ERIC Number: ED360274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Getting Hired: Strategies for Job Searching That Work! A Resource Guide for Early Childhood and Elementary Education Majors.
Thompson, Debra S.
This resource guide, prepared for graduates of early childhood and elementary education teacher education programs, contains practical information on various job search strategies, job application procedures, and job interview techniques, and an extensive list of job resources. The document is divided into 5 sections as follows: (1) provides introductory material including a job search strategy, job search resources, and 10 job hunting errors; (2) outlines details related to resume writing, provides samples of resumes, and gives a preferable method for writing reference lists; (3) presents job application materials, including samples of cover letters, and discusses the intricacies of applying for jobs out of state; (4) highlights main points of the education job interview, furnishes an interview preparation form and checklist, and discusses interview portfolios, interview dress, common teacher interview questions, interview topics, negative factors observed during job interviews, illegal pre-employment inquiries, and a sample interview evaluation sheet; and (5) contains resources for educators' job searches and career exploration. (LL)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College Graduates, Early Childhood Education, Education Majors, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Job Applicants, Job Search Methods, Portfolios (Background Materials), Preschool Teachers, Resource Materials, Resumes (Personal), Teacher Placement, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A