Tuesday, February 23, 2010

First Teaching Job

My name is Thomas and I am an elementary general music teacher in Manchester Township, NJ. I have been teaching in this district for 10 years.

I landed my first teaching job by applying to every job opening that I could find. I looked in newspapers and on line. I interviewed at at least 6 places before I found the right fit.

I landed my first teaching job because I possess good qualities. I am energetic and enthusiastic. The children love music because of my upbeat personality. If I am having fun, they will have fun and want to learn music on their own.

Finding a teaching job can be hard but here is some advice to make it easier. Be persistent. Don't be afraid to travel. Uproot from where you live if you have to. Discover a different part of your state or other state.

This post is part of the "Teaching Jobs Portal: How to Land a Teacher Job". What was your journey to become a teacher? If you would like to share your experience with other aspiring teachers, please use this post for more information.

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