The Best Careers for Teachers: Making the Most of your Teaching Degree

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In today's economy, with declining education budgets and dwindling job opportunities, teachers are more eager than ever to make themselves indispensable in the workplace. Best Careers for Teachers provides proven strategies for making the most of your teaching experience and abilities.

Best Careers for Teachers includes step-by-step guidance for navigating the hiring process, becoming more employable, and exploring the exciting and varied career options available. It's the ...

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Overview

In today's economy, with declining education budgets and dwindling job opportunities, teachers are more eager than ever to make themselves indispensable in the workplace. Best Careers for Teachers provides proven strategies for making the most of your teaching experience and abilities.

Best Careers for Teachers includes step-by-step guidance for navigating the hiring process, becoming more employable, and exploring the exciting and varied career options available. It's the perfect tool for making your career goals a reality, from getting the job you want to standing out or advancing in your current position. Best Careers for Teachers includes:

Information on a wide range of job options, including tutoring, home educating, counseling, teaching online and abroad, and more

Expert strategies for creating an effective resume and cover letter to highlight your skills and experience

Advice on networking to obtain new professional contacts and create new career opportunities

Testimonials from teachers across the country who have successfully handled new and unique responsibilities throughout their careers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576857427
  • Publisher: LearningExpress, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Pages: 175
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Section I Options, Options Everywhere 11

Chapter 1 Publishing Possibilities 13

Editor 15

Writer/Author 17

Journalist/Columnist 19

Proofreader 20

Technical Writer 20

Home Sweet Home Office 21

Further Resources to Investigate 23

Chapter 2 Assisting Home Educators 25

Where You Can Fit In 27

A Cautionary Note 30

Further Resources to Investigate 31

Chapter 3 Tutoring Time 33

Creating a Plan That Works for You 36

Getting the Word Out 38

What You Need to Start 39

The Drawbacks 39

Further Resources to Investigate 41

Chapter 4 Providing Child Care and Before and After School Care 43

Exploring Your Options 45

The Drawbacks 49

Further Resources to Investigate 51

Chapter 5 Counseling at Camp 53

The Nitty-Gritty of Being a Camp Counselor 56

The Endless Options Available 59

Compensation 63

Further Resources to Investigate 65

Chapter 6 Coaching Athletes and Others 67

Applying Your Teaching Skills to Coaching 69

Compensation 72

Beyond the Field 72

Further Resources to Investigate 76

Chapter 7 Finding Opportunities in Administration 79

Making the Transition 81

Compensation 85

Further Resources to Investigate 88

Chapter 8 Enrichment Teaching 89

Is Specialized Teaching for You? 91

Topics to Consider 94

Changing Your Typical Class Structure 95

The Downsides 96

Compensation 96

Further Resources to Investigate 98

Chapter 9 Teaching Abroad 99

Are You Really Ready for an Adventure? 101

Compensation 104

Taking Precautions 106

Further Resources to Investigate 110

Chapter 10 Teaching Online 111

Is Virtual Teaching for You? 114

What Else You Can Expect 117

Challenges of Online Education 119

Further Resources to Investigate 121

Section II So, Now What? 123

Chapter 11 Creating a Winning Resume and Cover Letter 125

What Makes a Winning Cover Letter? 127

Creating Your Resume 130

Further Resources to Investigate 134

Chapter 12 Looking for Jobs in All the Right Places 135

Searching the Ads 137

Going to Career/Job Fairs 138

Making Cold Calls 141

Volunteering Your Time 142

Going Online 143

Further Resources to Investigate 144

Chapter 13 Networking: It's All about Who You Know 147

Networking in Action 149

Networking Online 151

A Two-Way Street 153

Further Resources to Investigate 153

Chapter 14 Ensuring Interviewing Success 155

Before the Interview 158

During the Interview 159

After the Interview 160

Further Resources to Investigate 161

Chapter 15 Saying Good-Bye 163

Legally, What Are Your Obligations? 166

Creating a Resignation Letter 167

Further Resources to Investigate 169

Bibliography 171

About the Author 175

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