I wonder why schools repost jobs?

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    Over the course of my job search I've noticed several jobs have been reposted. The title will say something like, 8th grade Science, REPOST.

    I always wonder why schools do this. Are they really interviewing only one person who ultimately takes the job and drops it? I can't understand why they don't just gather the resumes from the first posting and begin interviewing again. Am I missing something?

    edit: PS - some of the year round schools in the district where I'm looking are still looking for teachers 2 weeks into the school year. Don't give up hope!
     
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    I have seen that many times, also. I am assuming it means that they didn't like anyone who previously applied.

    I hope you didn't see that for the job you are waiting on? :-(
     
  4. czacza

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    Possibly the thought is the candidates whose resumes went into the original 'no' pile have already been weeded through and thought to not be a fit in the first place.
     
  5. waterfall

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    We talked about re-posting for a position last year. It was because we didn't really love any of the candidates that came in.

    We didn't end up doing it b/c it had already been posted for a month, only 6 people had applied, and it was 2 weeks into the school year.
     
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    Was the position eventually filled?
     
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    My P ended up picking the best one out of the candidates that we had seen. She took the job and was non-renewed for poor performance at the end of the year. The position has been filled for next year by a teacher who was RIF'd (for budget cuts, not performance) from another school in the district.
     
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    Sometimes I think the principals just repost because it is easier than creating a whole new position from scratch. Other times they are adding the same exact position, so repost, or the person may have signed, then changed their mind, so they genuinely need a new teacher.

    Either way, it is great to hear that there are still positions out there in the new school year!
     
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    What kind of position only had 6 applicants?
     
  10. Xidous003

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    I have seen it done for the following reasons...

    1. Original candidate backed out
    2. They are looking for a candidate with certain licenses/credentials
    3. The position's funding was unsure, but is now secure

    I've learned it really is a crapshoot. A job I applied for and didn't was later reposted saying new applicants for the 20212-2013 school year only. That was a blow to the good ole self-esteem, but I got a job somewhere else anyways :)

    Never take the job search personally!
     
  11. AlwaysAttend

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    I'm curious about the state as well if you don't mind sharing.
     
  12. waterfall

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    It was a title 1 reading teacher position in Colorado. You only needed an elementary credential (not a reading specialist one) for the job.
     
  13. Cerek

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    There is also the legal aspect. Districts may be required by law to re-post a position if it was not filled.
     
  14. chasisaac

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    Also I saw (in one case) the job looked the same, but was not, it was a while new opening that was really similar to the original.

    BTW The job I have been offered had three applicants. English/World History.
     

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