The job hunting world can be cruel, frustrating and difficult to navigate. The ebb and flow of the economy, legislation, and focus on school counseling will create or decimate jobs. That is why the preparation, the paper screen, and presentation are so important in the process. I spoke in October 2017 at the California Association of School Counselors conference on key tips and tricks for the school counseling job hunter. I combined my experience and knowledge in the are
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Even though the economy is improving (or so the incumbent politicians keep telling us!), the job market is still pretty challenging, particularly for those seeking a position as a Professional School Counselor. But don’t let that discourage you; there are things you can do to make your job search easier. Equally as important, there are things you can avoid doing. One important factor in your success is the way you present yourself on your resume (or curriculum vitae, as appropriate).
As noted before on this blog, making your resume and application stand out in a positive way will greatly increase your chances for getting an interview. (See http://www.thecounselinggeek.com/2013/04/interview-series-the-dreaded-paper-screen.html.) It’s the interview that provides the real opportunity for those in charge of hiring to learn about you and your unique personality, in order to determine whether you will be a good fit in that particular work environment. But the resume is important too; if your resume and cover letter do not reflect positively on you and your abilities, you most likely won’t get the interview in the first place.