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Find Jobs for K-12 Employees

Job hunting in the current economy is tough, but possible. Use the tools and resources on ISEEK for a successful job hunt.

The strategies below can help you to be effective in your job search. The Find a Job section of ISEEK also has a lot of great tools and resources for job seekers. Your professional portfolio may help you get a leg up on the competition.

Job Websites for Educators

Browse the job websites below to find teaching-related job openings in Minnesota. Most sites allow you to search by occupation, location, and other characteristics.

Find and Create Your Own Job Leads

Did you know that most jobs are never advertised? Use these tips to find potential employers.

Form your networks.
Networking is often the key to finding "hidden" job leads. If you're not sure how to network or need tips build your network, the simple steps provided will get you started. Find job seekers events using the Minneapolis Star Tribune (search for "career calendar") or the St. Paul Pioneer Press (search for "career calendar for jobseekers")

Explore companies employing occupations similar to K-12.
Contact Minnesota charter and private K-12 schools directly for openings. Use the Employer Locator to search for education services and other types of organizations in Minnesota and other states that might have job leads.

Find and join a professional association.
Professional associations are one of the best ways to learn about trends and hidden job markets, and to develop networking contacts for your job search. Professional, business, and trade association listings are available online or at your local library, including education-related associations or this directory of business and professional associations (262KB, .pdf).

Use online networking in your job search.
Boost your job search by using social networking websites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Create or update or professional portfolio.
Your professional portfolio is a display of your career highlights. Having an online or hard copy of your portfolio to show networking contact and employers may help you get a leg up on the competition.

Conduct informational interviews.
An informational interview is a meeting between you and another professional. It is a way to find out more about the industry, occupation, or companies where you may want to work. It can also be a way to evaluate how well your skills and interests fit with a particular career or employer.

Consider degree programs related to education and training.
Your alma mater or alumni association may have teaching-related job leads. An education and training-related degree program at a Minnesota institution may also provide information about job leads and valuable skills.

Test drive an occupation using temporary and employment agencies.
Whether you want a job quickly or to try out new occupations, employment agencies can be excellent job search resources. Many agencies also offer training in basic office computer skills.