Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…n take too!) to construct a digital professional portfolio. This week I have been busy constructing my interview kit and I wanted to share that with you as well. Looking at it, I feel like it is a lot – but I think will be well prepared to answer the questions and show evidence with the arsenal I bring with me into the interview room. I had another district call today, as I was putting these kits together, to interview me on the…

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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin
Aug07

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

Welcome to the newly created TCG Interview Series. I wanted to try to reach out and get some info, tips, and advice from fellow counselors about using technology in their counseling program. This is the first installment I have another one coming very soon, so stay tuned. The interviews will be held via different media – from a written interview (like this one) to video interviews over Skype/Google Hangouts. I am excited about this beca…

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Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…
Apr24

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

…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, always submit a professional resume. I…

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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Dr. Erin Mason (@ecmmason)
Sep14

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

…one of the biggest names in Counseling Technology to you via the next installment of The Counseling Geek’s Interview Series. I 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,…

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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @SchCslgByHeart
Aug08

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 Camtas…

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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)
Aug12

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

…r 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 can also tweet or add Megan on Twitter using the…

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Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]
Feb23

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

…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 r…

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Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table
Nov16

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

…ts… I had an exciting, albeit tedious, opportunity today to experience the “other side” of the interview table. I have had many past experiences being the one getting asked the hard questions, feeling somewhat awkward, and scrambling to think of “the right answer”, but before today I have never had the perspective of the interviewer. For those of you who have been on the interview panel, feel free to chime in t…

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