Friday, 25 October 2013

Excuse the rant ...

I'm feeling rather fed up at the moment.

Yesterday I had an interview for an LSA position at a secondary school.  The day went well, I interviewed as well as I ever do (I'm often so nervous I gabble and get tongue-tied) and at the end of the process I felt reasonably confident that I stood a good chance.  There were 4 people interviewed for 2 posts so I thought even the odds might work in my favour.

Well, surprise surprise at 3.30 I got the 'Thanks but no thanks' call and that was that.  Even being told that I was a strong candidate and they wished they had 3 posts to offer didn't really soften the blow.  I should be getting used to this now but I have a habit of planning how life will pan out when I start my new job so it always comes as a huge disappointment.

So I pose the question 'Is it possible for a 50something ex teacher to get a job?'

There are a limited number of vacancies I can go for - I don't drive, I'm not a plumber & I can't programme a computer; I have no experience of administrative work or being a receptionist so although I apply for those jobs I'm almost sure the applications get binned on arrival.   It's very difficult and frustrating - I want to get a job but feel that I'm running out of options.  I have experience and I'm willing to try my hand at most things (no sky diving, bungee jumping or fire eating!) so what do I have to do?  I've even considered advertising myself on the Internet (I don't know how you  do that by the way!) but there must be a role out there for me.  Mustn't there?

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Blog Everday In November.

Not content with going for NaNoWriMo again this year, I've signed up to post something on my blog everyday in November.  I'm hoping that this will spur me into getting this blog ticking over again.  I also hope that the act of blogging each day will become a habit & I can be a better blogger.

We've finally dug out the old camera so I'm hoping to get out & about taking pictures to share on the blog - while waiting for the bank to open I saw a fantastic shot of the Town Hall that I hope to go back & shoot.

So the countdown to daily logging & daily novel writing begins, I wonder why I get myself into these things & I try not to panic over the coming interview - didn't I mention that?  On Thursday I have an interview for a job as a Learning Support Assistant - wish me luck!!