Teachers Learn Skills to Help Secure New Positions
CEA held a Résumé, Cover Letter, and Interviewing Hints Workshop Tuesday for teachers who are new to the job market or are facing a layoff. CEA UniServ Representative Michele Ridolfi O’Neill and Torrington Schools Human Resources Director Bill Joslyn gave presentations which included information on making a good first impression, how to make a résumé stand out, and strategies for answering interview questions.
Teachers from around the state attended and got a lot out of the tips and advice shared. Attendees had many questions with which O’Neill and Joslyn were able to assist them.
Melissa Nadeau, an English teacher at Gilbert School in Winsted, was saying goodbye to her students when she got the news that she will have a position in the fall. She’s thrilled to be able to stay with the school community she loves, but she still decided to attend Tuesday’s workshop because she doesn’t yet know what next year will bring. Nadeau was especially looking forward to learning more about cover letter writing.
O’Neill was glad that the workshop was well received and said that CEA may be able to hold another if there is sufficient interest from members. If you or a colleague would be interested in attending please leave a note in the comments and we will email you if another workshop is scheduled.