In truth, the private school job hunting season never ceases. But the main window of opportunity is from December through March. Not much happens on either side of those months unless there is a sudden vacancy.
- Do you ask for help?
- Do you offer help?
- Do you have a mentor?
- Do you mentor others?
- Do you participate in communities such as ISED-L and ISEN?
- When did you last attend a private school teachers' conference?
- Do you blog?
- Are you published?
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Applying and Interviewing
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For starters we won't know unless you present your application in the format and in the manner we specify.
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Letters of interest and cover letters are frequently used interchangeably even though they have different purposes.
How to Write a Cover Letter
When you apply for a position at a private school, you need to use a slightly different approach than you would use if you were applying for a sales job somewhere.
What To Wear at Your Job Interview
First impressions are lasting impressions. What you wear at an interview for a teaching job is important. Almost as important as your qualifications and credentials.
Job Search: Matching Your Qualifications
Matching your qualifications with what the school is looking for is one of the most important parts of the job process. Get it wrong and you might miss getting an interview.
Answering the Expected Questions
Be prepared for questions which you know will be part of any interview for a private school position.
Asking Good Questions
Asking good questions at your job interview will improve your chances. Conversely asking bad questions will damage them.
Making It Accurate and Truthful
You must not fudge the facts on your private school employment application. Tell the truth. Put a positive spin on any potentially negative areas. More here.
Staying Positive While Unemployed
Staying positive while being unemployed is never easy. But it is a critical part of the process.
Why Should I Hire You?
Let's think about the employment process from the point of view of your making me want to hire you. Here are some points to ponder.
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If you have been teaching for a few years, chances are that you will need to consider rebranding yourself.
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You can send in a resume and use an agency, but the very best way to find a private school job is to use your network. You do have a network, don't you?
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Job Search Resources
This guide is designed to provide teachers and administrators seeking employment in private schools a road map for the job search process.
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The Web offers job seekers all sorts of efficiencies. The same is true with respect to private school job searching.
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Finding a private school job takes time. Lots of time. This time line will focus your efforts on what has to be done and when it ideally should be done.
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