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EdSurge’s Guide to Landing a Job (or Finding the Perfect Candidate)

EdSurge’s Guide to Landing a Job (or Finding the Perfect Candidate)

Welcome to EdSurge's 2018 Jobs Guide! We want to help you find the job that will brighten your world and challenge you in positive ways. For many, getting involved in education can be the most meaningful professional work they've ever done.

At the same time, great organizations need exceptional people. So we're helping organizations, too, find the kind of talent that will help them fulfill their mission and serve students and educators everywhere.

We've got two approaches: First, the articles in this guide should help get you geared up for the job search. We've got tips on writing your resume, your cover letter and yes, even on leaving your current job when you settle on where to work next.

Second: Edtech Jobs Fairs. We'll be traveling to San Francisco, Boston, DC and New York in the coming weeks. These events are fabulous ways to meet in person with recruiters and capture their attention. Sure, it's sort of like speed dating. But if you make a strong first impression, following up later with a recruiter becomes much easier. (And yes, we've got some pointers for rocking jobs fairs, too.) We will also engage companies in panels around who they are and what they're looking for in candidates, as well as hosting a workshop or two on developing your jobseeker skills.

Finding the right job—or the right next employee—can be an inspiring process. You're taking steps to build the life and organization that will provide you with a living, with colleagues and, very possibly, with purpose. Let's get started!

U.S. Map of Edtech Jobs

Getting Ready for the Job Hunt

Check out this collection of resources on elevating your job search. Oh, and don't forget to check out the Jobs Board to keep on top of opportunities near you!

When You’re Hiring Edtech Talent

Check out this compilation of articles on how hiring managers in education and edtech are finding uniquely qualified candidates, streamlining their hiring processes, and reinventing what lifelong learning looks like in their organization.

Working in Education’s ‘Gig’ Market

Looking for a way to generate some extra cash or stretch your creative muscles in a part-time role without leaving the classroom? Here are some ways that current educators and others can add to their income or gain some experience.

What You Can Do Potential Employers
Tutor online Chegg, Tutor.com, TutorVista.com, WyzAant, ArborBridge, VIPKID, DaDaABC
Sell your teaching materials online Educents, Teacher’s Notebook, Teachers Pay Teachers, TES, Teacher Lingo
Teach or host classes online Pathwright, Skillshare, Teachable, LinkedIn Learning, Udemy
Become an entrepreneur 4.0 Schools, Startup Weekend EDU
Score, grade, and write test questions online ETS, Pearson, CollegeBoard
Write lessons and study guides Albert.io, Learning Bird, Study.com, Schmoop
Test or review edtech products Common Sense Education, Usertesting.com, Jefferson Education Exchange
Host camps for kids—or teachers, as hired help or a volunteer DIY Camps & Courses, ISTE, Local Options, Galileo Summer Camps, Girls Who Code Summer Programs

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