What to Think About When Looking for a Job
There are many things to think about when you start searching for a job:
Of course, you want to know where the jobs are! You can get a good idea about this by using DataQuest
and registering online with EdJoin, California's education job Web site.
You should also think about the kind of place you want to live. Do you like small towns or do you thrive in large cities? What about living inland, or by the mountains, or maybe by the coast?
You may not immediately find jobs in your ideal location, but geography is something to consider.
Salary. As a new teacher, your salary will be at the beginning of the salary scale. One thing to keep in mind, though, is the fact that each school district sets its
own salary scale and benefits. Also, the cost of living of each area is different. (Use "Get a Reality Check" to see what this means).
- Other factors. How close do you need to live near your family? Are there other reasons why you should try to find a job in certain locations?
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