Hired!! This Fall!

Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by Ptycast, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Ptycast

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    I'm so happy this JOB SEARCH AGONY is OVER! I received my phone call today to teach at a low performing school and I mean it really scored a 1 out of 10 for a computer and math position. After 2 years of searching for a job over 100 resumes and application and 30 interviews I am so happy to be employed.

    Tips for job seekers

    Yes they want teachers with several subject authorizations due to budget cuts. They need to be able to move you around. I received my Math Single Subject and a Business Single Subject. It sucks because I spent a year on Math and didn't sub nearly as much as I wanted to.

    Bring your paperwork. When I was interviewed for this job the principle did not have anything on me. I had to show my resume, recommendations, and lesson plans.

    Use your background to your advantage and relate it to the position. Anything is better.

    Practice, Practice, Practice all these interview questions on this discussion board. I pretty much memorized all my answers and felt very comfortable with any question she ask me.

    Be positive. I had so many interviews that I felt I was treated really bad and sometimes like a piece of garbage. I smiled and always was pleasant when they were rude to me. I even came out of 1 or 2 interviews crying afterwards because they were so mean to me.

    My last recommendation is at night to get on your hands and knees and pray to GOD. I would pray at my bedside with my hands and knees and ask GOD to give me a job. He did after 6 years of starting my love to educate at risk students and 2 years with my full credential. Everything happens for a reason.

    When you find a job use this board and post to give others hope. I remember reading someone that said to do this and I thought if this person can do this so can I!
     
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  3. Proud2BATeacher

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    :celebrate: Congrats and good luck!
     
  4. bandnerdtx

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    Yeah! Congratulations!
     
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    Congratulations.
     
  6. Ms. I

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    Congrats & enjoy your new job!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
  8. SCTeachInTX

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    Happy days are ahead of you. The first year will seem overwhelming. The key is to hang on for the ride of you life! Soak up as much as you can, and be flexible in your teaching, thinking, and dealing with others!

    GOOD LUCK!
     
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    I'm so happy for you! I agree with all of your tips, and I think your students will be blessed to have you.
     
  10. r2turtle

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    :party: Congratulations!!!!! :party:
     
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    Well, now you got to show them you have what it takes to teach, to manage, to differentiate, to communicate..
     
  12. Toy_03

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    WOW! Im SO HAPPY FOR YOU
     
  13. Toy_03

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    WOW! Im SO HAPPY FOR YOU
     
  14. TamiJ

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    Yay! That's really wonderful, and encouraging for the other job seekers.
     
  15. MathEqualsLove

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    Congrats! And thanks for the tips! I'll be putting them in use come Spring...
     
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    Congratulations to you! You must be so proud!
     
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    Congratulations! How exciting for you!
     
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    Pty, those who hired you already believe you have this....just be you, be your best.:love:
     
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    Ptycast,

    Thank you so much for posting. I'm also a (hopeful) math teacher and have had what seems like a lot of interviews (#8 is tomorrow) but nothing close to the number you made it through. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

    Hope you have a great year!

    :)
     
  20. INteacher

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    congrats on your new position :)
     
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    So glad your prayers were answered. Thanks for sharing your praise report.
     
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    Hi Ptycast,

    I'm glad you finally made it. Was it on a foundational math credential?
    I'm just an intern, no preliminary credential like yours. So I'm such on a disadvantage compared to the fully-credentialed teachers out there. Anyway, congratulations.

    Galois
     
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    Congrats!!
     
  24. Ptycast

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    Thank You Everyone!

    Galois,


    How are you doing? I think we live in the same area Southern California? Any possible bites? The principle said she was overwhelmed with applications for the position and it was a difficult choice. I can only imagine. Last year, I had principles telling me the canidates are coming to the interviews with 2 or 3 additional subject matter authorizations and that's why I chose to focus on Math. I still have my last CSET III to take but after studying the market most positions were for Algebra II or under. I'll eventually take it but I really really....really need a job.

    It was on the Foundation-Level Math. I just recently went to one interview and the Asst. Principle didn't even know what a Foundation-Level Math Credential is. I had to explain it to her.

    I went to one interview were I was beat out by a part-time college professor. My mouth dropped when the principle told me. The part-time college professor needed benefits. This market is CRAZY!
     
  25. Ptycast

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    How's the interning?

    How is the interning? What school are you receiving your credential? Has anyone in your class has been able to secure a paid intern position. I never was able too.
     

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