Another Last Minute Job Search Tip

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  1. MzQualified

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    So....since a lot of schools around here start on Monday, I figured if there are any open positions then applying on-line or emailing and waiting wouldn't get it....so what did I do?

    I found a list online of charter schools and public schools in my area (I went up to an hours drive) and I called 78 schools today. Yes, you read that right....I called 78 schools! and asked about any vacant teaching positions. Out of those 78 schools, 2 told me to fax a resume, 3 told me to email my resume to the HR lady, and 3 took my name and number so that the principal could call me back!!

    Well 2 of the principals called me back so I have 1 interview tomorrow morning. One of the schools I faxed called and I had an interview with them this evening!! :eek:

    So tomorrow morning, get up and call around. It just might get you even closer!!!
     
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  3. mopar

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    Great tip! The week before school starts is a great time to call around again and try to get your information out there.
     
  4. ciounoi

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    That's a great idea!!
     
  5. BioAngel

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    Awesome job! Good luck at the interviews :)
     
  6. Kangaroo22

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    Good luck!
     
  7. Aliceacc

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    YES!!!!!
     
  8. HOPE-fulTeacher

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    Wow, that is fantastic!! That is a ton of schools to call in one day, but I am so glad it paid off!!
     
  9. MsMar

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    AWESOME! So glad to hear you took the initiative to do that, and am of course even happier that it paid off with two interviews! Fabulous tip.
     
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    Good for you, Mz!
     
  11. MzQualified

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    LOL...took almost 3 hours. Not like I had anything else to do anyway...:whistle: :lol:
     
  12. AMyers626

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    Wow that's good news! Who did you talk to when you called? Did you just ask the secretary?

    Good luck on your interviews!
     
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    Yes, I would just ask the secretary. Sometimes they would know right off if there were positions, some would connect me directly to the P, and others would put me on hold to literally go and ask the P if anything had come up. Every single school I called was very nice and helpful!
     
  14. Ms. I

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    That's terrific, then all your calling was definitely worth it! Good reminder to us all & good luck!
     
  15. philateach

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    That's a great idea. It's almost like you're doing them a favor, they don't have to scramble to look for a candidate. Plus, you know you will a) get an interview fast and b) get a decision quickly.

    Good for you - please let us know what happens.
    "The squeaky wheel gets the grease." ;)
     
  16. smalltowngal

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    Great tip!! I wish you good luck on your interviews and that more opportunities come up for you!
     
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    Hope the interviews go well.
     

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