(Closed) Just Looking For a Little Support…

posted 11 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
10844 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh no! I’m so sorry hon! Teaching is a really tough market. I have a lot of friends who are teachers and it seems like they are constantly struggling to find a position, even if it’s supply teaching just to get a foot in the door. Can you maybe start offering tutoring or find a part time job in another field until you can find another teaching position? I hope something turns up soon, it sounds like you have a great resume!

Post # 4
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sorry, lay offs are the worst. I know a lot of people looking for jobs right now, and nobody’s really having any luck. All you can do is keep looking and think outside the box a little, so while you may not be teaching, you’d at least be working until it picked back up. Could you tutor on the side?

Post # 5
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am so sorry that this is happening.  I am a teacher also and I used to think this career was a sure bet.  Although I want to leave NYC (soooooo badly), I am so afraid that I will not find a job elsewhere with the job market being so tough.  Would you be interested in charter schools? It seems these days that they are the only schools hiring.

I second looking for tutoring positions at SCORE or places like that in the meantime.  I really hope something works out for you. Hugs.

Post # 6
144 posts
Blushing bee

I feel for you. I’m going to school to get my masters for teaching and am terrified about finding a job. I also had to put a forebarence on my student loans so I feel your pain. 

I third the tutoring. Maybe you could substitute teach to make ends meet in the mean time? 

Post # 7
8 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

((Hugs)) It is disappointing news but I am happy to hear you have such a strong support systems.  What a great way to start off your marriage to your best friend.  When I was laid off I was devastated.  I thought I was in it forever with that company and lucky to find a great job so young.  Then boom – all gone – company no longer exists.  What I did learn, and am now grateful to have learned it so young, is that what made me good in that career made me good in other careers I had not considered, nor gone to school for.  Teachers have extrodinary skills that can be applied in so many fields.  Talk to friends & family and let them know you are looking outside of teaching as well (if you do want to consider it).  Put you resume out on the career sites.  Corporations are often looking for people to work on their internal training teams – great opportunities for teachers in a corporate environment.  There are also companies like Sylvan, and tutoring, as already suggested.  Best of Luck – keep your head high and focus on the wedding countdown. 

Post # 9
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am so sorry and I wish you the best of luck!

Post # 10
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m in a pretty similar situation to yours…and it totally sucks.  I know that I am well-qualified and would be great in ANY position that I have interviewed for, but right now it seems so many teachers are out of work and making the job-hunting even more competitive.  I have been searching for months now, and it still is hard to not get my hopes up after every interview, or after submitting every resume/application.  I have had a part-time job for the past few months to make ends meet, but that will be ending as of today so I might have to turn to subbing, which doesn’t pay nearly enough. 

I guess I”m just saying I understand how you feel. It’s a crappy situation, but try not to let it get you down. YOU know that you are qualified and that is what matters.  Keep your confidence high and keep throwing out applications constantly…something is bound to turn up. Good luck!

Post # 12
18627 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Don’t feel like a loser!  Something will come up, even if it wasn’t what you were hoping for.  At least having something to get your foot in the door will give you a leg up later when you want to go to something else.  It’s tough out there right now so don’t feel down!  Is there any way that you could do some volunteering or mentoring that will keep you occupied and give you some good experience to put on your resume?

Post # 14
18627 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know what you mean!  Wedding planning is almost a full time job at times!

Post # 15
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012


I used to tutor college faculty and staff on writing resumes and worked at a hospital in Detroit as an editor for medical journal articles. If you want, send me your resume, maybe we can vamp it up a bit?

If you think it would help, or would like someone else to look at it,I’d be more than happy to help a fellow bee out!!



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