The Jr High DropoutSep 16, 2020
Season 1 Wrap
Find your strengths to help you find your next opportunity
Paulette Pinero is the owner of Lead Media LLC, a boutique management and strategy consulting firm, and she is on a mission to get Latinas the job, business and pay they want. She is no stranger to the challenges teachers, students and parents face in the education system and she works with many teachers to help them find a new job they are passionate about. In this episode, she offers many suggestions for how to find your next career based on the strengths you possess. Be sure to connect with Paulette on LinkedIn and check out her website https://www.theleadmedia.com/
Signs it's time to leave the classroom
Alexandria Croom is a learning program manager who is able to keep her cool in any business situation because of her experience in the classroom. She knew it was time to leave the profession because of divine intervention. She shares about the transferable skills that teachers have and we share some laughs over stories from her teaching days. Be sure to connect with Alexandria on LinkedIn.
The Next Step: Life After Teaching
Sara Stevick is an instructional designer and mentor to teachers who are making their way out of the classroom. In this episode, she has a ton of advice for teachers on resumes, cover letters and connecting with recruiters! She has created lots of amazing free resources to help teachers find their next step.
She has an incredibly supportive LinkedIn group with teachers who have been in your shoes as well as teachers trying to decide what life looks like outside of the classroom. Join her LinkedIn group by searching for The Next Step: Life After Teaching on LinkedIn and check out her website. www.lifeafterteaching.co and make sure to connect with Sara on LinkedIn.
Contract work is something you may not have considered
Stephanie McBride is an instructional designer who will tell us about the value of contract work, how to find and negotiate new contracts and how to prepare for interviews. Be sure to connect with her on LinkedIn.
Frame your story for the job you want, not the job you have.
Matt Sustaita is a senior sales enablement content strategist. He gives great advice on framing your narrative for the job you want and not the job you have now. His LinkedIn is very polished and does a great job of focusing his skills from the classroom to match the job he wanted in the corporate world. He also has an incredible website that showcases his experience and work samples. Be sure to connect with him on LinkedIn and take a look at www.elearningbymatt.com/
Be Humble When Seeking New Opportunities
Keep Your Confidence Coming Out of the Classroom
Keep a Growth Mindset When Job Hunting
Tyler Banh joins us to discuss his transition from the classroom to the corporate world. He is an instructional designer at a globally recognized management consulting firm. On this episode, we discuss the mental health challenges that teachers often experience and the importance of keeping a growth mindset while job hunting. Make sure you check out his website for more information. https://tylerbanh.com/
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Welcome to the Jr High Dropout
The Jr High Dropout is a podcast to help people who want to leave K12 understand that they have career options outside of the traditional classroom. If you're considering leaving the classroom and would like to learn from those who have already made that transition, be sure to hit subscribe!