The Great Reshuffle To or From the World of Education

Teacher to Trainer

Teacher to trainer? Classroom to corporate? Teacher to teacherpreneur? Or maybe it’s the reverse? How do you pivot and use LinkedIn for your reinvention?

Not only have I already reinvented myself six times, but I am still evolving with the business acumen I have gained. I’ve been in several corporate industries, earning two administrative and seven teaching K-12 education certifications, setting up a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and building a board from scratch.

After all of the career pivots I have made, I know what I like and what I don’t like. Yet, I am still seeking to check off more items on my bucket list, including higher education.

Lately, I have been having many conversations with clients and attendees at my workshops. They want to leave K-12 or higher ed and head to corporate or start a business. Others want to leave corporate or the military and head into the world of education.

With all the pondering about reshuffling, I thought I would share some general tips with a few basics just to get you started (though there are many other resources). I also wanted to share some LinkedIn tips.

Resources to Go into K-12

Resources to Go into Higher Ed

Resources for Nonprofits

Resources to Start a Business

Resources to Go into Corporate

  • Best tip > NETWORKING!
  • Job boards like Indeed, Monster, Simply Hired, etc.
  • LinkedIn Jobs, but you need your profile in order before you apply

LinkedIn Tips

Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side, and sometimes it is not. Write out your pros and cons for making a move and evaluate your benefits, pensions, salary, vacation time, and more.

If you are going to start a business, it may take 3-4 years to build the business and 7-10 to make it a real success. I started my business in 1994 but changed the offerings in 2013 and had it as a side gig while I worked a W-2 job until 2017.

Whatever you decide to do, I wish you the best. If you need a resume or LinkedIn profile to get you to your next step, book a call to chat!

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