As you may have picked up already, I am currently a student teacher. This means I am in the middle of the very daunting task of applying for an actual, real-life, big girl, salaried job.
This is absolutely terrifying. I officially submitted my first application today, and actually had a minor panic attack when that big SUBMIT button showed up on my screen. The fast breathing, the nausea, even a few tears...the whole shebang. It was kind of embarrassing.
But I kept worrying that I hadn't made myself look good enough on paper. There's not much you can do anymore to set your application apart. You can't just stop by and drop off a resume anymore - they literally will not even take it in most places. The application process has you fill in tiny bits of information at a time, so I'm sure every application looks exactly the same to the people reading it. I can only say so much in a cover letter, and I definitely can't hand anyone a pink, scented resume, Elle Woods style.
So here's the thing, slicers. You are all teachers. Actual, real-life, big-girl (or boy), salaried teachers. How did you do it? I would really and truly love and cherish any little piece of advice that might help find this girl a job and get her into her own apartment. Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance :)