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2018 Job Search Handbook for Educators
In 1987, as a brand-new counselor with Career Service at Northern Illinois University, I became a member of AAEE. My direct supervisor had advised me to do so, since he was a firm believer in the Association’s value. At that time, teaching jobs were not plentiful, and we were doing everything possible to put our student teachers in contact with potential employers. I attended my first AAEE conference in 1998; there, I met school district administrators who were anxious to hear about our group of student teachers from a wide variety of teaching disciplines. I also made lifelong friends. The ability to exchange information with colleagues from school districts and other institutions’ career services offices informed my practice and answered so many of my questions about my role as a career counselor.
I’ve tried to give back to AAEE by presenting at conferences, writing for Supply & Demand, and serving in governing roles: senator, director of publications, secretary, secretary/treasurer, and two terms as president.
Working on the Job Search Handbook has held a special place in my heart, since I have seen the significance that it holds for student teachers. They love the wealth of resources between its cover—the brief, practical articles containing practical tips and advice from experts on job preparation, searching for jobs, and useful supply and demand information. In fact, I’ve had clients who have used their copies so much that they ask for replacements!
Another joy in working on the Job Search Handbook has been sharing the process with a dedicated and talented staff of editors who have helped to move this publication from its original status as a newsprint handbook with the same articles many years in a row to a professional, visually-attractive magazine format that has the potential to attract multitudes of readers. I’m honored to have been a part of this process. Are you interested in writing? Do you have creative or practical ideas to share? Please consider contributing to the Job Search Handbook. Thousands of teacher candidates nationwide will thank you.
Dr. Rebecca FaberWhen I began with UNL’s Career Services office in November of 2000, my predecessor told me that I had to continue the office’s membership in AAEE and go to the annual conferences. She was right. Through my involvement in AAEE, I learned how to be more effective in my job, both through readily available resources as well as through networking with colleagues across the country. I feel that I offer students the most relevant information available to help them as they seek education employment in the U.S. and beyond. I’ve had the opportunity to participate fully in AAEE by presenting at yearly conferences, serving on the Board of Directors, and helping to edit the Job Search Handbook. I enjoy the editing process (yes, I’m a word-nerd), but I also enjoy seeing how all of the helpful articles come together as one product that is beyond anything else available for education candidates. I’m proud of the work we do as the editorial committee.
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