Checking references...ever NOT lead to an offer?

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  1. sciencegurl

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    I interviewed for a LTS position on Friday (1 year position) at a district 1 hour away from my house (not ideal, but I'm desperate). That same day I had 2 of my references call me to tell me they got calls from the principal (2 teachers who are also my friends) my other two references (former principals), I didn't talk to. My question is: have you ever had reference checks done that didn't lead to an offer (assuming your references gave you good recommendations).

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  3. mollydoll

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    In Virginia, they seem to check references before offering an interview.
     
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    In my county (in Georgia), they tend to check references on those they are really interested in either interviewing further or making an offer.
     
  5. sciencegurl

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    Wow, I suppose I can see that, they don't want to waste time interviewing if the references are poor. Of course I already interviewed. I hate the suspense!
     
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    Sounds promising if they are really checking into you though! good luck!!
     
  7. teachersk

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    The only times my references have ever been called are the times I've had offers!
     
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    My experiences have been the same as teachersk.
     
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    Crossing my fingers for you!!
     
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    My cooperating teacher gave me a bad reference. Of course, she didn't tell me that she was going to do that. I only found it because I had an offer that was based on satisfactory references. Thank goodness I had others!
     
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    I think it means you are being considered and they are checking over things.
     
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    I have been having them check references after interviewing lately and no offers. They told me at the one I am waiting for right now that they are checking references for several candidates. So, they must do it rather often around here.
     
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    When I was offered my teaching position the principal called me to say that she was checking my references. Well it was during the summer (two weeks ago) and many of references were on vacation. I had to come up with three references that I knew where at home. She took their names and email addresses and I was hired the next day. This was for a charter school. It sounds very promising!! Good luck!!
     
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    I know one person who ended up not getting the offer after a school ended up talking to his former P and the P bad mouthed the teacher, which was very much uncalled for. The poor teacher was going through a really really rough time and the P did not try to help the teacher out at all and ended up forcing the teacher to resign, promising that they'll do anything to help the teacher out. HAH!!! This is the same P who ruined my career too. :(

    But this is rare, I'm hoping.
     
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    I'm sure all of my references have good things to say. I only left the last position due to budget lay-offs. I haven't heard back, but the AP that interviewed me said it could be as late as the end of July (if he doesn't get a hold of all of my references before last friday---he's on vacation this week and that will delay things). Thanks for all the well-wishes!
     
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    I got the job!!!
     
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    YAY!!! Congrats! :celebrate:
     
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    YAY! Make sure you post on our job board!
     
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    Congrats, Sciencegurl!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Very Good! :)

    Had ya sweatin' there for a while, huh?

    Way to go!
     
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    Congrats!!!
     
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    Yay! Congrats!
     
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    Congrats!!!
    Tell us more!!!!
    What will you be teaching???
     
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    Congrats!!!!!
     
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    My school was so desperate to get in touch with my references so they could hire me that they actually called me and emailed me to ask one particular teacher to get back to them ASAP. They had been playing phone tag for a few days so it was frustrating.

    It's a very good sign :)
     
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    Well there you go!! YAY!!! :celebrate:
     
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    Last fall, I was called by a principal for a maternity leave position who told me I had the job provided everything at the interview went well. LOL! I've always just assumed that they'd already called my references b4 the interview :)
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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