In the online world, LinkedIn has become a replacement of the first face-to-face impression. Virtual hiring and candidate’s information at hand before the interview makes having a good LinkedIn profile a necessity. A great profile with one’s specific skills and expertise can leave a noteworthy impact on the people viewing your LinkedIn profile.
Furthermore, this online platform is the perfect place to build new connections. Getting in touch with experienced people in the teaching industry from all over the world can profoundly help you rise in your career. The network offers you a chance to interact and share ideas that can help you open your minds to new possibilities.
Continue reading to know how LinkedIn opens a gateway of opportunities for teachers to grow professionally.
1. Job Opportunities
It is time for the teachers to adapt to the way hiring is done today. If you are an educator who is not using LinkedInto your advantage, you are missing out on a lot of opportunities. Connecting with Principals, hiring teams and experienced educators from top tier schools and building relations with them can help you get better job opportunities. When you engage in conversations with people related to the teaching profession and actively showcase your skills, it reflects your interest and sincerity towards your profession. Linkedin is a great platform to showcase what you got.
With over 800 hundred million users across 200 countries, LinkedIn is the largest professional network that is available at the hands of teachers. Meeting new people from the teaching community and fostering good relations can provide you with unexpected opportunities you never knew about. Additionally, the platform offers you a chance to interact with profound educators around the world. Interacting with like-minded individuals from the same profession can help you understand the skills needed for getting your dream teaching job and the right ways to apply at educational institutions.
3. Promote Personal Brand
As teachers, sharing your experiences and skills can not only help you target the right teaching jobs but also promote your personal brand. The hiring practices have changed a lot and they continue to evolve with time, so having a personal brand or the unique identification that sets you apart from others is important. This can be a key to getting shortlisted for interviews. The top tier educational institutions are always looking for teachers who are ready to move out of their comfort zone, are confident and possess excellent teaching skills. Showcase your LinkedIn profile that sets you apart from others and build your personal brand online. Additionally, post continuously about the best teaching methods and strategies and build a community.
No matter at what point you are in your teaching career, it’s never too late to create your LinkedIn profile. Along with this, you must also consider investing in professional development courses that can help you gain the skills required for the best teaching jobs. We at Suraasa, offer programs and courses on Boosting Employability designed keeping in mind the requirements of today’s teachers. These are aimed at enhancing your resume and increasing your chances of getting a good job. We also provide free teachers’ mentorship and assistance that can help you achieve great heights in your teaching career.
Pooja, currently a Content Creator at Suraasa, is a former English teacher. On a personal note, she likes it when people follow her on Instagram.😀