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When to give up?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by littlemissraw, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    Should I have already started looking for jobs outside teaching yet or should I hold on another week or two in the hope something will come up? If they haven't advertised yet I'm guessing they won't? I hope you'll say I'm wrong...
    I know I'm not alone but its so disappointing to have had such a short lived career... ah well back to the old one I guess (if they'll still have me) [​IMG] least I get to go to TES awards so not all doom & gloom lol. x
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I'm sort of assuming,if they haven't advertised by Fri. of this week, there won't be any posts & that would be late in view of notice having to be handed in by May 31st!
    I've just looked at a couple of TA posts, but decided not to apply as by the time I'd factored in petrol costs only 11 hrs a week probably wasn't worth it at this point -next Dec with no supply I might feel differently. But I shall have to start looking at other posts next year.
  3. In the same position, i have had too many interviews since I graduated in 2009 and have only completed one term nqt and I am finding myself beginning to get more and more depressed - at times I am ashamed and I feel worthless.
    I went into the job centre last week to sign on as i have used all my savings this year whilst there has been no supplywork and felt even more embarrased and worthless as the person interviewing me, was a girl I taught during my pgce, two years ago !!
    Its back to the drawing board for me, as Teaching obviously isnt meant to be, although that is what I am meant to be!

  4. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    Aww sorry to hear that lamppost that must have been heart breaking. I also qualified in 09, guess it just isn't our time... Any idea where you'll look next ? x
  5. Well I am at the moment based in the north east ( like you I think !) so I think i may have to do a dick whittington back to london as i worked in the arts for a long time before teaching, but again its going back cap in hand to the theatre managers I trained up from apprenticeship and asking them to take me on as their deputies!
    oh life aint easy, I wish I could just get a post for two terms to finish this NQT malarkey off, I am already on my extension where supply teaching is concerned so that is out the question now as well!
    But hey I cant complain, there are people worse off than me and I have to be grateful for what i have got!

  6. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    Yeah I know what you mean [​IMG]
    I'm NW. Would also love to finish NQT. Still deciding whether to just expand my business and hope it will pull an income or just get a salaried position doing something.
    Good luck with the job hunt xx

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