Post # 1
I have my undergrad in Early Childhood/Childhood education with a Masters in Literacy. I have been subbing since Oct. 2010 and a nanny for a couple days a week. For the life of me I can not find a full time teaching job. I live in Western NY, which people who are from here know that teaching jobs are few and far between. I am willing to locate mainly on the east coast (MA, NC, VA for example), however not Florida. Any advice on which districts are hiring and how to go about looking for out of town teaching jobs (certain websites, ect.)? It is so frustrating and I know a lot of teachers in the same boat!
I appreciate any advice that you have 🙂
Post # 3
@HollyGuinness: I don’t have really specific advice for you since I’m an engineer, but I was looking for a job in Madison, and I lived in St. Louis. I sent my resume to literally every firm I could think of, but no one was hiring. Finally, I asked one of my advisors if he had any contacts in Madison. He knew of one professor at UW so I emailed him and asked him if he new any firms that were hiring and if he had any contacts.
He gave me a name, and I sent him a cover letter addressed to him mentioned I knew the professor at UW. His company wasn’t hiring, but he decided to interview me anyway and got approval to hire me.
So I guess what I’m saying is try to talk to as many people in the industry as you can. See if you can network and get names of people in districts you want to work in. Even if you don’t know the person, call them up, say where you got their name, and ask them personally if they know of any opening.
Good luck! I know it’s tough out there!
Post # 4
Thank you! Yes, it is tough. I have done some networking but no luck. I guess I just need to keep at it.
Post # 5
Can’t you check each district’s site? Teachers-teachers.com has listings too but a lot are the jobs no one wants. Then I’d contact each school directly.
CMS in Charlotte, NC still had 500 positions open at the beginning of the year and are still begging for people. It’s only Title One so you have to be willing to work in that atmosphere but they are definitely hiring.