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13-09-2019, 15:04   #1
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Job prospects primary?

I'm a primary teacher on my 3rd year out of college. I got a maternity leave after a few months in my first year and covered another one last year. I didn't secure a job this year so I am doing subbing. I did subbing for a few months my first year and I was getting subbing nearly everyday from the start of September. I didn't even need to hand out CVs or put much effort into looking. I just rang schools and was getting plently to keep me going. Now this year we are in the middle of September and I didn't get one day yet. I'm on TextASub now and emailed my CV to like 20 schools and nothing. (There have only been 2 on text a sub for the other county I have listed and nothing for my own).I thought there was a huge shortage? It's really disheartening that I got no maternity leave or anything this year. I didn't really apply for maternity/fixed term jobs in Dublin because of prices of rent/travel etc. Is it difficult to get maternity/fixed term jobs in Dublin?
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13-09-2019, 15:46   #2
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It's very difficult for principals in Dublin to find subs for maternity leave. I'm not sure about fixed term posts.
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14-09-2019, 13:42   #3
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Ive found this year very bad for securing teaching roles, last year I had 9 interviews and was working from the end of September right through to May, this year ive had one interview for a panel which advertised my subjects, I didn't get it as they said I lacked experience. Have had nothing since despite filling out endless applications and tweaking my cv every single week. Its incredibly disheartening and frustrating.
I dont know where all these schools looking for subs are? Im on text a sub, I apply for the positions and get no response from any school and im hearing similar from plenty of other teachers so I know its not just me.
I will say though, apply for the Dublin jobs anyway, if you get something you can then move down or atleast move closer to Dublin to reduce travel costs and time.
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