When you send out job applications in your search for your next educational leadership role, what matters most? When the packet gets opened, everything gets a quick look, sure. So everything matters to some extent—your résumé, answers to provided questions, and so on. But two things matter more than anything else: 1. Your cover letter […] .
“Thanks for coming in. Do you have any questions for the interview team?” “Well, I just wanted to show you my portfolio before I go…” Thus ended half a dozen interviews I’ve conducted over the years. Every time, a thick folder or 3-ring binder was briefly passed around, barely perused, and returned to its owner. […] .
Researchers say that habits govern 40-50% of our day—everything from brushing our teeth to answering the phone to driving home at the end of the day. And yet, because they’re habits, we barely think about them. That’s kind of the point—it’s helpful NOT to have to think about every routine aspect of your day. You […] .