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Teacher Recruitment: How to Hire the Best Educators

Whether you’re hiring early childhood educators, school teachers, university professors or adult learning facilitators, the people you choose to employ have a ripple effect. Their teachings impact and influence those who learn from them and subsequently those learn from their students, too. To build a bright future, it’s more important than ever to hire the absolute best educators.

But, how?

Some areas of the world have a very competitive job market, so teachers—especially those in highly-specialized fields—can be more selective about work because they know they’re in high demand. Other areas have too many teachers and not enough jobs, leaving recruiters overwhelmed by an influx of resumes.

No matter what recruitment challenges your school faces, VidCruiter can help.

Here’s how:

Advertise Teaching Jobs to Attract Top Talent

VidCruiter easily integrates with the careers section of your website, creating a seamless portal between your site and our easy-to-use application form. Interested teachers can scroll to view available job descriptions, or search by department and location to narrow their focus.

Every element of your custom-built career page proudly displays your school’s brand and personality, making job postings more marketable. Don’t worry about updating the website every time you post a job on Indeed. Whenever you post a job, it automatically shows up on your website, too.

You don’t want a job seeker to visit your website only to click away because of a terrible user experience. A mobile-optimized career page is especially important for younger educators entering the workforce. VidCruiter is mobile-friendly, so teachers can easily find job opportunities and apply from any device, even if they’re on the road. Recruiters, principals, and other teachers can review applications and video interviews whenever time allows.

Simplify the Application Process for Both Teachers & Recruiters

There’s an easier way for teachers to apply for jobs and for you to sort through resumes. VidCruiter helps school recruiters find the right fit for any teaching position by ranking applicants according to predefined parameters. We use “knock out” questions to quickly filter out candidates who don’t meet minimum requirements, such as having certain teaching certificates and being eligible to work in the country.

When interested teachers apply for jobs through the integrated VidCruiter careers page, they input their name and contact info, upload their resume, and sign off on a privacy policy (if your school has one). From there, candidates answer a series of preliminary questions, such as multiple-choice questions (what subjects/grade levels they want to teach) and long-form written answers to questions, which allow recruiters to learn more about teachers’ writing skills. All application questions are entirely customizable.

There’s an easier way for teachers to apply for jobs and for you to sort through resumes. VidCruiter helps school recruiters find the right fit for any teaching position by ranking applicants according to predefined parameters. We use “knock out” questions to quickly filter out candidates who don’t meet minimum requirements, such as having certain teaching certificates and being eligible to work in the country.

Upload Transcripts, Teacher Licenses & Lesson Plans

The best way to screen teachers is reviewing their lesson plans and watching them in a classroom setting. View uploaded lesson plans from applicants and pre-recorded videos of teachers in class. Applicants can be asked to upload their transcripts and teacher license, too. 

Sell Your School & Humanize Your Hiring

Highlight your school’s culture, its students and its staff by welcoming candidates with an embedded video in the application form. Maybe it’s a video of your school principal thanking teachers for their interest, or maybe it’s a video of a current teacher explaining why they love working at the school. Try recording video interview questions from students; no one sells your school like your students do!

Hiring strategies like these increase the likelihood of candidates completing the application and accepting the job offer.

Arrange Interviews & Get References—Even During the Summer Months

June through September are some of the hardest months for hiring teams to connect with teachers, principals, and applicant references. But, thanks to VidCruiter’s automated scheduling and calendar syncing, teachers can see recruiters’ schedules and book only when it’s convenient for everybody. This makes it especially easy to arrange group and panel interviews, as well as collaborate across multiple time zones. Email reminders keep everybody on track.

No more sifting through piles of one-dimensional resumes, playing phone tag to set up interviews, or finding time in your busy schedule for in-person job interviews with unqualified teachers. VidCruiter is helping schools everywhere hire the right teachers for the job.

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Jessica Newman
Jessica Newman is a skilled wordsmith, an innovative marketer and a passionate entrepreneur. She’s the Chief Content Creator at The Word Wiz and staff writer at VidCruiter.

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