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Changing careers

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by beccastar1982, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. beccastar1982

    beccastar1982 New commenter

    Hi,

    I have decided to leave teaching, there are many reasons that have contributed to this decision, which I won't go into here. In my head I am giving myself a year - a year to have a break from the classroom and find a new path or rejuvenate my teaching career (if I choose to return).

    My question really, is to ask advice about how to pitch my 8 years of science teaching experience (11-18 comprehensive schools/Academy's and alternative provision schools as well and before that I was a science technician in a university after finishing my degree) in order to make myself appealing to new employers - and to emphasise the vast array of skills I have acquired during teaching into a business workplace.

    My current personal statement is directed towards education settings - leading students on trips and pitching lessons at the right level/differentiating, managing behaviour and coordinating schemes of work etc.
    Where do I start to translate this into skills and attributes that employers not in education would find useful and give me a chance doing something different?

    Thanks for you help
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    These documents may give you some ideas for teaching skills in general, and alternatives to teaching

    Best wishes

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  3. thegeologist

    thegeologist Occasional commenter

    I am in exactly the same position, I have a Geology degree and I am unsure where to start. I know I have a lot of transferable skills but don't want to waste a load of time barking up the wrong tree looking for other jobs.

    Like you Becca I am fed up, not at cracking point yet but need to get out. A new challenge and focus is required.
     
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