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Dear Theo-unsure of next step

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by gamble, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Dear Theo,
    After gaining my pgce with qts in 2009 I have still to gain a permanent position. I have been undertaking supply teaching whilst looking for a full time position,and whilst things do not look too good in my subject area I am tied to my location because of mortgage and children. I have been considering taking an OU course in another subject area to make me more appealing-what are your thoughts on this??

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Dear Theo,
    After gaining my pgce with qts in 2009 I have still to gain a permanent position. I have been undertaking supply teaching whilst looking for a full time position,and whilst things do not look too good in my subject area I am tied to my location because of mortgage and children. I have been considering taking an OU course in another subject area to make me more appealing-what are your thoughts on this??

    Thanks in advance
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I am really very annoyed about the way people like you have been encouraged to waste time, money and energy in PGCE courses when there are not jobs for you. I feel so sorry for you and your disappointments. So very sorry.
    1) Carry on applying - follow my advice in the Welcome thread to put in a super application
    2) Set up a JobAlert here on TES Forums under Jobs, to ensure that you get details of every signel possible post.
    3) Go to Independent Forum and read the Welcome thread to see if the indy sector is for you too. If it is, set up a JobAlert for that too.
    4) Go to the Career Clinic and ask John Howson's advice about what other courses might help you. Give him more details about your subject and where you are, and ask about which subjects are in most and least demand in your area - he has all the facts at his fingertips.
    Best of luck.
    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review 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.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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