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…

#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…

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…

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

…new users a free allocation of 2GB of cloud based storage. Users are able to earn more storage by referring new 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…

Home – The Counseling Geek

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

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

…ecided 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 questions – many from #scchat on Twitter and my fellow board members…

Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…

Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…

…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 regional dress code is like – I choose not to wear ties to work. I felt…

The Geekly Update: Why so quiet, you ask?

The Geekly Update: Why so quiet, you ask?

…ogosphere. I have many ideas brewing and another interview I would like to get setup in the coming month, but I wanted to give you a very short update as to why such a long silence from me. I recently moved and started a new job in the Lake Tahoe area as the high school counselor at a small high school. We moved mid-August and I started right away, so most of you can empathize with the work it takes to get settled, get students scheduled, and…

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