School Counselor Interviews – Overcome Your Anxiety

School Counselor Interviews – Overcome Your Anxiety

…erfect candidate. [adrotate group=”1″] 1. An application. 2. A connection. Jobinterviewing is just a skill. Like any skill, some people have more of a predisposition for it than others. [adrotate group=”7″] Pre-Interview Procedure and Process Let it be known that every school and every district has the possibility to be very different in their interview process. Larger districts will tend to be more “corporate” in their approach – while smaller d…

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

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

…l-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-Hunters and Career-Changers CV Handbook: A curricu…

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

…etter, 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 because either a computer program or human being will notice. Use every opportunity to show your stuff. Do not think that just because you worked at the local coff…

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…had another district call today, as I was putting these kits together, to interview me on the same day that my other interview was scheduled — never had that problem before, but it is a good problem to have. After rescheduling one interview to an earlier time (they are about 3 hours away from each other), I realized I needed to go to the store to get my “arts & crafts” material. I had ordered 5 flash drives on Amazon earlier this week to be sure…

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

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

…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 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…

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

…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 most fresh and attentive. You also set the stage. The panel does not always get to create the questions Many times, the questions you are asked are not…

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

…ay 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 questions about their counseling program will be valuable to all counselors out in the blog world. I hope to make this a semi-regular series on The Couns…

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @SchCslgByHeart

…s done using Skype and recorded with Camtasia. Please forgive 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://yo…

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Dr. Erin Mason (@ecmmason)

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Dr. Erin Mason (@ecmmason)

…change – 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 Google’s new Hangouts. A feature of Google+ and G-Chat, hangouts was an altogether well rounded and easy to use platform. I really hope you enjoy the interview and…

Making The Cut: School Counselor Application Tips and Tricks

Making The Cut: School Counselor Application Tips and Tricks

…ool Counselors conference on key tips and tricks for the school counseling job hunter. I combined my experience and knowledge in the area with that of the survey results of 46+ school counselors with over 600 YEARS of experience who have interviewed over 2,200 school counselors from around the country. I want to share that with you! Below you will find an embedded Google Slides presentation and a link to make a copy of the raw survey results if yo…