I did it again, ahh!

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  1. waterfall

    waterfall Virtuoso

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    I got a call for another interview today. I picked up the phone about 3 minutes before I had to go pick up my kids (in hindsight, should have just left it for voicemail) so was kind of flustered. It's for Wednesday and it is an elementary school only so at least I know it's within the grade levels I want. The person just named the school and I've applied so many places, I had no idea where she was talking about- so I had to ask what district it was which was kind of embarrassing. Anyway, I have gotten in the habit of asking what the specific job is because like I've posted before I've gone to a lot of interviews where I felt the job posting was very misleading (they wanted someone for a severe needs job or something). Well I totally forgot to ask, and when I went to the school's website the job isn't posted. Should I call back tomorrow and ask what the specific job is, so I can a) make sure it's a job I'd want, and b) if it is, prepare better for the interview? I did check out their school website and couldn't find out much. It's a much bigger school and I noticed on their staff list they had 3 special ed teachers. I also noticed they had TONS of sped paras though (I counted 9) which makes me think they must have a severe needs program there as well. Is it going to make me look bad to call back tomorrow and ask what the job is? They have tons of jobs posted on their website, but none are listed for this specific school.
     
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  3. Kat53

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    Did you apply online? You might be able to go back into your account and see what you applied for. Do you have to take a day off work for the interview?
     
  4. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    I say you go for the interview, and impress the life out of them.

    If it turns out to be the wrong type of job, well, it's still early in the hiring season and another job could open up.
     
  5. waterfall

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    I have to take most of the day off. The interview is at 1 and it's in the city about 2 1/2 hours away so I can only come to school for a couple of hours. I haven't taken any personal days yet so it shouldn't be a problem, but of course I don't want to take a day off if I know it's not a job I want. I did apply online, but just under a general vacancy posting. They didn't have any jobs I was qualified for posted, but since I was meeting this district at a job fair I went ahead an filled out the application to create a "pre-employment profile."
     
  6. Aliceacc

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    Oh, I didn't realize it would mean time off.
     
  7. waterfall

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    Ok, I found it- 3rd grade! Definitely interested! I had to be annoying and post another thread about it :)
     
  8. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    I'm pretty much stalking you, following from one thread to the next :p
     
  9. MsMar

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    Glad you found out the position - good luck!!
     
  10. dragonflym

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    Yay for you on your interview! Good luck tomorrow! :)
     
  11. waterfall

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    :lol: I appreciate the advice, so stalk away!

    Thanks everyone!
     
  12. Xidous003

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    I say go ahead and use the personal day. It is called 'personal' for a reason. I wouldn't use a sick day though. One time a teacher did that at my first job and she got asked for a doctor's note...that had to be awkward! Be ethical...take the personal day.
     
  13. leighbball

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    Good luck!!
     
  14. sunshine*inc

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    How exciting! Good luck!
     
  15. smalltowngal

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    Good luck!!
     
  16. waterfall

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    Oh I did- my admin knows I'm looking so there's no reason to sneak around. I do feel a little guilty taking essentially a full day off two days before spring break, but I can't pass up the opportunity!
     
  17. leighbball

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    Don't feel guilty...you need to put yourself first at times like these! The students will be fine and you will knock their socks off in the interview :D
     

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