers find those jobs and get them. Whether you seek a job as a substitute teacher or full-time pre-school, elementary, middle, or high school teacher, the strategies needed to win a job are here.

The job market has changed, and teachers no longer get jobs just by just student teaching in a school. Today’s candidates need to use online search engines to find openings, and then produce a cover letter, resume, and portfolio that showcases their training. Interviewing is much more than answering the question, “Tell me about yourself.” Teacher candidates must master the art of the behavior-based interview to sell their experience and expertise to employers. When a candidate’s Facebook page can make or break hiring, everything a potential new teacher does is important.

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Editorial Reviews

Jim Fitzpatrick
Get a Teaching Job NOW is the most thorough book I have read on seeking employment in education. This book covers it all! Job seekers who read and follow the advice in this book will put themselves ahead of others in the “line for jobs."
Doug Peden
Believe this information! It will help the job seeker be prepared for the path to employment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475803358
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/16/2013
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary C. Clement is a professor of teacher education at Berry College in northwest Georgia. Her writing and presentations help students find k-12 teaching jobs, and guide administrators to hire the best faculty.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
·Do I Want to be a Teacher, and How Much Will I Make?
Chapter 1: Becoming an Employable Teacher
·Licensure/ Certification
·Identifying Teacher Job Market Trends Early
·Reviewing Your Qualifications and the Job Market Needs
Chapter 2: Starting the Job Search – A Timetable
·At Least a Year Before You Want a Teaching Job
·Nine Months Before You Want a Job
·The Last Three Months Before You Want to Start a Job
Chapter 3: Creating the Teacher Resume
·Activity – Your Teaching Resume
·Professional Profiles
·Sample Resumes – New Graduates, Career Changers, Those Returning to Teaching
Chapter 4: The Cover Letter
·Activity for Writing a Cover Letter
·Sample Cover Letters
·Online Letters and Etiquette
Chapter 5: The Interview Portfolio
·Sample Portfolio Items
·FAQs about Portfolios
·Online and Electronic Portfolios
Chapter 6: Applying for Jobs
·National, State, and District Job Sites
·Information Needed on an Application
·Letters of Reference
·FAQs about Delivering a Job Application Packet
Chapter 7: Behavior-Based Interviewing, Illegal, and Crazy Questions
·What Employers Want
·What BBI-style Questions Look Like
·Old-fashioned, non-BBI-style Questions
·Answering Crazy Questions Activity
·Illegal Questions
Chapter 8: Preliminary Interviews
·Commonly-asked Preliminary Interview Questions
·Telephone Interviews
·Internet and Job Fair Interviews
·Career Clothes for a Job Fair
Chapter 9: On-site Interview Questions and Answers
·How do Interviews Start?
·Grade and Subject-level Specific Questions
·Substitute Teaching Questions
·FAQs about Interviews
Chapter 10: After the Interview
·Thank you Notes
·How to Follow up about Offers
·FAQs about Teaching Job Offers
·Tracking your Interviews
Chapter 11: Your First Year of Teaching
·When Hired
·New Teacher Orientation
·Mentor Programs
·Checklist for the First Day of School
·Your Evaluations
·FAQs about the First Year of Teaching
The Stages of a Teaching Career

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