Job search 2010.
This is my third year on the job market. Now that sounds like I haven't been employed but I have been. Being a teacher is tricky. Jobs are usually only "open" for about half of the year. Districts start hiring in the spring and usually finish up their hiring in October (although I did have one interview in December).
I hate interviewing. Any takers? Yeah, I can never seem to get the right combo of things working for me.
Want to know a secret? I never did interview for my first teaching job! ACK! Okay I did interview with my district, but when my principal was short a teacher 4 days before school, someone told her to get me, so I started that day as a "substitute" to fill in the position. Because I had such awesome recommendations (okay it was more about WHO wrote the recommendation) I was hired on soon after as the full time teacher.
To make a long story short, I taught my first year out, subbed this year and am now out there in the trenches fighting my way into my very own classroom! (very vivid I know) But in all actuality while I have loved being able to grow as a teacher, a professional and a nurturer (kindergarten!) I MISS having my own classroom, my own kiddo's and my own SPACE! (and I think my basement could stand to lose a few HUNDRED children's books etc...)
ANYWAY, I started this post because was trying to get my job application ball rolling by printing off applications for a few districts that still live in the dark ages and require you to submit paper and pen applications (SO OLD SCHOOL!). When I discovered that... the new computer did not have adobe... how annoying! So...maybe I will start applying tomorrow... if no one needs a substitute that is!