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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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Following Your Favorite School Counselor Blogs – Feedly, Bloglovin, and Email
Sep01

Following Your Favorite School Counselor Blogs – Feedly, Bloglovin, and Email

…y when they are free!). I think you may want to do the same and see which is best suited to your reading style. Follow by email: A little old fashioned but effective The third and last way to follow your favorite school counseling blogs is to sign up to follow by email. Most blogs will have an option to sign up to receive new posts in your email inbox when they are published. Best for people with a few favorite blogs that they really like to rea…

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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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