Hello! And welcome to your journey to Life After Teaching.
Depending on your teaching experience, you might be scared to leave the classroom, angry enough to say “Screw it!,” or just plain burned out and looking for a second opinion on your career. No matter which scenario describes you, at some point the pain and the sacrifice boils over into your “I’ve got to get out!” moment.
When I realized teaching wasn’t for me, I was terrified. I had earned a Bachelors of Arts in English and a Master’s in Arts in Teaching and taught high school English for three years. What was I supposed to do with my hard-earned classroom knowledge? Who would ever hire me again? Was it “teaching or nothing” forever??
As it turns out, plenty of companies believe that teachers make valuable employees. I took my classroom experience and turned it into a content management job with a government contractor. Two years after that, I transitioned again into the field of content and new media. My three years as a teacher directly lead me to these opportunities — it was just a matter of using the right words to describe my skills and abilities.
This book is for talented, experienced teachers who have worked hard to get where they are.
I have since written on the subject of career and recruiting for such publications as AOL Jobs!, Brazen Careerist, Career Attraction, and Simply Hired. I took all of my best career advice from my successful transitions and put them into this eBook.
This book is for talented, experienced teachers who have worked hard to get where they are and want to see how they could use those skills in a different line of work. You may not know it yet, but the classroom is was just a proving ground for the skills, confidence, and know-how that you will take with you on the long journey of your career — and if you just give yourself a chance, you’ll be amazed at what’s in store for you outside the classroom!