Didn't get the job??

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  1. kiwi193

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    I had a second interview last Monday. They called two references on Tuesday. My third reference is out of the country, so she has no phone access. I still hadn't heard anything by Friday, so I called the principal who interviewed. The school was closed when I called, so I left a voicemail. I told her that I realized my 3rd reference has no phone access and requested that she called me should she need another reference. I also asked for an update on my status as a candidate. It's now Monday. Does this mean that I did not get the job?
     
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  3. elateacher4life

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    Give it some time. The fact that they have called your references is a good sign.
     
  4. Rainbowbird

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    I 2nd elateacher. If they had def.decided NOT to hire you and you were out of the running, they would have told you by now. They are prob. still contacting references and making decisions. I would not give up hope yet.
     
  5. kiwi193

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    I just got a call from the principal and I didn't get the job. She said it was a very difficult decision to make and it was down to me and another candidate. She said the other person had 2 years of experience and that was the deciding factor. She said if it wasn't for that than they would have hired me.

    Then she told me that she thinks I really belong at their school and everyone loved me. She said that she didn't want to get my hopes up but if there is another opening I am her first choice. She said that another second grade teacher has been interviewing at districts closer to her house and if that works out than I will hear from her. She also asked me to keep in touch with her and to feel free to call her if I need any advice about other districts. She also asked me to let her know if I accept a position somewhere else.

    I'm really disappointed.
     
  6. jenglish97

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    Sorry that you didn't get the job. At least you know. Anything can happen. Still be proactive in your search. There is still time.

    Good luck!
     
  7. Aliceacc

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    Ah, I'm sorry.
     
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    Wow, that's probably the best news that you can hear without actually getting a job. Sorry that it didn't work out this time but know that you are doing something right.
     
  9. INteacher

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    I am sorry you didn't get this position jenglish :(

    Hopefully this P will find something for you at this school or recommend you to another P that is hiring
     
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    Don't lose faith. Sounds like this P really liked you. Hopefully, you will hear something from her in the future.
     
  11. shoebottom

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    MAybe that other teacher will the job she is interviewing for and you can swing in a have her old job. I know it sucks.
     
  12. kiwi193

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    Thanks everyone. I am really sad, because as much as I didn't want to get my hopes up, I couldn't help it. I absolutely loved the principal, the team of teachers, and the school. I can't explain it, but I just have this feeling that I belong there and even the principal quoted, "I have this feeling we are going to be in touch very soon. We loved you and I don't feel comfortable making this call. I feel like I have one foot on the other side of the court right now."

    I know there are other schools, but this is the one. I know it and thinking about how close I was makes me cry.
     
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    Being on an interview team is tough. You may meet several great candidates. But you can only choose one and you have to choose one that meets the needs of that particular grade level. I am sure it was a tough decision. BUT, at least you know that if anything else opens up, YOUR NAME will be at the top of a very short list! Good luck!
     
  14. kiwi193

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    The principal just called me and another teacher left. So that means....

    I AM A SECOND GRADE TEACHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. texasteacher11

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    Congrats!!!! Wow - talk about a roller coaster of emotions in 2 days! But, I am so glad it ended well for you!!!!!
     
  16. Rainbowbird

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    Editing to say: WOW! Congrats! I just read your new post. That is so fabulous! See, you just never know!

    2nd is wonderful. I spent my first 3 years teaching in 2nd. It's a great age! They are so little coming in, but more like big kids going out! :) Have fun!
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
     
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    That is exactly what I said might happen! Congrats. So happy for you!:hugs:
     
  19. INteacher

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    Way to go Kiwi :woot: :woot:

    Congrats on being a second grade teacher ~ have fun planning for your year :woot:
     
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    HOORAY!!! Congratulations! At least this Principal was honest. I am so happy for you! I love that age group!
     
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    That is wonderful!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Congratulations!!! Isn't it amazing how fast things can change?
     
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    Congratulations!
     
  25. kiwi193

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    Thank you everyone. I am in disbelief right now.

    I just want to say that the people on this site are amazing! I did not start using this site until a few days before my interview and I can honestly say that you guys helped me so much with your words of encouragement and advice about what to expect.

    Good luck to all of you still looking. Something will come up!
     
  26. INteacher

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    I think you need to start a new "I got a job" thread :) or at least remember to post on the 2011 job thread.

    Again, congrats Kiwi :)
     
  27. r2turtle

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    Congratulations!!!!!
     
  28. Toy_03

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    Wow! Congrats
     
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    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats kiwi. So excited for you! Welcome to 2nd grade :D
     
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    Congrats, Kiwi!!!
     
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    Congrats!!!
     
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    Isn't crazy how things work out? Congratulations!!!!!!!
     
  33. chemteach55

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    Congrats again--she is on the 2011 Job Thread already. Anybody with a new job should but their info on the 2011 job board and then I will add them to the job list which is getting longer every day!!:):celebrate:
     
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    So happy for you! Enjoy your new job! Second grade rocks.
     
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    How exciting!!!! Congrats :celebrate:
     

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