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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…ior to the interview (and the cost factor), I decided to go the CD route for my digital portfolio and ended up buying some labels and disc jackets for one district (with more people). I spent ~$12 on both the CD labels and disk jackets, 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 ont…

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Geekly Update – Follow TCG on Pinterest.com
Jul03

Geekly Update – Follow TCG on Pinterest.com

…s At? For those of you that are avid “pinners” or perhaps are wondering what that means, you can now follow The Counseling Geek on Pinterest. I will be adding articles, research pieces, websites, blogs, new technology, info-graphics, and high tech activities. I will follow you back if you add me because I love sharing just as much as receiving. Click on the logo below to head to my Pin Page! The blog author, Jeffrey Ream M…

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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen
Aug05

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Time to pack up and move your school counseling blog In the last post, The First Steps in the Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series, we looked at some of the needed foundations for moving your free school counseling blog to one that allows you more freedom. In this post – we will look at what it looks like to actually pack up and move your old school counseling blog (whether on Blogger or WordPress.com). We will take a general o…

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Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…
Apr24

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

…e in our mouths. Any professional position will expect to see a resume and a cover letter is highly recommended. Follow all directions on the application. There is usually a reason why application ask for references, a resume, work sample, or essay — because they want to use that to help select their applicant. They also may want to see if you can follow directions. I cannot stress this enough. Use the job description in your resume, cover…

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#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob
Jun19

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

…school counselors essentially live-tweet nearly all the sessions. So while I can only be in one at a time, I can follow along to a certain level with other sessions happening at the same time. This also helped me when I was not able to make it to a conference (Minneapolis) – I followed along from home and learned a ton plus got connected to great resources. If you are not on twitter yet, I cannot implore you enough to get on before #ASCA14….

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What an honor: Named one of the top 25!
Nov16

What an honor: Named one of the top 25!

…were many other great blogs out there that I was working to emulate, what were the chances? Yesterday I got a follow up email congratulating me on being one of the top 25 school counseling online resources, in the eyes of their readers. This is my first award or honor and I am truly grateful for it. To be in the same list as those like School Counseling By Heart, jyjoyner counselor, and School Counselor Blog is awesome. For the whole list, vis…

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Geekly Update – Join me on Facebook!

The Counseling Geek – Now on Facebook! Wanted to share with you that you can now connect with The Counseling Geek via Facebook. I am not a huge fan of the monster that is Facebook, but do see the value of it for things like schools and bloggers. I still refuse to use it personally, but I know it is the second most popular site in the world and want to offer connectivity to all users. So if you would like to follow updates and other newsw…

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School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io
May17

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

Highlighting two tools: one for your students and one for you! Learnerator.com The first tool that I want to highlight for you may come a little late for you high school counselors this year, but a good time to get it setup for the next. Learnerator is a website and AP Test study aid that my students have really enjoyed. I have heard pretty good reviews from students and teachers regarding the usefulness and I know it is pretty inexpensive for a…

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