I did a CELTA course last summer, before completing the final year of my English Lit degree, and have been applying for jobs for the past 4 or 5 months.
I have been interviewed once, not a great experience, and had my email account hacked into after inquiring about a job. So far I haven't been appointed.
I'm in the middle of completing a pre interview task now and all it is making me think is that I can't do it. I remember finding the course stressful, learning about the tenses and modal verbs and auxiliary verbs etc but I just wanted to get on with it and try really hard. Now I'm so worried that I am going to get a job, having sat for 2 hours working out the answers to 20 questions on things like these, and just find it too hard when I get there. I don't want to be teaching my students the wrong thing but I also don't want to want to make myself ill trying to wrap my own head around everything the night before each lesson.
I just want to know, from your experience (preferably people without a linguistics degree or delta that might have made their first job easier), is it as hard as I am imagining?
Did you find yourself having to study yourself to death every night just to get by at the beginning? and if so how long did that last?
Don't know if I've explained all of that too well but any advice would be appreciated.