Have you thought about a transition to an education career after a corporate career? Please the time to carefully plan your job search, which will start by identifying why you want to make the career change and what relevant skills you can use in the classroom.
The first thing one must have is a passion for teaching, in other words, you are making the change for all the right reasons. The passion must be what drives you to consider abandoning a high-paying corporate position. It’s a passion for teaching that will see you through the tough days.
Decide if you wish to work in a private or public school, or maybe apply for roles within both education sectors. After applying, see where the best opportunity presents itself.
If you have to pay for your training, it may be best to start the training before you leave your corporate job. That way, you reduce the chances of falling into financial problems during the transitional period. When you get your teacher certification, you can start to look for a job before you leave your current one.
Certain skills are required of teachers that are not expected or necessary for people working in the corporate world to have. Take time to assess your skills in comparison to the responsibilities you will be charged with as a teacher.
If you see areas of synergy, these are highlighted on your resume with relevant examples. On the other hand, if you notice you fall short on other core teaching skills, then it may be necessary for you to enroll in a professional course that would help you to rectify your weaknesses in that particular area.
As you prepare to send out your job application, conceptualize yourself in the given position and see how your new career will affect yourself and the people around you?
Talk to individuals who are already teachers to identify the pros and cons of an education career. That way, you will have a good idea of what to expect when starting your new career in the education sector.