who HASN'T gotten a job yet for the 2008-2009 school year?

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  1. RatherBTeaching

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    Everybody hang in there. All is not lost until the final enrollment numbers are in, after school starts. Then we can start looking for barista positions at Starbucks. What's that you say? They're closing stores?!?

    But seriously...I'm considering going back to school yet again to complete my single subject science credential (currently unemployed elementary teacher).

    I'm also a career-changer...I wonder if that's a detriment...I'm 39 but look much younger. Maybe they think I'm not going to be around long, once they notice that I first went to college in 1987!!!!

    Ptooey!
     
  2. nasimi77

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    RBT I know what you mean. (your post made me laugh, thanks...I need that right now!) I'm 41, but I look much younger. I'm currently hired with Long beach as a sub. I feel grateful I at least have that, OY!:eek: For the past 2 years I taught 4th grade at a Christian School, but I resigned. Nope, I don't regret it either. They wanted the sun and miracles from us, for poverty level wages. So, I too am an out of work elementary teacher. I'm going back to get my art credential too. Yes, I know....not exactly a "high need" area. But, it's my passion...have my b.a. in it, so what the hay.

    Hang in there everyone. Reading these posts is helping me. I've been feeling pretty down as well. Truth is, especially for elementary teachers it's tough right now. (well, I can only speak for California). I wonder what on earth these recruiters are looking for sometimes. All my friends say, "oh, you have experience" and I reply with sarcasm, "and that's my prob".

    Speaking of Starbucks, I found a 15 dollar gift card today that a student gave me. It's like finding GOLD right now!:D
     
  3. Jlyn07

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    I am jobless. I've only had one interview since graduating last May (07) and that was last week. I really didn't look much last year because I knew I wanted to do my master's full-time but this year I have gone through 2 packages of resume paper to have only that one interview. And that principal basically told me he called me in because he knew one of my references. He said I was a good candidate though so we'll see. I'm praying and have everyone I know praying they will call me for a second interview.

    People I went to school with are starting to get jobs after subbing for the last year; something I didn't do because I needed dependable, full-time employment. If I don't get a job for this school year I'll be subbing and working a part-time job which will suck but I gotta do it I guess.
     
  4. anewstart101

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    We should start a southern california unemployed club
     
  5. nasimi77

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    Well, I definitely qualify. ;) I was on Ed-Join today. There's quite a few jobs in Northern Cali. Has me thinkin. (altho, this is my home, don't want to move at all). Still. I did get a reply from one Northern district, asking if I'm still interested, I said yes. So, I guess they still have yet to go through my application. I went on an "eligibility" interview with LA UNIFIED back in May, however they have yet to open up any elementary jobs. It's really tough. I just got back from Trader Joe's. I asked if they are hiring. I love the, "we're always taking applications" answer. Oy. Anyhow, at this stage of the game, I'm willing to work part-time for them as well as sub. Truth is we're all having to wear hats we normally wouldn't. The whole country is struggling right now. However, I do know things will get better. I've learned that in these tough times, one must stay positive, and if you have a faith and pray, that never hurts. For now, I'm helping out a lady at my church, doing some light cleaning, shopping, etc. It's not even 9 bucks an hour, but it's something. (it's at Leisure World...man that place is huge!). Anyhow, I say all this to encourage everyone to roll up your sleeves and do what you must to survive. Look at it this way; when you DO finally get that great classroom of wonderful kids, look at all the wonderful experiences you can share with them!:D Keep smiling!:love:
     
  6. kinderkc

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    I still have no job and i am becoming very discouraged. I just want a call for an interview....sighhhh
     
  7. nasimi77

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    Hang in there kinderkc....you will get something! I know you are so over hearing that, but patience is the key in this game. Anything is possible. I did my student teaching with Kinder. What a great group of kids! I never slept so good in my life, lol. I was just worn out by the end of the day. Keep the faith!
     
  8. Beth561

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    How about if we start a club called the New Teacher Left Behind. Let's see...we are unfunded and held to impossible standards. Sounds right to me. Anyone else!!!!!
     
  9. USCgrad

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    i heard recently that most of the new hiring will take place in the last week of july and then august....

    i have read this a good bit on here too...

    so chin up everyone....


    we should all be doing happy dances in the next few weeks!!
     
  10. USCgrad

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    i took the dates off of my resume for this reason...we are close in age....
     
  11. dola0072

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    Unfortunatly I can respond to this post :(. I am trying so hard with sending e-mails, calling principals, sending faxes, etc. I want to give up but I won't. I cannot believe it is this hard to get a job. It feels like I went to school for five years for nothing. I work so hard and feel like I have everything together but I have only had three interviews when I applied to over 50 positions. I am so frustrated.
     
  12. GradSTUDENT07

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    I like your quote and that is exactly the way I feel. God is good and I believe God placed this desire in my heart to teach. A woman once told me that finding a job is about connections....my reply to her was I've got a huge connection....God. God will place you in the right place at the right time. :angel:
     
  13. smalltowngal

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    GRAD-that's a great way to look at God as your connection to getting a job!! I know that He sees further into my future than I can so He will place me in a job He knows is best for me.
     
  14. nasimi77

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    His ways are not our ways, that's for sure.
     
  15. Master Pre-K

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    Feel your pain. Today, I used my Office Max, Max Perks rewards, and made resumes on plain goldenrod paper!!! Then I bought the cheapest printer paper I could find. I scrounge around in the back rows, looking at the clearance stuff. If a package of paper is open, they will knock a little off the price. ;) I refuse to buy anymore ivory linen!
     

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