Bumped into a graduating student. He said that he was considering teaching as a career. I told him to get a proper job first before thinking of teaching.
He asked if the experience was advantageous to his portfolio. I said it's not that. It's because if he wants to teach, he should know first hand what kind of world he'll be sending his students into, what kind of work environment they can expect to face in their future.
No offence, but if teaching was his first job, all he'd know about life was how to pass exams.
This industry needs more second-career teachers. Lots more.