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Alternative jobs for NQT?

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by RedBedHead94, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. RedBedHead94

    RedBedHead94 Established commenter

    It's all but in writing that I will be leaving my current post. At the moment, being pretty jaded already about my awful experience as an NQT, i'm probably not going to look for another Teaching post - possibly not even a non teaching role within a school.

    So, what other jobs can teachers do?

    I have GCSES/Alevels, a good degree in History, my PGCE, additional qualifications in Microsoft Office...four years experience in retail (basic with supervisory responsibilities) and other customer advisory roles (e.g. working for my university UCAS clearing line) as well as my teaching experience. It's not an amazing repertoire, but not bad for a 22 year old in the current climate...

    I'm not set on any particular sector or job type, all recommendations welcome!
  2. ElspethSorrel

    ElspethSorrel New commenter

    Write down five different job you may like to do. Get work experience in them and make contacts, ask as many questions as possible and work out what you think would suit you. All whilst doing a job that can bring in your bread and butter. Maybe you could do tutoring for a while?

    What about looking for jobs in the museum education sector? http://www.gem.org.uk/index.php

    Maybe try teaching again? New school? But then again, if you really dislike it, probably best to cut and run!
  3. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    Try the national careers service too.
  4. BYusuf

    BYusuf Occasional commenter TES Careers peer advisor

    Are there any particular things that you are particularly keen in? Any particular skills that you excel in? Any particular ideas / initiatives that you would like to explore? Your answers to these questions may help you narrow your focus to future career options.

    And who knows. Time away from teaching may help you realise that it's actually what you would like to continue at a future date...
  5. blueskydreaming

    blueskydreaming Lead commenter

  6. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    What was it that attracted you to teaching all those months ago?
  7. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    Good luck, the world is your oyster! There are thousands of employment agencies , many of which allow you do do wide searches.

    (I STRONGLY recommend setting up a separate email just for job hunting, you will get swamped with spam forever..)

    A lot of agencies are good, a lot are useless, and advertise non existent jobs just to get your details

    There is the job centre plus website - which does just channel adverts from agencies..

    There are the council vacancies pages

    There are local papers adverts, as well as specialist magazines,

    There are all sorts of organisation websites, such as national trust, etc, if there are any organisations you belong to, that must show an interest in that area.

    There are all sorts of opportunities available, once you start looking

    Best wishes, I'm sure you will do brilliantly, ( and you will find there is ore than enough private tuition available to supplement your income if you want it.)
  8. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    All fantastic advice given above. I can't add any more. Get out of teaching ASAP as from your posts on other forums it's obvious that the job is taking it's toll on your physical and mental health. They're the most precious things you have - safeguard them!

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