Where do you work while you search?

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  1. lindsey923

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    I am curious as to where every one who cannot find a teaching job is working while they search for their dream teaching job.

    I am teaching prek but it is my goal to have a better paying job (ed or not) by September.
     
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    I worked in retail when I was searching for my teaching job (the summer after college).
     
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    I'm working as a student assistant at my university, and I'm thinking about taking a graduate research assistantship if I don't find a teaching job. I'll probably work part-time at Starbucks since I have a lot of experience. :)
     
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    I work in local government.
     
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    I work at a call center part time, mystery shop, and a sub in the ISD I would like to work in.
     
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    I graduated in 2007 and have worked in a local children's hospital as a physician's admin. Now I'm wondering if i should include these types of roles in my resume or rely on the principal to check those dreaded online applications....

    Had to do something to pay the bills and work with my schedule for a few years - the hospital offered that for me! Just stinks trying to get back into the "education world".
     
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    I just graduated in December, so I spent the spring subbing while I searched. Once I got all my paper work in order in early March, I worked 3-4 days per week on average. If I don't have a teaching job for the fall, I will continue that with a possible part time job in the evenings or weekends. I think staying in the school system by subbing helps me network and improves my teaching abilities.
     
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    I waitressed my way through college. I quit 2 weeks before I began teaching, to give myself a bit of a vacation.
     
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    I work part-time at a preschool. If I can't land a job before August, I will try to get into a district to sub. My insurance costs alone eat up the majority of my paycheck from the preschool, which up until now had been okay because I don't have a lot of other expenses living at home. However, I think my car is now on it's last legs (wheels? haha) so I am going to have to find something to supplement my preschool pay.
     
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    I work at a summer program for children with autism.
     
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    I've worked part-time at a grocery store and subbed.
     
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    I have been substitute teaching in five districts, teaching private music lessons, and playing in a professional string quartet. I think tutoring would be a good way of making extra money and if you subbed you could get your name around as a tutor as well.
     
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    I used to manage a shoe store. I've also done a ton of promotional work-check craigslist under EVENTS-I like it bc there is no long term commitment and pay is like $18-$30/hr. Babysitting.

    I saw this on the news today....I wonder what they learned in the seminar...
    Laid-off teachers learn to reinvent themselves

    (07/07/11) UNIONDALE - Long Island teachers and administrators who have fallen victim to deep state budget cuts are learning new ways to reinvent themselves.

    Hofstra University held a special seminar to help educators focus on new career opportunities. Keynote speakers also discussed important topics, including interview skills and resume writing.

    Organizers say there are teaching opportunities in areas outside of Long Island, while Hofstra administrators admit that the number of students enrolling in teaching programs has dropped tremendously.
     
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    On a positive note.. hopefully the low numbers of current ed students will lead to a teacher shortage so we can all find jobs! Lol
     
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    I work in an admissions office at a local college.
     
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    Excuse me if this is a little nosey, but what type of Pre-K do you work for? District, private, childcare?
     
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    Privately owned
     
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    I've worked retail for the last five years. I did get hired on at a school, but I'm gonna work one weekend day a week at my second job. I'm very much a work fiend, when I student taught, I worked forty+. If it proves too much, I always have winter, and summer breaks to work!
     
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    Retail year round, Theater at a community college throughout the year, sub during the school year, and I also used to work as a tour guide in the summers, now I fill in when people take vacations.
     
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    substitute.

    I waited, bussed tables and was a food runner at on point but I hate restaurant work. Would not mind working in a wine or beer shop.
     
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    PC, Newsday said there was such a huge response to the Hofstra seminar that they're having another in October to handle all the people who couldn't get in.
     
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    Hofstra is one of maybe a dozen colleges on this island that offer Education majors.

    The glut of teachers, at least around here, isn't going anywhere.
     
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    I had an interview with the American Cancer Society!!! Yay to hopefully a full time job while I keep looking and I will be able to sub one day a week. :)
     
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    I was a permanent substitute in an elementary for the past 2 years since I graduated. I love it, but I'm not sure I'll be able to do it for a 3rd year. I also tutor privately & through a tutoring center by me. If I'm still subbing in September, I'll need to look into finding a 2nd job as well.
     
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    I've also applied with them! Do you mind if I ask what position?
     
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    I am glad they're doing something to help teachers, but I am also really sad that the profession is going this route. :( We're talking people with a minimum for a Bachelor's degree plus many with lots more education than that--I just don't know what to think. :dizzy:
     
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    If I don't get my SLPA job, I'll be subbing for the same district that's hiring for the SLPA job. I've been at the distict since 1999 as a sub, but I taught at another district in between.
     
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    I applied for the Donation Specialist position. You?
     
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    And the only teachers I know that graduated from Hofstra are all PE/Health teachers! They probably have other areas too, its just not where you go for say Elementary.
     
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    I missed that one Alice! That sure is interesting, I know a few people that would probably like to know about that- I'll keep my eyes peeled!
     

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