Whether you’re just beginning your job search or are frustrated with your lack of options, here we are going to discuss a variety of online resources that you can use to find Education and EdTech jobs. Get ready to do a deep-dive into a variety of roles related to your career path!
1. Search The Teacher Career Coach Jobs Board for Education and EdTech Jobs
Here at Teacher Career Coach, we are partnering with companies that are excited to reach this community, and have multiple job openings listed. We are focused on roles that would be a great transition for teachers – learning and development, instructional design, sales, customer success, virtual teaching, and more! Both remote and in-person positions are available. Through our jobs board, you can find info about the roles & companies and apply online.
Be sure to subscribe to our email list on the bottom of the jobs board! Each week we will send new positions to your inbox.
2. Networking with People You Know
Transitioning out of teaching or other roles in education can be extremely difficult, especially when you receive pushback from friends and family. For that reason, many educators look for jobs in isolation. However, beginning to network with friends, family, and colleagues (also known as warm networking), is a great place to learn about a variety of roles outside of the classroom. The people you already know may be able to put you in touch with their company or introduce you to new contacts that may know of open positions. So don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Let your circle know about the types of positions you would be open to, and see where it goes.
Additionally, when you are researching EdTech companies, check LinkedIn to see if you have any mutual contacts (known as 2nd or 3rd connections) with people who work at the company. Touch base with the connections you already have first!
3. LinkedIn & Cold Networking
Another type of networking, cold networking, is a great way to make new contacts. LinkedIn is a wonderful platform where you can connect with people and companies that align with your goals. Reaching out to others that are currently working for a business you’re interested in or in a role you’d like to learn more about is a great start. Additionally, companies also post job listings on LinkedIn, so follow companies that you’re interested in and keep an eye out for open positions.
4. Education and EdTech Company Websites – Jobs or Careers Page
One of the best ways to make sure your resume is getting seen is to apply directly on the company website. Think about the curriculum and other materials that you’ve used and loved in your classroom. Then search the parent company’s website for education or EdTech jobs that align with your chosen career path. You may also want to think of who are the competitors of these companies. Most companies link their careers page in the primary menu or footer of their website. There you can usually see job descriptions and apply online.
There are also edtech job fairs you’ll want to attend if they fall within your application window.
5. Local Businesses in Your Community
With the recent surge of available remote work, we have many educators in our audience strictly looking for work-from-home positions. The competition for these roles can be stiff with people applying from across your state or even nationwide. Please don’t overlook jobs that might be available in your own community. We’ve heard many stories from teachers who have successfully transitioned into education-aligned roles in hospitals and community centers. These positions can be found through your warm network, posted on community jobs boards, and/or by searching the careers page of businesses by you.
6. EdSurge – Specialized Job Postings in Education and EdTech
EdSurge focuses exclusively on education and EdTech roles. Their jobs board frequently has hundreds of open positions. If you’re interested in transitioning into a role with a large corporation specializing in EdTech or education materials, EdSurge is an excellent resource for finding jobs. Here you can search by location or keyword (put in the titles you are open to), and even filter for remote work.
7. Other Large Job Post Websites
EdSurge is just one of many large, career-focused websites where you can find job postings. Some of the other top places to find a job are Indeed, CareerBuilder, ZipRecruiter, ISTE, Monster, and LinkedIn, among others. The pro here is that these sites list thousands of jobs. You will likely find several related to your chosen career path. The con is that because these websites are so popular, many jobs will be highly competitive with hundreds or thousands of applicants.
Don’t let this deter you, though! Difficult does not mean impossible. To make sure your resume has the best chance of getting seen, tweak it to reflect the job you’re applying for. And be extra sure it is ATS-friendly so that the company’s applicant tracking system can parse your resume correctly.
8. Government Career Pages
Many teachers in our audience have expressed an interest in working for the government. The number of education and EdTech related jobs available might surprise you. Some of these jobs even offer loan forgiveness, which can make them very attractive. You can find careers pages online at places like USAjobs for federal positions, your state’s Department of Education website, and possibly your county or city government website as well.
9. Working with a Recruiter
Education and EdTech companies choose to work with recruitment agencies to fill jobs for a variety of reasons. The company may be scaling, for example, and need to fill a large number of roles. Or they may need to fill high-level positions and are having difficulty finding the right candidate locally. Additionally, small companies may not have the time or staff to dedicate to sifting through hundreds of applications. That’s where an outside recruitment agency comes in.
You can reach out to recruiters through cold networking, or they may reach out to you. The best way to connect a recruiter in your chosen field is to be seen on LinkedIn. Make sure your resume is in tip-top shape. This will help recruiters find you and help you stand out if you’re reaching out to them.
Finally, Google is a great place to start. Whether you’re beginning to browse job descriptions or are looking for a very specific role. Google will often lead you to several of the websites mentioned, above. This is a good way to see many options in one place. This can expand your job search, as one company may choose to only post a listing on Indeed, for example, when you’ve been searching LinkedIn, primarily.
Next Steps to a New Career
One of the biggest mistakes that we see teachers make is that they try to navigate this process alone. Often, they put off “researching” until the very last minute. Which sets them up for a very stressful application season. I want to help you get some clarity in the options available to you. To know EXACTLY what you need to do (and not do) in order to get your foot in the door.
You don’t have to do this on your own.
With the help of an HR expert with over 10 years of experience and a team of former teachers, I’ve created a guide to support you in the early stages of your transition out of the classroom. Tap the button below to learn more.