Apparently I bombed the interview?

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  1. teachinIA4137

    teachinIA4137 Rookie

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    I had an interview a little over a week ago, and even then I wasn't TOTALLY convinced I did awesome, but I thought I held my own. A lot of the questions were (Name a time when....) instead of (How would you...) and that threw me off a bit. Plus I'm a rambler, so I'm still working on getting that under control (maybe that's why I do so great teaching SS lol)

    Anyway, they obviously didn't offer the job to me. The original post I replied to said they needed someone because of a retirement. Well, I get on our teacher job site today and they have another 4th grade position on there, but it says due to a transfer. What that tells me is I did NOT do well. Sigh.

    Luckily, within the last 48 hours I've been called by three schools (two of which are in the same district, and are in my favorite-all-time-must-get-hired-there district, seriously, this district ALWAYS gets above 80% on their state tests) so I don't feel bad about bombing the first one.

    Has that ever happened to anyone? Interviewed for a position and then they repost? Awkward lol
     
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  3. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Did they actually repost that job or did they post a different job that had opened up due to a transfer? The latter is not really all that uncommon, and it doesn't mean that you "bombed" anything.
     
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    teachinIA4137 Rookie

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    Well, it's a new job posting, but for the same grade level. The first posting was because of a retirement, the new posting is because of a transfer. I suppose they could have to legally post it, but it just makes more sense to call the other candidates they interviewed doesn't it?

    Oh well, life goes on! I can't let it get me down:thumb:
     
  5. geoteacher

    geoteacher Devotee

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    In my district they would legally have to repost. They would necessarily call candidates that they had already interviewed because the makeup of the next interview team might be different.
     
  6. ktmiller222

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    They have to post all jobs even transfers. I tend to ramble too because I get so nervous...I wish districts knew how nervous people get!
    If you got other calls from schools, then take a chance and interview with them. They should be asking the same questions!
     
  7. bros

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    They legally have to post all jobs - apply for it if you are interested
     
  8. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    You didnt necessarily 'bomb'...someone else seemed a better fit.

    With this new posting coming on the heels of that last interview, a school might call a candidate from the last round if the hiring decision had been down to a few top candidates and they now want to scoop up that other '2nd choice' person for the new opening.

    My school wouldnt re-interview recent candidates unless they had been compelling and 'in the running' for the last job. But you never know...Apply if you are interested.
     
  9. vickilyn

    vickilyn Multitudinous

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    You will sometimes see postings that say "Prior applicants need not apply." At least that is direct and to the point!
     
  10. Sinewave

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    It doesn't mean you "bombed" the interview, you might have been super awesome, however you weren't a right fit or the second choice. Maybe your personality doesn't fit with the other teachers in the department or team. They also could have had a candidate in mind for the position, but they have to conduct interviews.

    Anyway, I think you might as well apply for the new position. It never hurts.
     
  11. chasisaac

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    It means nothing.
     

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