Presentation on theme: "Landing a J-O-B. Finding Openings District websites Found under a variety of names and places (job openings, employment opportunities, human resources,"— Presentation transcript:
Finding Openings District websites Found under a variety of names and places (job openings, employment opportunities, human resources, etc) Visit different websites State-wide websites http://www.ctreap.net/ http://www.cea.org/jobs/ http://www.careerbuilder.com/ Newspaper Word of mouth/connections
Applying Follow job posting directions Typically involves submitting a resume and cover letter. May also ask for transcripts, recommendations, copy of teaching license (pending), clearances (child abuse, criminal background check) If application asks for official transcripts, do so. Do not give them a reason to disqualify your application
Resume Assignment: Prepare and submit a resume and cover letter Due 9/18 Must conform to CCSU resume and cover letter packetCCSU resume and cover letter packet Must have each of the 8 designated sections except military experience Dr. Cummiskeys resume
Cover letter Assignment: prepare and submit a cover letter Sample from Dr. Cummiskey
Resumes What does a school district do with resumes mailed to human resources/personnel office? What about electronic resumes?
Guidelines for Interviews What does an interview consist of? Interviewing candidate, as well as selling organization Interviewee should do 75% of the talking
How does the interview begin? Questions to relax and accentuate qualifications Build Confidence Guidelines for Interviews
How is the middle portion of the interview? Questions regarding tasks in job description
How does the interview end? Interviewee has opportunity to ask questions Guidelines for Interviews
Types of Questions: Open-ended How, Why, Describe, Tell me, In what way?
Now that I know what the interview entails, How and What do I prepare? Guidelines for Interviews
Pre-Interview Know the Groundrules Anti-discrimination legislation Questions interviewers are NOT legally allowed to ask Age, sexual orientation, marital status What if asked??
Pre-Interview Understanding of Job Description Review interview strategies and guidelines fileinterview strategies and guidelines Review Qualifications & Responsibilities Review your materials To bring: Professional case or binder Have a list of questions to ask them Print materials such as an exemplary materials or portfolio (optional)
Pre-Interview: Anticipating Questions Curriculum, assessment, grading, instructional strategies, technology, classroom management, communication with parents/community, communication with colleagues Provided by Rosemarie Bonner Prepare answers to commonly asked questions Dr. Cummiskey example
Pre-Interview Not a bad idea to get practice interviewing for positions you may not accept. Maybe even tape yourself and play it back Watch body language, fillers, odd habits
Interview Professional dress and appearance First moments and last impressions of the interview Answering questions, asking Qs NASPE principal questions Sample interview qs 1, 2, 3123 Additional thoughts...
Components that you will be judged on... Knowledge of specific job-related tasks Experience Ability to communicate, poise Interest in position and organization Overall motivation to succeed Insight Personality in relationship to position applied for *Provided by Rosemarie Bonner
Selecting the Candidate following an Interview … Seek opinions from committee, as well as others involved Examine strengths and weaknesses or rank candidates Is this candidate a good FIT Will they respond to the challenges of the program? How will they contribute to the team?
Selecting the Candidate following an Interview … During the interview, the interviewers will likely record comments and possibly rate you on a numeric scale. You will do this during the mock interviews