How long after a position closes until they set up interviews?

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  1. Rainbowbird

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    It has been so long since I've been on a hiring committee...I'm guessing at least one or two weeks before they can all meet to decide on the initial interviewees?

    I applied for a job that closed last Friday, today is Wed., so I am thinking maybe by this Friday or sometime next week?

    It is for a job that I think I would love, in a town I used to live in, small school, perfect for me....
     
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  3. newbie23

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    I think this varies greatly depending on the district. I applied for a position posted in mid-May, earned an interview last week, and have not heard back from them. The position is still posted and when I called earlier this week, the secretary said they were still interviewing. So this district leaves the position posted at least until interviews are complete.

    Other districts I've seen close the position online prior to interviews. Of course we all know some positions are interviewed for and never posted as well.

    If you are concerned, I would wait at least until this Friday or next Monday (give them at least a week) and ask HR where they are in the hiring process.
     
  4. TeacherApr

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    hmm I always thought when a position says closed it means just that...closed aka filled. Not that they are interviewing.
     
  5. Rainbowbird

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    I have always believed the closing date to be the date the materials are due...sometimes an add will say "closing date: when filled" or just the date. In this case, the ad is till posted even though it closed on June 3rd. I never know if they do that because they are still accepting applications, or because somebody just forgot to take the ad down!

    So confusing!
     
  6. jcar03

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    Some schools are really bad about removing old and out dated positions. I have seen some that say 2008. I just had an interview today for a position I applied for back in early April. I had pretty much wrote off the position as being filled.
     
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    In my area 'closed' can mean two totally different things depending in the district. Some districts mark the vacancies closed when they have found/filled the vacancy with a teacher. Some districts have a closing date which is when they will stop accepting applications. In situations like the later, the schools typically go through the applications and start calling for interviews within 2 weeks.
     
  8. INteacher

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    In my district, the posted closed date is when the position closes for taking resumes/applciations. After the closed date is when interviews are scheduled. My district usually moves very fast on hiring. Interviews are usually scheduled within two to three days after the closed date. But every district is different.

    I don't think it would be too out of line for you to call the central office and ask how about their process. Good luck
     

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