Nationwide Job Search Strategy for Teachers
- Upload your resume and portfolio material in the Hire a Flyer Network.
- Attend UD’s Education Fair.
- Recent UD Education Career Fairs have included school districts from Michigan, North Carolina, Alaska, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Illinois and Maryland.
- NETWORK! Search the national database of job banks to find districts with job openings.
- Talk to as many people as possible about your job search.
- Search the Alumni Career Network in Hire a Flyer to make new contacts and ask questions of UD alumni teachers in your field.
- Talk to the contacts you made through your observations, field experiences and student teaching.
- States with rapidly growing populations, such as California, Texas, Nevada, North Carolina, and Florida, are experiencing chronic shortages.
- Upload your resume into one or more of the many education job sites. National Teacher Recruitment Clearinghouse has links to many sites: Some other sites include Teachers at Work and Nationjob
- Check with state departments of education to find out about certification, etc.
- Send letters of inquiry, resumes, credential files, and transcripts to each school district of interest.
- Send applications to central offices, since most school districts centralize personnel functions.
- Call ahead for names and addresses.
- Attend job fairs sponsored by the state, universities, or associations.
- Respond to advertisements in newspapers, online boards, etc.
- Follow up on each submission with a personal note, call or e-mail to remind the district of your interest and to check on your status.
- Contact the career centers of colleges and universities in your search area.