Written by Robyn Shulman (originally posted on Linkedin’s talent blog)
Teachers make up an impressively large talent pool — just doing a simple search on LinkedIn shows that there over 4 million people whose professional title is “teacher.”They also represent an impressively under-recruited group of job seekers. Many of them are searching for new opportunities in the corporate world, non-profits and startups. However, quite often companies ignore them because their skills don’t seem like an immediate fit.
In fact, I believe that now is a great time for companies like yours to consider recruiting teachers, as their skills are transferable to many settings.
Effective teachers are filled with passion, ideas, energy, and have a high-level work ethic. They work well with small groups, large groups and on their own.
Here is a list of the top five skills that teachers possess and will transfer well to any office environment (read more here): http://talent.linkedin.com/blog/index.php/2013/09/5-reasons-why-your-company-recruit-teachers/