How can you stand out among everyone else who is looking for teaching jobs? Learn the dos and don’ts of the job search — including when to start looking — and the secrets to writing résumés and cover letters, filling out applications, creating your portfolio, and preparing for interviews.

“During the last week of student teaching, I went to a seminar and learned it can take a year to find a job. I should have started my search earlier.”

“When I saw hundreds of professionally dressed job seekers in the parking lot of the district job fair, I was overwhelmed.”

“The principal asked me how I had used student data to inform my lesson planning, and I had no idea how to respond.”

The teacher job market has become very competitive, but the good news is that there are jobs in schools. Candidates who do their homework and work at getting a job with the same dedication they put into earning their teaching licensure will be employable. The question is, “Where do I start?”

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