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  1. MissH225

    MissH225 Comrade

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    Every since my interview last week (that I'm still waiting to hear back about). At the interview I had no problems answering the questions but the lady I interviewed with was very hard to read. A friend of mine interviewed with her later in the afternoon and said the same thing. I feel like I didn't get it but I guess it's still possible.

    So for those of you who have gotten a job, did you know it /feel it? When I got my IA position I knew pretty much walking out and got a phone call an hour later (after they called a reference of mine) but I know this is a little different then a teaching position?

    What about did anyone get a job when they totally thought they blew it?
     
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    emmakate218 Connoisseur

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    The interview I had last year that I received a teaching position from went well, but it was super short - about 15 minutes. I walked away with no thoughts as to whether or not I would get it, but two hours later, I got an offer!

    In retrospect, I now see that I would have been comfortable in thinking I would receive a job offer because when I think back to it, the interview was very conversational and I was able to make them laugh a few times.
     
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    Kangaroo22 Virtuoso

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    I felt pretty positive after my interview that I got an offer from last year and I thought afterward that I had the job if I wanted it. I got nervous, though, because the principal said I would know at the beginning of the week and she didn't get back to me until the end of the week. I wasn't very nervous because it was a subject area that is harder to find people in (middle school math, which I could teach in that state because I had enough credits in math) and a location where it is hard to get people into and I was pretty sure it was just me against only a couple of other people.
     
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    My first job I knew I was going to get because I was already doing a LTS in another position in the school. The second job I didn't think I did very well, but received a call a few hours later offering me the job.
     
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    My first job ever, I left feeling like I had done my best, but not sure how I had actually fared against my competition. Later, I was offered the job. The principal met with me only but on the way out she introduced me to the first grade team. Jokingly I said to the team, "Hire me! I'm really good and tons of fun to work with!" Later I found out the principal had narrowed down the list to me and one other teacher. She asked the first grade teachers their impression and they said to hire me because I had made them laugh. You just never know what will get you hired but a sense of humor and a positive attitude helped me!
     
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    When I have walked out knowing that I had the job my interviews were ones that felt more like a conversation. Questions were not being barked at me, but we were engaging in dialogue back and forth.
     
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    I felt similarly to SCTeach. I left the first interview feeling good, but not knowing how I fared. I left the second interview (with the principal and teams) feeling like I really did my best, but having ABSOLUTELY no idea how they received me. It was odd because both times I was satisfied by how I did, but didn't expect to be chosen for the job.
     
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    Last summer I had a panel interview with 8-10 of the school's current staff. It was pretty casual, but I couldn't read most of them, especially the principal. When I left I felt like I didn't get my points across clearly. I actually cried on the way home because I didn't feel I had sold myself. The next day the principal called and by the tone of her voice, I thought she was calling to say thanks but they'd chosen someone else, but they chose me! That was an awesome feeling! I love my job and laugh now at how miserable I thought that interview had gone!!! Sometimes you just don't know how good you really are!!!
     

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