Here are some steps teachers should consider to land the correct job for them:
Having a flexible career plan
It is prudent to have a robust career plan but keep it flexible to adapt quickly based on market conditions. As a teacher, you must assess the market trends and be quick to seize an opportunity.
Moving to jobs for good reasons
It would be advisable to conduct research about the next job, but not be too rigid about it. You should know your competencies and have a discussion with trusted colleagues on your career plan.
Being aware of the right time
You should be aware of others career progress, but do not copy them. You should have good judgment when to move on.
Having the ability to stay put
You should stay put for positive reasons and not out of any anxiety. It would be prudent to be cautious of any pitfalls, have the ambition to grow, and use your expertise to support colleagues.
Understand the pulse of the job market
Kindly spend significant time on the job search. Stay focused, but be prepared to take a risk, If the job looks appealing, then apply immediately.
Select the prospective jobs efficiently
It would be advisable to read the job descriptions objectively and critically. Kindly consider the broader inferences of taking a job, and consult with colleagues. However, the decision should be yours.
Do excellent groundwork for the applications
It would be appropriate to find out all the details about the job and have an understanding of the importance of references. Again, ensure you are prepared for the interview.
People usually regret the things they did not do over the things they did do. If you do not make the next move, you would always ask yourself “what if”. Often when teachers are weighing out their options, they understand that “what if” would haunt them if they do not trust their judgment and transform their lives.