The best part of my job must surely be when applicants are successful and they get an offer. A little notification comes up on my system to say they have been placed and it’s always heart-warming. It’s always more heart-warming when they have been unsuccessful in the past and have persevered.
Young South African teachers have a lot to learn. Those who are themselves teachable take advice and learn from past mistakes. The teacher that got placed today was one of those. I actually gave her quite a hard time. She had copied and pasted a whole chunk of stuff off a website and put it on her CV. I picked it up immediately and rolled my eyes back. What was she thinking? She had come to us after being unsuccessful through another recruiting company. I asked her if they had said anything to her about her CV. She said ‘no’. I asked her if they had said anything to her about her photo. She said ‘no’. I had her revamp her CV and get a new photo and after getting a positive reference from her school, she was good to go.
Two weeks later she signed an offer. 🙂
I was thrilled. I wrote to her to say ‘congratulations!’ She wrote back…
Actually, I am only a tiny part of a wheel that turns quite efficiently. We all have a role to play. She had to present well at the interview. Others have interviewed with the same school and not been successful, so well done to her!
I’m glad for her!
That’s the best part of my job.
#254 of my 1000 thanks is one of the South African applicants got placed! 🙂 Happy dance!
Yesterday I wrote about Proverbs 12:18 – Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
I have to constantly weigh up whether my words to some of the applicants are reckless or, in being hard on them, are actually wise.
There will always be a balance to be had.
The next verse Proverbs 12:19 is equally as thought provoking…
Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
Pulpit commentary says, “Truth is consistent, invincible, enduring…Lying never answers in the end; it is soon found out and punished.”
These are the days!
Keep the smile going!
God bless you!
In His Grip,
Helga xx 🙂