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Dear Theo - pointless applications?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by FrauFranziska, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Dear Theo,

    I signed up to several mail alerts, keep lists of interesting jobs and their deadlines and keep sending applications. After every negative reply I go back on the internet to find out how to approve my application. Yet, I am wondering whether I actually stand a chance on the jobmarket. I would be enormously thankful to your and/or any other headmaster to tell me if it is even worth the hours I am spending on applications:
    In July I will qualify as a teacher of English and History in Germany. The tda told me this would mean I could apply for jobs starting in September in the UK, as they would definitely have granted me QTS by then. Given my substantial experience in (mainly English) language teaching as well as my former position as a German Language Assistant in York I am applying for MFL (German) positions. Still, I my application forms will always say: QTS: NO.
    Could I possibly convince headteacher with a well written application and a good executive summary or should I just give up?

    Thanks to anybody with helpful advice, opinions, or suggestions,
    FrauFranziska

    btw: My reason for leaving Germany is my passion for England, not a lack of prospects here. I hold excellent Bachelor and Master of Education degrees and expect to finish teacher training with a really good mark.
     
  2. Dear Theo,

    I signed up to several mail alerts, keep lists of interesting jobs and their deadlines and keep sending applications. After every negative reply I go back on the internet to find out how to approve my application. Yet, I am wondering whether I actually stand a chance on the jobmarket. I would be enormously thankful to your and/or any other headmaster to tell me if it is even worth the hours I am spending on applications:
    In July I will qualify as a teacher of English and History in Germany. The tda told me this would mean I could apply for jobs starting in September in the UK, as they would definitely have granted me QTS by then. Given my substantial experience in (mainly English) language teaching as well as my former position as a German Language Assistant in York I am applying for MFL (German) positions. Still, I my application forms will always say: QTS: NO.
    Could I possibly convince headteacher with a well written application and a good executive summary or should I just give up?

    Thanks to anybody with helpful advice, opinions, or suggestions,
    FrauFranziska

    btw: My reason for leaving Germany is my passion for England, not a lack of prospects here. I hold excellent Bachelor and Master of Education degrees and expect to finish teacher training with a really good mark.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

  4. Wonderful! Thanks a lot! I should have thought of that.
    Best wishes
     

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