ERIC Number: ED356203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Educator's Job Search: The Ultimate Guide to Finding Positions in Education.
This workbook offers advice and exercises for anyone planning a job search in the field of education. By completing the exercises prior to planning a job search, it is possible to learn to examine oneself for strengths, weaknesses, past experiences, and goals; investigate school districts to see how they compare with one's own attributes and goals; network to discover leads and key contacts; write an impressive resume; give a great interview; effectively organize and maintain a job search; and thoroughly evaluate job offers. Four key job-hunting tips are identified: championing personal strengths; using back doors, such as meeting teachers in the field or networking at conferences; thinking like an employer; and continuously following up in order to demonstrate a sincere interest in a particular school district. The guide is organized into seven chapters: (1) Assess Yourself; (2) Survey Prospective Schools; (3) Write the Right Resume; (4) Line Up Your Interviews; (5) Master the Interview; (6) Maintain a Winning Attitude; and (7) Evaluate Your Offers. Appendices provide tips for college and university job seekers and information about finding overseas jobs. (LL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Job Analysis, Job Applicants, Job Search Methods, Network Analysis, Problem Sets, Resumes (Personal), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)
National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 1860-5-00).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.