Interview tomorrow!!!

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  1. MrsHoot

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    I was feeling so down in the dumps a few days earlier and thought I was just never going to get anything! Well I got a call for an interview tomorrow (they are only doing them tomorrow) at a district that I thought I would never have a chance in! They hardly ever hire teachers without any experience, but I have an endorsement in grades 4-5 which is what he was interested in.

    Any advice, luck or encouragement would be AWESOME!

    This is a preliminary interview with HR, I'm planning on bringing my portfolio, resume and cover letter. Possibly my brochure too? Anything else I should need to bring?

    I am SO excited!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
     
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  3. emmakate218

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    Best of luck!
     
  4. INteacher

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    Whoot Whoot MrsHoot :)

    Good Luck and sending good vibes tomorrow :)
     
  5. Alisha

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    No advice, you sound very prepared, just wanted to say good luck!! :)
     
  6. smalltowngal

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    Very good news!! Good luck! Keep us updated!
     
  7. Major

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    Relax MrsHoot...... Starting now convince yourself that YOU are by far the best candidate for the position. Go to the interview with great confidence.......

    You will be fine!!!!!!

    Major........:):)
     
  8. AFWifeinUtah

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    I'd take my references with me also. A copy of each letter if you have it! You will do great!! Do your best to relax so you don't appear nervous!! Good luck and let us know how it goes tomorrow.
     
  9. MrsHoot

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    Ooo thanks for the tip, I will bring a copy of my references. I can make them a little packet of the information or something. Thanks for all of the luck! I am going to NAIL the interview. That's what I keep telling myself... =)
     
  10. miss jennifer

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    Good Luck tomorrow!!
     
  11. melissa803

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    Good luck! We're all pulling for you!
    Melissa
     
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    Good luck! You'll do awesome!
     
  13. MrsHoot

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    The interview went pretty well. It was for a 5th grade position. Principals have already started the interview process, but they wanted to have a wider pool of candidates to choose from. I felt pretty confident!

    The only one that was iffy was do you know our state's standards inside and out? I said honestly, I don't know them inside and out, but that's what I would do this summer and I have browsed them. I also said that I met a teacher who had a monthly calendar for the whole year with all of the objectives and standards to meet each month. I said that was what my plan was. He thought that was a good idea.

    So... now the waiting game begins! He said if the principals want to interview me they will call me within the next week.

    THanks for all the good luck, I'll keep you posted if anything turns up!
     
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    It sounds like you did a great job!

    And you gave the best possible answer to that question. Of COURSE you don't know the standards inside out-- who does?? But you have access to them and plenty of time to perpare.

    I hope you have lots planned this weekend to take your mind off things :)
     
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    A teacher knowing state standards inside and out is like someone knowing the dictionary inside and out! What a silly question, but you answered it well!
     
  16. MrsHoot

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    It is kind of a silly question isn't it... I mean you do get to look at the standards and reference them throughout the year!
     
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    LOL, I think I actually did have some of my state standards memorized by the time I got done with my undergrad; we had to write them out so many times for lesson plans.

    I think you answered that question perfectly; there will always be a reference to look them up as long as you know the basics of them. I wonder if he knows them inside out?
     
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    Way to go MrsHoot - keep us posted :)
     
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    It sounds like you had a great interview and I liked your answer to that question.
     
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    Sounds like a great interview!!! And I agree about the answer, it was great!
     
  21. MrsHoot

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    Thanks everyone! That makes me feel better about what I said. =)
     
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    I agree, great answer! Crossing my fingers you get the job! :)
     
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    GOOD LUCK! and keep us updated!
     
  24. MrsHoot

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    I've got to go catch a plane, thanks for all of your good wishes and luck!!!!! I got a call from the principal today and I have an interview with him and I think the 5th grade team on Tuesday morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited!!! Alright, husband's getting snappy. =) We don't want to miss our flight.
     
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    Awesome, MrsHoot!
     
  26. Kangaroo22

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    That's great! Good luck!
     
  27. MrsHoot

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    Thanks, I am über nervous about this interview. He mentioned bringing pictures and a portfolio. I have the portfolio and a few pics of me with kids but not really any of me teaching :(
     
  28. smalltowngal

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    Good luck!
     
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    Good luck.
     
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    Good luck!
     
  31. INteacher

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    Second interview - GREAT :) You must have really impressed them so just relax and keep on doing "what you did" :)
     
  32. MrsHoot

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    Thanks I will try. =) Our lfight home was cancelled so we got home 3 hours later than we were supposed to. =( OH well. I'm going to get packets ready and do some research tonight!
     
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    Good luck tomorrow, MrsHoot!
     
  34. MrsHoot

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    Thanks EmmaKate! I know you have one coming up too.. so right back at ya!!! Good luck!
     
  35. MrsHoot

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    Interview dominated.

    Lol. Well you know what? I did the best that I could do, and I was incredibly nervous. But it was really not that bad! I answered honestly and don't think I could have done any better. So I'm proud of myself, and it's in God's hands now. =)

    They had one more interview today, and then they will be making their decision hopefully by the end of this week. I am going to snail mail and e-mail thank yous right now!

    Thanks for all the luck and support.
     
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    Keeping my fingers crossed for you...
     
  37. smalltowngal

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    Is this the one where they already offered you the job?
     
  38. MrsHoot

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    Yes this is the one where I got the job offer.
     

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