Getting a teaching job is tougher than ever these days. It seems that there are one hundred applicant for each position. But don’t lose hope. Take action. Perhaps the best way to land a teaching job is to be outstanding.

Show your skills: The goal of your initial contact is to convince administrators and recruiters that you’ll add value to their school and to score the first interview. Do you know other languages? Excellent. Boast of them. Do you have experience in theater, music, or arts? That’s great. Passionately speak of your experience and involvement in clubs and organizations. Use your skills as selling points to establish your character and show the expertise with which you can better serve the children.

Getting a teaching job can be extremely difficult in today’s job market, but by educating yourself you can learn new approaches and better prepare yourself for the task.