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  • Resume Tips for Teachers Leaving Education

    How to write a resume is the number one question I get from teachers wanting to leave. We’re used to writing resumes for teaching and believe we need to learn how to write resumes for the corporate world. Is it a little different? Yes, but it’s manageable.

    I also found that the EdTech space welcomes transitioning teachers and is okay seeing our teacher resumes. They are very forgiving, but you still should curate your resume in a way that attracts recruiters. So if you’re nervous about revising your resume, start with jobs in EdTech first.

    Use these resume tips below to help you find a job outside the classroom.


    Narrow Your Job Search

    In my blog post, Jobs for Teachers Leaving Education, I mention some jobs that would be great for K-12 educators. Of course, you can’t apply for every job you see, you can, but unless you want to revise your resume to match all of those positions, I suggest focusing on jobs that fit your skill set.

    Focus on one or two jobs you know you’d qualify for based on your experience; that way, you can have a resume or two perfect for that job.

    Only Include Relevant Information

    Let’s get right into it. If the job description doesn’t mention working with children, leave that experience off your resume. If you’re applying for Professional Learning Facilitator roles, you’ll only want to include the experience of you training adults. Let’s say you want to mention that you analyze data; say that. You don’t need to have that you analyzed student data.

    If the job wants you to have experience as an educator, but working with kids is outside the actual role, make a list of your classroom experience, minus descriptions, on a second page.

    Keep It Simple

    I mentioned in the previous section that your resume might have a second page, but I’d keep it to one page. This is because you can successfully communicate your experience and qualifications on one page. And it is better for teachers attempting to leave the classroom, so you don’t have pages full of irrelevant experiences.

    Search for Examples

    Once you figure out what jobs you’re looking for, Google it! If you can find resumes on the internet that match the job you’re searching for, see how you can use them to write your own.

    Honestly, it’s pretty easy to change your resume to fit the corporate world. Especially if you’re applying to roles within EdTech, I promise you can do it!

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  • Educational Companies That Hire Teachers

    20 plus educational companies that hire teachers

    20 plus educational companies that hire teachers

    The past three school years have made teachers rethink their careers. Many educators feel stuck and aren’t sure how to get out. Including myself. Because, I think we’re taught that we can’t leave, being an educator is supposed to be a lifetime career. How can you leave when you’re told you’re just a teacher?

    So, I started researching educational companies and checking out if they had any roles that would fit my skill set. And they did! Instructional design, trainers, curriculum writing, etc. Of course, I encourage you to find positions that match your abilities, but these are good options.

    I also applied to non-educational companies with the same roles, but I didn’t have much luck. I believe that transitioning from the classroom to an educational company will lead to more possibilities with non-educational companies.

    But, because so many of us are feeling like it’s time to explore other options, I decided to share.

    Below you’ll find the list of educational companies where former teachers should work. Some of the companies you are familiar with like PebbleGo or Learning A-Z have a parent company. So, I listed the parent companies and made a note.

    Each company listed links directly to its career page.

    Actively Learn

    Age of Learning




    Cambium Learning Group– Includes companies like Learning A-Z, Lexia, Kurzweil, and more

    Capstone– Includes Pebble Go and more



    Curriculum Associates-Includes companies like Mentoring Minds and i-Ready





    Ellevation Education

    Epic Books



    Go Guardian

    Great Minds


    Imagine Learning




    McGraw HillIncludes companies like Achieve3000




    PowerSchoolIncludes companies like Schoology

    Renaissance Learning





    I hope this list is helpful and gives you hope that there are jobs available for us in corporate America. I’ve had interviews with a few of these companies and one hired me! I wish you all the luck in your future career.

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