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Ex Teacher’s Careers Fair – Eastbourne

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you a teacher looking to become a Virtual Assistant? Come meet Amanda and VACT at the Ex Teacher’s Careers Fair in Eastbourne on 26 Oct 19.

The careers fair will cover a few different ideas:

  1. Stay where you are – advice and help with stress management, emotional wellbeing and boosting your confidence.
  2. Do something new – course providers for alternative careers, revamping your personal image, and working part time from home on a reduced teacher timetable.
  3. Use your skills elsewhere – specialist recruiters who can help you land a new role, either within the education sector or elsewhere.
  4. CV skills mini-workshops, to show you how you can translate your skills into another sector.
  5. Review your finances – can you afford to change jobs or work part time, and how doing so may affect your financial future.

Teacher skills are very often dismissed as they are not perceived as ‘good enough’ due to the nature of the environment in which they are gained.  However, a number of Teachers have made the leap from being a Teacher to VA, teachers bring very different skills to the industry and there will be some people who dismiss this industry but actually teachers have so much to offer in terms of resilience, perseverance, self-management and just getting stuff done – much like the skills that come from the Armed Forces – and having done both roles I know that there are many parallels.  

Self confidence is a big problem for people leaving the classroom as it tends to get knocked out of them after a few years, so teachers are not good at selling themselves and their skills, and I think this is a major part of where the problems lie and I look forward to chatting to visitors about the soft skills they can bring to the VA industry. 

The event will take place on 26th October between 10 am and 4pm at the International Lawn Tennis Centre, Eastbourne. 

Tickets are available through Eventbrite.  Under 18s go free, and tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day.


October 26
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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