What Should be Considered Prior to Going into Teaching?
Did you enjoy your time when you were in school as a youngster?
Were those memorable times for you?
Did you love your teachers and did they impact you in a positive way?
Do you want to have a highly rewarding career in teaching because the idea of working with young people is appealing to you?
Maybe teaching is perfect for you!
Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers in the world. You will be:
1) Molding and transforming lives
2) Inspiring learners
3) Helping others define their characters
4) Fueling curiosity
6) Fostering creativity
Why Real Estate?
The real estate market falls under the professional services industry. It is one of the most common side employment careers chosen because as an agent, a person has
1) unlimited earning potential,
2) flexible hours,
3) interacting and working with people,
6) helping individuals and families find the home of their dreams,
If the reasons shown above are enticing, then starting a real estate business as a side job is for you! It is important to have a well-designed, organized, and efficient plan because after all, it is a business. The more time is invested, the faster the business will develop.
At one point or another, most of us are either on a hunt for a new job, a new career, or trying to get a promotion. There are also those of us who are not necessarily wanting to make a move.
The more organized and efficient we are in the process of achieving success in our careers, or in the process of searching for our next career step, the better off we will be. This web page has various sources for people who:
When the economy is doing well, employees are often approached by employers directly and recruited for positions within their organizations! For example, a person might be working in the Accounts Receivable department at one organization and be approached by someone who needs someone with her type of experience at her company. This is common when there are plenty of jobs to go around.
There are not enough jobs for the thousands and millions of people who are unemployed. There are times when for one job there would be over 100 qualified applicants. Some institutions even put a cap on the number of applications they receive. If it’s a lucrative job, they often mention that only the first 100 applications.
When there are many applicants, positions are highly competitive. It is especially difficult to get a position when many companies hire internally and never post positions publicly. They use word of mouth and recommendations from their currently employees to get someone placed in a position.
Types of Positions within School Systems
If a person has teaching credentials, most likely, they will work in a teaching capacity within a school district. Depending on the credentials, positions in teaching could be in:
Why Interviewing for Jobs is Difficult and Challenging
There is so much to fear when going on job interviews. In fact, in a 2013 study, it was reported that 92% of people dread the process of interviewing. So much so that they would rather stay at their current place of work and be unhappy than face the consequences of applying and interviewing for a new job. You only have a few seconds to make a good impression on the interview panel. It's hard to sell yourself in such a short time, especially if you feel that you do not necessarily have the experience or education for the job you are applying for.
Here are some typical reasons why job interviews are so challenging for most people:
Backward planning is a process by which you think ahead and start from a future point to move back to the current. Backward planning is not a new concept. It gets used a lot in teaching. A teacher thinks about when a unit in her class must be taught and works backward from that point to break the lesson into smaller parts. She identifies where she wants the students to be by a particular time (or deadline) and uses her calendar to divide the unit into smaller portions each day between now and then.
Backward planning can occur not just in teaching but in many other aspects of life. It all begins with a vision and an end goal in mind.
By being clear and intentional with where we want to go in the future, we can start planning backward with specific strategies to get there. It's thinking in reverse!
You must first have a vision of where you want to be in the near or far future, set a specific goal to get there and work backward with planning. Short-term goals are ones that take place in less than one year. Long-term goals take more than one year. Here are some examples of specific SMART goals you can set in a variety of aspects of your life:
There are many benefits and perks to getting a good evaluation at work. They can help you earn a promotion, give you the next step in pay, help boost your confidence to apply for other positions, and even give you a boost of confidence!
An evaluation is also known as a "performance review" or "performance evaluation." The supervisor identifies the employee's strengths and weaknesses at work. The strengths help give the employee confidence knowing that their positive contributions are being recognized at work. The weaknesses are areas that the employee can work on to improve and get better.
As an employee at an organization, you do not want to give your supervisors the chance to have to focus on your areas of weakness or faults because performance reviews mean things. You want to do a good job to impress them because more doors of opportunities will open up if you do an excellent job at your workplace. No matter what type of organization you work for, some key attributes employers seek in employees are the same. If you meet the expectations of the evaluator and focus on developing and demonstrating these key attributes, you will be able to get a good evaluation.
Books to Read if You are Job-Hunting
Here are some recommended books to read if you are looking for a job or looking to get more interviewed from job applications you are sending.
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Are you applying for jobs left and right but not getting enough interviews? There are specific strategies and ideas on how to get more job interviews in this video that will help.
This video will teach you how to apply for school district jobs using EDJOIN.org. EDJOIN is free for job applicants.
Use this job application tracker form that's already set up for you on Microsoft Excel as seen in the video! It will help you use an organized, efficient, systematic approach to applying for jobs and tracking the number of interviews.
I jotted down 4 years ago some questions from interviews when I was applying for assistant principal (vice-principal) positions. I went on 10 interviews in total before being offered 2 positions on the same day. About 7 months ago, I took part in interviews for principal positions. I continued to add to my list and I now have a list of 20 difficult questions that I wanted to share with anyone else who is looking at getting hired.