Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by rookieABC123, Jun 20, 2008.
Feb 16, 2009
Good, positive vibes being sent your way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can I join the club?
I think I need to go find some caffeine. I have a terrible headache. I've been on withdrawal for a few days now. Mom forgot to pick up a case of Coke yesterday.
Only if you put rum in that coke.....
Well the vibes must have worked before I even left. Right after I posted on here this morning the elementary school from the same district that I had an interview at the middle school called me and asked me to come interview after i was done at the first interview. Anyway the first interview was a complete bust. But the second interview I was in there for an hour and half. It went great and I really think that I have gotten the job. It starts as soon as possible so I am excited. No official word but I crossing everything that I can.
How was the first one a bust?
I'm so glad that the elem school called today so you could interview while you were down there!!!!!!!! I hope that you get this job!!! What grade is it?
Feb 17, 2009
Crossing fingers and toes for you txmom!!!
Good luck, and hopefully it will be a perfect fit for you.
I don't drink rum and cokes. Tried that once, YUCK!
:help:TXMOM...so, I have a job in WA, want to teach in TX, still in school to get my cert ( I teach with a conditional in a special ed): is it really competitive to get a job in D/FW? I really wan to move down there, but can't if the jobs aren't there. What's your perspective?
(I should have more rum and get a paper umbrella for my drink...I hate not knowing what to expect!)
Oh, TXMom, that would be so wonderful! I am pulling for you, and I hope that this is your chance!!
Does this job require you to relocate?
It shouldn't be as hard for special ed as it is for regular ed. There are tons of districts around the DFW area that should have plenty of openings for next year. I know there have been a few districts that are beginning to make cuts to meet their budget. I would start applying now though, and don't be afraid to apply for charter and private schools.
Long-time lurker here....
I've been searching for about a year now and nothing. I chalked up inexperience as the reason I didn't get calls over the summer (received my license in May). Now it's like the sahara for postings. I do have to thank everyone here, although I haven't posted this community has given me support through this tough time.
Welcome to the forum, lindydish! Belly up to the bar for a beverage and antacid of your choice.
The first interview was for the Discovery teacher position. I would be the teacher starting this new program and the expectations are very high for this position. It entails ALOT of work that I am not sure that only one person can do. Basically I would be running like a science lab all day long plus teaching two keyboarding classes. I would have set up labs for like 5 different stations plus use alot of technology. I got a very bad vibe from the principal. You know that type of principal that was always breathing down your neck. Anyway I just didn't feel the love from the first interview. I was done and out of there in about 20 minutes or so. The second interview was totally and completely the opposite. I felt welcome the minute I walked in the door and felt a connection to the staff. The principal was totally friendly as was the rest of the interview staff. The head of the special ed dept, a spec ed teacher and the conselor. The interview last an hour and I got show off my portfolio and talk about my actual experience. The position is for spec ed. Right now it would be in a self contained room because they have a child who has behaviors that don't allow her to be in a regualr classroom. But the principal plans for the future is to be inclusion teacher. I then got a grand tour of the school. I felt good about the interview. I have another interview closer to home this Friday for a PPCD teacher. So maybe at the end of the week I will have two school fighting over me. Too bad I can't use that as leverage for more pay.
Here are two link for jobs in the Dallas area. I am going to go to the Plano job fair at the end of March if I haven't found a job. I don't really know much about how hard it is to get a job up in that area. i really just started looking up that way. ( I have family up there that used to work for Plano ISD. I do know that most special ed jobs go unfilled for a long time. If you could add ESL or billingual to your certification that would help. I think I am going to add ESL.
txmom-be careful of Plano ISD. They are $14 million short on their budget and are looking to cut positions.
Feb 18, 2009
Today I got another person thinking I was working for big brother and was there to spy on them. Oy! Well I'm done gathering names as of next week. They said they had thousands of people applying for the Census jobs this year. Scary!
I think I'm going to need a case of rum this summer. My last interview was in October. I had another idiot person go "well I'm sure you'll find something" well unless you know some secret positions then um no my chances look slimmer and slimmer.
I am really starting to feel like there is a giant "No" on my application. I wonder if it has to do with the fact that I dared to file for unemployment and asked about cashing out my sick time. I interviewed for exactly one position in my old district. One out of dozens of applications. I need some more rum.
MAT. I'm tired of hearing that the positions that I apply for are going to people who are already in the school. Well, how do I get in the school?
Since your in Florida too, why don't we go to Costco or BJ's and split the cost of a case of rum that we can share?!
Feb 19, 2009
Ok, still looking for a job. I didn't get the one I interviewed for. It was only for 3 months anyway and the same kid of job I am trying to get out of!!! I just saw a job listed on Craigslist for a K-12 school. The job sounds wonderful but THE STUPID PEOPLE DID NOT PUT THE LOCATION IN THE AD. GRRRRRRRRRRR How am I supposed to know if I want to apply there if it doesn't say where it is? The listed area on Craigslist covers like 100 miles!! I don't know who wrote the ad but maybe I can take their job since they seem incompetent :lol:
WELL, I got an e-mail from the woman. It was definitely one of those automated e-mails since she did NOT answer my question. It gave me a link to an online application Anyway, I filled it out since the site said many other companies use this online application...so I guess it doesn't hurt to try. With my luck though the job is 50 miles away across a bridge and over a mountain (which is very possible considering where I live).
Good luck! Hopefully it will be close enough to you to be worth it.
Yeah, my limit is 25 miles. I just don't understand why they can't post the LOCATION. It's not like they pay by the word on those ads! geesh
Is everything okay, or is the face in response to another post?
Nah, I'm just feeling sad about the lack of having a job. Every time I seem to get ahead in this district by having an in, it seems to be taken away from me. It doesn't look like I'll be getting that tutoring job back after all. I can't to sub. The thought of subbing just makes my stomache churn. I just faxed my resume to a dental office for a secretarial position. I NEED a full time job, not part time like subbing brings. I'm just feelin down.
I hear ya... I'm sorry it's so rough lately!
I was asked yesterday afternoon (via email) if I was interested in interviewing with another elementary school (same district as the last interview and where I had my LTS last year), but the HR director never got back to me today about it. My dream district hasn't processed my updated subbing materials (that I turned in 2 months ago) and they haven't had an elementary posting since mid-December. As of right now, it doesn't look like any area districts are going to hire for the fall... which means that re-locating was pointless and we wasted hundreds on tests and my license. So, I could return to OH to be with DH, but neither of us feel I should move back until I have something officially lined up (in any field). I can't find any full-time jobs around here, either. The only jobs that will "accept" me pay jack and would require that I quit my current tutoring job.... well, I make more tutoring than I would with those piddly jobs.
I swear, the next time I hear my FIL talk about how there is SO much money where we live and how there are SO many jobs that anyone can quit one job and start working a new one in the same day, I'm going to go ballistic on him. I'll also lose it when I hear him and my other ILs talk about their incompetent and idiotic co-workers who show up hours too late, steal money, don't bother showing up, and don't do their jobs. Why do they have good jobs, yet I remain jobless? I could do their jobs and do it well! Pisses me off...
Oh I've already got the rum. You bring the Coke it's on Buy One Get one Free at Publix this week. I have some pretty margarita glasses.
lilmiss-I feel the same way. I don't have anyone telling me how easy it is to get a job around here though. I do know that there are people who are working (well, if you can call it that) jobs that I could do 100 times better, but yet I sit at home, and they are making the money. Makes me wish for a nice big glass of rum and coke.
Feb 24, 2009
Well, I'm still waiting to find out WHERE that job I applied for IS. I mean, even if they told me which COUNTY I'd be happy. So far all they keep e-mailing me is we will be in touch with you. All automated e-mail responses. Yesterday, I got an e-mail from the same recruitment site saying that after reviewing my resume they think I am qualified to teach pre-school! UMMM...I don't think so. Do they have monkeys empoyed there???? GRRRRRR I need a drink!
OH, and my phone died so even if they call me I won't know until I get home and recharge my phone!!!!
I'll bring the Coke, some chips and salsa and we can drink and eat away our depression...or at least until we pass out.
I drove all the way from Ohio to South Carolina for a job fair close to Hilton Head this past weekend. They had no immediate music openings, but said they would call back in six weeks when teachers returned letters of intent. Such is my life.
ILoveMyCello-if you want to move to TX, there is a music position in my old district.
Smalltown, whats the name of the district? And what is the position? Anything sounds great at this point...
I sent you a PM, Cello.
OhMyGawd, I just have to say that I absolutely ADORE it when HR contacts me to see if I'm interested in interviewing with one of their schools and then fails to get back to me. Never mind my immediate response of, "YES!" Never mind my many phone calls over the week. Never mind my emails. Those were just for fun.
STG, I think I'm going to stick with a bottle of Riesling. A bottle of wine always makes things classier even when I feel like an enormous piece of white trash.
:lol: I hate wine so that wouldn't work for me. I'm tired of waiting for positions to open up.