Re: Supportive husband needs employment advice
    Posted by: Kate on 4/20/16
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    As indicated by the prior poster, holding a license is key.
    Documentation of licensure status should show
    prominently in the cover letter and resume. Also consider
    specialized training in autism, social thinking, and
    behavioral analysis.

    On 4/20/16, Bernard Benko Jr wrote:
    > Hello everyone,
    > I'll preface by saying that this post may seem ridiculous
    or even desperate
    > on my part. I'm writing to get some honest answers. I
    need feedback from
    > school administrators, especially if you're involved in the
    hiring process at
    > your respective schools, districts, etc. I'm probably not
    even the first
    > person to broach this subject.
    > My wife has her Masters in School Counseling. She's
    been applying all
    > over the country for school/guidance counselor positions,
    attending job
    > fairs, etc for the last 4 years. We live in Pennsylvania,
    and have a
    > willingness to relocate should an opportunity arise. I'm
    very supportive of
    > my wife and want to see that she gets to pursue her
    passions. However,
    > we feel at a loss with this whole process. She's spent
    many hours each
    > day after work, applying even for just one position...has
    applied for almost
    > 200 positions over the years. Is it time to throw in the
    towel? Look at other
    > careers? I know counselor positions are few and far
    between. Is getting a
    > job really only about who you know? From what I know,
    the positions aren't
    > often mandated, therefore getting the ax when cuts have
    to be made.
    > I figured I'd give it a shot by asking those that are
    involved in the actual
    > decision making process. Is there anything to make her
    more marketable
    > in this field saturated with applicants?
    > I'm not in the school system myself. I've been working in
    mental health for
    > over 15 years. I can only support her with this frustration,
    but don't really
    > know what else to suggest. I feel that she's qualified and
    has a background
    > competitive with other applicants. It's just that the hard
    work is producing
    > nothing. No calls for interviews, etc. I'm not even sure
    that her resume is
    > being looked at.
    > Cliff's notes of her qualifications
    > - Bachelors in education
    > - High School teacher for 5 years at a school in an urban
    > - 9 years (so far) working in the MH field
    > - Weekend director of a Residential MH facility
    > - Dialectical Behavioral Specialist - thesis on DBT for
    high school students
    > - CPI Trainer (non violent crisis intervention)
    > - Currently completing ASCA's College Admissions
    Specialist certificate
    > training.
    > - More
    > I know I'm probably preaching to the choir with my
    concerns and
    > complaints. I just feel that it's time she at least gets a
    chance. Sorry to
    > take up everyone's time - if you're reading this. Any
    advice or a point in the
    > right direction for my wife would be wonderful! Thanks!
    > Bernie

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  • Supportive husband needs employment advice, 4/20/16, by Bernard Benko Jr.
  • Re: Supportive husband needs employment advice, 4/20/16, by sped.
  • Re: Supportive husband needs employment advice, 4/20/16, by Kate.
  • Re: Supportive husband needs employment advice, 4/20/16, by Bernie.
  • Re: Supportive husband needs employment advice, 4/20/16, by Bernie.