Posted by: Dr. Carolyn Edwards | August 20, 2012

5 Tips for Landing an Online Teaching Job

Although the economy is still in a downturn, there are many online jobs just waiting to be had. You can’t do what everyone else is doing. You need to do something different to get different results.

Here are 5 tips you can use today to get you headed in the right direction:
1. Look beyond the traditional online job sites like or  You will find jobs on these sites but so will hundreds of others.  Search for  jobs by putting various words like telecommute, e-learning, virtual and online in front of “job” to get a larger list of openings and opportunities.

2. Join networking online groups in LinkedIn such as Adjunctpreneur and higheredjobs. Many times jobs, tips and resources are posted in these groups as well as the yahoo group TeachOnline10SimpleSteps.

3. Get as much technology experience as possible in widely used Learning Management Systems like eCollege and Blackboard. You should also get comfortable with technology used in the online classroom like Jing, Screencast, YouTube, Webinars, Skype, Instant Messaging, etc the more you can highlight these skills on your resume and how you can use them in the classroom the better.

4. Know the online education industry and what’s going on.  Keep abreast of educational technology, policies, enrollment, etc. Knowing the industry allows you to write more relevant cover letters and be a knowledgeable interviewee.

5. Lastly, apply for at least 2 positions each week. Whether you are actually applying for an open position through a job announcement or sending a resume to department chairs or hiring officials.
Remember to set goals for yourself, celebrate your successes and visualize yourself making lots of money teaching online and working from home.
Good Luck everyone!!


There are many online job sites, resources, information, resume examples and advice from the pros in Teach Online 10 Simple Steps to Get Your Resume Noticed and Land the Job. Invest in your dreams! Over two hundred online job links, online schools and resources.

Purchase Teach Online by Dr. Carolyn Edwards
ISBN-10: 145254915X

ISBN-13: 978-1452549156

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Dr. Carolyn Edwards is a  life & career management coach, author and  professor.

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