Even though in the United States teachers are in high demand, teacher
candidates are still striving for the plum positions in their specific
area of expertise, in the district of their choice, and in a school
that meets their requirements for location, student profile, and
commute distance from their homes. So, even though there are plenty of
jobs, itТs still important to know how to land the specific position of
your choice, instead of being placed in the least-desirable area and
school within the district.
Also, in spite of the teacher shortage, the job search process itself
has continued to become more complicated with each year that passes.
Today the job search process has become far more structured, formal,
and intimidating, and the teacher candidate is faced with a dizzying
array of buzzwords: mock interviews, demonstration videos, teacher
portfolios, school surveys, networking, and role-playing.
Our goal in this book is to simplify the process for you by
explaining every step, from the application to the interview itself.
Best of all, we have included hundreds of fresh, relevant bits of
advice gleaned from interviews
conducted across the country.