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Selection Criteria Habit

Selection Criteria Habit How to build your Selection Criteria Responses Jobs come up quickly in schools, especially leadership roles. One minute, there seems like there is not chance for you to get any acting experience and then all of a sudden, you need to have an EOI ready in less…

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How to Reframe Not Coming Up with Initial Idea

How to Reframe Not Coming Up With an Inital Idea     When putting your leadership stories on paper, writing from the perspective as the leader requires you to talk about why this story existed. This can trip aspiring leaders because  you did not come up with the initial idea…

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Why Are You Avoiding Selection Criteria Feedback?

Why Are You Avoiding Application Feedback?   Getting feedback on your selection criteria is great…until it’s not. Avoiding geting application feedback, is a sign of something going on within you. Its a symptom of a well rehearsed unconscious pattern firing off in your nervous system.  It is a voice in…

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How To Ask For Feedback On An Unsuccessful Application

How To Ask For Feedback On An Unsuccessful Application “Thank you for applying. We regret to inform you that your application was unsuccessful.”   Once that email enters your inbox, hit reply, and ask for feedback on an unsuccessful application.   Why ask for feedback on an unsuccessful application? It…

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Stages of Application Feedback

As you build your selection criteria for an application, get feedback. As aspiring leaders, feedback is a GIFT. It is an essential part of your leadership journey. The GIFT of feedback is going to provide vast benefits and few drawbacks. You want to experience as many opportunities as possible to…

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Feedback is a GIFT

Feedback is a G.I.F.T. She was our school’s new Deputy Principal, and I was a relatively new Head of Department. This woman would become, and still is, an influential, unofficial mentor of mine. After the first week of working together, I knew that if I was ever to become a…

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Selection Criteria Start with Why

Start your selection criteria response with why.   For a promotional role as a Head of Department/Head Teacher, you want to open with ‘why’, not the how. I do not mean, share your why, but rather, why did you started this journey that has become a leadership story for you.…

Power Verbs Selection Criteria

Power Verbs

Power Verbs help you up level your selection criteria responses. They add impact to your leadership stories.   If you are ready to claim your awesome achievements in leadership, Power Verbs will do that.   When you are putting together your selection criteria, you want to position yourself where you…

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S.T.A.R. Model

S.T.A.R. Model – How to Structure Your Selection Criteria Response A template for your leadership stories When you are ready to start writing your selection criteria response, what should it look like?  S.T.A.R Model is a classic. This blog will cover how to know when to use it and what…

Aspiring Leader Leadership Experience Audit for Selection Critieria

Your first selection criteria, audit your teaching experiences

Before You Write Your First Selection Criteria, Audit Your Teaching Experiences As a seasoned teacher, you have a wealth of experiences you can draw on when starting to  think about writing your first selection criteria response. I always advice teachers to take the time to write a ‘draft’ copy of…