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October 18, 2010

Retired Teacher and Reality of Jobs at National & International Level

Reader Question: As a retired American teacher, 77 years old, in perfect mental and physical health, I wonder how realistic it would be to start searching for a contractual position on the national and international level. Nationally , it would seem that this ought to be possible given that a retire...

June 24, 2010

Challenging Times in Education offer Opportunities for Improvement

"Budget reductions, fewer teaching positions all around, a very competitive market in most teaching areas." Not the words new teachers want to hear after spending four plus years in college to pursue a career they have dreamed about forever. Those same words also create havoc in the human resource ...

February 15, 2010

The World is Your Marketplace

Watching the Olympics games in Vancouver has reminded me of all the global opportunities for teachers. The world really is your job market. Last week alone I was contacted by an American school director from Vietnam and another looking for candidates to teach in Istanbul. Opportunities to teach in ...

December 14, 2009

Marketing Yourself in a Competitive Environment

Think differently about getting the message of your candidacy to the individuals responsible for hiring. In today's competitive job market where there may be hundreds or even thousands of applicants for each position, and with the advent of online applications, it is increasingly difficult to catch ...

December 01, 2008

Competing in a Competitive Job Market

A special education job candidate came up to me at a job fair not long ago and said with a huge smile, “I didn’t think that anyone besides my mother could love me this much!” At the same job fair, I encouraged job candidates in social studies, elementary education, and health and physical educ...

June 09, 2008

What are the job placement statistics for my major?

A student recently emailed my office asking for job placement statistics for the teacher education majors at our university. I am always at a loss to answer such a broad question because many factors go into what I am sure this student hopes is a simple answer. I once overheard a career services d...

April 02, 2007

English Job Market & Training

Lauren asked about the job market for English teachers. We just completed the AAEE teacher supply and demand research study for 2006. Nationally, the numerical rating for English/language arts is 3.06 on a scale of 5.0. This equals being a "Balanced" job market --- there is a balance between the ...

December 04, 2006

The Education Job Market: How Does It Compare to Your Job Market?

Welcome to the Career Corner! I'm BJ Bryant and as the Executive Director of the American Association for Employment in Education, it is exciting to be a partner with Agent K-12 to discuss the issues of careers in education and of employment in the teaching profession. Our association has research...

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