Is this too pushy?

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  1. MRl1222

    MRl1222 New Member

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    I moved to Texas last year from Michigan, unfortunately my certifications did not transfer. I just passed the Texas exams so now I am looking for a teaching position. The application process in the districts near me is very frustrating because you fill out an impersonal online application for the entire district and that is all. You have to hope a principal chooses to interview you. I have always been a person who does things to make myself stand out in an application process so I am frusterated!! My husband thinks that I should send a resume and letter of interest to all the principals in the area. I am wondering, is this to pushy or crossing any lines?

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  3. Erin Elizabeth

    Erin Elizabeth Groupie

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    Not at all. I did the same thing when I was job-hunting. It got me a couple of interviews!
     
  4. Jem

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    Hand deliver them if possible! Push! Push!
     
  5. MJH

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    E-Mail

    When I moved districts I also e-mailed my resume to some principals. I always heard back from them and even got several interviews. Principals check their school e-mail daily even through the summer and vaction time but they may not get to the mail.
     
  6. KinderCowgirl

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    I concur - you have to contact the schools. I work for one of the larger districts in the state and I can tell you from experience the HR departments really have their hands full. They can only post a job after they hear officially from a principal there's an opening and sometimes by the time it's posted, the principal has already interviewed and chosen a candidate. I faxed my resume and cover letter to every school personally and would agree with delivering it if that's a possibility for you! Good luck!
     
  7. Missy99

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    Definitely contact the principals. I had to do the same online apps, and none of them got me any attention. It's when I applied directly to the principals that I got noticed -- and got a job.
     

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