Applying for Jobs

is the scariest thing ever.

I have been very lucky.
My first job was at Cici’s Pizza in Virginia when I turned 16. I kept that job until I graduated.

I had a phone interview for a training spot for a managerial position with BYU’s concessions. I got it right then and there. So, all though my college education, I haven’t had to worry about a job. Yes, I was a History Teaching Assistant. Yes, I was hired at two different campus writing labs. But, even if I hadn’t, I would still have concessions.

Now I am a history intern. I wasn’t even really worried about that. If you could not get hired by any school districts as an intern, than BYU would place you at a school as just a student teacher. Luckily I got hired by the Nebo School District to teach at Springville Junior High.

So, I really haven’t had to worry about a job since 2006. Almost 7 years ago.

Well, my internship is ending and I am not guaranteed a position teaching for next year (unless an English or history teacher quits which is very unlikely).
Which means, for the first time since I was 16, I have to worry about being unemployed.

Yes, my husband has a job and will have the same job for next year. But, we are adults now, and married. And we’d like to start a family soon. The problem is, part-time on-campus jobs don’t pay a lot. I need to get a job as a teacher.

The thing is, it is scary.
I have started putting out applications, writing cover letters, sending resumes, filling out questionnaires. But, I always wondered, did I word it right, what if someone has more experience than me, what if someone is more qualified than me, what if my educational philosophy doesn’t match up to theirs? What if I don’t get hired? Not even an interview?

Not knowing what I’ll be doing next school year is frightening. I don’t even know what to expect for the summer.

All I can do is try my best and have faith that things will work out.
Will I still be petrified until I get notification on a job? Yes.  Do I have faith what happens will be for the best? Yes.

Wish me luck!

Our Fairy Tale

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.


    1. Jess, it's always comforting to know others are in the same boat. (Although hopefully you aren't looking for a history/English teaching job in Utah! Cuz then you'd be competition!)

      You should join up to Our Fairy Tale…the button is to your left.

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