THE CAREER MOVE

Making a successful career move demands careful groundwork, meticulous paperwork, and the painstaking preparation that guarantees you are your best self at the culminating step in the application process. Learn what many of your competitors already know!

THE DECISION

Making the right move is pivotal to  the trajectory of the remainder of your career. 

 

It is a life-changing decision that merits purposeful self-reflection and an authentic analysis of your knowledge and expertise as well as your personal and professional needs.

There is more to consider than salary, location and timing. 

 

What is truly important is that you select a position that offers you the potential to flourish, make a difference and enjoy genuine success because if you fail, those things won't matter at all.

Making the Right Move

PREPARE IN ADVANCE

5 Ways to be Positioned to Apply

PREPARE IN ADVANCE

Turn Evaluations into Reference Letters

BE PROACTIVE

Recognize Signs It's Time to Go

KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT

Understand the Implications of Site Visits

BEFORE YOU APPLY

Ask Yourself These Questions

BEFORE YOU APPLY

Connect with Search Consultants

BEFORE YOU APPLY

Prepare What to Tell Your Board.

BEFORE YOU APPLY

Integrity, Trust and Transparency

BEFORE YOU CHOOSE

Research the New District's Board

BEFORE YOU CHOOSE

Confirm the District Fit

UNDERSTAND THE SEARCH

Open vs Closed Process

THE APPLICATION

When you are ready for change and the perfect opportunity appears, bringing the prize home calls for demonstrating your expertise with excellent paperwork, displaying outstanding communication skills and presenting the board with compelling evidence that you possess the expertise, professionalism and leadership it is seeking in its next superintendent.


The right tools make it possible to be a top applicant for nearly any position. We offer a winning application letter, resume options and tips, common application mistakes to avoid and advice for preparing a package that is sure to boost your chances of being at the top of the board’s interview list. 

Developing an Outstanding Application
Package

INTRODUCTION

The Application Process

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

Choose and Prepare References

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

Research the District

FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS

Deliver What the Board Wants

DUTY OF CARE

Avoid These Common Errors

ACCESS THE COMPETITION

A Sample Application Letter

RESUME BASICS

Refresh Your Understanding

RESUME FORMATS

Consider Your Options

RESUME HEADINGS

Organize to Your Advantage

HIGHLIGHT OPTION #1

Presentation of Achievements

HIGHLIGHT OPTION #2

Professional Objective Statement

HIGHLIGHT OPTION #3

Profile Statement

RESUME SAMPLE #1

Highly Detailed

RESUME SAMPLE #2

Streamlined Lists

RESUME SAMPLE #3

Combination

THE INTERVIEW

Only the foolish assume that because they are experienced, knowledgeable, and well-qualified, their interview will be more impressive than that of any other candidate.  Even the most capable leaders can inexplicably falter under the pressure of a crucial interview.

 

It’s not a coincidence that those who interview most are those who interview best.  Moreover, even applicants with hours of interview practice can dim compared to someone well-prepared, well-rehearsed, and extremely familiar with the unique aspects of the target district.  Up your game using 50+ actual interview questions, preparation strategies, and insider tips from those who’ve gone before you. 

Delivering a Winning 
Interview

ADOPT A WINNING STRATEGY

Get Ready to Compete for First Place

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

Refresh Your Basic Interview Etiquette

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

Remind Yourself: Body Language Blunders

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

Arm Yourself: Body Language Tips

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

Ready Yourself: 50 Sample Questions

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

The Real Secret to Interview Success

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

Questions to Ask About the Interview

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

The Interview Questions that Really Matter

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

Tips for Those Tricky Questions

REMINDER

What NOT to BE in an Interview

REMINDER

What NOT to SAY in an Interview

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

How to Respond to the Last Question

PORTAL

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