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  • Writer's pictureMargaret Cissel

New Year, New Job Search: Go After Your Goals in 2017


A new year offers a clean slate, a fresh chance, a sense of uncharted possibility for what’s to come in the next trip around the sun. Perhaps you’re ready for more leadership responsibilities, or it’s simply time for a change. Maybe you’re new to the industry, feeling ready and excited to dip your toes into the world of private school teaching jobs. Wherever you are is a great place to start and Educator’s Ally can help you find a job in independent schools. Here are a few ways to get organized for a new job search in 2017.

  1. Revamp your resume.

Run through your resume with a fine-tooth comb and make sure everything is accurate, up to date, and organized in a clean and comprehensible format. Add new and/or relevant experiences, but remember to be concise. Employers can get overwhelmed when they receive lengthy resumes – they don’t have time to dissect three or four pages of your past experiences trying to pick out what’s important. Don’t list every paper you’ve ever published or all the internships you’ve ever had; stick to what is most pertinent and let those experiences shine on the page.

  1. Figure out what you want

Be honest with yourself. What do you truly seek in your next role? What kinds of jobs in private schools appeal to you? Are you drawn to traditional schools, or more progressive environments? Are you open to boarding schools, or are they off the table? Are you ready to seek leadership positions? What are your favorite parts of your job and what are your strengths? Asking yourself these kinds of questions in advance of your search will help you realize what you ultimately want out of your next job, and will enable you to focus your energy on the right opportunities.

  1. Get in touch with Educator’s Ally

In the independent school world, this is the busiest time of year for hiring and as a teacher recruitment agency we’re here to help! Now that you’ve spiffed up your resume and outlined your professional priorities, we want to hear from you. The best way to get in touch with us is to submit your resume here. We’ll review your application and if we think we can be of help to you one of our placement managers will contact you to schedule a phone interview. For interview tips and additional advice, check out our recent blog post: “Tips for a Successful Private School Job Search Part I”.

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