Am I depressed?

No, don’t answer, it’s a rhetorical question.  It may be that I just need to pull myself together and get on with it.  Or not.  I have just finished my PGCE – I am a qualified teacher.  Grounds for celebration, optimism even, yes?  Well maybe.  You see the fact of the matter is, I don’t have a job.  In the rush to finish my course, I’ve not felt it possible to give enough attention to the task of securing a position.  Call me what you like, that’s the fact of things.  Other people on my course have found the time to finish the course and get a job, so why couldn’t I?

It’s not that I haven’t applied for any jobs, I have actually applied for about half the jobs local to me that I have seen.  I’ve had one interview.  I’ve been to look at several schools, like they recommend, but my application form has been good enough to get me on the short list for just one position.  I have had my letter of introduction looked at my the head at my last placement school and my college tutor, herself a former headteacher.  So it’s not too bad, surely?

Anyway, enough already.  I actually do feel a little better now.  I’m off to drop off an application form off at a nearby school – it’s 3 days a week, so part time.  But it’s a job and it’d be a good place to start, perhaps giving me time to do supply work on the other two days.  I’ll keep you posted.

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