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Q: Job search service providers for teachers in northern New Jersey ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Job search service providers for teachers in northern New Jersey
Category: Reference, Education and News > Job and Careers
Asked by: uncle_sprouts-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 26 Jun 2006 07:02 PDT
Expires: 26 Jul 2006 07:02 PDT
Question ID: 741110
I am looking for someone in the business of providing a job search
service for teachers in the state of New Jersey.  Specifically, I am
looking for the following services:  Resume / Curriculum Vitae / cover
letter advice, Distributing Resume / Curriculum Vitae to schools /
public school districts in areas of interest, Information about which
schools / districts are likely to be hiring, providing networking
contacts to get on the inside track, etc.

Service provider must provide services in Bergen and surrounding
counties.  My certification is in grades K-8, so the provider must
work with that specialty.

Question will be considered sufficiently answered if one or more
services providers are located that meet acceptable criteria (several
to choose from would be preferable).  Extra tip will be provided if a
service provider is contacted and a satisfactory working relationship
is established.

Clarification of Question by uncle_sprouts-ga on 29 Jun 2006 09:47 PDT
Primary services desired are Distributing Resume / Curriculum Vitae to schools /
public school districts in areas of interest, and Information about which
schools / districts are likely to be hiring.  Others are extras.

The answer will be acceptable if a service provider is found who does
these things in Bergen County, New Jersey for K-8 teaching positions.

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 29 Jun 2006 11:18 PDT
Hello uncle_sprouts-ga,

I?ve done some preliminary research on your question and I?m not
finding any recruiters that specialize in recruiting teachers for
public schools. Instead, I?ve found several organizations that support
the hiring of teachers as well as job boards that specialize in
academic positions. I?ve also found some government sponsored
resources to help facilitate the hiring of teachers in New Jersey.

It looks like doing your own research will be your best bet for
identifying schools and districts that are hiring. You will then have
to follow the particular procedures for the specific school district
and/or school. Most seem to require submission of a letter of
interest, resume and proof of certification.

I can provide you with resources for conducting a proactive job search
on your own and locating current open positions in your target area.
Will this meet your needs?

I look forward to your clarification.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by uncle_sprouts-ga on 29 Jun 2006 14:38 PDT
Thanks for your offers.  However, we (my wife is actually the
recently-certified teacher) already have many web resources and
teacher organization links.  Doing the research is tedious, and every
school or district has different procedures for applying.  The
situation also changes quite quickly this time of year.

So we are already in the process of doing all that research and
paperwork ourselves.  Recently my wife heard from a colleague (who
works at our children's school) that she used a service similar to the
one I described in the original question the last time she was looking
for a job, with great success and satisfaction.  However, that person
who provided that service is no longer in business.  Therefore, we are
looking for someone else who provides that service.

Timing is also critical when making these applications, and someone
who knows the ropes and has the resources to get your applications out
quickly on your behalf and at the right time is an enormous help. 
This person also knew people personally in many of the schools /
districts, and knew their hiring practices, so that she could, for
example, anticipate when they would be seeking candidates before they
posted the jobs to the general public, etc.

The idea is to provide your credentials ONCE to someone who knows his
or her stuff, and have that person put the appropriate paperwork
together and stop by your house every so often so that you can sign a
few things and your done.

So once again, thanks very much for the offer, but no thank you
kindly.  If we start exhausting our resources, or need some other
specific information that we're having difficulty with, I may post
another question at an appropriate list price.

Thanks once more.  - u_s

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 29 Jun 2006 15:26 PDT
Thanks for the clarification uncle_sprouts-ga. It sounds like the
person your wife had heard about was an independent
consultant/recruiter who used their personal connections with the
various school districts. Has your wife attempted to track them down
to ask if they transferred their business to someone else?

It seems to me that the type of recruiter/consultant you're looking
for finds all their clients through word-of-mouth and because of the
valuable service they provide they probably have a full client load.
Going through the hoops of public school hiring procedures is tough.
Keep asking among your academic collegeaus for a suitable consultant
to help. They're no likely to need to advertise or look for clients.

Best wishes to you and your wife.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by uncle_sprouts-ga on 10 Jul 2006 09:16 PDT
I believe your assessment of the situation is correct.  We have not
been able to track down the individual, because the person who used
her services cannot find her contact information.  Asking colleagues
has not been fruitful.

Thanks for your comments and wishes.  We'll continue our search.
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