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Nationwide Job Search Strategy for Teachers

  • 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.
  • 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.

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