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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My life's outlook right now.

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In the past six months, I've applied to 20+ different teaching positions in California. None have replied.

Yesterday, I posted my resume on a TEFL job site. Nine have replied.

I spent so much money on a credential degree, and worked so hard, and waited so long, just to come full circle again? Irony much?

4 comments:

Jeneka said...

Bonnie,
That chart is too funny! Very curious to know where you are considering teaching abroad. That's a great option!

bun2bon said...

It is a great option. But the thing that is holding me back is having spent all this time working for a CA credential and then end up not teaching in CA. =[ that's a little sad, especially when I see more of my career happening here than abroad.

I don't know...still thinking about it. =p

NYC Educator said...

Unfortunately, it's a very tough time to get a teaching job. I know it's little consolation, but it will pass. Try not to take it personally, and if you have options abroad, this might be a very good time to look at them. As you have the degree, you ought to take the time to look for higher-paying and better positions that require it.

You will get another chance to teach in CA if you are patient. These things tend to have phases, and when the economy comes back people who want to teach will once again be a distinct minority. The chances of politicians paying teachers enough to make the profession widely attractive in good times are nil.

bun2bon said...

Thanks for the perspective. Although I don't know if it is a good thing that these things come in cycles. Or that politicians won't ever make teacher salaries appetizing enough for more of the talented population.

I'm going to hold out until the spring round of education job fairs are over before looking abroad. That seems the most logical choice right now. No matter how I like to think myself as "different from the pack," being out of sync with the school cycle is difficult, to say the least.