Applying for Jobs With a Job

Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by yellowdaisies, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. yellowdaisies

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    Ok, I realize it's only November...but what can I say? I'm a planner.

    I'm in my second year teaching 1st grade at a charter school. I'm in BTSA, and my credential will be cleared in the spring - I think May. (That part may only make sense to CA teachers.) We've decided to leave the area, so I'm going to be applying for jobs near my family, nowhere near where we currently live (7 hours away) but still in-state.

    Last time I applied for jobs, it wasn't a big deal because I didn't already HAVE a job. This time, I will need to tell my admin because I need recommendation letters. I'll probably also need to tell my grade level chair and my BTSA mentor, also because of recommendation letters. In CA, applications must have at least 3 current letters of recommendation. They will give me the letters and I will attach them to applications. I know many states do things differently. Anyway, I'm really nervous about this. I can't help but feel guilty, which I know is ridiculous. We are trying to make a decision that is best for our family. All my coworkers are very connected to this area and their families are here, but we really hate it here. We are ready for a change.

    Does anyone have any tips or experiences to share about applying for a job while you have a job? The job market in CA is still very tough, but it's a little LESS tough where I'm wanting to move than where I currently live. So I know I may be here for another year. People keep warning me about how teachers that say they're leaving often get terrible placements, etc (I could be sent off to another campus in an area I really TRULY cannot stand).

    I guess I am just looking for some encouragement! :blush:
     
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    Will you be moving regardless of whether you have a job or not at your desired town?
     
  4. yellowdaisies

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    Well, I would love to, but I really need to be able to get a job for us to be able to move. So if it doesn't happen this year, we will probably be down here for another year. :)() The job market is really tough in my husband's field (business) in CA as well, and he isn't likely to make as much as I will in an entry level position.

    Edit: The "down here" is because we are looking at moving to northern CA from southern CA.
     

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