People keep telling me to use “connections” and network in order to land a job…
I don’t like to do that. I know that when you know the right people, it will get you in the right positions…but then I don’t feel like that is authentic. When I land a job, I want to know it is because I deserved that position rather than it being someone helped me to get it. I think this goes back to my post I made a while back of how I don’t like when people help me, I like when I do things myself. It could be seen as a flaw but everything that I have accomplished in my life has been my own doing. I grew up in a household where I was the only one who spoke English and it was very difficult for me but that taught how to be independent in my studies especially.
Long story short, I don’t plan on calling in favors from people in my past especially if I have not talked to them in a while. There is nothing worse then when someone contacts you after a long while because they need something, I am not that person.
So when I do get my first teaching job, it will be so much more satisfying because I did it all on my own.
edukaition asked You seem so thoughtful and have a calm presence! I also admire your drive and determination!
You are so spot on and thank you :) A calm presence is exactly the description for my demeanor. You are very observant!