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Dear Theo - confused about a job offer!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by bvenjybritt, May 26, 2011.

  1. That is what you have accepted.You are covering for a teacher on maternity leave for 1 year.
    The only possibilty of you remaining after the year is if the leaver decides not to return and effectively hands in their notice at some time during the year.Then again you may have to apply for the post again.
    Pity this was not made absolutely clear to you before you accepted the job.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well done for getting offered the job! Are you a NQT? In which case, it is a double congrats, as you'll actually get a chance to do induction. Very many NQTs have not had that chance over the last few years.
    No, you may not go to other job interviews now you have accepted a job.
    Dear Theo-turning down a job after already accepted it?
    You could always now withdraw from the job that you've accepted (although they won't much like it), and then go to other job interviews.
    If you get any.
    The job situation is pretty dire.
    There are large numbers of unemployed teachers out there. Almost half of the 2010 NQTs are still not in induction, over a quarter of the 2009 cohort in the same boat, and they are being joined by teachers currently being made redundant as schools face budget crises and falling rolls in Secondary. Are the tutors telling you this on your courses?
    There is a large drop in the number of jobs advertised this year. The first big job rush comes every year, the last 2 weeks of March. The TES is so heavy you can hardly pick it up.
    Did you see that this year? No, because it didn't happen. Up to a third fewer jobs available overall so far this year.
    The next big job rush is normally in May, but it depends on the people applying for the March jobs and handing in their notice. Which didn´t happen. So we are expecting fewer than normal again. And the same for the June rush - will it happen? People will leave - will they be replaced?
    Recently a Primary school advertised 2 jobs. They received 500 applications. Five hundred. Many of them asking to be considered for both positions.
    Fewer jobs, more applicants - you need to be really convinced that you will get a better job to turn one down!
    Your decision. Best wishes.
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    The Job Seminars are all sold out, I'm afraid, but Julia is planning some more later on.

    A new SLT seminar is planned for 18 June.

    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!

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