For those hoping to continue or start a job search during these challenging times, the good news is many companies, nonprofits, schools, and districts are still hiring.
Your Attallah College Career Advisor Dr. John Bacolores has put together some advice, tips, and resources on locating open positions, resume tips, continuing education, and more.
Who Is Hiring?
Current hiring trends depend on your respective industry. Here are a few useful resources:
- LinkedIn Jobs regularly adds new job listings, including staff and administrative positions in higher education. You can easily set up multiple keyword- and location-based job alerts to notify you as soon as listings are added. Note you can also select the location “Remote” to expand your search outside your geographic area.
- Candor.io provides a user-generated list of the hiring status of various companies and industries.
- Idealist is a great website to look for full-time, part-time, and volunteer positions as well as internships in nonprofit organizations, including charter schools.
Here are some tips especially for credentialed candidates seeking teaching, school counselor, and school psychologist positions:
- For K-12 teaching candidates, most districts and charter schools are using terms like “virtual/online academy” to note that teaching will be virtual this fall due to COVID-19.
- Don’t forget to list your recent credential. If you do not have it yet, include the date your credential was submitted to CTC. You should also list your credential under Education Experience.
- Your Employment Experience should include your student teaching/practicum experience(s) and other experiences related to the role you’re applying for.
- Your Professional References should include mentor teachers, administrators, and faculty members who can speak to your professional potential.
- Many schools and school districts post available positions on Edjoin, while others (such as the Los Angeles Unified School District and Long Beach Unified School District) host their own job vacancies. Check each site regularly to look for updates and new postings. Some districts have brief applications windows so check frequently and submit your applications by their respective deadlines.
Build Skills and Prepare
Regardless of your industry of choice, most employers are looking for three qualities in applicants:
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Expertise with technology and/or willingness to develop skills
- Respect for others, especially learning and using Anti-Racist Resources
Here are some tips and resources for maintaining momentum during your job search:
- Chapman students, alumni, staff, and faculty have free access to LinkedIn Learning. Sign in using your Chapman student/employee login to access hours of professional development material and build knowledge and gain skills in areas such as HR and technology/software.
- Chapman will be transitioning to a new mock interview video platform soon. In the meantime, here are tips on conducting virtual interviews.
- Book a career advising appointment with Attallah College Career Advisor Dr. John Bacolores on Handshake, either online or using the Apple or Google Play apps.
- Follow Attallah College on LinkedIn for regular career tips, job listings, and industry news.
For the most up-to-date campus information, see Chapman’s CU Safety Back webpage.