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WorkMonger Education Career Blog: Transferable Teaching Skills For Alternative Education Careers

Transferable Teaching Skills Employers Love

If you’re an educator looking to move out of the classroom, there are plenty of other alternative careers for teachers in the education world. You may not know which roles you’re qualified for or what you would enjoy doing. Way too many people leave the education sector when they’re done teaching because they don’t know what they can do within it. We don’t want you to be part of the flight! There’s a significant talent shortage in the education sector, so your skills do matter and can be utilized in a variety of roles out there.

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WorkMonger Education Career Blog: How To Catch A Unicorn: 3 Benefits For Hiring For Potential

How to Catch a Unicorn: 3 Benefits of Hiring for Potential

If you’ve ever hired someone, you know how the process starts. With your dream candidate in mind, you eagerly write out the job description. Master’s Degree. Ten years of total work experience and five years in a similar field. Management experience. Strong track record of success in a similar role. The list goes on. When you’re finally done, you step back, read the description, and smile. This person would be awesome!

Of course they would. When has someone dreamed up a candidate that would be terrible in a role? So, what’s the problem with setting the bar so high? Simple. This candidate doesn’t exist. Or, if they do, you’re likely to have a very hard time finding them or not be able to afford them.

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WorkMonger Employer Blog: 4 Hiring Traps Education Employers Frequently Fall Into

4 Hiring Traps Education Employers Frequently Fall Into

Hiring in the education space is hard. As employers, hiring managers, and human capital professionals in this sector, it’s imperative that we find candidates that not only align with our job descriptions, but that also line up with the mission and values we hold dear.

Sometimes, the process of finding such individuals can seem painful. But with each hire, we uncover valuable lessons that make the hiring process a little less daunting, a little more streamlined and much more successful. In this blog, we explore four common hiring traps we often see education employers fall into and how to avoid them.

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