Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Source for College Career Offices.
Spring has arrived, finally! Longer days, warmer weather, and summer vacation is just around the corner. But it also means that if your students are thinking about a job for next school year, time is running out. If they haven't already started their job search, they need to begin today! SchoolSpring has access to almost 20,000 jobs and when students subscribe to SchoolSpring Plus, they can send a professional application using their online portfolio with just a click (read more about this below). Things are really looking up this Spring!

Please enjoy the newsletter and call 888-546-3487 or email us at contact@schoolspring.com if you have any questions or comments.

Jim Fitzpatrick
President, SchoolSpring

P.S. Jennifer Kirby, Recruitment Coordinator at the Harvard Graduate School of Education said about our service, "By simplifying the application process, SchoolSpring has created one-stop shopping for teachers and administrators. The benefits to both the job seekers and the schools hiring are incredible."

 
IN THIS ISSUE:
Link to SchoolSpring for FREE Teacher Resources
Featured Cartoon – The Missing Link
Survey Question and Results
Spring Calendar
Apply for Any Job, Anywhere with SchoolSpring Plus
 

Click here to watch one of our fun cartoons and Mr. Fitz will show you how SchoolSpring makes finding a new job easy!


SchoolSpring Plus is a ground-breaking service that allows your students to transmit professionally-formatted application packages to any employers they want, whether or not the jobs are listed on SchoolSpring! The student provides the contact information for each employer and we'll generate an Adobe Acrobat PDF file with everything in their portfolio and send it via email.

SchoolSpring Plus applications can be customized for each employer, allowing students to address specific hiring personnel, tailor every cover letter, and determine the exact information each employer receives. The SchoolSpring Plus service costs $39.95 per year and includes unlimited application submissions. Here's what one educator had to say about SchoolSpring Plus:

"Your service is the absolute best service of its kind. I continue to receive excellent responses from potential employers through my SchoolSpring Plus inquiries." — Daniel W.

Click here to learn more and view a sample!

 
     
Susan’s Treats – Tips, Talk, and To Do’s!
 

How many education students do you serve in a year?

1-25

25 – 50

50 – 100

More than 100


Here are the results of our Winter Educator Newsletter Survey:

We asked educators “When do you plan to get a new job in education?”

18% said “This school year (2004-05)”

76% said “Next school year (2005-06)”

5% said “In the next 2-5 years”

1% said “Never”

 


Join Our College Career Offices “Test Kitchen”
During the Road Show I heard a lot about how College Career Offices could benefit from tools that would help track and report on their students job-seeking efforts. So, we are developing just what you have asked for (and more) but we need your help!

We are looking for college partners to participate in our “Test Kitchen” to help us trial our new service. Your college career center is given a special account on SchoolSpring. From your account, you can work closely with your education students to counsel and advise them on developing their résumés, cover letters, managing their letters of recommendation, transcripts, test scores, and state certification details — all key parts to the application process for jobs in education. In addition, you can track and monitor job vacancies from SchoolSpring member employers and perform a SuperSearch to see what other jobs exist on the Internet, all from one location. Please email me at susan@schoolspring.com to sign up as a member in the “Test Kitchen”. This offer is limited so please hurry!

 
   
Email From an Educator
 


We often receive email testimonies from educators about our service so we thought we’d pass this along.

"I recently heard about SchoolSpring.com through my Master's Program, and was really excited about it. I got home, got right on-line, and was pleasantly surprised by the number of jobs you had listed in my vicinity and my certification area! I feel like I've been let into a secret club, and am on the inside track to finding the job of my dreams!"

"I especially liked the different ways you could run searches, and that the site lists openings from other school employment websites, but allows you store your information and apply from one central location. The site is very user friendly, and when I had a question, I called the help number you had listed, and was shocked to hear a real live person answer the phone immediately, well after "normal" business hours! To call any business these days, especially an internet based one, and not be asked to enter a litany of numerical combinations by a computer before a live person will answer the call is utterly refreshing!"

"I applaud your efforts, and am excited about becoming a SchoolSpring member. I will tell all my teacher friends about your site, and I can only hope they too will recognize the great service you are providing to educators nationwide!"

Laura J. Faherty
Rockland, MA

Thanks for the kind words Laura and we applaud your dedication to teaching!

If you would like to send your story about using SchoolSpring or the trials and tribulations of being in College Career Services, please email contact@schoolspring.com and you may be in the next issue of the Source.

 
     
Link to SchoolSpring for FREE Teacher Resources


Please consider linking to SchoolSpring.com from your list of career web sites. Our service is FREE for teachers! Your students can use SchoolSpring to search almost 20,000 K-12 teaching jobs from multiple education job sites around the country in one easy search! Also, in our new Resources section you will find:

• A list of upcoming JOB FAIRS
• Quick access to STATE RESOURCES and CERTIFICATION requirements
• Important and HELPFUL LINKS to help your students research employment
• A list of SUGGESTED READING for job seekers and educators

Please feel free to use the following information when setting up the link to SchoolSpring on your web site.

Title: Teaching Jobs at SchoolSpring.com
Description: Free educator job search. Apply online, get email job alerts, find 1000s of teaching jobs from dozens of sites with SchoolSpring. Apply to any job, anywhere with SchoolSpring PLUS!
URL: http://www.SchoolSpring.com

Feel free to grab a logo from our pressroom.

Thanks for the link!

 
Spring Calendar – Conferences, Presentations, and Fun Events!
WHAT IT IS... WHEN IT IS... WHERE IT IS...
Rhode Island Consortium for Education (RICE) April 20, 2005 Crown Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI
MERC Education Career Fair April 21, 2005 Bayside Expo & Executive Conference Center in Boston, MA
University of Maine at Farmington Education Job Fair April 25, 2005 Farmington, ME
Teacher Appreciation Week May 1- 7, 2005 Everywhere, USA
 
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