Posted by: Dr. Carolyn Edwards | April 17, 2012

Teach Online – How to Land an Online Job without Online Experience

Looking to Make Money Teaching Online?

Get tips, tools, advice and resources to  get moving in the direction of your dreams.

Many want to know how to get their foot in the door and land an online job without prior online teaching experience. Have you taught in the classroom but have no success with getting the opportunity to teach online? Here’s a few ways to make yourself more marketable.

1. Create a “How To”  video in the area of your expertise and post it on YouTube. By using this format, you can demonstrate the use of technology as well as your knowledge on the subject. The video can be short and answer specific topics or longer and include a lecture video. You can add a link to the video on all of your online accounts as well as your resume.

2. Create a Screencast or Jing presentation and post it to your personal website or LinkedIn. This allows recruiters to see your expertise at creating a presentation that can help students master the topic.

3. Network. But don’t just sit around, go to where the people in the field are located. Attend conferences, seminars and presentations that will be attended by college Presidents, Deans, Recruiters and Administrative staff. When you introduce yourself, tell them your field of expertise and how you can help their students learn. Take lots of business cards and pass them out. Get theirs as well. Give them something to remember you by.

4. Follow up. Call the contacts you’ve made and ask if they have any openings or if you can send a resume just in case one becomes available. Every 3 or 4 months, touch base again so they remember you are still available.

5. Lastly, each week spend at least one hour either applying for an online job, communicating with a contact or mastering the skills that will demonstrate you can achieve and succeed the online teaching requirements.

Sometimes it takes longer than you want it to. I’ve had to wait a year for a few schools to actually call me with a job offer but in the mean time while you’re waiting don’t give up, take one action each day to move you towards your dream of teaching online.

Good luck and I’m here to help.

Dr. E


Dr. Carolyn Edwards is an author, life/career/business management coach and graduate management professor.

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