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Northwestern's Job Posting Website:

When you get there:

  1. Click on “Students”
  2. Click on “Create Account”
  3. Enter your Northwestern student ID number in the “Create an Access ID”
  4. Create a password and re-enter your password
  5. Complete registration information

 To Search for Jobs:

  1. Click on Search for Jobs/Opportunities Posted to My School
  2. Check the workstudy box at the bottom of the page (or other criteria of your choice)
  3. Click Begin Search

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Employer Testing

Roughly 18% of companies currently use personality tests in the hiring process, according to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management. This number is growing at a rate of 10-15% a year according to many industrial and organizational psychologists, as well as the Association for Test Publishers.

When used correctly, cognitive and personality tests can increase the chances that new employees will succeed. Since the cost of a bad hire is widely estimated to be at least one year’s pay, there are huge incentives for organizations to get hiring right. 

Make sure you are prepared for when an employer uses a psychometric test.




UptoWork is a free resource that offers multiple useful resources from resume writing to job search to interviewing. It is definitely worth checking out!

Flip through this handy book to answer Job Search Questions

Teaching Jobs Links by State

Click here to pull up a website with Teaching Job Links for all 50 States.

20 Avoidable Job Search Mistakes
  1. Not using a professional email address
  2. Jumping into the fire without your fire proof undies -  Don't start your search with out a plan or much thought as to where you want to go and how you plan to get there.
  3. Not checking yourself in the mirror before walking into an interview
  4. Falling into the "black hole" - The internet is a great resource, but remember to use personal touch
  5. Being forgetful - If you use a cover letter template, don't forget to change the specifics
  6. Going to networking events, but not really networking - Real networking is building mutually  beneficial relationships
  7. Omitting a signature block in your email - A signature block is a prefect place to give a brief 20-word teaser and include a link to your online resume/portfolio
  8. Casting your net too widely
  9. Not paying attention
  10. Overlooking the interviewing "gimme" questions - Prepare answers to the basic interview questions like "Tell me about yourself." or What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
  11. Not joining your local Chamber of Commerce
  12. Having grammar or spelling errors on your résumé or cover letter
  13. Not being mindful of social medial presence - Clean-up your profile on social media if there are inappropriate pictures or posts
  14. Trying to turn an informational interview into a job interview
  15. Not having a LinkedIn profile - Many employers and HR professionals use LinkedIn
  16. Failing to research the company
  17. Not following up after applying for the job
  18. Not following up after the interview - At the very least you need to send a thank you card
  19. Failing to ask questions at the interview
  20. Relying on a single job-hunt strategy

CAREER FAIRS - virtual and actual

American Fidelity Virtual Recruitment Event

June 27, 2018

Register and upload resume by June 11th. 

Submit your resume for interview opportunities with American Fidelity.



Tuesday, June 12 @ Cedar Rapids Marriott

Find your next healthcare or education career at our upcoming Career Fair. Over 20 employers in one place, one-on-one conversations with employers. 



The most effective job search method is whichever one gets you the job!!
Search By State

Click on the links below to search each state's teaching positions. 

IOWA Education Jobs (

Every IA public school district is required to advertise their vacancies on this website (New, Fall 2013)

Iowa Regional Education Applicant & Placement Program

Search for jobs in Iowa and fill online applications acceptable at many schools in IA through this site.

Minnesota Association of School Administrators

Search for teaching jobs in Minnesota.

Minnesota Postings from St. Cloud State

More MN Postings here! (Hint...view the opening, but go to the school's website to find application info)

Teach in Nebraska

Find teaching opportunities available in Nebraska.

South Dakota Positions

Sign up on this site to receive education job postings from the State of South Dakota.

U.S. Regional Education Applicant Placement

REAP allows you to search for teaching jobs by state and fill out an application online.

Christian Schools International

This website lets you search for positions in Christian schools around the globe.

State Job Links for Teaching
Teaching Jobs Search Links
Career Shift

Create an account using your NWC email.  Search for jobs/save job postings/upload files and more!


Education's premier recruitment center, is another place to search for teaching jobs nationally.

NW's Job Posting Website

Don't forget to check OUR website.  Any job we get informed about will get posted here!(You can also upload your letters of references to save them on this online site!)

Mission: Teach

Get connected to opportunities in over 100 countries

Education Services International

A non-profit organization that connects excellent English speaking teachers with opportunities to serve in schools in 12 different countries.


Teach Abroad-Summer or School Year--Volunteer teachers that get paid a stipend and insurance 

ESL jobs

Find ESL jobs by location

U.S. Department of Defense

Interested in teaching at one of the U.S. Military-based schools?  Find out how to apply here.

Other Pertinent Info
Teacher Loan Forgiveness

Search the Teacher Cancellation Low Income Directory of public and private nonprofit elementary and secondary schools to see if the school you teach at qualifies you fro the Teacher Loan Forgiveness

Department of Education

This website gives valuable information regarding each state's teaching requirements.

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