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The Teacher's Guide to Successful Job Transfers and Promotions
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The Teacher's Guide to Successful Job Transfers and Promotions



April 2005 | 128 pages | Corwin
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.

 
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

“Speaks to teachers in a voice they will understand and provides a wealth of valuable examples, suggestions, and advice. . . .Clear voice, clear expertise in the field, and logical, step-by-step process that teachers will find extremely valuable.”

 

Louise Kursmark
Author, Career Consultant, and Certified Professional Resume Writer
Cincinnati, OH


"A great tool for any teacher pursuing a job transfer. . . . can also be used by a new teacher seeking their first job or by a teacher trying to reenter the field after years of being away from the classroom."

Lisa Burke
Author, Educational Consultant, Raleigh, NC


"Many of the ‘how to’ books [already] on the market do not have the detail and the real world examples that this publication has."

Kathy O’Neill, Director of the Leadership Initiative
Southern Regional Educational Board, Atlanta, GA

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Your Dream Job and Where to Find It


Joanne C. Strohmer

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. More About Author