ERIC Number: ED459142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Inside Secrets of Finding a Teaching Job.
Warner, Jack; Bryan, Clyde
This book presents advice from teachers, administrators, and personnel professionals on how to secure a good teaching job. Eight chapters include: (1) "Increasing Your Marketability" (e.g., assessing one's strengths and weaknesses, preparing a mission statement, and creating a portfolio); (2) "Making the Paper Cut" (e.g, screening procedures, teacher-specific resumes, winning applications, impressive cover letters, and sterling references); (3) "Discovering Job Vacancies" (e.g., university career placement centers, job fairs, and the Internet); (4) "Finding the Inside Track" (e.g., becoming an enthusiastic student teacher, school volunteer, substitute, or temporary); (5) "Preparing for the Interview" (e.g., research the community and school district, visit the school, and prepare responses to possible interview questions); (6) "Sharpening Your Personal Appeal" (monitoring one's subtext, dressing and grooming, body language, and voice and speech); (7) "Your Conduct during the Interview" (a positive attitude is the key, questions to ask, and questions to avoid); and (8) "After the Interview" (the thank you letter, follow-up phone calls, and being patient and positive). An appendix presents educator resource organizations. (Contains 29 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Job Search Methods, Labor Market, Portfolios (Background Materials), Resumes (Personal), Teacher Selection, Teaching (Occupation)
Park Avenue Publications, An Imprint of JIST Works, Inc., 8902 Otis Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46216-1033 (Stock No. P0793, $14.95). Tel: 800-648-5478 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-547-8329 (Toll Free); e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.jist.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: With Diane Warner. A companion book to "The Unauthorized Teacher's Survival Guide" by the same authors.