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Old 09-19-2018, 07:11 PM
 
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Hello!

Can someone help me with the following?

I am currently in the education field (teacher assistant). I have worked at the same school district for several years. My first two years were great, and this year I am in a role that is not a good fit. I ended up resigning because I wasnít happy, and couldnít do the job as well as the teacher wanted (going from upper grades to kindergarten is not my thing).

I am on good terms where I currently am at. I am in my first week of my two week resignation. I have an interview with another school tomorrow, and Iím not sure how to break this to them, or answer why I resigned before having a new job.

Has anyone done this? What kind of employer reaction did you get? Do I tell them I resigned,, or just act as if I am still employed there.

Please give me some advice on how to handle this.

Thank you!
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Your best bet is to be honest with them and let the chips fly. You've resigned. You have your reasons.Lying to a prospective employer is not a good idea. YMMV


Good luck!
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:29 PM
 
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Would most employers understand be put in a Kindergarten assignment from an 8th grade assignment the year before? On top of that, the students have autism, and require toileting which is not my thing.

There are no openings for the higher grades, so I have to go elsewhere to get a position in the upper grades.
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:31 AM
 
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It sounds like your job duties substantially changed, which is a valid reason to resign.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:06 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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It sounds like your job duties substantially changed, which is a valid reason to resign.
Completely agree! Turn in notice and get going on the job hunt.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:12 PM
 
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Those are perfectly acceptable reasons. You are working with an age group with which you aren't proficient. Good luck on your interview!
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