It’s hiring season and this brings about a lot of anxiety, nervousness, and for some, major frustration. Searching for a job is a job in itself, but there are some people who have been on countless interviews and are at a place of major frustration. The question is, how do I know when it’s time to stop looking and try something else?”
This is a difficult question, but one that is commonly asked. There are many educators who find it challenging to land that first counselor, instructional coach, and/or assistant principal job. Attending more than 5 interviews and never landing the job can get daunting. I’m going to answer the question with a series of questions.
Did you put in the work to prepare for interviews?
Does your resume accurately portray your skills and talents?
Does your cover letter explain how you are an asset to the new company?
When you interview, do you answer the questions they ask?
During the interview, do you carry yourself with confidence?
Honestly answer those questions. If there is a “no” to any of the questions, I am here to help! My services are as follow:
Individual Training Sessions
I will be offering individual training sessions on general information concerning the job search. We will either meet via phone conference (FaceTime or webinar), whichever is most convenient for you..
How to STAND OUT Part 1 ($25 for 1 hour)
During this training, we discuss how to make your resume and cover letter stand out. We also discuss how to make a great impression during the interview process.
Resume Review ($25 for an additional hour added to the How to Stand Out Part 1 session)
For the additional hour, the coach will review the resume and offer recommendations on revisions.
How to STAND OUT Part 2 ($25 for 1 hour)
This session will be a follow up to Part 1. During this training, we will have mock interviews, practicing on each other. The coach will facilitate the mock interviews and offer feedback.
Personal Coaching ($50/hour)
The personal coaching cycle is most effective when there are at least (2) 2-hour sessions. The first session focuses on your specific industry. We discuss how they ask questions and what employers are looking for in your answers. We discuss a few questions as the coach supports the client in the process. The second session is a full mock interview. The client arrives dressed for an interview and the coach becomes the interviewer. The client goes through a full interview with no coaching. The interview is recorded and shared with the client. After the interview is completed, the coach offers feedback. A few additional questions are asked with coaching provided during the process.
To schedule an individual training session or personal coaching session, click below.
How to Stand Out Part 1
This session focuses on how to stand out with your resume, cover letter, and at the interview. This session will be delivered via telephone conference, FaceTime, or webinar at a time that is convenient for you.
How to Stand Out Part 2
This session will focus on how to stand out in the interview process. This session will take place face to face, unless the client would prefer FaceTime or webinar.
This personal coaching session will include individual support on answering interview questions. To be effective, these sessions are best when the client schedules (2) 2-hour sessions.
Paula Patterson is a former principal who shares practical points on the principalship.