10/04/2022 by Carney Sandoe Staff |

3 Things to Tell Your CS&A Associate

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If you’ve recently applied for or renewed your candidacy with CS&A, you're ahead of the curve. The late summer and early fall months are the perfect time to complete and perfect your CS&A file, have conversations about your goals with your Placement Team, and prepare yourself for the hiring season, which begins with a bang in the early winter months.

When you speak or email with your Associate, it’s important that you tell them certain things about your job search. At Carney Sandoe, we want to make the right match — for both our candidates and our client schools. If you’re a candidate with us, make sure to convey these three things to your Associate.

1. Your ideal job

Even if it’s not realistic to attain every aspect of your ideal job, it’s important to know what your own ideal is so you can figure out what characteristics are most important to you. In the early phases of your job search, paint a dreamy picture for your Associate. Tell them what exactly, in an ideal world, you would be doing in your next role. That includes everything from what type of mission and values inspire you, to the kinds of classes you’d love to teach, to how you’d best like to spend your time outside the classroom.

2. Where you’ll go (and where you won’t)

One of the most important parts of your search for our team to know is where you will consider relocating. We only want to send you opportunities in places you want to be, so we encourage you to tell your Placement Team early on what cities, states, and countries you find most appealing. Whether you’re completely flexible, not at all flexible, or a mix of both, make sure you let your team know the details. And keep us updated; you can change your geographic preferences at any time, so if you suddenly have a whim to live in sunny Miami, let us know.

3. A story

As much as your resume and references, your personality is incredibly important in getting you hired. We want to know as much about you — both your skills and accomplishments and who you are as a person — as we can. Tell your Associate a story about your teaching. Relax, get to know your team, and let them get to know you.

Carney Sandoe is a free job search service for educators. Our mission is to connect passionate teachers and leaders with opportunities at k12 independent, private, charter, and boarding schools nationwide. Start your free job search now.

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