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Former teacher

I am considering leaving teaching, how do I market my skills for non profit opportunities? Are there good careers for former teachers?

Fairygodboss member EdGirl

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    I moved from teaching to nonprofit work; it is a pretty natural transition. There is also a huge demand for trainers who teach other employees new skills. I would network and try to get informational interviews...maybe you can leverage your experience and come in at a mid-level job

  • Fairygodboss member

    Your skill set would work well at a public or college library.

  • Fairygodboss member

    A lot of people have left teaching careers to do other things. I would try to apply for entry level non-profit roles or even volunteer at a non-profit if you're having trouble landing an initial job. Sometimes when you make a career transition you have to take what you can get in order to break into an industry but I would think that non-profits and teaching aren't as far apart as, e.g. teaching and investment banking....hope that helps

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