It strikes me that teaching and journalism are not dissimilar. High stress, burnout, and turnover are common in both professions. As I read through Life After Teaching, the brand new e-book from my buddy Sarah of Life, Etc, it occurred to me that many of the points made equally applied for journalists – just exchange a few words here and there.
I haven’t yet read Lean In, but a common refrain I’ve heard from those who have is an overwhelming feeling of relief and validation – so I’m NOT crazy after all! – and I think Life After Teaching will evoke similar emotions in many a teacher. Sometimes a career can turn out to be toxic. And getting out to save your sanity is smart, not a copout. Sarah breaks down just how you can take the things you like about teaching and translate those attributes into new jobs. Brilliant.
Even if you’re not a teacher (or someone frustrated in your chosen profession) thinking about escaping, Life After Teaching has a ton of helpful advice for the modern jobseeker. Job hunters, take note!
Now for the good news: I’ve got a copy of Life After Teaching to give away to one of you awesome readers. I’ll hand over briefly to Sarah:
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Happy April! April 2013 is my favorite month ever because I have released my first eBook, Life After Teaching.
This eBook focuses most clearly on K-12 classroom teachers in the US, but it is chock full of career transition advice that can help anyone write a better resume, pen a cover letter, or ace an interview.
The heart of this eBook is discovering the power of choice — no one should feel trapped in a job, or like they have no transferable skills. Enter: Life After Teaching. Figuring out what you’re good at, which careers you could discover, and how to get them is the key to moving on or appreciating where you are.
And here it is, free to the free-ness on NZ Muse!
You heard her! Free to the free-ness. There are a few different ways you can enter to win – see the Rafflecopter widget below (if you’re viewing this in a reader or email, you might need to click through to the live post).
I am a teacher and frustrated only with the system. The answer for every problem is to make a change. The problem is the change is not well thought out and they make a lot of changes. It is to the point that we just wait for the next change. There is something wrong with that.
I am a teacher in the US looking to transition to a freelance writing career or as a coach or consultant in some capacity. I would love this book for ideas and inspiration. Please pick me. 😀
I’m a teacher and although I’m not in the school system have only been at this for 4 years, I’m burnt out from teaching and would like to go back to do more stand-alone teaching (such as workshops) or one-on-one tutoring type stuff. I’m glad I didn’t go to teacher’s college like most of my friends did only to discover I don’t really care for it. But props to those of you that do!!
Also, thanks for introducing me to Sarah and her blog!
Thank you guys! (And thank you, EE!) And if you don’t win the giveaway but are interested in the eBook, go ahead and use the code “LAT30” for another 30% off — gotta spread the career-transition love!