Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…aper-clip keeps it together. 2. The Media: Since I could not get the needed amount of flash drives prior 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…

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Read: Insight from Awesome School Counselors – Interview & Applicant Essentials
May05

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

…d 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 interviewing for new hires. Thank you to all my friends who took the time to answer some of the ques…

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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 becaus…

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Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…
Apr24

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

…tes per application. Most employers will have an HR-generated form that the reviewers use for the paper screen, interview, and  final selection that help rate the applicant on attributes. Our rating sheet had boxes to rate the applicant’s education, experience, skills, two spots for optional ratings. There was also a box for notes, which was important, and a final box to recommend an interview or not. As someone who has submitted well over…

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Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table
Nov16

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

…s… 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 tho…

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

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

…ne 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, w…

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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]

…aking 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 re…

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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 Camtasi…

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