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

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

…of an elementary school counselor. http://www.elementaryschoolcounseling.org/1/post/2013/03/school-counseling-job-market-linky-party.html Recommended relevant reads: What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014: A Practical Manual for JobHunters and Career-Changers CV Handbook: A curriculum vitae owner’s manual Author Bio: This is a guest post by Sarah Brooks from best people search. She is a Houston based freelance writer and blogger. Questions…

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

…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 letter, and filling out employment duties. We use a lot of the lingo in the job and try to match it up to what you have done. Does the job description ask for someone who has experience with collating papers and maintaining confidential files? Don’t list office paperwork. Use the wording…

School Counselor Interviews – Overcome Your Anxiety

School Counselor Interviews – Overcome Your Anxiety

…n I was looking for work out of graduate school – I likely submitted well over 100 applications, had a number of interviews (from 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…

Making The Cut: School Counselor Application Tips and Tricks

Making The Cut: School Counselor Application Tips and Tricks

…g and difficult to navigate. The ebb and flow of the economy, legislation, and focus on school counseling will create or decimate jobs. That is why the preparation, the paper screen, and presentation are so important in the process. I spoke in October 2017 at the California Association of School Counselors conference on key tips and tricks for the school counseling job hunter. I combined my experience and knowledge in the are…

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A Letter To Myself – What I Wish I Knew On Day One

A Letter To Myself – What I Wish I Knew On Day One

…are two of the most powerful and disarming words in the world. Practice using them and it will lower the anger or frustration level in the room almost instantly. 3. Follow your heart…but take your brain with you. Your job and calling is to be an unwavering advocate for your students and families. One definition of the word Counsel I have heard and love is “to stand between”. We stand between students and their issues, students…

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

…self is inside and can actually tend to be chilly for some attendees. Also check your level of dress – I usually stick with business casual (nicer jeans, shoes, and polo or button down for the guys), but if you are out job hunting – perhaps stepping it up a little. Download the ASCA Conference Mobile App (or use the web version of the program) to check out the different sessions each day. I would prioritize your top 2 or 3 per time…

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…

Bits & Bytes: Go ahead and rest

Bits & Bytes: Go ahead and rest

…ling is a madly varied type of job. I often liken it to being a cop, minus the danger aspect. Every day that we go to work – we never really know what is going to walk through our office door. This is one aspect of the job that keeps it interesting, but it is also the aspect of our job that absolutely wears us down. I can have 20 things on my to-do list for the day and have one situation walk in which then makes me drop everything and…

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

…you look like you just woke up or did not put too much effort into making yourself look professional – people notice. It is not typically a deal breaker (but could be!), however it may mean the difference in getting a job offer or not if the contest is close. Think about how you want to portray yourself and what image you want the interview panel to get as you walk in the door. Do you want a just out of the gym look with messed up hair…

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