Presentation on theme: " What are we searching for? The Head’s Network – Spring Seminar 2014."— Presentation transcript:
What are we searching for? The Head’s Network – Spring Seminar 2014
Thinking about what you have now Three things: That you enjoy in your current work? That motivate you to consider or pursue a change?
What are you considering? There are many options – what are you thinking? Head of School search Change of roles in current school Taking on a new role in a new school Just wanting change
Some words to live by : “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela Give your energy to things that give you energy Questions can be more powerful than answers
What are your fears? What if: Your partner/spouse said “Let’s go! I can get a new job, too” You figured out that you could afford a home? You felt that your children would do well in a new setting or school? You realized that you have what it takes for a new role? What if, you weren’t second guessing a search? What if, you realized you weren’t afraid?
Take a minute…… What is your greatest fear when you think of making a professional change?
Things valued Why did you take your current job? Why did the school hire you? What do you value in a school setting? What allows you to perform well?
Let’s get practical What is needed? Resume Educational philosophystatement References and letters of reference Cover letter Committing the time to the search Having the resources for first visits Practicing for SKYPE interviews
Resources Who can help? Where do you find listings? Mentor at your school or in your life Green Sheet – www.edu-directions.com Blue Sheet – same as above Association websites – search job listings Consulting Firms
What role does this faculty play? We are ready to help With your paperwork With navigating job sites and listings With your first SKYPE interview With your first visit to a new school With understanding the timing of searches With reassuring you about next steps…..