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Title: New Teacher Career Forum 2015


1
JOB SEARCH SUCCESS FOR TEACHERS
  • New Teacher Career Forum 2015

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From TeachCalifornia.Org
  • In the recent past, hundreds of California
    teachers received pink slips
  • and many were laid off.
  • Rate your anxiety level regarding whether there
    will be a teaching job for you.

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ARE THERE TEACHING JOBS?
  • Californias long-term picture includes a great
    demand for teachers, particularly in high need
    subject areas (special education, mathematics,
    and science). 
  • We know this because
  • Large numbers of teachers are ready to retire.
    Between 2005-06 and 2015-16, various counties
    will lose 41-59 of their teachers (Center for
    Teaching and Learning, 2008)

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There are teaching jobs!
  • Increased enrollment. Between 2007-2017, student
    enrollment projected to increase in inland,
    central, northern coastal counties.
  • Declining enrollment in teacher prep programs
  • Declining number of credentials issued

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From CTC report for 2011-12 (latest available)
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From CTC report for 2011-12 (latest available)
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message from TEACH California
  • California, while struggling through budget
    cutbacks that are resulting in teacher layoffs
    now, is facing a future of teacher shortages.
    Here are some key facts that support the
    need   The number of credentials issued
    declined by over 40 in 6 years and enrollment
    in teacher preparation programs declined by over
    50 between 200102 and 200910. (CFTL, Status
    of the Teaching Profession, 2011)   In
    200910, more than 15,000 educators retired, an
    increase of 21 over the previous year and the
    largest percentage increase in over a
    decade. In a nutshell, there are more teachers
    retiring, fewer new teachers, and no anticipated
    decrease in student enrollment.

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Labor Market Info
  • Due to large enrollment increases, job
    opportunities for teachers will vary from good to
    excellent, depending on the locality, grade
    level, and subject taught.
  • Job openings will result from new jobs as well as
    the need to replace the large number of teachers
    who are expected to retire or leave teaching for
    other reasons.
  • http//www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/OccGuides/De
    tail.aspx?Soccode252021Geography0601000000

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Estimated projected growth for Elementary and
middle School Teachers (not SPED)
  • Between 20122022
  • http//www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/

Estimated Projected Additional (replacement) Annual average
209,200 237,300 28,100 7,550
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Developing a job search Plan
  • Review your timeline
  • Prepare your resume and cover letter
  • Have them critiqued by the Career Center
  • Collect reference letters (placement file)
  • Create a reference list

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Two-pronged Approach to Job Search
  • Respond to current openings
  • Submit application and all materials to district
    HR office
  • Find the hidden job market
  • Explore potential vacancies
  • Use your network!

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Questions To Ask Personnel
  • Proper application process?
  • Application deadlines?
  • Materials to submit?
  • (application, resume, references, test scores,
    transcripts, health and fingerprint clearances,
    etc.)

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Researching Employers
  • Web sites
  • Online directories and resources
  • District literature
  • Site visits
  • Career fairs
  • Your own professional network!

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Job Search Resources
  • Online Job Search
  • CougarJobs
  • www.csusm.edu/careers
  • EdJoin
  • www.edjoin.org
  • Indeed (mega search engine)
  • www.indeed.com

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Job Search Resources
  • Online Job Search
  • Teachers-Teachers
    www.teachers-teachers.com
  • Top School Jobs (EdWeek) www.topschooljobs.or
    g
  • School Spring www.schoolspring.com

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Job Search Resources
  • Job Listings
  • only 10-15 are listed in classified ads
  • Internal Campaign
  • Substitute Teaching
  • Student Teaching
  • Tutoring
  • Volunteering

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Make the Most of Student Teaching
  • Semester-long interview
  • Always give 100
  • Draw on experience of others
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Request recommendations

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Job Search Resources
  • Networking
  • Develop a network friends, family, faculty,
    school personnel, professional organizations
  • Maintain your network
  • Initiate new contacts
  • Manage your online presence i.e. Facebook,
    LinkedIn

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AS YOU BEGIN, THINGS TO REMEMBER
  • Every day and every interaction is an interview
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of
    your life
  • Nothing on the internet is private

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Job Search Resources
  • Job Fairs
  • Review participant list
  • Bring plenty of resumes
  • Dress professionally
  • Arrive early
  • Prepare questions to ask
  • Follow up as soon as possible with thank you
    notes, etc.

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Job Search Resources
  • Staffing Agencies
  • Specialization in Education
  • Long Distance Job Search
  • Credential reciprocity
  • State Department of Education

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Interviews What are they looking for?
  • Can you do the job?
  • Do you have the skills/abilities necessary for
    the job?
  • Will you do the job?
  • Are you focused and motivated?
  • Are you going to drive us all crazy while youre
    doing the job?
  • How will you fit in? (culture, team)

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INTERVIEWs PREPARATION TIPS
  • Positive mental attitude
  • You have a great deal to offer
  • Positive experience
  • Things to bring
  • Notepad and pen
  • Extra resumes
  • Reference list
  • Portfolio?
  • Transcripts? Test scores? Clearances?

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PREPARATION TIPS
  • Assess yourself
  • Skills, interests, values
  • Strengths
  • Short and long term goals
  • Review relevant experiences (include volunteer
    work, internships, jobs, school)

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PREPARATION TIPS
  • Do the research
  • Learn all you can about the district or school
  • Websites
  • Informational interviews
  • Faculty and staff
  • Parents
  • Cal State San Marcos Alumni

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PREPARATION TIPS
  • Practice answering interview questions
  • What do you want them to know about you?
  • Set up mock interview and record it!
  • Use Big Interview
  • Practice in front of a mirror
  • Practice with peers
  • Practice with cooperating teachers and mentors
  • Practice, practice, practice!

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PRACTICE!
  • Tell us about yourself.

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PRACTICE!
  • Tell us 3 of your strengths, and provide an
    example of each.

30

PRACTICE!
  • Whats your weakness?

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PRACTICE!
  • Why should we hire you for this district?

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BUSINESS ETIQUETTE
  • The Handshake
  • Stand up
  • Make eye contact
  • Extend your hand
  • Firm grasp
  • Gentle shake
  • Release!

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One Minute Commercial or THE ELEVATOR SPEECH
  • Look in their eyes and smile
  • Give a firm, confident handshake
  • Say your full name first and last, enunciating
    clearly
  • Tell them a little about you
  • your one-minute commercial

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  • Sample One-Minute Commercial
  • Hi, my name is Diana Sanchez. Im currently a
    teacher candidate in the Multiple Subject
    Credential Program at Cal State San Marcos. Im
    also working on a supplementary authorization in
    English. I am preparing to be an elementary
    school teacher who can make a difference in
    students lives.

Too cheesy? Develop a sincere statement you can
use!
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COMMUNICATE YOUR SKILLS
  • Identify your skill or trait
  • How does it relate to this position?
  • Where was that skill or trait demonstrated?
  • STAR answer format
  • Situation
  • Task
  • Action
  • Result

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STAR STATEMENTS (SITUATION, TASK,
ACTION, RESULT)
  • Give specific examples of how the employer
    benefited from your performance or leadership.
  • Quantify accomplishments in amounts or
    percentages, if possible.
  • Think about past experiences
  • How did you perform the job better than others?
  • How did your contributions make a difference?
  • What awards, special recognitions, or promotions
    resulted from your performance?

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ACTION STATEMENTS WITH WITHOUT STAR
Passive Active STAR
Responsible for planning team meeting. Coordinated team-meeting activities. Coordinated team-meeting activities resulting in increased cooperation among departments.
Responsible for class of 3rd grade students. Taught 3rd grade students based on State Standards. Taught 3rd grade students based on State Standards, resulting in 85 of students at grade level by year end.
Able to communicate with parents. Develop outstanding communication with parents. Develop outstanding communication with parents, increasing family participation in Open House and other community events.
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TYPES OF QUESTIONS
  • Behavioral looking for common sense, problem
    solving and understanding of process
  • Tell us about a time when
  • Open-ended
  • Tell me about yourself
  • Closed to obtain direct information
  • Illegal not related to performing job
    requirements (age, marital status, race,
    disability)
  • Your questions show your interest in the
    district/school/job

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DURING THE INTERVIEW
  • Be prompt for the interview
  • Know where you are going
  • Arrive about 10 minutes early
  • Use a firm handshake.
  • Show enthusiasm and confidence
  • SMILE!
  • Maintain eye contact.
  • Pay attention to your body language
  • and facial expressions.

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DURING THE INTERVIEW
  • Listen carefully.
  • Dont expect your resume to do the selling for
    you.
  • Focus on what YOU can do for THEM.
  • Demonstrate the research youve done on that
    district or school.
  • Show your interest in that specific district or
    school.
  • Avoid negative comments regarding past employers
    or professors.

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DURING THE INTERVIEW
  • Answering
  • Collect your thoughts
  • Keep answers short (1 to 2 minutes)
  • Be honest
  • Dont discuss your personal life
  • Tell stories (give details)
  • Focus on positives be prepared for possible
    negatives
  • Be aware of your non-verbal communication

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CLOSING THE INTERVIEW
  • Let them know you want the job
  • Get business cards
  • Next step of process?
  • Thank them for their time and interest
  • Shake hands
  • Smile and thank the receptionist as you leave

43
AFTER THE INTERVIEW
  • Thank you letter
  • Add anything you forgot to say
  • Write down questions that linger
  • Evaluate your experience, get feedback
  • Call if you have not heard back
  • Continue job search

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INTERVIEW ATTIRE
  • What Is Appropriate Attire for Women?
  • For traditional business settings
  • Suit, consisting of jacket and matching skirt
  • Conservative blouse
  • Stockings and flats or low heel pumps
  • For education, nonprofit, and other less formal
    settings, the following may also be appropriate
  • Dress with jacket
  • Jacket, blouse and skirt or slacks
  • Stockings and flats or pumps

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INTERVIEW ATTIRE
  • What Is Appropriate Attire for Men?
  • For traditional business settings (banking,
    consulting, etc.)
  • Suit (not black) or dark blazer and dress slacks
  • White or light blue dress shirt
  • Tie (silk or silk-like)
  • Dark socks and dress shoes
  • For education, nonprofit, and other less formal
    settings, the following may also be appropriate
  • Dress slacks plus sport coat (wool or
    wool/polyester blend) or dark blazer
  • Dress shirt
  • Tie (silk or silk-like)

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PROFESSIONAL OR NOT?
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PROFESSIONAL OR NOT?
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PROFESSIONAL OR NOT?
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PROFESSIONAL OR NOT?
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PROFESSIONAL OR NOT?
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PROFESSIONAL OR NOT?
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PROFESSIONAL OR NOT?
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PROFESSIONAL OR NOT?
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PROFESSIONAL OR NOT?
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PROFESSIONAL OR NOT?
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PROFESSIONAL OR NOT?
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Your Ally in the Job Search
  • Career Center
  • Professional counseling
  • Mock interviews (can be recorded!)
  • Resume and cover letter critiques
  • Teacher Job Fair, March 18, 3PM-6PM
  • Online resources at www.csusm.edu/careers
  • Job listings (CougarJobs)

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Questions? Contact me! Diana Sanchez dsanchez_at_csu
sm.edu (760) 750-4893 Career Center, Craven
Hall 1400 For appointment (760)750-4902
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