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Teacher Assistant - (City withheld for privacy), New York, United States
There are NONE! Give up while you're ahead.
Posted in Dream Job on 7 Jan 2011
Job Security
Elementary School Teacher - (City withheld for privacy), Texas, United States
Job security is changing in the teaching field. My advice is to be honest and loyal to the job. Principals will respect your work if they are honest people. I think principals should not have a great deal of power over the teachers that work in their building because some or not loyal to the job but use the job for other purposes. There are good principals out there but when you choose principals that don't understand the grade levels then the district will have a problem.
Posted in Job Security on 29 Jun 2010
Video editor job security
Film / Video Editor - (City withheld for privacy), Michigan, United States
The medium is moving away from Television/Film/Cable to the Internet. Learn Adobe Flash & Dreamweaver.
Posted in Job Security on 22 Aug 2009
Interviewing Tips
Child, Family, or School Social Worker - (City withheld for privacy), New York, United States
Being a seasoned social worker currently re-entering the work force, I came up with an idea that incorporates all of my experiences into one binder, notebook etc. hence, "The Brag Book". I made sections specific to my needs, for example,a section for my resume, letters of recommendations, evaluations, certificates, liscenses, trainings,etc. I included documents that I prepared (white out the names of course)such as IEP's and assessments to show my style and competencey. I also added pictures throughout my job, and included any "EXTRAS" that I did, provided, whether mandatory or not, demonstrates that I am a team player. This actually turned out to be a fun project despite the fact that "crafty" is not my middle name!! OH, Don't forget to make sure you have enough copies of your resume and anything else that you may refer to for everyone. I got rave reviews so far. In addition, I was amazed how I was cutting myself short. As I put this book together, I was really enlightened and reminded of how much knowledge I have. Which boosted my confidence a great deal. Hope it helps you. Love to hear some feedback. Good Luck!!
Posted in Interviewing Tips on 18 Nov 2007
Balance is achieved with Muliple Interests
Elementary School Teacher - (City withheld for privacy), North Carolina, United States
Teachers suffer from allowing their job consume them, to the detriment of their family and health.

My advice is to make sure you have some other life activities that counter your classroom side...keep learning new things and going on new adventures. You will be a better teacher and the children will benefit from your fresh stories and happier demeanor.

I also believe in seeking and appreciating local resources....live in the place you're in!

Posted in Work Life Balance on 21 Jun 2007
What makes one complete
Administrative+/+Office+Manager - (City withheld for privacy), Alabama, United States
Although I am fairly new at this whole adult life, I must say that we, as a people, rush around for nothing. We are in a hurry to go to school, in a hurry to get out. In a hurry to find a job, in a hurry to retire. But the one question that I had to ask myself was: What makes me complete? Of course, the well-being of my family: mentally, spiritually, and physically. But, all of those must be joined and thought about carefully in order to truly answer what makes you whole. I personally say that having a career that allows me to be independent is very important to me. I want to be able to be involved in my children's lives without worrying that I will lose my job or inconveince someone else. I want stability and an atmosphere that I can share with women similar to me. Mothers and wives who love God and their families and want to prosper in life. I want to surround myself with people just like me and learn new things. I want friends in the work place. I want to be ble to share recepies, talk about what little "Johnny" or little "Susie" did that was just so cute. I want relationship. Some people want to be their own boss. Some want to sit back and just do what they are told. Some don't want families and wouldn't mind working long hours. Some people want to save lives. I think that is wonderful! But, what I think most is I want a doctor who LOVES his job and a cook who LOVES to make WONDERFUL meals to please me and my family. I want and accountant that breathes taxes so mine will be accurate. It is so important to love what you do and do what you love. In my book, that is the key to success and the key to being amazing at what you do. You have to have a heart for what you do everyday, all day!

GOD bless and I hope each of you finds your calling.

Posted in Dream Job on 3 Apr 2007
120 Semester hours.
Paraprofessional - (City withheld for privacy), Illinois, United States
I have passed the Basic Skills Test and you would think with 120 hours, and a NCLB Highly Qualified assistant, I would earn more. I am returning to college to get my degree, and will open my own small parent-child center. Working for myself seems to be the only way. I love the methods that I use to educate students. The principals (some) are bullies. They do not know about treating people the way you want to be treated.
Posted in Negotiating Higher Pay on 18 Feb 2007
High school math teacher
High School Teacher - (City withheld for privacy), New York, United States
I beleive I can make a difference in the way students learn
Posted in Dream Job on 14 Dec 2006
Go for your dreams
Elementary School Teacher - Minnesota, United States
There is always some something that always hinders your decision to go for your dreams. But it is not until you go for that something, where you find true happiness.
Posted in Dream Job on 13 Dec 2006
Coming off probation
Registered Nurse (RN) - (City withheld for privacy), South Carolina, United States
After being off probation and told you would have an increase to bring you up to where you should be, how should you handle this?
Posted in Negotiating Higher Pay on 1 Dec 2006
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