February 5, 2009

Feb 7: Job Seeking

Posted in Updates at 5:59 am by maf

I’m beginning to hear stories about people getting jobs, and the job-seeking process will be the primary topic for Saturday.  Of course, different school systems follow quite different timelines for hiring – so you shouldn’t be worried if nothing seems to be happening yet in your case.

Please keep this in mind: the likelihood of knowing someone applying for the same job is high.  If you get a particular job, you wouldn’t want to hurt the feelings of someone who competed for that same job.  Further, it’s impossible (often) to speculate about why one person was hired and another was not; reasons are often arbitrary or unpredictable.  We should emphasize the fit between a person and a job, rather than the competitive aspects of job seeking.

An important reminder:  this comes from Shannon. The registration deadline for the next GACE test is Feb 13, with results returning on Apr 27.  The next set of results will come June 1, which might be late for some of your job applications.

I will see you at 10a.m. in Room 119.  Bring the New on the Job text; we will discuss Chapter 2.


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