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New Year, New Start :)

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by lily_w, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. lily_w

    lily_w New commenter

    Just thought I'd update and share a few of my hopes (and worries!) I finished my PGCE in July and have been unsuccessfully trying to get a job since then. Was close to giving up by about December. However, I've decided that it's a new year and a new start and this could be my time to finally get a job. I love teaching and I know I have a lot to offer so I'm hoping this is my year, got to stay positive. I'm a little worried as I'm aware the new NQTs are starting to look for jobs and I'm concerned I will seem unattractive to Headteachers as I haven't been in the classroom since my final placement (have not done supply either) but I know I can still do it and I hope someone will give me a chance. Fingers crossed and hopefully my lack of recent experience won't put people off :)
     
  2. lily_w

    lily_w New commenter

    Just thought I'd update and share a few of my hopes (and worries!) I finished my PGCE in July and have been unsuccessfully trying to get a job since then. Was close to giving up by about December. However, I've decided that it's a new year and a new start and this could be my time to finally get a job. I love teaching and I know I have a lot to offer so I'm hoping this is my year, got to stay positive. I'm a little worried as I'm aware the new NQTs are starting to look for jobs and I'm concerned I will seem unattractive to Headteachers as I haven't been in the classroom since my final placement (have not done supply either) but I know I can still do it and I hope someone will give me a chance. Fingers crossed and hopefully my lack of recent experience won't put people off :)
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    It might be worth trying to see if you can get into a classroom.
    I'm back on general supply trying to establish myself again after a long term sickness post last June/July. I haven't had any work since July and have been unable to drive after surgery so haven't been in a classroom (apart from a couple of interviews) since. I've been contacting Heads to try to do some voluntary work and ven they're querying my 'non-contact with the classsroom'!
     
  4. Geoteach0027

    Geoteach0027 New commenter

    Im much in the same boat! Had one day of supply since September and really at a loss as to what to do. I have got a job working in a supermarket and am getting increasingly tempted to work their fulltime and stop hunting for any teaching work for the moment as its just leaving me really disheartend.
     
  5. I graduated in July '11 as well and it worries me that I have no recent classroom experience. I'm signed up with agencies and nothing so far. Keep ringing them and everything. Done the whole writing letters to schools about supply/volunteer work and that has proved fruitless. Same goes for TA's positions - Had a handful of interviews and still nothing.
    I started many months ago applying for non-school based roles, but still...nothing either. It's very frustrating.I do volunteer work for a local charity which keeps me busy a coiple of times a week. I volunteered with this charity throughout my degree and then obviously not so much during my PGCE, so they are very grateful for my time. Only thing I can think of now is to volunteer for the Scouts/Brownies etc on the evenings.
    Good luck with everything and stay positive! :)
     
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    We could be changing this title to:
    New Year - New Star!
    I'm getting ready to pin those stars up for people getting jobs.
    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 Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     

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