Student Teachers what you should do if can’t Find a Job

You have completed college and received your teaching degree. Unfortunately, you haven’t been able to find a job in your field. So, what do you do?


Some employers hesitate to hire employees who don’t have any work experience. So, how do you get work experience when you can’t find a job? You become a volunteer. You can volunteer at the school where they would like to be employed. Although this won’t pay the bills, it will help you get your foot in the door. It will give you a chance to learn the ropes of the school.

Volunteering also gives potential employers an opportunity to observe your work ethics. Just be sure to show the school principal that you are dedicated, dependable, and responsible. Volunteering at the school where you want to be employed in the future will help to increase your chances of getting a job there. It is also a way to give back to the community and prove your commitment to the school district. And, volunteer work can also be counted as work experience. So, this is a win-win situation.

Substitute teacher

Even if the school district doesn’t hire you as a professional educator, they may hire you as a licensed substitute teacher. This will help you earn some money although it will not be as much as you would earn as a professional teacher. Again, this is a way for you to demonstrate your dedication and work ethic to the principal, school board, students, and parents.  


If you can’t find a teaching job, you can become a private tutor in your subject area. Being a private tutor will allow you to set your own hours and your own pay rate. You can have your own business cards made and advertise your services.

Freelance writing

Can you write a decent paper? Are you passionate about your subject area? If you have answered yes, then consider becoming a freelance writer. This will allow you to write about your favorite subject area. You can choose your writing assignments and set your own work hours. Although you won’t make a lot of money at first, you can begin to build your writing portfolio and make some extra money while you wait for that teaching job.

Teach professional development classes

If you have a teaching degree but you haven’t found a job, consider being a presenter of professional development classes. Some organizations and colleges will pay you to present fun and creative workshops for other teachers.

Further your education

Since you don’t have a teaching job yet, now is a great time to further your education. Yes, you have your teaching degree. But, while you are waiting for a teaching position, you can work on an additional degree in your subject area. 

It is not the end of the world because you haven’t landed a teaching job yet. There are some things that you can do in the mean time. You can go back to school, become a substitute teacher, volunteer, or become a freelance writer. The world is full opportunities use this time to take advantage of some of them.