Frequently Asked Questions – Job Seekers
Q: How long has TeacherJobs been in business?
A: TeacherJobs has been in business since 2007. Our Placement Specialists have been helping teachers find new positions for over
Q: How does your service work?
Step One: Complete the application and submit your credential documents in order for TeacherJobs to evaluate your qualifications
Step Two: Our Placement Specialists will review your application file and call you when we have jobs available that match your
qualifications and teaching preferences. This may be within a day, or could be longer, depending on time of year and jobs available.
Step Three: If you are interested in a position where TeacherJobs refers you, the Placement Specialists will present your resume to the
hiring official and guide you through the interviewing and hiring process. A placement fee (which may be tax deductible) is only
charged if you accept a position where TeacherJobs has referred you. If you interview and decline a position there is no fee.
Q: How is TeacherJobs different from all the other online websites?
A: We are a FULL SERVICE teacher placement service that works for YOU. We’re not just a database of jobs. No on-line service
provides access to the non-posted jobs or can provide the insight, coaching and critical matching that we do. You will have your
own professional experienced Placement Specialist working for you until your job search is complete. We work for YOU – we
match, refer, set interviews, follow-up, resolve questions and Get You Hired.
Q: What does TeacherJobs do differently from what I can do on my own?
A: We bring candidates to the direct attention of hiring officials and are highly successful in getting our candidates interviews.
Being experts in educational networking and placement for over 20 years, our Placement Specialists have the expertise and
connections to match the right teacher with the right school and get you interviews and Get You Hired.
Q: What happens if I find a job on my own?
A: TeacherJobs is one resource for finding a position. You are encouraged to look for a job on your own. If you find a job on your
own, there is no fee owed – just let us know to close your file.
Q: How long does it take to secure a position?
A: We begin your personalized job search immediately after your application file is reviewed. In some instances we are able to place our candidates in a matter of days or weeks. We have even placed teachers in jobs within 24 hours of applying. Much depends on the urgency of the need and time of year. For some, it takes much longer. There is no guarantee that we will have a job to match your qualifications or preferences.
Q: Why should I pay a fee after I’ve already spent money on my education?
A: Unfortunately, as in any profession, the person who has the connections usually gets the job. TeacherJobs provides that
networking connection for you. Our strength is getting you in front of hiring officials, the first step to get hired. We find it such a
shame to see candidates who have spent so much effort and money to earn a degree and/or certification and end up substitute
teaching. When TeacherJobs gets you hired in a teaching position, you use your education in the career you are passionate about and earn a professional teacher salary. The placement fee is an investment in your long-term career.
Q: What types of schools do you work with?
A: We work with a wide variety of schools including public, charter, independent private and religious affiliated private schools in urban,
suburban and rural areas.
Q: Where do you get your job listings?
A: We get our job listings directly from school officials. Our Placement Specialists continue their year-round search for new
positions. Because of the time spent building strong relationships with hiring officials, they list their job openings directly with us.
This often gives us the ability to present you to the school before they advertise.
Q: What types of positions are available?
A: Our openings are in all areas of education, including Teaching, Counseling, Library Media and Administration, elementary,
middle and high school.
Q: I am a new graduate. Can you help teachers with no experience?
A: Yes. Many school administrators prefer to hire beginning teachers who will bring lots of enthusiasm, a fresh perspective and
Q: I am an experienced teacher. Can you help teachers with no experience?
A: Yes. Some school administrators prefer to hire successful, experienced teachers who bring skill and knowledge to the classroom.
Q: Do I have to travel for my interview?
A: If you live within 3 hours of the school, in person interviews are conducted. If you live farther away, many school administrators
will conduct phone or SKYPE interviews.
Q: What increases my chances of being placed?
A: Those teachers who have a complete professional looking credential file have the greatest chance. The next key is flexibility –
grade level, subjects, type of school & location. The more flexible you are, the greater your chances.
Q: What is the Placement Fee?
A: A placement fee is the cost charged for our services. It is only charged if we are successful in finding a position for you that you
decide to accept.
Q: How much is the Placement Fee?
A. The placement fee is based on the salary for the first year of employment. It is 10% if paid in full upon acceptance of a job,
or 12% if paid monthly. Accepted payment methods are: check, American Express, Discover, Visa, or MasterCard. For
example, if the salary is $45,000, the fee is $4,500 if paid in full, or $5,400 if paid monthly. You will net about $40,000
for the first year after considering the fee. There are no fees for the second or subsequent years. The placement fee is a
tax deductible item (consult your tax advisor). Many of the teachers we place stay in their teaching positions for many