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    Ive helped out at a primary school for 2 days a week for just over a year with a view to getting a job as a teaching assistant and possibly teacher in the future. An assistant job came up atvthe school a few weeks ago and I applied but didnt get it, they gave it to someone else who hadnt worked at the school as they said she had more substantial experience

    Its annoying and ive thought about leaving but just wanted advice. No matter what i tell myself i still feel bitterness.
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    Ive helped out at a primary school for 2 days a week for just over a year with a view to getting a job as a teaching assistant and possibly teacher in the future. An assistant job came up atvthe school a few weeks ago and I applied but didnt get it, they gave it to someone else who hadnt worked at the school as they said she had more substantial experience

    Its annoying and ive thought about leaving but just wanted advice. No matter what i tell myself i still feel bitterness.
    Just because you volunteer at the school, doesn't mean you get first dibs on jobs there. It might seem unfair, but the person who got the job is likely to have experience actually being a TA before, or might have additional qualifications that will enable them to do more duties. You can't help it if the competition pipped you to the post; that's life.

    I would suggest that if you can't get over their rejection, then leave, because it's going to affect how you act towards everyone.
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    Just because you volunteer at the school, doesn't mean you get first dibs on jobs there. It might seem unfair, but the person who got the job is likely to have experience actually being a TA before, or might have additional qualifications that will enable them to do more duties. You can't help it if the competition pipped you to the post; that's life.

    I would suggest that if you can't get over their rejection, then leave, because it's going to affect how you act towards everyone.
    I know I dont get first dibs but Id have thought volunteering for them for over a year would have gone highly in my favour. Thats why Im volunteering at the school in order to become a TA they knew that.
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    I know I dont get first dibs but Id have thought volunteering for them for over a year would have gone highly in my favour. Thats why Im volunteering at the school in order to become a TA they knew that.
    Maybe they didn't think you were ready; yes you've been volunteering for over a year, but that's not full-time. If you really feel bad about it, ask them for some feedback, and then you can see what you can do from there.
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    Maybe they didn't think you were ready; yes you've been volunteering for over a year, but that's not full-time. If you really feel bad about it, ask them for some feedback, and then you can see what you can do from there.
    Ive been ready enough for them to ask me to come in to help, sometimes more than 2 days a week, when theyve been struggling.
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    Ive been ready enough for them to ask me to come in to help, sometimes more than 2 days a week, when theyve been struggling.
    But none of that means there aren't going to be far more experienced people than you out there.

    Ask for feedback and during the conversation make sure you ask what you could do to make yourself more competitive if an opportunity comes up in the future.
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    I know I dont get first dibs but Id have thought volunteering for them for over a year would have gone highly in my favour. Thats why Im volunteering at the school in order to become a TA they knew that.
    How much experience did the other applicant have?
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