Re: Supportive husband needs employment advice
    Posted by: Bernie on 4/20/16
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    Thanks for your advice, Kate. Specialized training makes
    sense, especially as far as marketability is concerned.

    On 4/20/16, Kate wrote:
    > 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
    > setting
    >> - 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

    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • 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.