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.
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.
When job searching, you want to make sure you’re doing everything possible to better position yourself among the competition. Some individuals focus on perfecting resumes, while others divert their attention to networking. Today, we’re going to share 4 pivotal perspectives that can change the way you job hunt in 2019.
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.
The timing around the end of the year and the beginning of the next always entails a great deal of reflection. We catch ourselves thinking about what went right, what went wrong; our victories, our defeats; what might have been and what might still be. This is especially true when it comes to our careers.
Whether your year went extremely well or it feels like you couldn’t catch a break, it’s always important to remember, revisit and reconnect with your Why before you transition into the new year.
When someone tells you that they’re looking for a job, it’s fair to assume one of two things, right? That person is either currently unemployed or is ready for a new job. Wrong. What if we told you there’s another reason to job search, and that these job seekers are the smartest of all? It’s called Passive Jobseeking.
Many of us assumed that once we were done with school, we were done with homework. Gone are the days of stressing over assignments that dictate whether we fail or pass at life. We said goodbye forever. Or so we thought.
More and more employers are implementing creative, enlightening ways to assess the skill sets of their pool of candidates. How are they doing this? Work samples.
When you’re job hunting, finding an organization that appreciates your expertise AND aligns with your values can feel like a game of chance. If you’re in the education space like we are, the way an organization implements their values in…