If you’re going to hire some mentee teachers, you need to find them! Assuming you’ve never had employees before, this is like adding a HR department into your studio for the first time. Be patient with yourself as you learn about this new area. The mantra “Slow to hire, quick to fire” is a good one to live by. For me, that translates to extra extra care when hiring so that I don’t have to face firing anyone!
If you happen to have a student or former student lined up as your new mentee, you can skip this module and make a note to review when you need to hire from the outside. Skip ahead to module 5 so you can get the onboarding started.
Like many things, the popularity of job sites and other places to advertise for positions will vary depending on where you are. Here’s a list of potential places for you to try:
These are just a few places to start, but hopefully it gets things going for you.
A great job post has two jobs to do: It has to dissuade those who are not qualified from applying, and it has to sell the job to those who are a great fit.
Have you ever read a job listing which sounded more like a threat? Yeah, those HR folks missed the memo on the second part.
Here are the sections I recommend you use in your job advertisement:
If you do this clearly and craft your words well, you’ll simultaneously attract the perfect candidates and repel those who aren’t qualified or who are just looking for a temporary fix for a financial conundrum.
Check out my own job description and application form for mentee teachers. Don’t copy this word-for-word, but feel free to use as inspiration.