Another rejection

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  1. MATgrad

    MATgrad Groupie

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    I got another rejection letter today. Hubby keeps saying not to worry but it's still frustrating. So here's my count so far.

    Resumes/Calls made ~ 12

    Interviews ~ 2

    Rejection letters ~ 6

    I will now go read a trashy romance novel and feel better.
     
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  3. beccmo

    beccmo Comrade

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    I feel for you. Just got a call that the district I interviewed with Monday went with another candidate.

    My count is 3 interviews
    2 verbal rejections
    1 no contact

    Had I known there is no shortage of teachers in my area (NE Ohio), and how political just getting a job can be, I would have never gone back to school for certification and saved thousands of dollars.
     
  4. mincc

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    I understand what you are both going through. :(

    Beccmo,

    I would not have done this either. As much as I love teaching, this has been too much. There is a school up the street that my husband went to. His family has been here for years. I went on an interview for this(my) township, only to find out it was fake-they hired friends and relatives without interviewing them. They made fools of a lot of us that day. Several teachers are retiring from this school and they will be replaced by these people. It makes me sick when I drive by there, I do not even have a chance. One of my neighbors said there are so many people waiting for favors that I have very little chance. He tried to cheer me up be saying that I am not alone, he knows lots of teachers looking. :confused:

    I have sent out, over the past 1-2 years over 100 resumes, in a 45 minute radius.

    I have had about 6-7 interviews. 2, possibly 3 were definitely fake. 1 or 2 went to someone with more experience supposedly. 2 I never heard from.

    150-650 resumes were received for EACH of these jobs.

    They are laying off lots of teachers here, too.
     
  5. MissFrizzle

    MissFrizzle Virtuoso

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    I can relate, and I just want you to know.... it's definitely not you. There are many of us in the same crummy boat!
     
  6. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Hang in there. Keep sending out those resumes!

    And consider moving to Las Vegas! We need good teachers and it's a great city! I'll help you in any way that I can!

    Good luck!
     
  7. Beth2004

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    It's definitely not just you. This is my third summer applying to jobs. My count for this year:

    Resumes: 35
    Interviews: 2
    Rejections: none yet, but I don't expect to get either of the 2 positions I interviewed for.
     
  8. rose05

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    I can also relate to you. I totally agree with mincc. I did find work as a substitute. I even received a letter of recommendation from several teachers and a principal. But they didn't help. When I applied for a full time position I got the royal run around. I realized it wasn't "what you know" or "how good you may be", it was, "who you know" or are "related to" that was important. So I finally gave up with the public school systems in my local area and interviewed for a private school. I was hired! I really enjoy the opportunity to teach. Unfortunately the pay is much less and there is a certain lack of respect because I work in the private sector. However the good still outweighs the bad. Don't give up and consider the private school systems in your area.:)
     

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