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Working in the education field has never been for the faint of heart—whether on the frontlines as a classroom teacher, or behind the scenes; working the field takes passion, drive, and commitment. But we’ve also seen a lot of shake-up in the industry recently. With the rise of massive open online courses (MOOC) and other new tech disruptors, the entire sector is being reexamined.
Whether you feel settled or not, your current employment situation does not have to determine your future. I have spoken to many people of all ages with career paths that initially seemed less than linear. They have bounced from the private sector to local government to non-profit and back. While some see this as “job jolting,” I encourage them to take a deeper look—there is often a connection beneath the surface. Read more.
Job boards terrify me. So many fields. So many positions. So many questions: “Can I do that?” “What does a controller do anyway?” “Am I ‘comfortable with ambiguity’? Well, the ambiguity of this question scares me, so I guess not.” Read more.
Many of the informational interviews I participate in recently start something like this:“I’d love to find a job that allows me to live abroad.” “Where?” I ask. “Anywhere,” some say. This is not a trend I felt was as prominent when I was looking for a job 15 years ago. But, it is definitely here to stay. Read more.