Interview Tomorrow!

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  1. cMcD

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    Yay! I got a call today for a primary interview tomorrow! They wanted me to come in, but since I'm 3 hours away and I'll be at a conference in Chicago I'm doing a phone interview with the principal. It's for a 6th grade middle school position. This is my first bite of the season! :) I have to practice my interview questions tonight. Ahhh! They acted pretty fast on this. I sent in my packet last Wednesday to the HR department.

    What do they typically ask you on a primary, 10 minute phone interview?
     
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    I don't know anything about phone interviews - But

    GOOD LUCK and I am sure you will do great!!!
     
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    That's great news, cMcD!!! I've had one phone interview and they basically asked the same type of questions they would with a sit down interview. I'm sure Peachy can give you some more info!

    Good luck! I know you will do fine.
     
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    Thanks guys! I'll be prepping tonight.

    Do you think it's a bad thing that I'm his first interview? He's interviewing from 4:00-5:50. 10 minutes per interview. I chose to go at 4:10. Should I have selected to go last so he'll remember me? But I'll probably be one of the only phone interviews.
     
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    I think that's fine. You being the only phone interview will certainly stick out in his mind. During prep tonight, make some notecards with Q&As so that you can organize them and have something to help you.
     
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    Congratulations, cMcD:2up:. I'm sure they would be the same type of questions as a reg. interview, but with respect to the grade you will be inter. for. Just be sure to sound expressive since they can't see you. Good Luck!:)
     
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    Thanks STG and jw!

    MORE EXCITING NEWS!
    I got my information for my job fair in 2 weeks...
    I'm interviewing with 6 of my top ten school corporations!!! :2up:

    The job fair organizers said on the primary paperwork that they could only guarantee interviewing with 2 corporations. So I'm ecstatic to get 6! :2up:
     
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    Great news!! I have no doubt that you will get a job for next school year AND know pretty quickly!
     
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    Ohh...I'm so excited for you. Can I live vicariously through you right now? I bet you will have a job offer very soon.:up:
     
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    Knock on wood, STG and jw!!!

    I'm on cloud 9 right now! I'm not going to let myself get too excited right now though. My dream job offer would be teaching 4th again, so even if I do get an offer for something (3,5,6) I'll still keep looking for a 4th grade position.
     
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    Congrats on getting interviews!! That is great! **good vibes**
     
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    Much Congrats!!! Please let us know how it goes.
     
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    Are these the districts around Indy or down in Evansville? Best of luck and I am sure you will be great :2up:
     
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    They are Indy-area districts. I didn't get two of my favorites. One district isn't booked full so I'm going to see if they have an opening when I have an opening so I can interview with them.
     
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    Congratulations, cMcD!!

    I'll be thinking of you at 4:10 tomorrow, if you think of me at 1:00. :hugs:That's when I have my first-ever interview for my dream school.

    Let's hope we both do great!
     
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    Whoooo hoooo cMcD! This is great news!! I agree with whoever said make little note cards. I also hope you can be in a very quiet place.

    You will do so great and you have been working hard on this! Good things are coming your way.

    Lemon
     
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    Thanks!!! I'll be sitting in my car in the parking lot of the hotel where my conference is. I told my teammate, who's going to the conference with me, that she'll have to wait outside the car or hang out in the hotel while I take the call. I didn't want to take the last appointment for fear that I would be driving home in Chicago traffic. That would be really bad!
     
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    Oh, I will! Thanks! Good luck to you too! :)
     
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    I just found the interview questions I was asked in my interview for the school I work for now. My belly hurts though. The bf wanted to order out to celebrate my interviews. I knew I shouldn't have gotten a hamburger. :haha:
     
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    I did a phone interview for my first *AND ONLY* job interview. The lady asked me about how I would handle certain situations, what makes me special, and what I really want from a school. As long as you can make yourself sound special and memorable, having the interview over the phone shouldn't be a bad thing. If they didn't really want to speak to you, they would have told you no to the phone interview.
     
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    Thanks BioAngel! When I said I couldn't make it for the in-person interview, but that I would be more than happy to interview on the phone the secretary said, "Oh, that would be fine!" and got excited. I took it as a good sign. I also took being the first phone call as a good sign. :)
     
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    I'm not sure where in IN you are, but Franklin Community School Corp. is looking for 5th grade teachers also. And I know of a 4th gr. teacher who's possibly retiring in this same district!

    If it's not too far away from you you may want to look into it. All the job postings are listed on the website, and apps are filled out online as well. http://fcsc.k12.in.us/TPage132.aspx
     
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    Thanks for the info! I'm actually interviewing with them at my job fair on the 21st. I have an online application with them. I just looked on their website and there isn't a posting for a 5th grade teacher.
     
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    Good luck today girl! I'll be thinking of you.

    Lemon
     
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    All of the postings for Custer Baker Intermediate School are 5th grade. I think there is Special Ed Teacher, Art Teacher, Music Teacher.....I'm not sure of all of them, but they are all grade 5 or 6. I know there isn't a 5th gr. classroom teacher posting on the website right now, but via email they've posted some, if they aren't filled w/i the district they will be posted soon. They are opening a new 7-8 building and they are changing CBMS into CBIS and will be hiring several teaching positions. Keep an eye out for new postings...they seem to happen weekly! I usually get them via email, and if I see one you might like I'll post here.

    Franklin is a great school district. We are going through alot of changes right now. Our superintendant has just put in his resignation. We just built a new HS and this fall there are new 7/8 and 5/6 buildings. The principal of the 7/8 is a wonderful woman. And the new principal of the 5/6 is just fabulous. I'm very excited about next year.

    Good luck to you!
     
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    I'l keep my fingers crossed for you. Good luck!
     
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    I'm thinking of you today! Let us know how it goes.
     
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    Hope all went well. Can't wait to hear!:2up:
     
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    AHHHHHHHHHH!

    So I rescheduled the interview because my conference was going to get out early. So he's calling me at 6PM (in like 40 minutes). HOWEVER, he's calling me on my cell and I get TERRIBLE reception in my house. So I'm going to drive out by the cell phone tower in 15 minutes. I didn't want to call back again and say, "Oh by the way, have him call me at this number."
     
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    OK, I'm leaving now to find a good cell reception spot, and so I can prepare myself. Wish me luck!
     
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    I have my fingers crossed and sending positive thoughts to where ever
    cMcD is parked near that cell phone tower.
     
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    Good Luck!!!! I can't wait to hear how it goes:up:
     
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    I wish she would hurry up and get back. Oh wait she doesn't even get the call until 6pm. Great that means she could be gone for another 45 minutes.
     
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    I know...I am so living vicariously thru the people who are interviewing. I am so excited to hear how they did.
     
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    Me to I haven't even applied any where yet. ACK I hope Alice doesn't read this.
     
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    Sending good vibes!!!

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    Have my fingers and toes crossed for you cMcD.....good luck!!!!


    I'm right there with you jw! If she gets a job, I know I'll be jumping up and down!!

    Jaime, have you heard from Alice at all?
     
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    Me too! I kept thinking of her and Pisces Fish today. I can just see cMcD parked by a big old tower!
     
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    Oh boy! She would be all over you. Do you have your cover letters ready?
     
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    I hope they aren't too long if you do have them ready. I just hear her now if you don't even have your cover letters written "Now Jaime, what have I told you before?"
     

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