Interview tomorrow

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  1. bet3

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    I have an interview tomorrow at the school where I have served as a reading tutor (through Americorps) this last year. I also did my student teaching there, so the school feels like home for me. Wish me luck!!!
     
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    Good luck!!
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Good luck vibes being sent your way!! :)
     
  6. Aliceacc

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    Go in with the idea of proving yourself, as though they know absolutely nothing about you.

    Best wishes!!!
     
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    Good luck! Keep us posted :D
     
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    I was going to make the same suggestion as Alice. Act like the interviewers are complete strangers. Go in there and sell yourself
     
  9. bet3

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    Thanks for the good vibes and the advice. I am nervous about this one. I have the feeling that if I can't get hired in a school where people know me, then I might as well to forget it. At the same time, I know I have stiff competition for this job, including a teacher who has taught there before and another teacher who did student teaching there last year.
     
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    Good luck! Im sure your going to do fine. Use your knowledge you know about the school from your previous experience and sell yourself! Let us know how it goes.
     
  11. bet3

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    I had my interview this afternoon. I thought I rambled a little, but I had a decent answer for every question. The principal said he would call me tomorrow at about noon and let me know one way or the other.
     
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    Sounds like it went well. Sending good vibes your way. It is awesome that you will know one way or the other tomorrow.
     
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    Wishing you good news tomorrow!
     
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    Hope you hear good news tomorrow!
     
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    Here's hoping you hear great news tomorrow ;)
     
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    Positive thoughts are being set your way!
     
  17. bet3

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    The principal called this afternoon. I didn't get the job. They hired someone who had student taught there last fall. I know she's a good teacher, but I'm still pretty upset. If I can't get hired here, what chance do I have elsewhere?
     
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    :hugs: I am sorry to hear that you didn't get the job.
     
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    Don't give up! We JUST hired a person for 5th grade at our school. And we hear that a K5 opening may come available from a teacher that got married. So.... you never know when or where your lucky break might happen!
     
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    The principal did say another job might open up. I can do a second year of Americorps at this school, but it is going to be hard for me to walk in and see another teacher in the job that I wanted.
     
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    I'm sorry, bet3.
     
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    :hugs: Its never easy.

    I had things like this happen twice to me at the school where I student taught (although I teach there now).

    When I student taught, the P loved me and said he'd keep me in mind for any positions that opened up. I kept in touch with people from the school, but he gave a job to a colleague's daughter for the same grade I student taught in. I didn't even get an interview!

    Later that summer, they called me in to interview for a position, which I went to, but I had already verbally committed to a LTS job. They said I was their top choice but went with the other girl because I had committed to a job already.

    I finally got hired the next year at the school :) So don't give up!
     
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    SCTXteacher~what city are you in again? PM me please!
     
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    Keep your head up. Im sure you did great in the interview. Youll get it next time!
     
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    Chin up! Just because you didn't get a job at this school doesn't mean that you can't get a job anywhere else. I've gotten jobs before without any connections. This means that you may have to do a lot more leg work to get your name out there, but all hope isn't lost.
     
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    Thanks for all the encouragement. The high school called me today and I have an interview there Monday evening. They are hiring 3 teachers.
     
  27. Aliceacc

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    That's wonderful news!
     
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    That's great! Good luck!
     
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    Great news!! Good luck!
     
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    I'll bet one of those three jobs is YOUR job :) Be confident, look them in the eye and get that job!

    Good Luck on Monday
     
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    I am sure that one of the three is yours. Best wishes t oyou for Monday.
     
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    Good luck on the Monday interview. Hope that you one of those jobs has your name on it!
     
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    Good luck on Monday!!!!!!!!! :)
     
  34. bet3

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    The principal called this afternoon. They decided to hire teachers with more experience, so I didn't get a position.
     
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    I'm sorry, bet3.
     
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    I'm so sorry :(
     
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    Hope you get yet another interview in the next few days and that the NEXT one will be the chance that you need to prove yourself! All you need is the one interview, the one chance, the one call, and the one class to change your life!
     

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