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I had a job interview today, but not for a teaching position. I haven't given up all hope yet, but I have to be realistic. There are between 25 and 50 candidates for every elementary opening, and half of them are experienced teachers looking to move to a different location. I need to find a "job-job" and soon. A job-job is defined as a gig to pay the bills until a "real job" or my "dream job" falls into my lap.
Does a dream job really exist? Does it ever just find you? Well yeah, it actually happened to me three years ago. So why did I leave? Because as great as the job was, I couldn't support myself on it. That seems to be a common thread: if you love the job, it pays crap; if the pay is good, the job is crap.
So other than getting paid for your good looks and charm---I'm still waiting for that job to find me!---what would your dream job be?
What sort of hours would you work?
And where would it be located?
Remember the past but do not dwell there.
Face the future where all our hopes stand.
8/18/2006 7:29 am
I do have the dream job, I created it for myself...I work a lot of hours and enjoy almost all of it...|
Here's some free advice: Decide what job you would like. Call people who are in a position to make a hiring decision and ask them if you can come in and talk with them about their business or industry. If they like you, they will often ask if there is anything they can do to help. I can tell you that finding quality talent is a real challenge. The hard part is finding a way to stand out as that quality person. It's done much better face to face than through the standard channels. So, you just have to be a little creative in how you go about doing it.
8/18/2006 10:34 am
If'n you want to be a teacher, then keep applying for a teaching position.|
Every District has a few teachers who decide they are not coming back.
The key is the interview, or the video interview if they decide that is the way they want to go.
Be polite, dress appropriately for the interview, always arrive a little early (never late), and convince them that you are the one they want without being to aggresive.
Easier said than done.