Botched Interview, Advice on how to talk to HR

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  1. squawk47

    squawk47 New Member

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    A few months ago I applied for a teaching position for a district in Nevada. I got to interview and I decided to take a Skype interview because I was in Jacksonville FL at the time and I wanted to move here with a job and a plan going into the fall. The Skype interview went terribly, I was continuously getting disconnected. I would maybe get 1 or two minutes without a network disconnection then I would get cut off either mid conversation or mid demo lesson. It was not the best interview situation. I did not get to the next round and therefor I can not work for any of the schools here until January when I can re-apply. I feel like I was not really given a fair shot. I have requested to re-interview in person with people at HR they basically said that its a technicality and they cant do anything about the matter, at this point is simply didnt get past that round. But I look at it as if I was in an in person interview and the interviewee asked me to step outside every two minutes.

    I recently got an email about job opportunities in the district for their Gifted and Talented Program, their grade acceleration plan. They need teachers desperately. I called and emailed the person in charge and she was extremely interested in my resume and was excited to start moving the ball forward to getting me an interview. After a few great conversations she looked at my application through their system and she realized that I had not been put through to the next round where they basically pull teachers for interviews with principals. She was pretty disappointed that I could not do it and this absolutely killed me.

    I have looked at private schools, doesnt look like they are hiring. I have looked at surrounding rural districts, their turnover rate is much lower so jobs are far less available. Im kind of at a stand still here and I want to do something about it.

    Next week I have a meeting with the head of the HR Department to discuss the situation and see if I can get a second interview.

    Let me know what you think about the situation. Do you think I have a chance of getting the second interview or are districts too political/bureaucratic to change their policies for unique circumstances?

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  3. mathteachertobe

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    Well, I think it's a good sign that the head of HR was willing to schedule a meeting with you. That would never happen in my district! Just make your case and I really hope it works out for you.
     
  4. gr3teacher

    gr3teacher Phenom

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    That's a pretty asinine rule. I wish you the best of luck.
     
  5. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

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    If they need to to hire, I think you have a good chance. Will you travel there for the interview?
     
  6. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    CCSD or Washoe?
     
  7. OneBerry

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    What a strange situation. Your meeting sounds promising to me. Good luck!
     
  8. 3Sons

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    I agree it doesn't sound like you got anything like a fair shake.

    Then they either have idiotic workers or an idiotic system.

    If you have a meeting with the head of HR, you have a chance -- if they weren't considering giving you a chance, they would have no reason to meet with you at all.
     
  9. engineerkyle

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    A stupid system, however, your chances still sound viable.

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