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Job Advertisement:
The Director, Career Center directs the administration of career placement/development programs and works in conjunction with academic departments to establish and enhance student internships and cooperative education programs. Responsibilities include managing the administrative policies, developing employer site and student marketing, being the primary liaison with employers, academic department heads, faculty site supervisors, students and administration, being knowledgeable of related legal issues and monitoring the University's compliance; managing department personnel by staffing, supervising, training and reviewing performance; directing on and off-campus recruiting programs including staff training and marketing to students and employers; maintaining primary responsibility for the University's career and internship fairs, including consortium relations; performing career counseling and job placement advising; representing the University at professional conferences; making career-related presentations to University and community organizations; participating in University committees as assigned and appropriate; overseeing the administration of the Student Employment Program; serving as co-chair and maintaining the Employer Advisory Board and related projects; preparing University wide and departmental summary reports and outcomes assessment; ensuring the availability of appropriate technical and library resources and assessment tools; and related duties as assigned. This position may require evening and weekend responsibilities.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Student Personnel Services, Student Affairs, Counseling, Business Administration, Human Resources, or a related field required; minimum of 5 years of work experience as a manager or director in recruitment and/or placement, preferably in a higher education environment; must be customer service oriented; possess strong verbal and written communication skills; must have the ability to enhance the use of technology in meeting department and student needs; and must present evidence of successful leadership in career services or a related field.

To obtain the Director of the Career Center at Robert Morris University to utilize my 15 plus years of experience in Career Services and to utilize my extensive knowledge of career-related technology

Is this a good or bad objective??

-“While I am open to any uses of my educational achievements, I am decidedly disposed that the task of the new career-related responsibility be so oriented as to at least partially address or configure and  to ultimately lead to the application of more rarefied and challenging facets of financial management as the major sphere of the responsibility of the stated position.”

First I need to understand what you know about resumes and what you do not know.  Please take out a piece of paper and pencil and number it from 1-10.  Please make sure your name is on it.  Click here for the quiz.



Click here to enter eRecruiting-houses 1200 employer, 800 mentors, interview sign-up, career calendar, portfolio, etc.  (russellcendicott-endicott)

Job Fairs
Click here to view information concerning the SU upcoming Education Job Fair
Click here to view those school districts interviewing after the Education Job Fair.
Click here to sign-up for any of those interviews.
Click here to see job fair listings on Career Services website.

Job Fair Success – Do’s and Don’ts
-Don’t show up unprepared
-Do have a mini-commercial prepared
-Do have a priority list of those you must visit and the order in which you will meet them
-Do locate restrooms and refreshments areas
-Don’t stand in line at an employer for more than 10 minutes
-Do be prepared to fill out applications
-Don’t bring a backpack, large purse, or anything that yells student
-Do forget the gum!
-Don’t Ask: “Do you want to see my portfolio?”
-Don’t be bashful

-What not to wear and bring to a job fair-click here


Link to Career Services Education Page

Non-Teaching PE/Coaching
Career Services PE-JobsInSports/iCoachUSA

Social Networking for Jobs
LinkedIn-jobs and job search-join a group-rcendicott@salisbury.edu-meredith

Search Engines:
Click here for CS link to search engines.  I use CareerBuilder and CollegeJobBank

International Teaching
Career Services

Looking for Teaching Jobs Out of State??
• Be aware and respect the procedures outlined by a school or district
• Establish a binder or spreadsheet about schools and districts with specific contact information
• Start by research the department of education site for that district. Research demographics, improvement plans and the application process or certification process if you need to apply for that
• Try and move to that area before school ends and try to substitute in that district
• Read the local paper to keep abreast of news about the schools
• If you are moving back home, write to your favorite teachers so they know you are interested in working there and pick their brains for tips for interviewing
• Categorize your schools in order of where you want to work to help you keep an open mind about where you are going to teach.

Social Websites

The competitive job market makes job seekers work harder to get the job they want. As job seekers rush to conform to the standards of employers are continuously refining their hiring standards. Employers are increasingly using online searches to research potential hires before making an offer for employment.  “According to recently released study, 40 percent of employers would take into consideration Facebook content when evaluating potential hires. Some reported rescinding job offers after finding incriminating content about the candidates online.”

Tip 1
Don’t include an e-mail address on your resume that could reflect negatively on you.
Tip 2
If communicating via e-mail with a potential employer, avoid the common abbreviations you use in emails and text messages with your friends
Tip 3
Google yourself. See what type of information a potential employer might find if they entered your name into a search engine. If you come across anything that might be construed as negative or portray you in a poor light, take steps to contact the webmaster and ask to have that information removed.
Tip 4
If you are you a member of Facebook, MySpace, or any of the other social networking websites, take a good look at your page to see if any information is displayed which makes you look unprofessional.
Tip 5
Join professional networking websites, such as LinkedIn or KODA, which can be excellent way to tout your accomplishments and goals to the online world.

Tip 6
Participate in online communities and discussion boards geared towards your particular field or specialty.

You Tube
Be aware of where you are and who is filming you – do not be paranoid just aware of how you are acting and how it would impact your job
• A trend for students is to research “bad teacher behavior”, a numerous videos appear that feature teachers in unappealing roles
• Chances are rare , but you don’t want to risk it


11 Ways to Make Your Interview Successful

1. Do your homework
• Review the district and the campus
• Be organized and knowledgeable about the school
2. Rehearse
• Inevitable question –Why did you decide to become a teacher? Add to the typical answer of “Because I love kids”
3. Dress the Part-click here for link from CS
• Present yourself as a career professional
• Look like you fit the role
4. Speak the Part
• Control your voice by speaking slowly and with deliberation
• Check out pronunciations of the school and administrators
5. Notice Your Surroundings
• Observe everything - this information can be used in your responses showing your interest in that school
6. Accentuate the Positive
• Optimize the characteristics you have
• Give the principle reasons why as a rookie you will make them proud
7. Emphasize you understanding of the profession
• Make sure they understand that you know that teaching is about the kids connecting and engaging with their own learning process
8. Rehearse Again!
• Practice with questions that may be asked during the interview
• Consider follow-up questions to your responses as well
9. Be meticulous with your documents
• Make sure everything is up-to-date on your resume, including the correct name for the school at which you are interviewing
10. Never be anything but honest
• Ask for clarification if you are unfamiliar with the question
• Don’t exaggerate or give any false information
11. Smile
• You will be nervous, but get more comfortable with every new interview
• If you stumble, take a deep breath and continue with your response

Click here for typical education interview questions

Behavior-Based Interviews – What Teachers need to Know
This style asks candidates to talk about their past experiences in the classroom. Logic dictates that candidates who can explain how they have organized classrooms, taught successful lessons, and differentiated instruction in the past can do so when hired for their first or next teaching job.

Examples of how they begin:
Tell me about a time when…
How have you…
Describe a classroom where you…

Specific to Grade Level:
Early Elementary:
What types of reading programs have you used and found to be successful?

Middle Grades:
Describe any team-teaching situations in which you have worked and why they were valuable for middle grade teachers.

High School:
How have you motivated students to graduate?

Special Education:
Describe your past work in an inclusion classroom.

How to Answer these Types of Questions
• Build your answers on your past experiences – other schools, student teaching, field experiences, or any teaching related activities
• Use acronyms such as STAR and PAR to help with describing your experiences
• Use your portfolio to show a plan you have used in the past
• Always answer by giving specific examples of your past experiences that relate to the topic


What is your biggest fear of interviewing??

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Questions you should be prepared for-click here

Situational or Behavioral questions-click here

Sample questions from you-click here.

Find your references
• Provide them with your resume, job description of the job you are applying for, assurance that their reference is confidential
• Make sure they know you well enough to be a reference, can complete it by a certain date, find out what they will say about you and see if they need any other information about you.
Balance your references
• Males and females of various age groups
• Ensure that all your information matches
• Do not pick someone that will not tell you what they plan to say about you
• Keep references informed about successes as well as failures
• Send them thank you letters



Being stumped by questions
Not being dressed appropriately
Having a bad interviewer
Arriving late
Not being qualified for the job
Looking not as though I "fit"








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