Your resume is the first thing a potential employer will see, making it vital to landing an initial call, interview, and, eventually, your dream job. People involved in hiring often look at dozens - sometimes hundreds! - of resumes to find the perfect applicants, which makes carefully reading and reviewing each resume one of the most critical parts of hiring. That’s a responsibility we take very seriously at CalWest – members of the Candidate Team review every teacher, administrator, and head-of-school resume multiple times before sending them school leaders to review. The more we see, the more we know that each resume is as unique as the person it represents. However, there are approaches to resume writing that can put you ahead of the crowd. Whether you’re early in your teaching career or looking to revise a multi-page administrative CV, following a process can make resume review less painful. Here are six essential steps to writing a resume that reflects your authentic self and helps recruiters and hiring managers know exactly where you’ll fit best.
It's clear that now is the time for schools to evaluate and adjust their basic hiring practices to meet the needs of the virtual schoolhouse. CalWest suggests these steps to ensuring that your school's foundational hiring practices are solid during the age of COVID-19 and beyond: Require all hiring teams to train on how to review resumes without bias Develop a candidate profile of what a successful teacher looks like at your school Develop a school-wide interview rubric that aligns with your mission, values, pedagogy Incorporate behavioral interviews based on scenario planning into the rubric Confirm school-year teacher evaluation intervals before hiring Develop an outline of critical formal and informal culture practices that your school cares about and share during an interview
Philadelphia, PA: February 26 - 28 Pennsylvania Convention Center If you are attending the NAIS Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA February 26 - 28, 2019, we invite your school to take advantage of our latest service – a personalized Recruiting Strategy Session. CalWest, our focus is finding and connecting our partner schools with talented and experienced educators to join their school community. We feel NAIS is the right time to have an in-depth conversation with you and your colleagues exploring the best way to find you your ideal candidates. Unsure whether to attend? Contact the our office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (818) 906-2972 to ask questions and receive additional information.
In December 2019, the CalWest team attended the National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference (PoCC) in Seattle, WA. We met hundreds of independent school educators, soaked in the words of many powerful speakers, and ended on a high note hosting Club PoCC to crowd of more than 1,000 attendees.