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A cover letter is always required, however cover letters are seldom carefully read and there’s a good chance that it might never be read. Yet, you might as well develop the best one that you can.
Remember the adage, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. After a 46-year career in public education, 38 as a school and district leader who interviewed thousands of candidates, I believe I can speak with some authority about hiring educators. Be careful about following advice from well-intentioned friends, family and colleagues. Here are a few examples of advice you should not follow, why not, and what you should…Continue
Here is a typical message I often get from newer school leaders:
“I wanted to touch base with you. I have a few questions and value your insight. I had a successful year. Being a leader is certainly a challenge, but I have learned a lot. Do you have any advice for year two or three?
(1) How, in your experiences, do years two, three and four differ from year one?
(2) I've been receiving a lot of…Continue
Have you considered being coached to improve your performance during an interview and wondered what it entailed? As a successful coach of 100’s of educators over the last nine years, let me give you an overview of my approach which includes: (1) a free preliminary review of your resume and cover letter; (2) a brief complimentary telephone in-take conversation; (3) several (between one and four) one-on-one, face-to-face or remote one-hour coaching sessions. The following is a summary…Continue