Newly-qualified TEFL Teacher, @donnatamara
In comparison to last year, this winter has been decidedly warmer and wetter. Much to my relief, London did not shut down due to a couple of snowflakes. Also, in a stark comparison, last year I was working in a bar at its busiest time – so busy I felt like I lived there. But this year, for most of the winter, I have been experiencing a distinct dry spell in terms of EFL work (of course I’m putting aside the Christmas break). It has been a rather frustrating experience.
As a teacher without even a year’s experience, it is decidedly more difficult to find work over the colder seasons without going to China. There are jobs available in London, I’ve seen them, but they demand much more experience than appears on my CV. However, I’m convinced that if I could just get to the interview stage I would stand a better chance; but breaking through that first online barrier is hard enough.