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Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by PreKyay, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. PreKyay

    PreKyay Companion

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    I just received the dreaded rejection letter..."Your interview went well, but the committee has decided on another applicant for the teaching position." "Went well?" Evidently not well enough! ;)

    I know this is part of the process, and this was my first (and certainly not last) interview. I just need some encouragement...(hint, hint)
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Keep slugging away-
    good luck!!;)
     
  4. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    I'm sorry to hear that Kay. Just keep applying! That perfect job is out there for you.
     
  5. PreKyay

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    Thanks! I consider myself:hugs:
     
  6. palla

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    I am sorry.... Just remember it isn't that you weren't the perfect candidate; it is that the school wasn't the perfect school!
     
  7. MsMar

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    The fact that you got an interview is great. Keep plugging away, the right position is out there somewhere!
     
  8. clarnet73

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    Hey, look on the bright side...

    At least they got back to you!
     
  9. PreKyay

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    :eek:hmy:
     
  10. kcjo13

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    There will be more! Keep trying!
     
  11. Erin Elizabeth

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    Consider calling and asking for advice on how to improve for your next interview.

    I'm sorry. Rejection is always unpleasant. The right job IS out there for you! Keep trying!
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. Please look on the bright side, you are obviously doing something right because you got an interview! Just keep looking for that perfect fit. It's out there somewhere.
     
  13. McKennaL

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    Do people (principals) really take the time out of their busy day to give interview advice to candidates they turn away?

    I would just think they have more on their plate to help people that they('ll) have no investment in.
     
  14. Kangaroo22

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    I'm sorry. Just keep on applying and don't let one rejection get you down too much.
     
  15. MATgrad

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    Don't let it get you down. Remember it only takes one yes.
     
  16. leighbball

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    Keep trying! Don't give up! Rejection letters are also hard but like a pp said it wasn't the right school for you.
     
  17. nasimi77

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    Those letters are never fun, but I just see it as it wasn't meant to be. Interviews are also great experiences to learn from. I tried to remember the questions asked of me in an interview once, and then I came home and typed them up. It's good to keep on hand so you can become well versed in what it is ou want to say. I'm also reading a few books right now on teaching methodologies, etc. The more you've got in your brain about teaching, the more empowered you feel, and the more confident. :thumb: Hang in there, we are all struggling to find that right fit...but yours will come along!:)
     
  18. Kary

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    Well, I don't know about principals, but it's standard practise in many fields. In fact, my husband served on a hiring committee this year and one of his duties was to offer follow up interviews with unsuccessful candidates - which most accepted. Just because someone is not picked for a position, it does not mean that they would not be considered in the future - especially if they address areas of concern/weakness.

    I'm sorry. You may have had a fabulous interview, but another candidate had some additional qualification that made him/her (appear to be) a better fit for the position. Good luck with your future interviews.
     
  19. cheeryteacher

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    Exactly what I was going to say. It's still early, the right job will come.
     

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