Searching outside of education

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  1. Blue

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    I have been unemployed for over a year. I am ready to give up on an education job. I have considered several options, but think I will start applying for anything I an qualified for. At the same time, I think I will begin a training/consulting business. ECE trainers are hard to come by. My daughter is a CPR/First Aid trainer, so we may set up a training partnership. I shall begin the two processes on Monday. I guess the pressure of no job creates inventive solutions.

    Are any of you switching careers--or doing something different?
     
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  3. swansong1

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    That sounds interesting. Please keep us updated. I have also been considering a change, but I'm trying to figure out what my skills would correlate to in the "other" work world.
     
  4. kpteacher

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    check in craigs list...theres good stuff in there. you can be trained in education and meet lots of fields
     
  5. Kangaroo22

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    Sounds interesting, Blue!

    If I don't find a teaching job by the fall I am looking for work in other fields (which I know are difficult right now, too) or going back to school to train in something else.
     
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    I'd always heard that corperate America love teachers. I never really believed that until recently. Every single non-education job I interviewed for was estatic with my eduation background. You could hear the smiles when I talked about my education background. I believe, that having been a teacher really helped me find a job in the corperate world.
     
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    What kind of position are you working in in the corporate world? I'm not sure really where to even look besides editing/writing jobs.
     

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