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Even in these recessionary times, there are plenty of teaching vacancies to be found. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected that job growth for teachers is at 13 percent for the years 2000 to 20018, which represents almost half a million jobs. The trick then is in finding, evaluating, and then grabbing the most suitable teaching job opportunities.

Know Where to Look

The most important thing about looking for the teaching job vacancies is to use all possible job search methods instead of sticking to just one or two. With the presence of numerous media in which prospective employers can advertise their available teaching jobs from the traditional to the technological, it is to the applicant's benefit if practically all of the following job search methods as well as places to look into are used and visited, respectively. Think of it as widening your net while fishing for teaching job opportunities.



• Personal Contacts - Many of the job opportunities in the education industry are never advertised especially those in the private sector. Applicants will do well to inform their family, friends, and acquaintances about their intentions to find a job. These people may have knowledge of teaching job opportunities ort may be able to provide references to someone who does know of teaching vacancies.
• School and State Placement Offices - The benefits in looking for teaching job opportunities in these venues include being part of job, interview and career fairs; being provided with a list of teaching job vacancies; and being assisted with the job search process from the resume letter writing to effective interviewing.
• Employers - Still the best way to know of the best teaching jobs available is direct contact with the employer. Even when there appears to be no available positions at the moment, it pays to leave an outstanding impression and an excellent resume.

Of course, most of the teaching job opportunities nowadays are also advertised through the Internet. Employers realize that the best teachers know how to use technology for the improvement the teaching environment. Thus, employers may use the applicant's tech skills to determine suitability for the job.

Still, applicants must never dismiss the power of the traditional method to look for teaching job vacancies. We are referring to the printed page especially the classified ads of newspapers. Most of the jobs are found in the Sunday edition although the weekday editions must also be scanned systematically so as not to miss any of the teaching job opportunities.

We must also emphasize that the non-paying teaching jobs are also one of the best ways to actually land the job. Think of internships as one foot inside the door, which can lead to being recognized for the good work done and even having the choice of high-paying teaching vacancies.

Know How to Stand Out

Now, even when the licensed teacher provides application letters, resumes, and other pertinent documents to all of the abovementioned job search venues, the battle does not stop there. The education sector is very competitive especially for the teaching jobs in well-off private schools and in well-paid state teaching posts. Being the standout applicant will definitely go a long way toward landing the desired teaching job.

The following are a few of the most effective tips in securing an edge in the most desirable teaching job vacancies:

• The applicant must ensure that the resume is flawless. The facts, which include contact information, type of work being sought, education, experience, special skills, and references must be verifiable. Also, the training, accomplishments and skills outlined in the resume must be relevant - or at least closely related - to the teaching jobs being applied for.
• Be ready for an interview at any time. Even when you are cold-calling the employer, being properly dressed in business attire signifies your commitment to the job. Spot interviews can and do happen and you want to be prepared for it.
• Be friendly with the staff. These people will process your application papers, which mean that your application may reach the management instead of being thrown into the trash, figuratively speaking, because of your rude behavior.
• Ace the interview. This can be easier said than done but it is possible to make a great impression on the employers to secure the teaching post.

Indeed, it is easy to find teaching vacancies in our education system. Just go to EducationCrossing.com to browse through thousands of teaching job opportunities all over the country. You can even sign up for a FREE TRIAL today!
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