3 day rule---true??

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  1. burgandy01

    burgandy01 Rookie

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    I've heard a few times that if you don't hear anything regarding your last teaching interview within 3 days it's unlikely you'll get the job.

    On one post on this site, it seems posters got some indication they were being hired immediately.

    The last time I was hired for a teaching job I heard from HR the next morning that I was recommended for a teaching position and that they needed to conduct a background check.

    The time before when I was hired at a Private school, I wasn't asked questions but rather was hired on the spot due to a recommendation.

    What are your thoughts??
     
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  3. bella84

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    I once interviewed on a Monday and didn't get the offer until Friday. That was the timeline they told me they were working with though, so I wasn't expecting to hear until Friday anyway. I also think it can take longer in some cases. It's one of those things that is hard to speculate on. It varies so much from region to region and even school to school. Sometimes it might even vary from position to position within a school. Hard to say...
     
  4. Boba

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    I would say probably a week.
     
  5. ready2learn

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    I think it depends on the school and the time of year. My first teaching job I was pretty much hired on the spot. My current job though was longer than 3 weeks. They were interviewing for positions that the board had yet to approve. I didn't hear back from the principal for 12 days and it was about 6 weeks after my interview that I was officially offered the job. I was also offered another job around that time which I turned down but it was a similar situation. The job hadn't officially opened yet so it was about 6 weeks from my interview until I was offered the job. I was in contact with the school that whole time and knew I would get the offer, but I had to wait for it to happen. I don't think that is the normal situation, especially this time of year, but I do know it can happen.
     
  6. Banana0

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    This varies so wildly that I REALLY don't think there's a rule. I went through many rounds of interviews over a couple of months for my job. The response time varied in between each one. It does depend on time of year, how the school/district work, etc.
     
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    It also depends on the amount of people they need to interview. In NYC, ALOT of teachers get interviewed. It would start Monday and a decision would be made on a Friday, or even the following Monday!
     
  8. waterfall

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    I guess it could depend on the school. We always make the decision the same day that we interview. The candidates may not hear that day if we are having a hard time getting a hold of references right away. I've worked in 3 schools. Two of them called me the same day I interviewed to offer the position. The 2nd called me a few days later, but told me the reason for the delay was that it took a few days to hear back from some of my references. It's always a good idea to ask about the hiring timeline in interviews so you're not just left wondering.
     
  9. mkbren88

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    It really depends on their timeline. I interviewed for a position and was one of the first people interviewed. They told me their timeline was 2 weeks. I never heard back but I was okay with that. I've always asked for a timeline though. Most times I have heard back within a few days but sometimes it was up to a week.
     
  10. ktmiller222

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    I don't think there is a 3 day rule.
    i had a first round interview in March and the second round interview was in August. They said i would know by the 20th (that was 3 wks from the second round interview).
    i got an aid position and they said i would know by monday. monday came and went. they actually called me on a thursday and offered me a position.
     

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