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I've accepted a new job as Education Programme Manager for a very well regarded charitable foundation. Basically get to design, run and promote ways to make the UK education system fairer, especially

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It’s been a bit of an emotional day for me... but in a good way. Just over three years ago I was made redundant. It was extremely upsetting because I’d only been in the job a couple of months hav

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Cheers, dude. I shall. I've still got all your advice about living in Spain saved as a document. Things obviously changed with meeting my partner and us buying a place in London, but we both still intend to move out of the UK when we've finished our studies and are then able to sell our flat and everything else. I'm still pushing for Spain, but she's quite keen on Canada - which I'm not even sure I can get into with my previous misdeeds!

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I think, in regards to the 7000 words, its almost as if putting a cover letter and a written presentation formally of a CV together, with 7000 being the maximum word count they'd allow (because I hazard a guess that people like to pin point everything in detail whereas stuff like that makes me uncomfortable).

Have moved back to the parents for the time being. House contract ran out in Bath and having only been working part time to be able to afford to live while doing the Masters, funds and quite low while I try and piece my life back together. Back on the horse putting applications in anywhere I seem to have relevant skills and the money isn't going to bankrupt me trying to live in Bath. Its frustrating as hell, trying to put my anxiety together with a need to have somewhere I'm settled and confident in being able to go day to day, but you know gotta keep yourself in the fight. Something will come up I'm sure.

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2 minutes ago, SpursRiot2012 said:

Cheers, dude. I shall. I've still got all your advice about living in Spain saved as a document. Things obviously changed with meeting my partner and us buying a place in London, but we both still intend to move out of the UK when we've finished our studies and are then able to sell our flat and everything else. I'm still pushing for Spain, but she's quite keen on Canada - which I'm not even sure I can get into with my previous misdeeds!

It really depends on what you're looking to do. I was in Canada for nine months a good few years back, and they are mega-strict on immigration, so one of you will need a trade to get in (or a job offer, which is quite rare due to the hoops companies have to go through to get permission to do that).

Spain worked for me, primarily because I found it incredibly cheap to live there compared to the UK. I got a fantastic apartment with two bedrooms, a communal pool and a terrace from which you could see the outline of Morocco on a clear day. It cost me £440 per month, which didn't include electricity. 

If you can beat the language barrier, then you're on to a winner. Oh, and if either of you are so inclined you could take a course in how to teach English as a foreign language. The cash isn't that great for that kind of work, but if you get a Trinity Tesol or Cambridge Celta you can easily make around 1,000 EURO per month from teaching. One word of advice though, don't waste money on any online courses. The schools don't accept them really, and the qualification is worthless.

Anyway, I'm rambling now. Again, any advice or suchlike just hit me up and I'll do my best to help. 

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Received my contract extension today as a teaching assistant. Lasting for another year, meaning I'll now have time to apply for university this time in 12 months with 3 years of experience under my belt, and two separate Level 3 qualifications alongside that. Plus it's the first time I'm being assigned a class to myself, fairly chuffed!

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Congrats @AdamTH17, that all sounds fantastic. Got a few mates who have just (or for a year or so) been in teaching/teaching assistant roles, its definitely one of the more rewarding jobs I've known people to have.

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10 hours ago, SpursRiot2012 said:

I just cannot take sales anymore. I hate waking up at 06:30 in the morning, I hate making sales calls, I hate gatekeepers and snarky decision makers, I hate targets, I hate it all. I'm giving my notice and this time he can't offer me nothing that'll convince me to stay. Fuck this.

I reckon you could easily get away with double pay and half a days work a week. 

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I gave my month's notice today. All very amicable. He told me that, if I ever need a bit of cash, I should drop him a line and maybe come in and do a few days here or there, which is useful.

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8 hours ago, SpursRiot2012 said:

I gave my month's notice today. All very amicable. He told me that, if I ever need a bit of cash, I should drop him a line and maybe come in and do a few days here or there, which is useful.

You know what, good on you mate, and all the best with your studies.v

I've been threatening (myself) to do the same for the past year (leave).. I must say I enjoy my line of work, and without sounding bell'ish, I know I'm good at it and my efforts have been recognised via national awards... but my team has been slowly grating on me for the past year. I'm picking up far more than I should be in my role, it's been noted by seniors that I'm doing the majority of my line managers job as she is basically useless, I've been strung along for a long time about 'watch this space/has your name on it', and my pay is shit.

I've stayed on due to having my ego stroked quite a bit in terms of my effort and positive results for the youngsters I support, it's massively helped with my previous confidence issues, but now I'm a so familiar and comfortable, I'm nervous, lazy and scared of something different.

Saying that, I'm about to take 3 months paternity with an agreement to return to part time (3 days). It's got me thinking, returning to employment part time should  open up some new avenues that won't have been of interest previously.

Part of me wants to hand my notice in and get away from this line of work altogether. 12 years of my life has been spent on helping and supporting others, and I will always have that instinct and more importantly, time to do so on different levels. But maybe I need to be more selfish on the work front. I've got a couple of months before I need to make my mind up, but whilst appreciating my lot in life and realising how lucky I am to be in a pretty safe full time career, I'm not happy anymore. I just can't work out if I'm being an idiot or not.

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37 minutes ago, Ralphy said:

Anyone know of a good site(s) to use to get suggestions on jobs based on questions i answer? Ive no idea what i want to do with myself, and at 31 coming 32, its getting me down! 

Prospects, brother.

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That seems a bit recent to have graduated from preschool Ralphy......

 

So - Career changes and career advice! Need some help and tips.

My situation - I'm happy to keep doing what I'm doing for the time being; there's no burning urgency. I've got a kid on the way and I'm sure that is going to take up a fair bit of my headspace for the forseeable future so I don't want to worry too much about what I'm doing workwise.

HOWEVER! The past couple years I've been pretty contented and haven't had any real goals work wise. I don't hate my job, I'm alright at it and there are parts of it that are quite satisfying. I don't like the idea of doing what I'm doing now forever until I retire and I really want something else to work towards in my head, even if there's not much that I'm actively doing about it now.

I've been working long enough that I have a good idea of what I do and don't like in a job, and I can't help feeling like there might be something out there that could be a really good fit for me and I just don't know about it.

How would I go about exploring my options? Any help and tips would be welcome.

 

 

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