ERIC Number: ED428435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
How To Land the Best Jobs in School Administration: The Self-Help Workbook for Practicing and Aspiring School Administrators.
Kosmoski, Georgia J.
This self-help workbook is written for those who intend to seek a position in school administration. It is designed to help with each step of the job-search process and provides tips on writing a professional letter of intent and resume and advice on how to optimize personal and professional strengths. The information in the workbook was derived from field surveys and the literature. The surveys, based on interviews of 600 individuals, were conducted in urban, suburban, and rural areas, with primary input coming from urban and suburban sectors. The book opens with tips on acquiring a mentor and the benefits of this action. Suggestions for writing a cover letter and resume are presented, followed by suggestions for self-reflection. Overviews of selection committees, the differences between men and women, how to deal with harassment, preparing for the interview, how to dress, and frequently asked questions are provided. Once the offer is extended, advice on negotiating a contract and securing the position is given. Each chapter is connected to survey results so that aspiring administrators can see what qualities and components of an application are deemed most desirable by the administrative community. Two appendices provide suggested responses to case problems and information sources for sexual harassment issues. (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Job Search Methods, Resumes (Personal), School Administration, Workbooks
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6798-5, $59.95; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6799-3, $24.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A