This is a how-to resource for experienced teachers who want to transfer to another level or subject area or who are seeking promotion to curriculum coordinator or deputy head. By Joanne Wachter, author of Corwin's best-selling Time-Saving Tips for Teachers, this new guide leads readers, step-by-step, through the process of setting their goals, preparing their applications, strengthening their CVs, and rehearsing for their interviews, with all necessary checklists, sample forms, and sample letters provided.
The author's approach to coaching teachers seeking job transfers and promotions was developed during her years as a public school system supervisor with responsibility for hiring teachers (both beginning and experienced), transferring teachers, and placing teachers in specialist and assistant principal spots. She has used the ideas and strategies in this book during one-on-one counselling with hundreds of teachers and is now ready to share her successful approach with other educators.
Joanne C. Wachter is a writer and consultant with expertise in education. Her teaching experience includes elementary school and middle school stints as a classroom teacher and language arts supervisor.
Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Your Dream Job and Where to Find It Job Setting Quiz Reflecting on Your Quiz Responses Where to Look Final Thoughts 2. Working the Process Issues That Matter to Administrators Above and Beyond Final Thoughts 3. An A+ Application Filling Out the Application Form College Transcripts Letters of Reference Cover Letter Final Thoughts 4. A Resume to Remember Resume Format Contents to Include Attracting Attention Final Thoughts 5. Power Portfolio What to Include What to Leave Out A Package to Impress Final Thoughts 6. Getting the Interview Making Personal Contact When Personal Contact Is Impossible Staying in Touch Scheduling the Interview Final Thoughts 7. Doing Your Homework Materials to Study Talking With People Preparing for Interview Questions Rehearsing for Your Interview Location, Location Final Thoughts 8. What to Wear, What to Wear? Outfit Impact Carrying Case Final Thoughts 9. Get Set for Outstanding Interview Performance Relax Your Body Relax Your Mind The Evening Before The Day of the Interview Final Thoughts 10. A Successful Interview Off and Running Rules of the Game Answering Questions Tone Body Language Use of Your Portfolio Ending the Interview Final Thoughts 11. Now What? Follow-Up Contact Letting Go When You Get the Job Final Thoughts and Best Wishes Index