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Wondering if anyone has any good ideas. I have been applying for school guidance positions in Illinois for years and years and I can barely get an interview. I am currently working as a part time counselor at an alternative high school, but want a full time position. I have a total of 7 years of experience working as a school counselor and it's so frustrating not being able to get a full time job. The thing is, what other options are there for school counselors? Based on what I've read, with the economy the way it is, while there may be a total of 10 open positions in the Chicago area in any one given school year, each position attracts 100s of applications. Given these odds, it doesn't seem like I'm likely to get an interview in the next 60 years let alone this year...what are my options? Any advice is appreciated.
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  • pj I have been a school counselor for the past 10 years and the demand is definitely not what it used to be. With all the cuts in schools a counselor is a cut that doesn't directly affect the classroom. I have thoroughly enjoyed my past 10 yea...See More
    May 25, 2011 report post
  • pj On 1/19/10, Kathy wrote: > Wondering if anyone has any good ideas. I have been > applying for school guidance positions in Illinois for > years and years and I can barely get an interview. I am > currently working as a part time cou...See More
    May 25, 2011 report post
  • Matt from CT Miss Texas, While looking through so many posts all over this website it was so inspiring to read your response. I'll be changing careers at the ripe old age of 34 and going from higher education to School Counseling. Everyone keeps tellin...See More
    May 20, 2011 report post
  • Jan Zeiger WOW!! I'm impressed too! That's wonderful. On 1/29/10, Miss_Texas wrote: > Hi Kathy, > I hear you! > I took time off in Dec. 2007 to get over cancer. Needless to > say, I canceled my teaching contract, which is never good. I...See More
    Mar 20, 2010 report post
  • Leah Congratulations Miss_Texas! You are a role model for perseverance! I'm so glad you are in a position that you are loving. They are fortunate to have you.
    Jan 30, 2010 report post
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