Friday, June 11, 2010

A beginner teacher's rejection reaction

Buds will blossom, greenhorns will mature, so you just wait!

Update from yesterday's post: Ok, maybe I AM tech-y and professional blogger-y. I've been blogging for 9 years, after all. Play up your experience Ms. Ng! Play it up, and get some more while you're at it! I'm saying this as I didn't get the Wednesday interview job. =\ Apparently, I was among their top contenders, but they went with someone with more experience. Which is reasonable. It just irks me because:

a) I do have a lot of classroom experience! 2.5 semesters of student teaching! 1 year teaching in China! 3 years teaching after school art! Accumulated 3 years of tutoring! Altogether 8 freaking years of teaching Sunday school! 3 years being a youth group leader!

c) I didn't play up that experience as much as I should have. Not that they wouldn't have gone with someone with more experience. It isn't much in comparison to veterans of 9+ years who were pink slipped this year. But still. If I've got it, flaunt it.

d) The whole point of getting a job IS TO GET EXPERIENCE. No job means no experience. Yesterday, I found out that no experience means no job. In math terms, it should look something like this:

No job <=> no experience.

Suck on that single subject math CSET! I'm going to pwn you! Also, I'm going to seek experience where ever I can find it. Teach, teacher, teach!


NYC Educator said...

I'm sorry you're having such a tough time. I've been jobless, and looking, and the thing you really have to know is you only need one person to say yes. It could take a while, and it took me a while, but that's all you need.

I wish you luck!

bun2bon said...

Thanks! I'll keep plugging away until something shows up. Good thing teachers will still be needed for a long time to come. =)