The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

…; my interest is what got you started, how you kept going, and what types of tips can you pass along to fellow counselors following the same path. So, without further ado – here is installment #1 of The Counseling Geek Interview Series. Many people who are involved in Twitter and #scchat will most likely recognize my interviewee. Professor @Prof_Polzin) graciously allowed me to interview her via email. She has a Master of Arts in…

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…kets, but it creates a professional looking product. Imagine if you just wrote your name on the CD with a Sharpie. I also used Avery’s website label developer to integrate the background from my portfolio onto the disc label. I printed address labels with the title of the disc and my contact info to put on the jacket. I am pretty happy with the turn out. 3. Letters of Recommendation: I included the standard three letters in all of the…

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

…g out of the race because they did not know how to complete the evaluation. After correcting and rating the test – applicants and moved on to the interview stage (which you can read more about in another episode of the Interview Series). Some Tips on Distinguishing Yourself Some of these may seem obvious, but I was thoroughly surprised by the applications and wide variety of information we received (or did not receive). Always, always,…

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @SchCslgByHeart

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @SchCslgByHeart

This is the second edition of TCG Interview Series and with this post, I debut the first video interview. I was privledged to get to sit down with Rebecca Lallier (@SchCslgByHeart), writer of School Counseling By Heart and a PSC for 17 years. Please check out her blog, follow her on Twitter, and send her some kudos for reaching out to help school counselors improve their tech skills. This interview was done using Skype and recorded with…

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Dr. Erin Mason (@ecmmason)

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Dr. Erin Mason (@ecmmason)

…was incredibly honored the Dr. Erin Mason (@ecmmason) of DePaul University and SCOPE – the School Counselors’ Online Professional Exchange – was able to join me for a quick but very informative and innovate interview. For the last video interview with Rebecca Lallier of School Counseling By Heart, we used Skype to perform the video chat and in the interest of showcasing new software – this time we decided to utilize…

Read: Insight from Awesome School Counselors – Interview & Applicant Essentials

Read: Insight from Awesome School Counselors – Interview & Applicant Essentials

…round the US As we enter the long awaited, for current counselors, Spring time — or the dreaded and anxiety inspiring time frame for those looking for work — I decided that I would revamp some of the Interviewing Interviews from the past. Instead of interviewing one person – I reached out to many of my contacts around the country about five pressing questions for people in the job market and what counselors are looking for when…

Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]

Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]

…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/interviewseries-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…

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)

First time ASCA goer, Megan Kelly, reports on her experiences at #ASCA13. I am returning back to one of my favorite features of The Counseling Geek – the interview series. This episode I talk with Megan Kelly, a recent counseling grad turned first year IB counselor extraordinaire, using the trusty Google Drive collaboration tool! I hope you enjoy the read and as always, remember you can leave comments and email me with any questions. You…

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

…pre-interview candidates so I can only imagine the work behind that part. We interviewed a total of 5 people for the position and it took the whole day…about an hour per person with setup, debrief, and the actual interview. If you get to an interview later in the day and your panel looks bored, they probably are not, but they are probably tired and hungry. Tip #1: Try to schedule an early interview (if possible) as the panel will be…

Looking Back at 2014: A School Counselor’s Blog Post Year In Review

Looking Back at 2014: A School Counselor’s Blog Post Year In Review

…w many hours of video are on YouTube? Check out the post by clicking here: Put The You in YouTube! Read: Insight from Awesome School Counselors – Interview & Applicant Essentials I decided that I would revamp some of the Interviewing Interviews from the past. Instead of interviewing one person – I reached out to many of my contacts around the country about five pressing questions for people in the job market and what counselors are looking…

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