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How to Unlock What You Have to Offer when You Already Have Staff Buy In

As an ambitious school leader seeking to ascend to senior roles in the educational sector in Ireland, you likely find yourself in a unique position. You've already garnered the support and trust of your staff—a testament to your leadership skills and history. However, as you contemplate taking the next step in your career, you may wonder how to showcase your capabilities in your job application and interview - when the staff's buy-in is already secured.

Recognising Your Value

As a steady and n…

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How I Went from Class Teacher to 6 Figure Leadership Mentor

In 2014, I took a career break. Applying for it was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. the last 9 years have been an incredible journey and step by step I've hit my target for 2023. I'm thrilled. 

In terms of the start of this journey - I procrastinated about asking for the time off until 😆 my principal trumped me and asked me a few days before the deadline if I was taking a career break. I stumbled and stuttered and said "yes maybe -  that was something I was thinking about. I

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Don't Skip This Step: 5 Accommodations That Should Be Made in Your Job Application Form

🤪 Literacy Teachers: You know what it's like to read a bunch of essays.
You need to BRACE YOURSELF for the task.
Some students love to write and write. 10 pages later and you're still reading.

🤨 Job applications are like this.

Your job application lands itself into a bundle with others.

Some job applications can be 21 pages long.

So, what accommodations can YOU make to help the reader and STAND OUT?

1. Think about it from their perspective.

Who will be reading this form? What would they be truly …

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If I Was Applying for a Principal Role in 2024 This Is What I'd Do

Making the move to senior leadership is a significant life step - to say the least! Developing your career is different from developing your job, however. So, how can you foster your career and apply better for senior leadership roles? 

Here's what I'd do if I was applying for a principalship in 2024. 

1. I'd review the 16 LAOS competencies and see if I have an example for each competency. Your interview and your job application form will be based on them - so it's a fantastic use of your time…

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FAQs About The Four Domains Simplified Course for School Leaders

Are you curious about the Four Domains Simplified Course?

I know that you may have questions that you'd like answered. 🤩 So I thought I would address some of the questions that I’ve been getting about it. Here are the top questions I'm being asked. 

1. Is ‘The Four Domains Simplified’ better than ‘Help I’ve an Interview in a Week’?

In ‘Help I’ve an Interview in a Week’, I teach Looking at Our Schools through the lens of a variety of interview questions – each starting with the phrase ‘How do …

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Reinvigorate Your Job Search by Changing Your Location

Have you ever felt like your job search and interview preparation process is a never-ending cycle, leaving you feeling stuck and uninspired? What if I told you there's a simple yet effective strategy to break this cycle and reignite your motivation? Yes, it's as simple as changing your environment. Curious about how this can transform your job-seeking journey? Let's dive in and explore together.

Spark Creativity and Inspiration

Being in the same space for too long can sometimes dull our creative s…

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3 Tips for Confident Interviews

Hello, wonderful teachers! I understand that job interviews can sometimes feel like a daunting task. But guess what? With the right preparation and mindset, you can turn that anxiety into confidence and leave a lasting impression. Let's dive into three essential tips that will help you shine in your next job interview.

Let Your Eyes and Smile Speak

Eye contact and a genuine smile can be powerful tools in an interview. They show that you're attentive, confident, and approachable. When you maintain …

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Effective Strategies for Impressing Interviewers

Hello, dear teachers! I know how challenging it can be to stand out in an interview, especially when you're vying for a leadership role in education. I've been in your shoes, and I'm here to help you navigate this journey. Let's talk about how you can leave an unforgettable impression and rise above the competition in your next interview.

Embrace Your Confidence

Confidence is your best friend in an interview. It's the silent message that you believe in your abilities and are ready to take on the c…

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Three Techniques to Impress Your Interviewer

Hello, future interview superstars! Let's dive into three beneficial techniques to help you ace those interview questions with confidence and finesse.

1. The PAWS Technique

First impressions count, and often, the first question is: "Tell us a little about yourself." It's surprisingly tricky, isn't it? Here's where the 'PAWS' technique comes in handy.

'P' stands for Profile. Start with a captivating sentence about your interest in teaching or a quick intro about yourself.

'A' is for Academic.…

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Tips to Write an Effective Job Application

No matter the position you’re applying for, whether it’s for an AP post, deputy principal, teaching position, or any other role, writing an appropriate and compelling job application is essential. A well-crafted application can increase your chances of securing an interview and, ultimately, landing the job. In this blog post, we’ll share some valuable tips to help you write an impressive job application.

Personalize your application

Customize your application to suit the specific job you’re applyi…

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