Finally, an Interview!

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  1. 4myclass

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    :woot:I just got a call about an interview for a Pre-K teacher's job. They are opening a new class. I had interview with this district over the summer, but nothing became of it. The position was posted last Thursday, and I pounced. Well, I now have an interview on Wednesday at 2pm.
    Lots and lots of prayers please.
     
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  3. MATgrad

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    Sending many prayers your way!! This is your position go get'em.
     
  4. smalltowngal

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    Good luck!!! Lots of good vibes being sent your way!
     
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    Good luck! I'm crossing my fingers for you!
     
  6. USCgrad

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    congrats!
     
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    Good Luck!
     
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    Good luck! keep us posted! :thumb:
     
  9. 4myclass

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    OMG, 2 hours until my interview, and I think I am going to throw up. I am just shaking. I don't even know why. I have been on so many interviews, I would think that they would become easier.


    I know that I have the experience to do this job. I have four years of Pre-K experience under my belt.

    I just keep thinking that if they ask me a question about strategies that I use in my classroom, I will blank out. Dummy me, I was reading over the interview questions on another thread and got stuck on the first one. I am honestly drawing a blank:dizzy:.

    What are some strategies that are used in Pre-K? I should know this. But I am seriously drawing a blank.
     
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    Just relax! You know you can do this job. Just answer as honestly as you can, and use some examples that you have done in your class.
     
  11. 4myclass

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    Thanks, I am trying to remember to breath. It is just so hard when you know that you are up against so many other applicants also desperately looking for a teaching job.

    Thank God for this forum, I have been researching teaching strategies and now think that I can answer that question. The answers where there (in my brain), but I just couldn't think straight. I do know this stuff. I will pray that I can remain calm so that they will see what a great teacher I am.
     
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    4myclass: Oh, I will totally keep you in my prayers! :love: This is exciting news. You ARE a teacher, now go show 'em your stuff! :)
     
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    Good luck. I had my first interview yesterday, and I spoke way too fast and told way too many jokes.
    I wasn't nervous so much as I was excited. I really wanted this job!
    Then I really said something really stupid. They asked me a question which tripped me up and so I responded,"In what respect Charlie?" They got the Palin reference, and they all laughed , but it was risky on my part. I suffer from foot-in-mouth disease sometimes.
     
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    Oh, I'm dying to know how it went!!! Update us as soon as you can!
     
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    It went great! At least I think it did. Stupid me, I didn't bring a copy of my resume. Every other time, they already have a copy. But I went home and faxed it. She said that they will be making a decision tonight. OMG! I would be starting with students on Monday.

    But I really think it went great. She liked it that I had experience already.
    I will update as soon as I know!
    Thanks everyone for your prayers and support.
     
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    happy

    I'm excited for you.
     
  17. nasimi77

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    Oh my gosh how exciting! :D I hope you get it!!!
     
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    Sounds promising!!! I hope that you get great news tomorrow!!
     
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    Glad to hear the interview went well!! I really hope to hear some great news from you tomorrow! :)

    Were you able to make up a tri-fold brochure?
     
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    I'm crossing my fingers for you! Good luck!
     
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    Hope you get the job.
     
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    Great news that the interview went well! Sending lots of good vibes your way!!
     
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    One of the people on my reference list called and told me that the principal called them. She told me that she gave me a wonderful reference. Funny thing is, she was the last person on my reference list and my best friend, who is first on the list, I haven't heard from. Surely, they would have called her and I know that she would have called me to let me know. I have been too afraid to call her and ask. Don't want to jinx it.

    I just so excited that they actually called at least some of my references. No one ever has in the past.
     
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    *crossing fingers*
     
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    Still haven't heard anything. I did finally hear from my friend. The principal called her, but she had just stepped out to her car. She came in to find she had missed her call by one minute. She tried several times to call the principal back, but could only leave messages.

    Now what?
     
  26. BioAngel

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    There was one reference my boss really wanted to talk to and they played phone tag for a few days. The fact that they're calling is a great sign--- just make sure the p gets in touch with your friend asap. :)

    Your friend should call the school and let the p know when he/she can call back and she'll be available. Then ask to keep the phone glued to herself lol
     
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    I still haven't heard anything. I just don't get it. The interview went great, the principal called my references (who I know will give me great references), and I thought that I finally did it. She said that she wanted to start the class this coming Monday. Surely, they would have called by now.

    My only worry is that my ex-principal gave me a horrid reference. But how can I find out? I tell you, that woman is evil. Even with all the hell she gave me and the rest of the staff, she never could find anything bad to put in my evaluations. For some reason, she just targeted 2 or 3 employees each year to torture. Lucky me, I was one of last years picks.

    I just want to hear whether I got the job or not, and if not, why.
     
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    Well, the job is no longer posted on the school's website.

    I guess I have my answer.
     
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    Perhaps. I hope you are wrong and they just haven't made the calls yet. Even you if you didn't get it though, don't they normally call to inform you either way?
     
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    In all the years that I have been interviewing, only a couple of times have I been called back to let me know that the position was filled.
     
  31. Alisha

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    Really? :( Well, either way I'm going to continue hoping you hear good news. If not, maybe it just wasn't meant to be ( I know how annoying that is to hear, but it is so true as well.)
     
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    have you called them? why not at this point!
     
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    fear. And giving up the last of my hope.
     
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    Call them and say that you've heard form some of your references and you'd just like to know if there are any they cannot get hold of so you can try and contact them to call the school???
     
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    that is a good idea...if they say the job is filled, ask about other opportunities that may not be posted to the web yet!
     
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    I called, had to leave a message on her voice mail. I am currently waiting for her to return my call.
     
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    good luck.....i thought i had an interview this week and have heard nothing...HR told me yesterday that the principal had just come in to look at applications.....i am supposed to call HR back on Monday so hopefully next week....right now, looks like i am a sub!
     
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    :( I'm sorry, 4myclass. Huge :hugs: for you!!
     
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    I wouldn't give up hope until I heard it directly from the principal's mouth that you didn't get it.

    Hang in there! :hugs:
     
  40. 4myclass

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    She never called back. I called her at 1pm and was told that she had stepped away from the office. I left a voice message and nothing.

    I guess that she is just too chicken to call me and tell me I didn't get the job. I just want to know who ruined it for me. I just know it was my former principal. For some unknown reason, that woman hates me. For some reason, she likes people that argue with her and are late every day. Sorry, I admit, I am a little bitter. :whistle:
     
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    No no no! Don't call it until you KNOW for sure! Oh man, I'm still hoping for you! :love:
     

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