do you reply with a response?

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  1. 4815162342

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    I got a random email (in my junk folder, at that) from a principal offering an interview. I didn't apply at the school or the district, so I guess he got my contact info from my ACP database.
    I already accepted a job elsewhere, so I am not interested. The email sent to me says "...If you are interested, please send your resume..."

    Is it common to reply with a no, or just to let it float off to space.
     
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  3. live

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    I wouldn't respond, especially if you were picked out of a database. The principal is only interested if you are interested.

    I get similar e-mails occasionally. They're usually automated, though, from a principal through the application system.
     
  4. giraffe326

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    Is it from him personally sent to you only? Or is it a mass email?

    If it is a personal email, I would respond. As job seekers, we don't like it when Ps don't respond to us! Some professional courtesy is necessary here.

    A mass email, nope. Don't bother.
     
  5. My3kloves

    My3kloves Rookie

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    Was it dallas ISD? I get those often from them.
     
  6. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    You're not obligated to respond but it would take no time to simply reply:

    Thank you for your interest and consideration. I have accepted a teaching position for the 2014-15 school year. I wish you success in filling your current openings.
     
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    No, it was Aldine.
     
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    If it were from the Principal I would respond back saying something along the lines of what czacza posted.

    It will only take a few seconds.
     
  9. teach1

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    I would respond with a quick "Thank you but no thank you" type of email.
     
  10. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    I've personally have e-mailed back when ever I get these :)
     
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    Just out of politeness I would just email a response, it could be a simple one or two liner. But you never know if the road may lead you back there in the future.
     
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    :yeahthat:
     
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    Well, if you got a phone call from a principal/secretary asking to schedule for an interview, what would you say? Same with email (if it's not an automated mass-produced). I would always politely thank them and tell them that you have already accepted a position. They'd appreciate it by a lot :p
     
  14. 4815162342

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    LOL I have received a call from a school I never applied at once, I just told them I wasn't looking for a position in that grade.
    But after looking at the email I got, it was a mass produced one. There wasn't anything that was specifically to me, besides my email itself.
    I think it is kinda strange that places send emails/call individuals that didn't apply there. I'm guessing they get me from a database from my school.
     
  15. czacza

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    Never hurts to invest a Minute for a friendly reply. Glad things worked out for you!:thumb:
     

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