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How should I handle letters of recommendation?

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Charlene at Emerson College asked: I’m applying for several academic positions that require letters of recommendation. Is a general letter, which I can easily forward to each job listing, better than a specific letter sealed for each posting? What’s the best way to go about this? Thanks for your question, Charlene. A professional letter of recommendation from someone who knows you well can pack a punch while you’re job hunting, but only when requested by the employer. A letter of recommendation is distinctly different from a reference (a list of names and contact information of people who can vouch for you), so be mindful of … / Read more »

How can I be sure I want to keep teaching?

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Paul from Texas Tech University asked:  “I just finished my first year teaching. I was not rehired for this school year and haven’t been able to find another teaching position. I’m starting to doubt whether or not I want to teach at all. How do I figure this out?” Thanks for writing in, Paul! If you’re having doubts about teaching, the first step is to pinpoint where those doubts are coming from. Was it a difficult first year and you’ve lost your motivation and momentum? Is it difficult finding another teaching position, so you’re feeling discouraged? What other factors are … / Read more »

Interested in a Career in Tutoring? Here’s How To Start

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Teaching or becoming a private tutor is a career path that students often decide on following quite early on in their secondary education. These young people often have a natural drive to achieve, and be successful in whatever they do. If you are considering tutoring as a career, you will need to educate yourself first and foremost. This will involve following the curriculums set by the national education authority. Here are the steps you will need to take to become a tutor and hold down a fulfilling career. School Education In Britain a student is expected to attend primary and … / Read more »

What can you do with an engineering degree?

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Here are some great suggestions from UK-based guest blogger Sam Gatt, a writer on all things business and career related.  In the UK it’s rather difficult to find well paid work at the moment, so when you finally graduate from university with an engineering degree, you’ll need to put extra effort into researching possible employment solutions. You might not realise it at the moment, but the skills you’ve gained over the last three years are desirable to employers in a wide range of different industries. This means your options are vast when it comes to finding a good job that you … / Read more »