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Have You Booked Your Teacher Resume Review Yet?!?

Hi y’all! For those of you in the South, I hope that your first week of school was positive and everything that you hoped it would be. For my readers in the North and the West, I hope that the remaining days of your summer vacation are delightful. I’ve been busy this summer with creative projects and also working directly with a number of teachers through my Resume Review Service. For a consulting fee, I work with teachers and- many other professionals- who want additional support beyond the teacher resume tips I provided in Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter: How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream Job. In these review sessions, I give personalized feedback on resume formatting, structure, and content so you can […]

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Diversity Teacher Recruitment

Check out DRP’s Annual Teacher Career Guide!

Hey y’all! In case you missed it, Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter: How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream Job was featured on the cover of Diversity Recruitment Partners in Education Annual Teacher Career Guide. I also have a Top 5 Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter list on page 27.     You can read a courtesy issue here and find subscription information here. Diversity Recruitment Partners in Education’s magazine distributes over 25,000 copies to over 450 colleges and universities.

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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Presentation

Update: Presentation Slides For #WWF2014 Participants

Hi y’all! Last week, I had the privilege to work with STEM fellows from the Woodrow Wilson National Teaching Fellowship Foundation in Chicago, IL on career management issues as part of their national conference. I’ve worked with the foundation for four years and it’s such a honor. This year, the Fellows will impact over 90,000 students under resourced communities in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and New Jersey. They’re soon coming to my home state of Georgia, which makes me ecstatic! Both my workshops were oversubscribed, but here are the slides. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or tweet me.     Getting It All Done: The Teacher Edition from Tracy Brisson       Becoming a […]

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social media for educators with schoolspring

Updates: Upcoming Webinar on Social Media, New Medium Post

Hey y’all. Just a quick mid-week update on some goings-on… 1. You’re invited to join me on a free webinar with SchoolSpring on Thursday, March 13th at 7:15PM. SchoolSpring is hosting me as a guest expert and I’ll be reviewing my recommendations on what to do- and what NOT to do- on social media as an educator. Here’s the registration link– spots are limited. 2. I have a new blog post on Medium on #ResistTFA and the Teaching Profession from the perspective as a teacher recruiter and an alumna of Teach for America if you’d like to read it. I think everyone who prepares to begin a career in something they love should be supported by the institutions they trust, […]

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Caroline Roth marketing intern for our book on resumes for teachers

Meet Our Spring Intern, Caroline Roth

I wanted to introduce you all to our new intern, Caroline Roth, who is helping us improve our marketing efforts for Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter: How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream Job, as well as project plan for the new upcoming book on interviews. Caroline (or Carrie) is a senior at Syracuse University (my alma mater) double majoring in Policy Studies and Child & Family Studies. Her post graduation goal is to get a full-time job working as an educational and public policy consultant. According to Caroline, The number one thing I would like to get out of this internship is a better understanding of the education industry, specifically the teacher selection process and the […]

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Updates- New Free Resume Toolkit, Expanded Book Distribution and More!

Hey y’all. Happy February! How do you feel about the first month of your year? Did you make some movement on your teacher job hunt or your general goal of becoming a teacher? If you’re an experienced teacher, how do you feel about your progression on your career goals? I was busy in January, planning behind the scenes to get ready for a big 2014. Here are my updates on the work I’ve been doing to help you achieve your career goals. 1. Download a NEW resume building toolkit… for FREE. Being able to download a free excerpt was great and all, but you can do that on Amazon already. I decided that it was time to offer something new and […]

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Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter: How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream Job in paperback

Win a Free Paperback Copy of Our Resume Guide

Hey y’all! I am making updates to the site to provide information about our expanded distribution. The contest to win a free copy of the paperback version of the book is still going on, but I am moving the official rules to this blog post. Want to win a free copy of the paperback version of Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter: How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream Job? Post a question about your teacher job search on our Facebook wall using the hashtag #asktracy. If Tracy picks your question to answer in our bi-monthly newsletter, we’ll mail you a free copy! If this contest ends, I’ll edit this post at that time to officially close it. Happy […]

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Updates- New Giveaway, Holiday Discounts and Twitter Tips

Hi y’all. Hope you are preparing for a festive Thanksgiving! Here is a pic from my book signing last week- thanks so much to the team at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah. Here are a few updates for you. 1. New Giveaway: College instructor Alissa Apel has a review of Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter: How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream Job  on her blog and is also giving away a copy. Check out all the details on her site. “I like that the book gets down to business. Some of the things I already talk to my students about. That’s not a bad thing. It just let me know that I need to keep discussing those things. […]

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Updates- First Book Tour Event and Goodreads Results

Hey y’all. I hope that your November is off to a fantastic start. If you are a subscriber to the book’s newsletter (which you should be!), you know that I stated I’d be going as a famous educator for Halloween, the amazing Tami Taylor of Friday Night Lights. Here is a pic in my wig, aviators and Dillon Panthers (#33, of course) t-shirt. Luckily I was accompanied by my personal version of  Coach Taylor, too! Just a few updates… Goodreads Contest Results– I received just under 300 entries for our my Goodreads giveaway before our November 1 deadline. I was floored by the response! I’ve sent copies to our 3 winners- Justin, Liz and Hilary- and am excited to hear what they […]

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Tracy Brisson Book Signing Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter

Updates- Free Books, Tour, and More

Hey y’all! Happy fall. It’s 50 degrees here in Savannah, GA, which means I now have to wear socks. Yes, that sound you hear across the country is my loud grumbling. Onto business…. New Blog! I am adding a blog to the website in order to provide updates on marketing activities for the book. More interested in content that can help you manage your career or recruit better? You have two options. You can subscribe to my newsletter for my exclusive advice and insights from the field of teacher recruitment. If you sign up, you’ll also get access to an exclusive excerpt from Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter: How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream Job. You can […]

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