TIP´SHow to get a job as a teacher• “How can I do more than just apply and hope HRwill see my application and be interested?• Plan ahead for the interview. Study up onwhatever programs your district/school ofinterest uses:assessments, curriculum, practiceslike balanced literacy, etc. You better believe thatyou’ll be asked about that. Make a list ofclassroom management practices you plan toimplement as well as any special talents you canoffer to the school
More TIP´S…• ALWAYS look over the school website and findout what the school is like and what they’re doingetc• Email principals directly unless specifically toldnot to.• Follow up with thank you notes – to everyone!Secretaries, HR personnel, principals, etc.• Often it’s better to be quiet and listen to theinterviewer and pick up on their clues that justjumping in and giving information etc.
Practice when applying for a job!1. Why did you decide to become a teacher?2. Have you ever taken care of someone? Did you enjoy it?3. Do you consider yourself a risk taker?4. What is the last book you read?5. Are you an empathetic person? Give an example6. How can you tell that a person is a good listener?7. How do you encourage students to learn?8. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?9. What will you be doing in five years?10. How would you handle making a difficult phone call to aparent?
Resume Format – General Guidelines• The following guidelines follow typical resume format andbusiness letter writing standards. These a general resumeformat rules:• Font size of 10 or 12• Perfectly typed with about a 1 inch margin (even if sendingvia email, since it will likely be printed out)• Use only one font. You may vary size for emphasis, ifnecessary.• Do not use different font styles. If you need to call attentionto something, you can bold it, but use this sparingly.• Avoid all-capital letters and italics as they are difficult toread.