How long did it take you to land a job?

United States
June 15, 2010 12:24pm CST
If you're a teacher, how long did it take you to get a job upon graduating? I graduated a little over a month ago, May 13th, I've been on three interviews. No sucess yet. I have another one scheduled soon. So, hopefully, the fourth time is the charm.
5 responses
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
4 Sep 10
I have a biology degree and I teach in Community College and it took me years to find a permanent position. I taught part time for 4 years before I was able to get a full time job last year. So keep going to those interviews and don't be sad to be subbing or part time teaching until you get the opportunity to get a full time teaching job. The market is tight in some places right now for teachers. There will be more jobs, hopefully, as the economy gets better.
@efendi62 (37)
• Indonesia
26 Jul 10
Hi Smartie, I am the new comer . You said that you have been interviewed three times and not success yet. Hopefully now you are hired. Talking about interview is a unique and some times it depends on the interviewer. The first impression is very important. I mean when the first time you are invited by the interviewer you have to show them that you are fit to the job they are offering. In my country is not difficult to be a teacher. Upon graduation you will be hired !
@kbjunior15 (1309)
• United States
21 Jul 10
Times are tough for teachers, my friend. Districts are letting teachers go, not hiring. I graduated college in 1999 and did not go right into teaching because my family owned a construction company and I did that. After a few years, I decided to try out teaching. I had a few interviews and then got hired my a school to teach 9th and 12th grade English the week before school started. I worked there for two years before they downsized and got rid of some of the newest teachers. I got a job within weeks for the following year. I taught at that school for one year before on my own going back to construction. 5 years ago, I decided I wanted to teach again, so I started subbing and had no luck with interviews. I then interviewed at a very nice district. They called and told me that I was thier second choice for the full-time position but offered me a long-term sub position in 7th grad Language Arts. They told me that it was for at least 3 months but could be longer. I decided to take it because I felt my teaching woutld do the talking. I ended up there for the entire year and got offered a contract. I am now getting ready for my 4th year there. I have a friend who has been subbing in our district for two years, even a few long terms positions. She had interviewed all over with no success. She just got hired in our district for next year becuase they were impressed with her long term subbing. If you do not find anything, I would suggest doing long term subbing. It allows you to get your foot in the door. Hope that helps
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
I was able to be accepted on my first teaching after 3 months. Just don't give up. You'll reach there.
@arnooba (75)
• Egypt
15 Jun 10
iam a programmer, i worked for almost 2 years in 3 jobs :)