Spring is in the air and statewide education fairs have begun. Career fairs, like the Oregon Professional Educator Fair (OPEF) have been designed to help you and districts find the perfect match. Preparation will help you make a great impression on school districts.
How to prepare:
Research the districts you want to teach for and be aware of their open positions
A great place to find out more about districts and their current openings is within the “Find Jobs” tab that appears after you log into your account.
Complete your Zapplication and apply to positions on EdZapp
The majority of districts in Oregon use EdZapp to recruit teachers. Be prepared for districts who want to know if you have applied using EdZapp already.
Know how you want to present yourself to districts
Practice making the right impression on district personnel. Come dressed to impress and ready to show them what you are made of by preparing a 20-30 second statement about why you are the best fit for them. Be sure to bring several copies of your resume.
Links to education career fairs in the Pacific Northwest are located on the Professional Development Page.