Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter: How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream Job was written by Tracy Brisson. Tracy is Founder and CEO of The Opportunities Project, a national talent development, coaching and recruitment consulting agency, and a recognized career coach, recruitment expert, and author.
Before launching The Opportunities Project, Tracy served as the Director of Teacher Recruitment for the New York City Department of Education, one of the largest employers in the United States, where she supervised the hiring of over 5,000 teachers annually. During her tenure, Tracy’s team won second place in the annual Best Employer Brand contest sponsored by ERE, an international recruitment association. She was also a founding program manager of the NYC Teaching Fellows, one of the largest and oldest alternative teacher certification programs in the country.
In 2011, Tracy published her first book with SEAM Publishing, Create Your Own Opportunities: Coach Yourself to Career Success. Tracy’s career advice also regularly appears in print and national media outlets, including the New York Post, Time Out New York, Mashable and CBS MoneyWatch, and she has been a featured speaker at many universities and selective conferences, including the CollegeRecruiter.com FedCollege Conference, #140edu, and TEDx. Tracy also serves as a career expert for Rising Tide, an initiative that helps young professionals achieve the best in their lives as part of the Proctor & Gamble and Tide brands’ commitment to service.
Tracy is an alumna of Syracuse University, New York University, and Teach For America.
You can read more about Tracy, as well as access video and audio clips, on her author site.
Tracy Brisson grew up in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, lived in New York City for 15 years, and now lives in Savannah, Georgia with her husband Josh and dog Forrest. She loves living in Savannah, a unique and amazing community for creative spirits and other people who want to do good in the world. When she is not writing, recruiting and coaching, Tracy loves to rove around the Southeast with her family and friends in her car Vivian. She also marries people in Savannah as a professional wedding officiant on the weekends, a role that she randomly fell into but grew to love and can’t give up.
In case you were wondering, Forrest read Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter: How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream Job and gave his highest approval: two paws up.
Tracy is an avid reader, loves all things pop-culture, and is a good trivia partner. She loves dressing up as famous pop-culture educators for Halloween. In 2013, she dressed up as Tami Taylor from Friday Night Lights, one her favorite shows (her wedding vows may have also quoted from Coach Eric Taylor).
In 2014, Tracy dressed up as Jean Grey, a world-renowned professor of young mutants in the Marvel Universe after reading 400+ X-Men comics last year on Marvel Unlimited. Josh and Forrest humored her and dressed as Cyclops and Wolverine, respectively.
Follow Tracy on her personal Twitter account to talk more about professional topics, as well as all things television and comic books.
The Opportunities Project is a talent development, coaching, and recruitment consulting agency that helps individuals live their best professional lives and supports organizations in their quest to recruit an amazing team.
We empower our coaching clients by helping them make decisions, explore possibilities, and create concrete plans so they can command the professional success they desire as quickly as possible.
We help our recruiting clients find the right talent by targeting marketing resources productively, focusing on a great applicant experience, and implementing effective selection systems.
Since opening our doors in 2010, The Opportunities Project has helped 1,000+ individuals reach career success through speaking engagements, workshops, and one-on-one and group coaching. Through our recruitment consulting, we have also helped organizations hire 900+ new team members in the education industry.
To learn how The Opportunities Project can help you reach your goals, contact us.