How did you receive your offer?

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  1. Bunnie

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    Ok so I know many of us looking for jobs are probably very anxious hoping to hear back about potential jobs. I noticed a few people have emailed principals or called HR inquiring the status of the job.

    When I got my summer school job 2 weeks ago I was offered the position via email but that was summer school. My first teaching job was weird I went in for a 2nd interview to meet the AP and they just directed me to my new classroom. My second teaching job I was offered the job over the phone.

    So in short has anyone actually received a job offer via email? Or has it been strictly by receiving a phone call or on the spot?
     
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  3. ECE ABC

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    PreK Teacher, Private Day School - Phone Call from Director

    ECE Director, Public School - Phone Call from Principal

    Para position, Public School - In Person (Principal & K Teacher)

    This was after several questions from the Principal and Kindergarten Teacher..she already went through 2 people and it was only November:eek:it was almost an hour long interview and then they left the room for a few minutes, came back and offered it to me:D

    Summer School...we get a letter in our mailboxes in May..this year they came out later!
     
  4. agdamity

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    All of my offers have been phone calls.
     
  5. Jerseygirlteach

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    Same for me.
     
  6. teacherintexas

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    Me too.
     
  7. czacza

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    After principal inerviewedme, I was called by Supe's secretary to set up a meeting. The Supe offered me the job.
     
  8. giraffe326

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    1st offer (NC)- phone call within 10 minutes of leaving the interview

    2nd offer (charter)- on the spot

    3rd offer (K position)- on the spot

    4th offer (new school)- was called later the evening of my interview and asked to come back in the next day. I was offered the position in person.
     
  9. ready2learn

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    My first job offer was on the spot. They sent me in the other room and then called me back into the principal's office for the offer.

    The job I am at now I received a phone call.
     
  10. waterfall

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    All 3 of my jobs have been offered via the phone. The 1st and 3rd were within an hour of interviewing. The 2nd had trouble contacting my references (the school I was working in at the time was at spring break, and two of them were out of the country on vacation), so it took about 2 weeks for everything to finally be settled. I was worried that I was contacted so quickly for both the 1st and 3rd jobs (seemed a little desperate on their part?) but they both ended up being really good jobs. The 2nd one I thought was going to be amazing and turned out to be terrible!
     
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    It was weird, but this district is dysfunctional so here goes. First, I had to take a personality test, which I passed with 78 percent. I remember that number because that was the year I was born. Then I had to choose my top 3 schools from a list of 8schools. I chose the one nearest my house , and also because it had an IB program. I was told to report there Friday of Labor Day weekend. I had assumed it would be an interview, but no, there was no interview. I met with the AP, and she showed me my classroom. There was nothing in it except some textbooks. No projector. No Smartboard. An ancient teacher's desk with no chair.
    And school started Tuesday. :dizzy:
     
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    In the parking lot as I was walking to my car from the interview. They must have talked when I left and decided to offer me a job on the spot. They told me in the parking lot and walked me back to the office to the sign the contract.
     
  13. willow129

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    Wow Milsey! that is interesting...

    My first job I kind of had a surprise phone interview with the head of the department, then later he called me for an interview but told me I pretty much had the job. I interviewed, and then later that night he called and offered me the job :)

    This time the place called my references before they interviewed me and it was a big mystery about who called my references!! (Someone else had too but I knew who that was) Then I went into the interview, they interviewed, then the principal took me on a tour to leave the panel to talk, then after a bit of touring the superintendent appeared and interviewed me, and then they offered me the job.

    I have to admit I love reliving these moments, they were so exciting
     
  14. FarFromHome

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    My first two jobs I was offered on the spot. I've been offered 4 jobs after that by phone.
     
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    I can't really remember how the offers were presented in the early years of my career...that was back when dinosaurs roamed the land!

    The jobs I have accepted in the last 15 or 20 years I was offered the job right after the interview.
     
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    I was offered the first job via phone, the 2nd job, in person after the 2nd interview with the P, but he still wasn't for sure where he was going to place me.

    Jobs 3 & 4 are for the same school. Job 4, is a specialist position. 3rd job I interviewed with one person who then sent me to the P on a different day, he hired me on the spot. For my current position I interviewed with a panel. It took about 6 weeks for my P to tell me that I had the position, which he did via a phone call. He told me that I couldn't tell anyone until it was official, which took another almost 2 weeks. He called me right before Spring break & the person who was responsible for making it official was on vacation.
     
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    Both of my offers were phone calls.
     
  18. SleekTeach

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    My first offer was a phone call, and my most recent one was in person.
     
  19. miles2go4u

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    1st job= phone call
    2nd job= phone call back after I called them to check status and tell them I had another offer but was more interested in their school
    3rd job= after phone interview
    4th job= on the spot by superintendent during 2nd interview
     
  20. Luv2TeachInTX

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    1st offer (SPED)-phone call
    2nd offer (2nd)-right after my interview and tour of the campus. :D
     
  21. Pi-R-Squared

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    P called home and told my wife that he was about to "make both of us very happy." She told him I was working summer school so the P told my wife that he was going to call my cell phone. My wife frantically texted me saying P was going offer me a position. Since the computer lab at summer school had poor reception, I told another teacher I was stepping outside to get a call. It took about 10 more minutes of waiting and then the P called and I accepted! :D
     
  22. Bunnie

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    These are such wonderful stories!!!

    So it's pretty much safe to say if you don't get a phone call after the interview if you didn't get hired on the spot then it's pointless hoping for job via email.

    I know some people are hoping for a job and relentlessly check their email or email the P hoping for a response. So it's kinda of useless to do this right?
     
  23. Pi-R-Squared

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    That'd be weird to get offered a position via e-mail. Granted, when I landed my summer school position, they didn't even interview me! :eek: The guy just called me and asked if I were interested in teaching summer school. I said yes and gave names to call for references.
     
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    My first job the asst super just called and asked if I wanted a specific position that they were having trouble filling. Told me that I would have to take another cert test and I needed to go "talk" with the principal. I all ready had the job before I ever really interviewed. My second job I offered the position about 20 minutes into the interview. Took it without ever stepping on the campus. My interview was at a Denny 's about 400 miles away from the campus. The principal was on his way home from his summer reserve time. I did have to wait over the weekend and Monday night for the school board to meet. Longest three days of my life. Lol.
     
  25. SleekTeach

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    LOL funny you say they took you on a tour of the campus...My Principal took me to my new classroom while the teacher I replaced was still in there!!! AWKWARD.
     
  26. SleekTeach

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    Right. I would not check my emails looking for a job offer because it's not instantaneous enough, and they are usually trying to fill positions as quickly as they can. However, I have gotten asked to come in and interview through email.
     
  27. DressageLady

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    Both the offer for the para position last year and the offer for the teaching position this year were done by the respective P, over the phone.
    Sheilah
     
  28. My3kloves

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    I was offered 3 times last year and all were by phone. This year, since it was already in the system (district), I got an email about a job transfer and it listed my old school and position to my new school and position. I got the offer call 3 days later and they said they were sorry they were so behind that they did it backwards. Lol
     
  29. yellowdaisies

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    Both of my jobs were offered through a phone call.

    However, don't stop checking your e-mail. After I interviewed for my new job, the principal e-mailed me a few hours later - at about 8:30 at night. The e-mail said they loved meeting me and she was going to call my references the next day! :eek: I couldn't believe it! She ended up not being able to call my references until the following Monday (the interview was on Thursday), so she e-mailed me again Friday after school. I loved that she kept me so up to date on what was happening.

    Anyway, the following Monday, after calling my references in the morning, she called before lunch and left a message saying they wanted to offer me the job. I called back during my lunch and accepted! :D I still have the offer message saved in my voicemail.

    SO...you may not get an offer via e-mail but you may get other important information that way!! Keep checking! :D
     
  30. SCTeacher23

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    1st offer - in person on the spot; the school had 2 positions available and the P said he wasn't sure which position i'd be offered but said he could guarantee me at least 1

    2nd offer - via phone

    3rd offer - on the spot; there were 2 P's in the interview from different schools and they had me step out to talk to another teacher about what its like teaching there/ask questions; when I returned after both P's had talked they said i'd be offered the job as soon as they spoke to my references. They called them a few hours after the interview and then I was officially offered it via phone.
     
  31. mathteachertobe

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    1st - Phone call from P, about 4 hours after interview

    2nd - Phone call from HR, about 3 days after phone conversation with P I had interviewed with for a different position 3 weeks earlier.

    I've had interviews which were set up exclusively by email, but the vast majority of those were also phone contact. When I was actively job hunting, I never screened calls.
     

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