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I'm a teacher but I got started by supervising a tutoring program with Kaplan after school at local elementary schools, then substitute teaching while I got my teaching credential. I got the job at my current school district by impressing my master teacher during student teaching.
I started in the legal field working as a receptionist at a hiring agency that happened to specialize in legal jobs. One posting came from a firm that was looking for a junior legal assistant with "no background experience" but a university degree, lol - that was me in a nutshell! I had just graduated with a very interesting Anthropology degree but had decided against grad school because my debts were skyrocketing and I was tired of the student life (I left University when I was 20 b/c I didn't really want to be a teacher...I went back to school when I was 24).
It's a great field, both in Canada and the U.S. - lots of room to grow and promote yourself, even with all the recessions - firms laid of lawyers before they laid off assistants and clerks (b/c we can do a lot of the same work as the junior lawyers while under the supervision of a lawyer). I've doubled my salary in the 7.5 years that I've been working full time and have gotten all of my tuition for further training (clerk certification) footed by the Firms I've worked for.
Lastly - there are sooooo many different areas of law that you can go into - IP, Labour, Immigration, Corporate/Business, Estates, Transportation, Real Estate, Insurance, Tax, Family, Criminal, Environmental, the list goes on and on!
I am currently working in an in-home daycare, but got started doing childcare in my own home when DS was tiny. I needed to work, but knew I wanted to be with him so I tried to find work that would allow that. After running my own childcare for 2 years, I started subbing at childcare centers and built up experience from there. I love it and I love being able to bring a baby or young child to work with me.
Cautiously expecting a little one sometime in June, and always remembering my 5 little ones that left too soon.
I went to college for teaching and taught for 8 years in va after graduating. When we moved to Austin, I never found a teaching job. You are at a huge disadvantage there if you don't speak spanish and if you have experience, masters or national board cert. because then they have to pay more. A job working in social commerce feel into my lap because they were mass hiring at the time and I had a friend already working there. I work from home. Its only part time with no benefits, but also no daycare, no gas, no work clothes etc. It's not a career, but with my husband's job traveling 50-75 percent of the time, I don't see any way to work full time with three kids and zero family support.