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February 08, 2012

Education Majors: Changing Careers

Before changing careers it is important that you have done the requisite self-analysis and concluded that a career change is the proper course of action. The next logical question is how can you possibly use your education degree in any other career? At this point you are probably poised for a lita...

December 26, 2011

For the New Year: Truths about your job search

Yes, it is true that now is a tough time to be looking for a job. But there are other truths about the job search that will help keep your motivation high and improve your likelihood of employment success in 2012: Hard is not the same as impossible. Remember why you chose education as a profession...

October 09, 2011

Explore, the World of Possibilities is Endless

Over the course of the past few months my colleagues and I have been planning programming that culminated this past week during our annual Career Week. During the process of planning events it occurred to me that a program we introduced this past spring for education majors remained important in th...

September 08, 2011

Creating a Strategy

Oftentimes candidates, especially in this tight job market, come to me for advice on how to conduct their job search. They find themselves staring at the computer and realize they don't know where to begin, they feel overwhelmed or they use the same job site over and over. What they don't realize...

August 31, 2011

Ramp UP Your Search!

Tomorrow is September 1st. In many parts of the country school has started or is just about to start. This is the time of the year that many unemployed teaching candidates feel despondent; that there is no chance for a job. THIS IS NOT THE CASE! Many schools find themselves in need of last minute te...

August 11, 2011

Finding a Plan B: 25 Career Options for Education Majors

If you feel stuck in your job search, do not lose hope. First and foremost, the labor market is not as bleak as you might believe. If a traditional teaching position is your primary objective, be persistent. The fastest way to increase your job prospects is to expand the geographical parameters of y...

July 23, 2011

Life After Teaching

Recently, Joyce from Massachusetts posted this question on the Education Week Top School Jobs Career Corner blog. I would like to address her question as my blog entry this week. Teaching was a second career for me, so when I retired, I did not get as large a pension as a 30-year teacher. Therefor...

June 22, 2011

Jobs Outside of Traditional Classroom Teaching

Last week, a reader indicated that she is having "great doubts" about whether she wants to pursue elementary school teaching and wonders what other career options she might pursue. There are many reasons to consider career opportunities outside of traditional classroom teaching: a) lack of teaching ...

April 30, 2011

Part-time, flex-schedule, and work-from-home jobs

Question from a reader: "What are the top K-12-related part-time, flexible-schedule, and work-from-home job opportunities teachers can explore to stay current in their careers while staying home with children?" The response to your question may be helpful to new teacher candidates trying to gain e...

March 09, 2011

Alternatives to Traditional Public School Teaching Employment

During our recent educator job fair, I was amazed at the number of candidates who were discarding phenomenal opportunities because of their lack of research. When asked if they had talked to the charter schools, the most common response I received was "what is a charter school?" Here is my attempt...

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