TMEA/TI:ME 2013 Convention
-A ROADIE IN ACTION!!
Dr. Fred Kersten
Online Music Job Application Procedure Survival: How to get the Gig!!
What do supervisors of music want as they observe online application
materials? Supervisors of music
from the Best Communities for Music Education provide
feedback specifics for success
as you apply online. Qualities preferred, selection procedures utilized, positive/negative
submissions, how sensitive security data is treated, selling your online presence
multimedia are considered.
What do Supervisors of Music want as they observe your online application
materials? How can you
provide the best online image and become a finalist bypassing a myriad of
applicants applying online for the same position? A survey was conducted
Best Communities for Music Education list developed
through NAMM which is compiled each year. An online questionnaire was sent to
school district music administrators/supervisors randomly identified.
Survey responses illustrate what online qualities were expected of
applicants by the supervisors, and what procedures were utilized in selecting successful final
candidates. Online procedures of candidates that were positive/negative are
well as specifics of how districts handle required sensitive
data which could result in identity theft for the applicant.
This presentation also considers and makes suggestions
for the following topics: how to use
technology to develop an e-Portfolio for standout online presence; developing
e-resume and e-application letter; protecting yourself from
online identify theft; your online image and how to survive; Facebook dos/dontís for strong
online presence; online application mistakes and
turnoffs; security--surrendering of applicantís Facebook password; online
reference documentation; online resources for developing an
application package necessary for securing employment.