Friday, February 20, 2009

Holy. Freaking. Cow.

For years I have contemplated teaching as a career. I would contemplate it, put it away (mostly at mom's nagging- yes, I bashfully admit, I let her talk me out of it a few times) then contemplate it again.

Fast forward to about two months ago, when we received our occasional course-information mailing from our local county college. They had a teaching program included in there. However, *blush* the mailing was apparently mistaken for clutter and thrown out with the other recyclables.

I made my resume public on Careerbuilder yesterday. Today I opened my e-mail and found lots of e-mails, not too shabby for the thing having been made public just a couple of business-hours ago. Insurance sales. (No thanks. I have actually been to several seminars about these gigs in the past. Quotas. One company actually said they would dock my base pay if I didn't make my monthly quota, which increased every month! I'd rather work as a CSR for an insurance company, assisting those who are already policyholders. Life insurance? bo-ring!) Outside sales/telemarketing. No thanks.

Another "opportunity" email caught my attention. I opened it (doesn't take long to do, may as well "hear" what they have to say...) and LOVED what I saw. The lady sitting in the desk next to mine asked if I was OK when she heard my jaw hit my desk. (I ended up forwarding her and another CW the e-mail later on) It was an opportunity for degreed folks to get a teaching certificate, training being held with a local school district. It's called the "Alternative Teacher Certification Program," for which they qualify you via your transcripts, resume and results on skills tests.

The (last available) info sesh is next Saturday, 2/28.


Crystal said...

Well, that sounds like a wonferful opportunity! Good luck and keep us posted on how it goes!

Chele said...

Sounds like a great opportunity. Keeping fingers crossed that you find something that's a great fit for you.

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