I have heard that the Aussies are "certificate mad" and maybe it is down to the fact that other applicants have all the documents already and they are favoured. When you have DECS and First Aid, it may just tip the balance.
Originally Posted by Libby1971
I have the 100 point list and the document requirement sheet, so we will be coming heavily armed !!
OH is Roman Catholic, not practising, but it seems a bit harsh to have to be a regular church goer to be considered for staff....!
What is the teacher profile there? Are they mainly Aussies and do the schools favour "their own" before hiring a Brit?
I have been told to expect not to be favoured for a position until I have got one, if that makes any sense at all.
Once I am known within the system then I will find it easier to get work. It is just getting into the system that is harder. The system that operates expects all teachers with DECS approval to have first aid etc. You don't need DECS to work in the catholic schools but clearly there aren't as many of those as state schools. It all takes time that I don't want to wait. That is what it boils down to - I am too impatient.
I teach religious studies and would have thought that a specialist Christian Studies teacher would be a great asset (not blowing my own trumpet but not alot of teachers out there like having to teach it). Sadly not.
I rang Switch who said that the info on their website was a little out of date and the positions on it have all gone. Disappointing. But they have renegotiated my area zone upgrading me to CBD Priority in order to get me work. The desperate pleading may have had something to do with it as well.
Not quite as bad as I was last week. Made a friend while I was making phone calls (another Lisa but she may not be my best friend as another Lisa I know has tea bags and a cutey little girl ;)). So that was a bonus. Also been asked to provide an educational perspective on some work done by a charity so that is an avenue I hadn't considered.
All in all a better day