More and more, schools are offering virtual fairs to candidates for an easy and low maintenance (i.e., low cost) way to recruit. Check out this one from Prince William county Public Schools in Northern Virginia.
Missed this event? Google “virtual teacher fair” for others around the country.
Thank you to the interns who tuned in on January 17 for the Teaching Abroad for Certified Teacher webinar. For those of you who would like access to the content, it can be found here.
Please also see the following handouts (created by the College of Arts and Letters) on teaching abroad and ESL programs abroad for more resources and options.
Teaching at an American School Abroad
Teaching English Resources
Traditionally a resume includes all your main contact information: name, address, email, and phone number. As of late, resume norms have changed and it’s for your safety. It is now recommended to leave your physical address OFF your resume – especially if you plan to post your document online.
Consider this: you post your resume on your website or online portfolio, making your resume public. Including your contact information. When Googled this is one of the first things people will view and the information can lead them directly to your house! I don’t know about you, but I don’t want anyone to know where I live!
Here’s an example of a super simple (yet still effective) contact header for your resume:
Google yourself. Do you like what you see? If not make your information private or change what you are communicating. Keep yourself safe, people!
Join your college career consultant, Pepa Casselman, for two professional development sessions this spring to help you with upcoming job searches. Both sessions will be virtual and log in information is below. If you have questions about either session, please email Pepa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching Abroad for Certified Teachers – Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 8:00 PM – Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/965274697
Job Search Strategies for Teachers – Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 7:00 PM – Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/857401417
Also keep an eye out for information on the March 10th Get-a-Job Mock Interview Event brought to you by the College of Education Alumni Association. This event is open to interns only. More information to come.
Summer Teaching Positions Available in Michigan (options in other states available as well):
Teach Reading to Students of All Ages This Summer
- Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $800 per week while teachin
- Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
- Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in bo
The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2018 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.
We hire people who:
- Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
- Are responsible, hard-working, and have good communication and organizational skills
- Will be patient and supportive with students
The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.
We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at: Summer Teaching Positions
In case you haven’t seen this… Click to watch a Spartan Teacher on the Today Show!
Enjoy your holiday, everyone!
Many school districts offer their own Teacher Fairs throughout the year to recruit future teachers. It’s never a bad idea to get face-to-face with these employers to express your interest (even if it’s a few years from now)! Keep your eyes and ears open for others this winter, spring, and early summer.
Don’t lose touch! Stay connected with the MSU College of Education.
I often get asked about references (who to ask and how to set them up) and also about letters of recommendation (who to ask and what’s the difference anyway?). This is a copy of a document my colleague put together that I’ve changed slightly to fit the teaching profession. It’s kinda long, but full of good information. Hope this helps!
I came across this infographic that accurately highlights the importance of non-verbals during an interview. We forget sometimes that yes, having industry knowledge is important (85%!), but also being sincerely excited about working for the school or organization and being able to carry on a conversation with the interviewers is also VERY important. Employers are looking for a good “fit” and they can’t always determine that just from your answers to their interview answers…be kind, be personable, and most importantly, be you!
Need help with the interview process? Former teaching interns have access to their College Career Consultant for up to 2 years after finishing the program. To make an appointment, log in to Handshake. Appointments can be made in person, over the phone, or via Skype. Indicate your medium preference in the advising notes.