“I’ve been told by recruiters that teaching doesn’t have transferable skills to other industries.”
𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 employers, recruiters, hiring managers & whoever else needs to hear this:
Classroom Management 👉 People Management
Instructional Design 👉 Training & Development
Lesson Planning 👉 Project Management
More transferable skills:
• Active listening
• Critical thinking
• Complex problem solving
• Time management
• Budget management
• Purchasing & inventory
• Expert communication
• Managing others
• Public speaking
• Systems analysis
So, when someone says they are/were a teacher, what they ACTUALLY mean is:
I am a leader in training and development, performance improvement, and project management. As an effective organizational influencer, I have an innate ability to build, motivate, train and develop high-performance teams.
I am an effective communicator who is exceptionally skilled at explaining complex principles and concepts in an easily understandable way. I’m also a creative problem solver who effectively develops working relationships across teams and is able to quickly adapt to shifting priorities in order to achieve objectives.
A little louder this time, TEACHERS HAVE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS.
#careers #education #teachers
Article by Lezlie Garr (Career Change Advocate | Certified Career Transition Coach & Resume Writer | LinkedIn, Interview & Job Search Strategist | I help ambitious professionals shift out of soul-sucking work and into meaningful careers)