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LinkedIn Top 10 Overused Buzzwords for teacher resumes

Hush Up, LinkedIn: Choosing Words for Your Teaching Resume

  Every year, LinkedIn comes out with a list of the most common overused “buzzwords” they’ve found on members’ profiles in a given year. 2013 was no exception. As someone who thinks geekily about labor and career trends, I’m really interested in the changes over time. Isn’t it fascinating that “experimental” has gone away in favor of “strategic?” What does that say about us? And is it bad that I love the way this trend is heading? But every December and January, career bloggers love to cover this attention-grabbing press release and convert it into hard fast rules for people on how they choose words for their resume or LinkedIn profile. Never use “track record.” Use a thesaurus before choosing […]

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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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An extraordinary resume is comprised of extraordinary details

Tracy’s Tips: 5 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Interview

This content originally appeared in our newsletter in August 2013. Want first dibs on tips, invitations to free events, and access to job postings? Sign up here. Don’t make these mistakes with your resume. I am finishing up one of my larger teacher recruitment contracts and am reflecting on why some candidates in the 600+ applicant pool were never seriously considered for a job. Here are the top five reasons I passed on your resume. 1. Formatting. You didn’t send your resume in PDF format so when I opened it in one of my word processing programs, it looked like one big messy, sloppy document. I was not kidding when I stated in “Chapter 4: Making Your Resume Pretty” that the […]

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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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Why LinkedIn Matters for Teachers

Why Every Teacher Needs a LinkedIn Profile

This content originally appeared in our newsletter in July 2013. Want first dibs on tips, invitations to free events, and access to job postings? Sign up here. LinkedIn is critical to every teacher’s job search. Here’s a story that explains an important reason why.  One of the confessions I make in the book is that I actively look at teachers’ social media profiles when deciding if I should refer teachers to a client. Some readers have been taken aback by this. I get it, but I’ve hired enough crazy people to know it’s in my best interest to have a complete set of facts about someone before a final hiring decision is made. Successful job seekers understand that recruiters’ increased use […]

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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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