Today Ms. Holland & I are connecting w/ future Teacher's at @UNCC_COED's Career Fair rep'ing @LNCharter. #LNCPride pic.twitter.com/cO2C6URzXm— Craig Smith (@CSmithGoBlue) November 20, 2015
1. District and school reputations allow prospective candidates to come to you, rather than vice versa. Granted, principals and district representatives can be much more relaxed when there is an absence of vacancies in high-demand areas.
2. Don't underestimate the benefit of distinguishing structural characteristics of a school, especially for people who have traveled through your area, but may not be very familiar with specific locations. "Yes, we're the school(s) with the blue roof." immediately separates LNC structurally from any neighboring or nearby school.
3. An unexpected benefit of attending a Career Fair is reconnecting with colleagues, expanding connections with other school/district leaders, establishing relationships with other schools for future collaboration,, and catching up face-to-face with your Professional Learning Network:
I'm at a recruitment fair @uncc and look who I ran into! Great friend! @CSmithGoBlue! He's doing big things pic.twitter.com/kBsI7KBfwO— Derek McCoy (@mccoyderek) November 20, 2015
4. As challenging and well-publicized as it has become to recruit undergraduate students to enter the professional of education, UNC-Charlotte continues to provide qualified and eager candidates.
Thanks for viewing,Great to have @LNCharter on campus. Look forward to seeing you all again soon. https://t.co/gBgc0g4QOz— UNC Charlotte COED (@UNCC_COED) November 20, 2015
The opinions shared in this blog belong to Craig Smith and do not represent the school or district in which he works.