The Heir

The Heir

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In 2012, more than 48,000 applicants applied to Teach For America for just over 5,800 positions. With fewer than 1 in 10 students from low-income families graduating from college today, our country's children need the most talented people teaching them. If your dream is to join Teach For America, this book is for you.

Whitman, a TFA alumnus and former recruiter, will teach you how to join this movement by helping you build the skills that Teach For America values most. The book includes advice from more than 20 current corps members and alumni, step-by-step methods to gain leadership skills, and real preparation strategies for your application and interviews.


With this step-by-step guide, learn how to:

Best exhibit the seven core qualities that Teach For America uses in its admissions process Craft a letter of intent and resume that will blow away the selection team Secure a meeting with the recruitment director, and ask the right questions Plan the Five-Minute Lesson for the final interview using backward planning Become a leader in your quest to join Teach For America


"Teach For America ranked 16th toughest job interview in America, more difficult than Facebook " - Reported in Forbes Magazine, July 26, 2012

"Teach For America ranked the #7 best company with which to launch a career by Business Week "


Table of Contents


Preparation Timeline

Part 1: Understanding Teach For America and Where You Fit In

Chapter 1: Deciding to Apply to Teach For America

Chapter 2: Teach For America's Mission and Vision

Chapter 3: The "Ideal" Applicant

Chapter 4: Developing the Skills to become a Successful Applicant

Part 2: Recruiting, Applying, and Interviewing

Chapter 5: The Recruitment Process

Chapter 6: The Application Process

Chapter 7: The Application

Chapter 8: Online Activity and Recommenders and References List

Chapter 9: The Phone Interview

Chapter 10: Choosing Locations and Subjects

Chapter 11: The Final Interview

Chapter 12: I Got Accepted Now What?


Appendix 1: Book Recommendations

Appendix 2: Sample Letter of Intent

Appendix 3: Sample Resume

Appendix 4: Sample Extracurricular Activity Submission

ISBN: 9781402244360
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Avalon99 May 21, 2015

Great book!

Ladre May 19, 2014

As with The Soldier, this is a well-done romance but it suffers in one respect: the heroine becomes tiresome after awhile. Worth the read, but more for Gayle and his family than the heroine.

Nevishay Aug 18, 2012

I thought this book was fabulous, not slow. Character based and really loved it. Will read more of hers for sure.

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