Decision Time - Input Needed

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  1. TeachLI123

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    I have been trying to get a teaching position but so far all I have been met with is relatives being hired over me, and false interviews (ie. called for a teaching position went in and all they had were assistants). I have been fortunate enough to secure three aide/assistant positions but don't know which one would be my best option

    A. The school I've been with for past five years. I may be moving out of state for teaching next summer and think it might look the best to keep same employer. However, the principal has made it quite clear that I will be an aide and he doesn't see that changing.

    B. A new School working as an assistant in a 1:1 situation. This job is closer to home and more money but after hundreds of teachers were cut from this district I don't see them hiring anytime soon. In addition, it would be a change of employment so I'm not sure how that would look on my resume.

    C. An assistant job at a prek program in a school district I had previously left mid year for financial reasons. This job is hourly based thus the lowest of incomes but may have potential for growth since I'd be in a school district known to hire (although I did leave so not sure how they would feel about having me back) or within the program at a different school.

    Any advice would help since I think I will have to make a decision soon.
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    If you really think you'll be moving next year, take #2 to maximize your income.:2cents:
     
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    Can you imagine yourself working 1:1?
     
  5. SCTeachInTX

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    B. Maximize your income. More pay and closer to home. Since you are moving anyway, experience will be seen as experience.
     
  6. TeachLI123

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    The problem is moving is still up in the air. I have worked as a 1:1 and although I don't love it I don't have a problem doing it either
     
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    I would look at #2 to broaden your experiences and fatten up your wallet at the same time. :) A prospective employer would see that as "adding" to your skills and experiences rather than you being flakey and switching jobs. The five years that you spent at #1 will verify that. If asked you can honestly say that you were looking for a new setting and skills set to add to repertoire.
     
  8. elateacher4life

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    Follow the dollar signs for now.
     
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    Hm ... I'm going to go a different route ... stay with the principal you have a good relationship with. As the year progresses, get a solid letter of recommendation and permission for potential employers to call or email for a reference. And, since you've been working at the school for 5 years, collect a few letters of recommendation from key teachers and any other admin you work with.

    If you've already collected your recommendations, then go with the money and a 2nd source of letters of recommendation.
     
  10. AMyers626

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    I would say A or B. If you're going to change jobs, I think maximizing your income would be the best choice. Any job you pick will be great experience to add to your resume!
     
  11. Ms. I

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    A or B.
     
  12. Aliceacc

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    I think it depends on how likely you are to move out of state next year.

    And I wouldn't sweat a one year change of employment, not in this economy.
     

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