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Teachers Taking Action #005 Impact Statements

Happy Saturday to you and 3681 motivated Teachers Taking Action in our community.

Here's one short tip on how to grow your network and land your dream job.

Today's issue takes about 2 minutes to read.


The first stage in preparing your LinkedIn profile is to start thinking about IMPACT STATEMENTS.

You may have never heard of these before! They are your key to communicating to a school what YOU can do for THEM.

Focus on key achievements that relate to the first 5 points in the position description because these are the things that the school considers critical to the role.

Use numbers to quantify your results. Ensure you include the impact on the students, staff or school.


  • Spearheaded an independent reading program for Grade 2 which led to students reading 269 books over 5 weeks, a 25% increase on previous reading levels.


  • Pioneered a Guided Reading and Guided Teaching program, which led to improved delivery,...
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Teachers Taking Action #004 Your LinkedIn Profile Pic

Happy Sunday to you and 3675 motivated Teachers Taking Action in our community.

Here's one short tip on how to grow your network and land your dream job.

Today's issue takes about 2 minutes to read.


Today we are going to talk about your LinkedIn profile picture!

Your picture is the first impression that Principals and schools will have of you.

We want you to take a serious look at your profile picture and see if you meet all of these criteria:

1. Do you look like you are going to an interview?

2. Choose a photo that looks like you - if you normally wear a head scarf, glasses or a beard, have a photo that looks like that.

3. Wear professional clothing, as you would wear to school. Don't wear a tie if you don't normally wear one. Make sure your shoulders are covered.

4. Make sure the photo is high resolution. The ideal size is 400 x 400 pixels.

5. Take the photo in soft, natural light. You can use the "spotlight"...

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