How did you get your current job?

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How did you get your current job?

  1. Relationship with someone at the facility

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  2. Referral from a peer

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  3. Previous experience/relationship with the facility

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  4. Other

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  1. YoungTeacherGuy

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    My sister intentionally moved to an area of Colorado where the top rated district is located. This summer, I spoke with her neighbor who happens to work at the district office. I picked his brain for a bit (my sister said I interviewed him...haha). He said that because of their test scores and the rating of their schools, they have very few positions to fill each year. The positions that do need to be filled are only filled by high-performing student teachers. They don't even consider outside people (that is, of course, unless they have some sort of connection).

    I found that conversation intriguing!
     
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  2. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Just out of curiosity: did that cause any bad blood (the fact that you knew her and didn't get the job). Not that it should have upset you--I'm just curious if it was awkward.
     
  3. whizkid

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    I had previously worked as an assistant, got certified, was offered three different positions. That happens at low income school districts. We've got openings, take what you want!
     
  4. TnKinder

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    I was hired right out of college. All I had was good recommendations from my CTs. I interviewed with the dictrict, and once hired, I was sent to a new hire fair. At the fair I interviewed with a principal and was offered a position on the spot. I've been in the same district for 16 years at 3 locations.
     
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  5. futuremathsprof

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    Nice! Could you elaborate on what you mean by “3 location”?
     
  6. catnfiddle

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    I think that should have read "3 locations" but there was a minor typo. Just guessing since that makes the most sense.
     
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  7. TnKinder

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    It was a typo: I've worked at 3 locations within the same district.
     
  8. TrademarkTer

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    I work in a top rated public school. I didn't know anyone going in. I gave a demo lesson that the supervisor said "flowed like a good story", which is what swayed them to hire me. Another lesser known/less affluent district also offered me a job because my university supervisor was friends with the department chair there. I went with the job where I had no connections.
     
  9. Backroads

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    No, it didn't. I like to think of myself as pretty zen that way. Honestly, half the interview was friendly chit-chat and catch-up, as well as seriously talking about the school.
     
  10. TeachCafe

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    LOL!
     

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