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The Teacher's Guide to Successful Job Transfers and Promotions

The Teacher's Guide to Successful Job Transfers and Promotions

April 2005 | 128 pages | Corwin
Are you a talented teacher in the classroom but a little rusty when it comes to looking for your next teaching job?

This handbook by the best-selling author of Time-Saving Tips for Teachers will give you the advantage you need to succeed! Joanne Wachter's years of hiring experience as a public school system supervisor have taught her that good teachers are often reluctant to "toot their own horns," or just may not know how to impress interviewers. Given the intense competition, today's teachers need to know how to put their best foot forward to get that deserved transfer or promotion.

This detailed how-to manual will walk you through every step in the job change process, including:

  • Setting goals, including a quiz to find out what you really want in a job, from educational philosophy to commuting time
  • Working the process, with a list of the topics that matter to the administrators making the hiring decisions
  • Filling out an A+ application, getting reference letters, and writing cover letters
  • Strengthening résumés and portfolios, with advice on what and what NOT to include
  • Making personal contacts and rehearsing for that dazzling interview
Let the ideas and strategies in The Teacher's Guide to Successful Job Transfers and Promotions be the career guide that helps you get the job you've always wanted!


About the Author
1. Your Dream Job and Where to Find It
Job Setting Quiz

Reflecting on Your Quiz Responses

Where to Look

Final Thoughts

2. Working the Process
Issues That Matter to Administrators

Above and Beyond

Final Thoughts

3. An A+ Application
Filling Out the Application Form

College Transcripts

Letters of Reference

Cover Letter

Final Thoughts

4. A Resume to Remember
Resume Format

Contents to Include

Attracting Attention

Final Thoughts

5. Power Portfolio
What to Include

What to Leave Out

A Package to Impress

Final Thoughts

6. Getting the Interview
Making Personal Contact

When Personal Contact Is Impossible

Staying in Touch

Scheduling the Interview

Final Thoughts

7. Doing Your Homework
Materials to Study

Talking With People

Preparing for Interview Questions

Rehearsing for Your Interview

Location, Location

Final Thoughts

8. What to Wear, What to Wear?
Outfit Impact

Carrying Case

Final Thoughts

9. Get Set for Outstanding Interview Performance
Relax Your Body

Relax Your Mind

The Evening Before

The Day of the Interview

Final Thoughts

10. A Successful Interview
Off and Running

Rules of the Game

Answering Questions


Body Language

Use of Your Portfolio

Ending the Interview

Final Thoughts

11. Now What?

Follow-Up Contact

Letting Go

When You Get the Job

Final Thoughts and Best Wishes


“Speaks to teachers in a voice they will understand and provides a wealth of valuable examples, suggestions, and advice. . . .Clear voice, clear expertise in the field, and logical, step-by-step process that teachers will find extremely valuable.”


Louise Kursmark
Author, Career Consultant, and Certified Professional Resume Writer
Cincinnati, OH

"A great tool for any teacher pursuing a job transfer. . . . can also be used by a new teacher seeking their first job or by a teacher trying to reenter the field after years of being away from the classroom."

Lisa Burke
Author, Educational Consultant, Raleigh, NC

"Many of the ‘how to’ books [already] on the market do not have the detail and the real world examples that this publication has."

Kathy O’Neill, Director of the Leadership Initiative
Southern Regional Educational Board, Atlanta, GA
Key features


  • A one-stop job coach and counselor at an affordable price
  • Provides step-by-step strategies for teachers seeking job transfers and promotions in education, covering job search, application, resume, portfolio, checklists, sample forms, sample letters, and more
  • Offers in-depth coverage of the job interview process to ensure that successful classroom teachers can also put their best foot forward as successful job candidates and interviewees
  • Written in the same teacher-friendly style as the author's best-selling Time-Saving Tips for Teachers

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