(Closed) Last straw

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Have you considered training? I work in the training field and my employers are alwaytalking about hiring teachers, etc cause there is such a shortage of teaching jobs right now. I’ve worked in training for a social media company, the government, and now an elearning company. 

Post # 4
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You should talk with your principal, figure out if you should really move on from that school. Just becuase that school doesn’t need you as a teacher, does not mean somewhere else would be very happy to have you on. Have you been applying else where?

Have you thought about getting a masters degree?

I know tutoring places hire teachers, but they often work off hours (afterschool and weekends). They can make much better money if they are doing highschool AP tutoring, or SAT prep.

What about textbook sales for McGraw Hill or soemthing. They hire teachers.

Post # 6
1277 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I had a friend that left teaching for a corporate job with Kaplan and another that left to work for Teach for America….might try those options….don’t know if these options work for you or not but thought I would give my 2 cents.

Good Luck!

Post # 7
933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Department of Education in your state?

Post # 8
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

A teaching degree shows that you have communication skills, public speaking, can relate to groups of people, are dependable, have decent reading, writing, organization, spelling, math skills.  This is relatable to many jobs, the one that comes to mind is HR or being a trainer. Even a receptionist would work, if you are looking for a corporate job.

Good luck!

Post # 9
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

What about outreach at a museum type place? I work at a zoo and we have an outreach department – it’s mostly former teachers – they do go and teach, but it’s more like brief presentations, and obviously not in a traditional classroom setting. They present to groups all the way from preschools up to senior centers. Our science museum has a similar program, and I’m sure art museums do, too.

As PP mentioned, HR possibly (that’s what I do), but probably more in the corporate training/development side versus hiring/employement law/benefits.

Post # 10
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I too am a teaching and am getting discouraand at the lack of jobs. At this point I just want to be working!! Only problem is, I live in a small town where there is not many options other than a minimum wage job, and I’d be silly to give up my substituting for a job that I would make less in for working way more hours. Would love to find something that mdetaching degree would be useful for 🙁

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