Interviewing for a Teaching Agency

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  1. HOPE-fulTeacher

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    Hello everyone!

    This is my first actual post, although I have enjoyed reading all of the "job seekers" posts, as I am in the same boat.

    I am getting ready for my first interview tomorrow (yay!) after filling out applications and sending out resumes to dozens of school districts without any luck. It is with Southern Teachers Agency (STA), so it's technically not for a job, but it's to join their agency and have them recommend me to schools. Has anyone interviewed with them before? Are the questions any different since I am not interviewing to teach at a particular school or district? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :)
     
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  3. rockangel312

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    I have never heard of this agency( I live in the northeast). Is it free? Are is recruitment or does it mean you don't have to interview at other schools, just one interview? I think my last question is wishful thinking. I hate going on interviews and wish that I could just record myself and send in a video haha. They ask the same stuff any way!
     
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    I signed up for a teacher agency but I didn't need an interview. Thanks for reminding me that I need to call my "contact" to update her on my certifications and see if she has anything for me.
    Good luck!
     
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    Rockangel312: Yes, it's free to candidates- the schools are the ones that pay the agency for recruiting for them. I think that I will still have to interview at other schools, but I'm hoping that I will have a better chance of getting hired because I will have been recommended by this agency...although I would also love it if this were the only interview! haha

    TeacherNY: What agency are you going through? As I am nervously preparing for tomorrow, the idea of an agency without an interview is definitely appealing!
     
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    Well, the unappealing part is that if they help you get a job, you have to pay them. I dont' know if that is true with your agency. I think the name is NyTeacherJobs. I'd have to look it up. If anyone in NY is reading this and wants to know I can find the website.
     
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    Best of luck to you. I would assume they would just ask you basic pre-screening interview questions such as tell me about yourself, and different situtional questions to see if you would be a good fit at different schools based on what they are looking for.
     
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    TeacherNY- I would love to see that website if you can find it!
     
  9. rockangel312

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    Does anyone know if NJ has one of these?
     
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    Sure. I'll go look for it.
     
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    One of my acquaintances was telling me about it but I don't remember the name...it kind of sounded a little scammy to me...I don't think it would be for public schools or any private schools that you would want to work out....but I didnt investigate so I dont know for sure...did you have any luck TeacherNY?
     
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    I believe the school pays the agency, at least in the case of Southern Teachers Agency. I have heard of them before, and they do have a reputable enough name to be considering candidates for private schools. It will be harder if you aren't willing to consider boarding schools or if you are going for pay that is too high.
     

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