School Counselor Interviews – Overcome Your Anxiety

School Counselor Interviews – Overcome Your Anxiety

…m Rhode Island to Thailand and Tahoe) and finally landed what has turned out to be a dream job. Had I given up, not been selective with my applications (I was not just blanketing them out there) or didn’t approach each interview like THE interview – I would not be here today. By positioning yourself well, doing everything you can to prepare, and for God’s sake – dressing like a professional for the interview – YOU…

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…

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…

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

…m 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 because I not only learn a lot myself, but I feel that the info shared by some of the people willing to let me ask them some…

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

…her step that the applicant had to prove themselves, with several dropping 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…

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…

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…

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/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…

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @SchCslgByHeart

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @SchCslgByHeart

…ve us for a few technical glitches in the video as the connection became unstable a time or two during the video, but overall – the interview and technology was fairly successful. I look forward to bringing you further interviews in the coming months – I am personally looking forward to interviewing Dr. Erin Mason (@ecmmason) of DePaul University and SCOPE next month. Video Link: http://youtu.be/qpo8-1r8eiE?hd=1 The blog author,…

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…

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