RECRUITMENT ADVERTORIAL Four Four signs itmight be time for a newjob

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You ve lost your passion You’ve lost your passion’

When our workloads become monotonous, we can soon lose our passion and forget the reasons why we went into teaching in the first place. But while you may feel as if this is part and parcel of being a teacher, try and remember why you wanted to become a teacher in the first place, and seek to find a job that will fulfil these goals. It may be that your interests have changed, and you want to start teaching a new subject. Alternatively, you may want to work with a particular group of students.Write a list of what you want to achieve in your career going forward and keep this in mind when searching for your next job. You can even look for specific keywords, to make the job search easier.


ith the New Year fast approaching, now could be the perfect time to think about

how happy you are in your current position, and what you want to achieve in your teaching career in 2018. Knowing when it’s time to move on can be difficult, but there are some tell-tale signs that it’s time to look for a new teaching job. Read on to find out what these are.

You need a newcha lenge You need a new challengel

Entering the teaching profession is a challenge in itself and it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted. However, if you’ve found that you’re a good few years in and are starting to get complacent, it might be time to consider a new challenge. Taking the leap from Primary to Secondary, or t to Head Teacher, can feel you could potentially be

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In addition, it might be that you’re working in a smaller school, where there are naturally less

opportunities for promotion or more

responsibility. If this is the case, think about whether there are any opportunities to move to a larger school in your area. Consider your options and look at job descriptions to see how your skills match to the key requirements for the role.

You want to broaden your experiencei nce A great aspect of teaching is that there are so many different avenues to go down. It might be that you want to get involved with more extra- curricular activities, or start teaching a different subject altogether. If these opportunities aren’t available in your current position, it’s probably the right time to start looking elsewhere.

Youwant to broaden your exper e

But how can you go about broadening your experience? Tap into your teacher network and find out if any other schools currently have the right opportunities for you. Just as companies have different cultures to one another, schools have different environments too and it’s

You’re overworked and over-stressed Teaching is not a job you can necessarily switch off from when you get home. You may grow emotionally attached to your pupils, or have marking or lesson planning to do in the evenings. This is an industry faced with long hours and without proper downtime and support from your employer, you can quickly become overworked, and over-stressed.

You’re overw rworked and over-stressed

If you’re feeling affected by stress, don’t panic! Try speaking to your employer as they have a responsibility to protect you and your wellbeing. There is a range of solutions: from time off, to reduced working hours. However, if you feel it is beyond the point of repair, or don’t feel you’ll get the support you need from your boss, it could be worth looking for a new job, elsewhere.

If any of these signs ring true for you, why not start exploring new opportunities this New Year. At CV-Library, we’re currently advertising over 30,000 education jobs, why not register your CV today? December 2017 2017 www 54

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