The Ascend Job Search Starter Pack from The Principal Center gives you everything you need to succeed in the admin job search. Get instant access for just $199—everything is yours to keep:

  • Ten sets of fully customizable Microsoft Word .docx templates for your résumé & cover letter—a $170 value.
  • The Rapid Interview Prep Toolkit, with interview strategies and video practice questions to help you prepare for upcoming interviews so you rise above the competition—a $30 value.
  • Ascend Trail Map Tracker, the drag-and-drop organizer that helps you keep track of your documents and every stage of the hiring process for each position—a $19 value
  • Ascend Job Search Diagnostic, our assessment to help you focus on the most important actions at every stage of your job search, with instant recommendations—a $19 value.
  • The Interview Prep Game Plan training, so you can prepare for your next job interview—whether it's tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year—a $49 value
  • How To Write Accomplishment Bullets For Your Résumé training, so you'll rise above other candidates who merely list their duties—a $49 value
  • How To Craft Your "Perfect Fit" Cover Letter To Get More Interviews—training + 150-slide PDF—a $99 value
  • The Ascend Leadership Journal with prompts to help you identify the most compelling experience, accomplishments, and stories—a $19 value
  • Experience Matrix™ Résumé Blueprint, a 16-Page PDF guide to the perfect résumé—so you know exactly what information to include—a $19 value

Plus, you get a 14-day free trial of the Instructional Leadership Association, which includes:

  • The interactive Video Interview Practice tool, with more than 50 questions you can practice on-camera so you ace your next interview—a $500 value
  • The Cover Letter Generator, our drag-and-drop, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank app for writing a powerful cover letter that gets you more interviews—a $500 value
  • Our Ascend Live library, with in-depth trainings on dozens of specific job search topics, such as:
  • Should I pursue my doctorate?
  • How can I get better recommendation letters?
  • How can I make myself a more competitive candidate?
  • How can I gain new expertise?
  • How can I succeed in virtual interviews?
  • What should I expect in a second-round interview?

Justin Baeder, PhD

Director, The Principal Center

About The Author

Dr. Justin Baeder is Director of The Principal Center, creator of the Instructional Leadership Challenge, and author of Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership

Your purchase includes:

  • Templates, tracker, diagnostics, and trainings—yours to keep
  • Cover Letter Generator, Video Interview Practice, Ascend Live library, and all other Instructional Leadership Association benefits—free for 14 days

If you are not satisfied with the Ascend Job Search Starter Pack for any reason, contact us within 30 days for a full refund. ILA membership is $99/month—cancel any time by contacting us at [email protected] or 1-800-861-5172