If you are a teacher in between jobs, the Internet is a great place to start a job search. There are plenty of sites claiming to deliver exactly what you are looking for if you simply post your resume. However, in a medium flooded with low quality and untrustworthy job sites, not every site is worth the time and energy. We have looked at a number of these sites and compiled a list of the ones you should go to first. These sites won our favor based on several criteria including; layout, search results, utility, ease of use, and aesthetic quality. The sites we found have all of the essential functions of job posting, searching, resume posting, and any additional helpful content, have an attractive layout with a professional look, and have enough traffic and users to provide a wide array of options from all over from job searches. And without further adieux — here is Certification Map’s list of the best 10 teacher job sites.
Education Crossing is a Job aggregator bringing a massive amount of research to one spot. Because they do not ask educators and potential employers to pay to post listings, they claim more employers than any other web site. They go out and bring the information to you. It is aesthetically pleasing and professional looking. The only downside is a monthly fee for membership, but because of this they work for you, not the employer.
Overall Verdict: Education crossing has every function and its format makes it so that they work to bring all the jobs they find to you. It is the most professional looking site and boasts the most search results out there.
Claiming to be “education’s premier recruitment service”, teachers-teachers.com offers a system of free registration and use for teachers-to-be. It lists 1,727 school systems and 661,976 candidates using the site, both relatively large numbers. You can either post your resume for all educators to see or send out a universal application to get the ball rolling. The site is attractive and easy to use. It is free for the job seeker, so check out all it has to offer.
Overall Verdict: The site does exactly what it should and looks good while doing it. Plenty of search results and free to boot.
Good looking and easy to use, schoolspring offers the familiar free job seeking service which earned top 100 honors in District Administration’s Readers Choice awards. In addition, schoolspring offers testimonials of users to give the browser a better idea of what the site has to offer. They also offer schoolspring plus for those willing to pay to post resumes to any job, regardless of whether it is on their site, and gain access to more jobs than the average user.
Overall Verdict: Schoolspring provides the features and aesthetics that give the user the comfort of being handled by a professional company. Testimonials provide further encouragement.
Educationamerica.net offers free browsing for all, though you must register to apply for jobs posted. Based on the homepage, EAN has 2,874,291 users, 2,453 employers, and 12,697 jobs listed in all 50 states. It is simple to use and includes all the basic features of other job finding sites. It is also free if you are the continental United States, though some upgraded features require monthly payment, so be careful while registering.
Overall Verdict: A good site which lists its number users is a good sign. It gives hopeful results with even a basic search, so it deserves a good look when searching for jobs.
The site offers valuable resources for those seeking a job teaching elementary students specifically. It lists clear reasons to join membership on the homepage and claims 5,976 employers last month alone. Also impressive is the list of awards on the bottom of the homepage. Candidates for jobs will not pay unless they choose to upgrade to the premium package for 30 dollars a month. Recruiters pay a fee to post jobs. The site looks professional and features message boards and classified ads. Check out the links leading to other site in the “ihire” series for different levels of education.
Overall Verdict: Again, a good number of users indicates plenty of job postings. The only downside is the restriction of jobs to elementary school and not high school or junior high school.
Boasting thousands of daily visits and an easy to use website, teacherjobs.com provides a reasonable service for both employers and job seekers to find a local position. It is free to use for qualified schools and job seekers. Despite a lackluster appearance, teacherjobs remains a good option for those seeking teacher jobs countrywide.
Overall Verdict: Though the site offers the basic functions a teacher job site needs, it lacks the shine and dedication to appearance that some other sites have. Still, it can deliver results for qualified teachers.
All of the essential functions are available, as well as more comprehensive functions such as chat boards, lesson plans, and projects. The job search itself is not the focus of the overall site, but is proficient nonetheless. Aesthetically, the site is a bit sparse and plain. But the search and resume post are present and free so it retains usefulness anyways.
Overall Verdict: The site has more general content which is helpful and interesting. A good place to build quality ideas and talk to other teachers or job seekers.
8. K-12 jobs:
Many of the same features are available here as above. Post your resume, search for jobs, and see what different school districts have listed as a means of recruitment. The site is less professional looking, but it has the content desired to successfully find jobs in both public and private institutions.
Overall Verdict: This site offers quality searching and posting, but the appearance makes it a slightly less desirable destination.
Featured on Education Week’s on-line news website, topschooljobs.org offers job alerts, resume posting, and an organized list of jobs posted either by category, state, or even country. The site is organized and adequately professional, and it claims over 300,000 weekly visitors so it has plenty of traffic of both job seekers and recruiters.
Overall Verdict: It gets a lower score because job seeking is not the main focus. However, the site provides a large quantity of news and additional information about teaching, which can still be very useful.
10. Great Teacher:
This site allows you to post resumes and search for jobs. It is clear and simple and straightforward. Don’t mind the aesthetics, as they will not affect the function of the site.
Overall Verdict: Poor looks are all that take away from the overall quality.
Still want more?
Though these sites are not on the best ten list, they still have a lot to offer a prospective teacher. If you have visited all the above but want to continue to make yourself readily available to recruiters and employers, check out these job sites and see what they can do for you:
Careerbuilder.com: A large, general job listings website that will return thousands of results for teaching jobs.
Monster.com: Again, a broad job listings site with a wide array of search options and results. A tried and true method of finding a job.
Schoolstaff.com: Offering free job posting as well as searching and resume posting, school staff is a good site at which to augment your job search.
Teachersatwork.com: The National Educators Employment network is actually a well-designed and helpful site. It is currently under construction but is supposed to be done in 2009. Contact the web master for more information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Academploy.com: The Academic Employment network is a nicely designed site. It is geared more towards the employer, but remains a worthy spot to post ones resume.
Academiccareers.com: A decent site with free posting and resume building. It experiences a large volume of traffic, which may help the job search.
Indeed.com: Indeed has a large number of general job listings, including many for teachers. Type in teacher and check out the huge mass of results.
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