Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]
Feb23

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

Even though the economy is improving (or so the incumbent politicians keep telling us!), the job market is still pretty challenging, particularly for those seeking a position as a Professional School Counselor. But don’t let that discourage you; there are things you can do to make your job search easier. Equally as important, there are things you can avoid doing. One important factor in your success is the way you present yourself on your resu…

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Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…
Apr24

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

…o a black hole or in the bin. No matter what your vision is – you need to have a strategy when applying to jobs because you really never know who will be reviewing the applications. The Situation At my site – we are, sadly for us, losing our registrar to a promotion at the district office. This change has already started her phasing into the new job and leaves us a little short handed in the office. Naturally – we want to find…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…rview (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 onto the disc labe…

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#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob
Jun19

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

…sually 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 slot. Some get long, are not what you expected, or you just want to hit a bit of each – session hopping is k…

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Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table
Nov16

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

Today was a day of firsts… 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…

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School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox
Jun21

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

Cloud-based file storage wünderkind! I have been using Dropbox for almost two years now, in both my professional and personal life. I use it so much that I now rarely store any documents on my local “My Docuements” folder, but most everything goes into Dropbox. Started in 2007 by MIT graduates, it quickly gained a strong following. They run on the “Freemium” model, which grants new users a free allocation of 2GB of cloud…

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Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…
Jul16

Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…

…key part of your branding image. How do you want people to view you? I am also pretty young so when I started my job – I decided to dress more foramlly than I needed to which helps reach out to parents with my level of expertise. I did have to look at my culture and area around me too. When I was job hunting and interviewing – I purchased a bunch of ties thinking I would be wearing them every day. However after looking at what our reg…

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

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

Looking for a new position (or your first position)? – check out the advice of school counselors around 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 cou…

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