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I need career help. SO STUCK

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bhabi123 Mon 04-Dec-17 19:08:46

Hi everyone

I'm 34 and have 2 kids aged 7 and 3 years old.

I have a degree in business management but never actually worked in that field. I have worked as a teaching assistant at a primary school and in the last 2 years i have been applying for a pgce but have been unable to get past the interview. Its so tough. Even if i did get past it i'm not sure if it will be manageable with kids.

I'm now looking at careers advisory work and there's a QCG qualification which is a one year course.

Although i'm interested in this i don't know if job wise its a good qualification to have, are there many jobs that require this? I have searched but i''m just so confused.

This is the kind of work i like, can someone please help me figure out what i should train in and give some options:

Careers advice/ employment support
Teaching primary/ early years
Supporting people to find work
counselling to some extent....are there any jobs though?
women's support
Some types of social work (women/ children)

Please help me, thanks.
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bhabi123 Fri 08-Dec-17 17:55:04

can anyone advise of what jobs or fields may be suitable for me?

LadyLapsang Sat 09-Dec-17 11:48:59

Have you asked for feedback from your PGCE interviews?

bhabi123 Sat 09-Dec-17 13:13:04

Hiya
Yes sometimes i got feedback sometimes i didn't.

Once it said that i did not show enough enthusiasm for the profession and don't know what the profession entails. I was nervous at the interview, although some questions went ok i did lack some school related knowledge which they asked me.

I guess i could practice and get better at the interview and try again, but if someone has done it with kids, is it workable?

I mean i would have to get someone to drop and collect my kids from school, but even in the evenings will the workload be impossible?

If you have any other career options like the careers advice one or others please share, thanks.

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