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Dr. Les Potter has over 53 years in education in the US and Egypt with 45 years in school and university administration. Currently Les is retired from full time employment but is a consultant at Core West College in the American division in Sheikh Zayed, Cairo. He received his doctorate from the University of South Carolina and has completed post graduate work at Doncaster College in England and Harvard University. Les has published over 100 articles, chapters and books in education. Les is the founder of an educational service to assist educators with their CVs, cover letters, interviewing and career development. He may be reached at [email protected].
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Improving your interviewing skills is important but here are some tips for you to prepare for that all important interview. The first thing I would strongly suggest is to be on time to the interview. Whether it is a face to face or a zoom meeting,...
Improving your interviewing skills is important but here are some tips for you to prepare for that all important interview. The first thing I would strongly suggest is to be on time to the interview. Whether it is a face to face or a zoom meeting,...
Plan B Once you are initially hired as a teacher or administrator, you may wish to set your sights on a different position in the educational field. This is normal and certainly not unusual. However, your career goals may not always align with the...
Most schools and school districts do not use applications anymore for employment due to the threat of lawsuits a from legal challenges on the application forms. This is especially true in the United States where I spent 38 years in school and...
I was a school and college administrator since 1977 and have interviewed hundreds of candidates. When a teacher shows up for an interview we expect to see several things: Be on time, dress appropriately, be prepared-know the position you are...
If you are interested in changing jobs, you have to update your CV and I recommend that you create a cover letter that you would submit with your CV. The CV is normally a one to two page introduction of you that should include your basic information...
All of us have experienced the disappointment of rejection from our dream job. Even though we thought we were perfect for the position. Our CV was on point as was our cover letter and we nailed the interview. What went wrong? Do not take the...
Although the CV, cover letter, and the interview are very helpful in the hiring process, an overlooked but very important aspect of the process is the reference. Often you will list your references and their contact information on your CV. This is...
I have reviewed many very well written CVs and several suggestions that I have for educational job seekers is: In your career objective include the position you are seeking. Just because you have been a homeroom teacher does not necessarily mean...
I had been retired for about 18 months and not enjoying myself. My wife would travel to go to work and leave me alone with a TV and my two dogs. This was certainly not how I wanted to spend my “golden years”. After working over 51 years in education...

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