Are you looking for a new job as a dance instructor? Do you want to find a studio in your local area with open positions? If so, you have to look in the right places.
While it may be tempting to go on the big, well-known job sites, you have to wonder – is this really the best option? In most cases, the answer is going to be a resounding “no.”
A better solution is to find niche specific sites dedicated to the dance community. Once you have found such a site, the next step is to figure out what to do to effectively use it. In most cases, you will find a rundown of the best practices published on the site.
Here, you can learn about some of the all-too-common mistakes made when using these sites and how you can avoid making the same mistakes.
Including too Much Personal Information
While it’s going to be necessary to upload your resume that highlights your experience and expertise, you don’t need to go too in-depth with the personal information you post. In addition to your resume, include your name and contact information, but stop there. Divulging too much about yourself may actually put you at risk to nefarious people on the Web.
If a studio is interested in your services, they will contact you for more information. This is the safest way to use these sites.
Using Sites that aren’t Niche Specific
Another important consideration is whether the site is specific to the niche where you are searching through job postings. While there are big name companies out there designed to help anyone searching for a job, this may not be effective if you are looking specifically for dance positions.
By finding a niche specific site, you can feel confident that the jobs found on the site will be specific to what you are looking for. In the long run, this will help you save time and effort. It will also help you find a job faster.
Using a Site that Doesn’t Offer Assistance
If you want to find a job, you have to have a great profile on these types of sites. Make sure that you find one that offers information on best practices when setting up your profile, developing your resume and interacting with studios and potential teachers. This helpful information can ensure you get the job you want and that your profile is appealing to those searching for the services you offer.
Poor Customer Service
You may have questions from time to time. Is it easy to get in touch with an administrator? Are your emails and inquiries answered in a timely and efficient manner? Do the site owners seem to care about you and your concerns? You want to work with a service that is dedicated to helping you along the way.
As you can see, there are several possible mistakes you may make when using a job search site. Knowing what the mistakes are is the best way to avoid making them.