Finding Online Teaching Jobs
How to get your first online teaching job by Dr. Dani Babb
Once you break into the online teaching world, most work comes through your professional network. However, as Dani Babb says in the video above,"... In the beginning a job hunt really is a numbers game". One way to maximize your chances is to refine your search skills and fine tune the documents you'll need when you apply for the online teaching jobs you seek.
Search Tips: Finding Online Teaching Jobs
- Take the time to set up accounts on the major search systems.
- Set up a search agent that emails you job leads
- Use the advanced search features.
- Experiment and combine keywords: remote, telecommute, distance education, online teaching, online instructor, adjunct faculty
- Select a site that will store your resume or CV. Update regularly
- Be sure your online e-portfolio is polished and ready for a critical eye.
- Search Methodically.
Find the Online Teaching Job that's Right for You
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Indeed (Higher Ed)
- 1700 series is for all federal training and education related positions.
- 1750 series Instructional Designers/Instructional Systems Designers
When applying for positions on USAJobs, be sure to use the exact wording from the job posting in your resume. You must also follow the directions and formats exactly as written. Applications are initially scanned by computers looking for keyword matches. Once you get past the computer a human will review your resume and refer you to the appropriate decision makers.
How Job Seekers Use Social Media and Mobile for Job Searches
"Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are still the BIG3 for job seekers, but watch out for Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat."
45 Ways Social Media Can Land You a Job
"Sure, most people know how to use social media in their personal lives, but it actually has a lot of power to make (or break) your job search."
How Recruiters Use Social Media
"Back in 2010, 78% of recruiters were using LinkedIn to find candidates. 5 years later that percentage has risen to 95%. Similarly, 2010 saw just 14% of recruiters posting jobs on Twitter. That figure has now risen to a whopping 95%!"
One More Hint: Jump in the Pool!
Find an employer you want to work for. Study their programs and target your application, even if they are not advertising teaching positions.
Take the time to apply to the Adjunct Hiring Pools. Many online jobs are never advertised. Hiring managers search their established Adjunct Pools looking for the right match. This is particularly true when they have to hire on short notice.