Apply for a job where you have already been passed up

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  1. SashaBear

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    A job opening has come open at a local school. I applied for a job there two years ago and did not get it. Since I have been subbing a lot more. I am a much better teacher than I would have been if I had been hired two years ago. Should I apply? I think the answer is an obvious yes. But I'm prepared to hear a no from you. I may just not listen! LOL
     
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  3. Elocin

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    Definitely! You might have been their number 2 choice but they can only pick one person for each position--this time might be your time! What's the worst that can happen? They won't call you? You won't get the job again? Well that will definitely happen if you don't apply!
     
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    Also---good luck! :)
     
  5. OedipaMaas

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    Go for it!
     
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    Definitely go for it! I interviewed for a position last year, didn't get it. It opened up this year again, I applied, interviewed again and have to do a demo tomorrow(last year i didnt make it to the demo)

    Positive thinking!
     
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    There's no reason NOT to apply.
     
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    Got for it!!!
     
  9. SashaBear

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    Thanks. That's what I thought too.
     
  10. SashaBear

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    Any tips on the cover letter?
     
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    Are you asking if you should refer to your previous interviews two years ago? IMO - I don't think you should mention the matter at all. I think you should focus on all the subbing you have done over the past two years. Is there a well respected teacher in the building you subbed for enough so he/she would allow you to mention how much he/she loved having you sub / felt confident leaving class in your care/ knew you would teach lesson provided/ could leave you lesson to actually teach? I think anything like this would be very beneifical
     
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    When you apply most applications will ask if you have applied there before, so they will already know. I think that now you know alot more and havve more experience you may get chosen this time. I have a friend that didn't get hired at a school and the following school year got hired at the school that rejected her. Turns out they didn't want to hire a first year teacher but after she had worked elsewhere he hired her. LOL!!
     
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    I say go for it! Good luck! ;)
     
  14. SashaBear

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    Here is part of my cover letter. Warning it has not been proofread yet so focus on content.

    When I substitute teaching, I put my all into the day’s assignment. I arrive early, read through the lesson plans, and familiarize myself with the classroom. I do the teacher’s hall duties, grade papers if asked, and leave the classroom neat and orderly. I have even read the stories and novels assigned for the day so I can better teach the students. This came in very handy when the honor’s class had finished reading the novel weeks early and had nothing to do for thirty minutes. I quickly flipped through a workbook, found a page, and held a discussion with the students over Lois Lowry’s The Giver.
     
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    I think it sounds good. I would still apply and see what happens. Good luck!
     

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