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

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

…community-and-social-service/school-and-career-counselors.htm For some insight on what you might expect at a job interview for a school counseling position, see this blog post, written from the perspective 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 Job-Hun…

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Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…
Apr24

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

…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 a…

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#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob
Jun19

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

…ually 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 ko…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…view (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 label

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Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table
Nov16

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

…ers have to sign), let me tell you that for hiring at any level, the process is long. I was not involved in the job description creation, publicizing the position, or screening 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 th…

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School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox
Jun21

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

…users and through other, more fun events they stage throughout the year. Last year, they held a large scavenger hunt throughout the internet for prizes and free storage space. Overall, it is a strong model and many companies are starting to implement this structure. Why should I be interested in Dropbox? Fair question. We talked about the power of the “Cloud” (or digital storage on centralized servers that are accessible everywhere)…

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Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…
Jul16

Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…

…ey 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 regi…

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

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

…– 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 questions – many from #scchat on Twitter and my fellow board members at CASC. I picked a few answers from each that you can look through below for tips and advice.   If you were hiring…

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