5 Tips to Get a Summer Teaching Job

Although most of you are enjoying summer break, quite a few of you might be looking for a way to earn some extra money by obtaining a summer teaching job. It’s a great way to earn some extra cash, and it’s great experience to call out on your resume!

But how do you go about finding a summer teaching job? It’s not as easy as you think.
With that in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned elementary educator based in Upstate New York, takes a look at five ways to get a coveted summer teaching job.

Janelle’s ideas include:

  • Update Your Resume and Teaching Portfolio
  • Where to Search for a Teaching Job
  • Consider the Alternatives
  • And More!

Janelle sums up her article thusly: “Research shows that when teachers enrich their minds in the summertime, it will help them grow and become better educators for our children. Just as we don’t want our students to get that dreaded “Summer slide,” we, as educators, need to keep our minds as sharp as possible too. Taking on a summer job will help will help keep your mind busy while making some extra cash for your wallet.”

Do you have any tips on how to get a summer teaching job? Please share your thoughts and ideas, you never know, you may just be the person to help a fellow teacher out.

Get a Teaching Job: Common Interview Mistakes

For a while now, we’ve focused considerable effort on TeachHUB.com toward helping current and potential teachers to get a teaching job. It’s never easy, and in these days of budget cutbacks and leaner staffing trends, it can seem near impossible to get a teaching job. And if you do land that coveted interview, you can bet that those doing the hiring will be looking to pounce upon any mistake, perceived or real, to eliminate those they deem unworthy from the process.

So today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator based on the East Coast (specifically, New York state) tells our audience about common interview mistakes that job candidates need to avoid.

Specifically, Janelle mentions that during an interview, potential teachers should not:

  • Be Arrogant
  • Talk Excessively
  • Dress Inapprpriately
  • And More!

In summation, Janelle’s words ring true: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression. In order to land that teaching job of your dreams make sure that you dress to impress, arrive early and shake hands with each person on the interview panel, utilize your teaching portfolio when answering questions, be confident, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. You have done your homework and you know that you are qualified for the job, now all you have to do is make sure that you avoid these common interview mistakes, and you will ace that interview. You’ve got this!”

What do you think are some common interview mistakes that teachers make? Do you agree with the ones that are listed above?