Job Fair Packet

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  1. cMcD

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    So I should make them match? Cover page matching the resume?
     
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    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Yes. I would make them match.
     
  3. cMcD

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    Does this sound OK for the first paragraph in my cover letter?:

    I am writing at this time to inform you of my interest in any 3-6 grade teaching positions available in the XYZ Community School Corporation for the 2008-2009 school year. I am excited about the opportunity to continue my career in education in a school system such as yours.
     
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    Hmmmm. Well I don't understand why this woman thinks it's so hard to look at a resume in a folder...if she reads books she should be good at flipping pages...just flip 2 and WAH LAH there is the resume! Thanks for sharing though teachling, but I think she may be the minority in this because I've never heard such a thing! Maybe she's getting a little worn out after 27 years...? hehe.
     
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    I know Miss Wull! I'm even moving the margins so none of the text gets in the binding.
     
  6. leighbball

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    I'd go for the middle initial too:)
     
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    I think it sounds good. Whats the next paragraph?
     
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    My B.S. degree in elementary education was awarded in May by XYZ University. I received my Indiana teaching license in June, 2007. I obtained a fourth grade teaching position at Elementary School in Indiana for the 2007-2008 school year. My first year of teaching has been a wonderful learning experience. Teaching in a classroom with seven special needs students, two high ability students, and one ESL student has been both challenging and rewarding. I have learned how to tailor my lessons to my students learning styles and personal needs. During my first year I have also gained a better understanding of ISTEP, NWEA, NNAT, IEP’s, case conferences, retention conferences, 504 Plans, behavior plans, and textbook adoptions. My first year as a teacher has added to the foundation I built while student teaching in Indiana at Elementary and in Ireland at Primary School. While teaching in Ireland I was able to learn about different teaching strategies and gain knowledge of the Irish school system. During my experience abroad I was able to adapt to new situations, thus growing personally and professionally. I was also able to travel around Europe, gaining knowledge and artifacts to bring into my classroom.
     
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    Maybe I should add my middle initial, as small of a detail that it is...I'm liking it!! :)
     
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    Which is correct?

    A:
    Attended conference on integrating 6 Traits into the classroom writing curriculum.

    B:
    Attended conference on integrating 6 Traits in to the classroom writing curriculum.
     
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    She appeared to be the type that wants to go straight into the relevant information she's looking for. She emphasized the CART principle. C - Certification, A- application, R - References, T- Official transcripts of every school attended. Her focus basically was on the documents she says are going to count to get you the job. She spent some time on how you should format your resume. Side note: there was a guy in this seminar whose resume looked like an essay -- a major NO NO. I don't necessary consider myself the brightest bulb on the shelf but there were people in this seminar that appear to be clueless. Any way, she also talked about your appearance. She stress looking conservative i.e. wearing a suit. Also, this seminar was for people who are applying for their first teaching job if that makes any difference.
     
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    A resume in essay format. Eeek! This is why I would encourage future teachers to take a job search strategy course. I took one my senior year. I was forced to write my resume, teaching philosophy and cover letter. This year they added the teaching portfolio. We also focused on interviewing. It was a great course because it made you complete the materials, and you got feedback on what you did.
     

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