WSU--Pursuing the Position WSU Superintendent Program 2009-11 Cohort Prepared by Gay Selby
For September <ul><li>Dust off your resume and update it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a resume? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
What is a Resume? (public document) <ul><li>Answers the question  “what”  ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your career goal...
Reminders About Resumes <ul><li>•  fits the position for which applying </li></ul><ul><li>•  well organized and easy to re...
<ul><li>•  references--list on separate sheet as do not want these included when duplicated for distribution </li></ul>
Pro ’s and Con’s of Placement Files <ul><li>Pro ’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical archive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Con ’s ...
Purpose and Focus of  Letters of Recommendation <ul><li>Helps reader get a more complete picture of you as a candidate </l...
Assignment for October <ul><li>Interview the Board President/Chair about the work of the board and its expectations of the...
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  1. 1. WSU--Pursuing the Position WSU Superintendent Program 2009-11 Cohort Prepared by Gay Selby
  2. 2. For September <ul><li>Dust off your resume and update it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a resume? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro ’s and Con’s of Placement File </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose and Focus of Letters of Recommendation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meet with your superintendent for the purpose of discussing his/her “operating protocols” or “operating principles” with the board of directors . (Bring copy and be prepared to discuss.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What process was used to develop this document? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How often is it reviewed? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it formally adopted by the board? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is it “operationalized”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does your superintendent find the protocols/principles useful? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Resume? (public document) <ul><li>Answers the question “what” ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your career goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What schools you attended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What degrees/certificates you hold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What places you have worked/positions you have held </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are your responsibilities (optional, be selective, use verbs, only positions “that contribute”) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What professional organizations you belong to and what leadership roles you have held </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What community groups you belong to and what leadership roles you have held </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What awards you have received </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What articles you have authored </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What ________________________ </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Reminders About Resumes <ul><li>• fits the position for which applying </li></ul><ul><li>• well organized and easy to read (adequate </li></ul><ul><li>white space)--professional appearance </li></ul><ul><li>• be truthful!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>• proofread carefully--watch dates </li></ul><ul><li>• white paper--professional and best for duplicating as necessary </li></ul><ul><li>• most recent first for education and experience information </li></ul><ul><li>• list personal address, phone numbers, and e-mail address (not business) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>• references--list on separate sheet as do not want these included when duplicated for distribution </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pro ’s and Con’s of Placement Files <ul><li>Pro ’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical archive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Con ’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can become dated if not attended to regularly </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Purpose and Focus of Letters of Recommendation <ul><li>Helps reader get a more complete picture of you as a candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Address specific required requirements and/or experiences desired by the district </li></ul><ul><li>Be selective as to who you ask to do a letter of recommendation--need at least two current school board members; select good writers who will invest in the effort </li></ul><ul><li>Be clear with those writing letters of recommendations as to what you want them to focus on--provide a current resume and writing points if needed and clarity as to when needed </li></ul><ul><li>Must be current letters--be dated </li></ul>
  8. 8. Assignment for October <ul><li>Interview the Board President/Chair about the work of the board and its expectations of the superintendent </li></ul><ul><li>Update your resume and bring 8 copies to the seminar; send resume to University Supervisor for feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Review your placement file (if you have one) </li></ul><ul><li>Create a list of persons you would seek a letter of recommendation from when applying for a superintendent position </li></ul>

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