Do you or do you know any teachers that also have a TESOL certificate on top of their teaching certificate? I would love to hear some input about this. Since job hunting season is about to come up, I wonder how people are preparing themselves (definitely people like me who are already a year out of college). It's scary to not know what will happen this year will a lot of school budget cuts going on nationwide.
Anyways, here's my Job Hunt tip that I learned from last summer: If you are like me and are willing to move anywhere for a teaching job, you must stay organized! The teaching applications will add up and the emails will become confusing (or at least for me it did). I use Microsoft Excel to organize all of my teaching applications. This is what mine looked like last year:
The main sections I use are:
- Location/School District
- Contact (I put the name provided on here (phone # and email). If there is no name, then I put the website link so I can look up the principal or HR contact. I also put the grade I applied for to reference.)
- Date Updated
- Date Submitted
- Need to Submit!
- Documents submitted
I organize my list by state. So I with my home state and group all of the schools/districts within that state under it.
Then I color coordinate my list. This will be helpful when you list becomes really long.
- Blue = didn't get the job
- Red = need to complete application, send cover letter/resume, contact school/principal/HR (basically anything you need to finish!)
- Green = have an interview. Then I wait for results. I change this to blue if I get the rejection call/email/letter.
Did you have a system of organizing your teaching applications? This was the best way my friends and I came up with.
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