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  1. Elocin

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    I received calls today to set up 4(!!!) interviews next week in 4 different districts. The crazy part? NONE of these schools have the positions posted on their website or in the main city paper---they are a result of "cold-mailing" my resume and app packets. :dizzy:

    It's not too late! Keep hitting those schools even if there are no posted positions!!

    Good luck to everyone still on the hunt and have a great weekend!
     
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  3. Kangaroo22

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    Congratulations and good luck!
     
  4. SwOcean Gal

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    Did you email it to specific Ps or did you snail mail it? Tell me more! I would love as much insight and help as I can get! Thanks!
     
  5. Elocin

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    These were ones I sent snail mail back in the beginning of July. I recently started dropping them off in person after 5 packets I sent in the same bunch never made it to their destinations.
     
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    OMG! That is the worst! ugh! I am back out Monday hand delivering- this time follow ups and asking to meet the P and waiting if necessary or scheduling an aptmnt and leaving a mini portfolio
     
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    Congrats on the interviews!
     
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    Congrats and good luck!
     
  9. MsMar

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    That's awesome! Out of curiosity, what general area of PA?
     
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    Good luck!!!
     
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    Good luck! I'm in PA too and I know how tough it is. I just received an interview call about a packet I sent in May.
     
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    How many times have we said to do this on this forum....? I am SO incredibly happy for you. I wish you had done this even earlier. But, better late than never. Congrats! :) Now GO win that job! :cool:
     
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    I'm NEVER an "I told you so" type of person.
    But...:


    :lol:

    Congratulations, and good luck on those interviews!!!
     
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    How awesome! You are an inspriation for others out there who are getting their hopes up! School is starting too and principals are scrambling to find teachers for positions! Best of luck to you!! Let us know how they go!
     
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    Thank you everyone and I still have my fingers crossed for everyone on the board!
     
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    Wishing you the best of luck tomorrow and the rest of the week!
     
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    I just got a call too, but that is after having done over 100 of this very thing!
    I actually emailed a short intro with all sorts of attachments as suggested in another post- I think Bre? Other emails I sent I used my CL without any results.
    So in the short blurb, I told the P I was coming in Monday and hope to meet her to please call because I am the best teacher for the team and she did! yay! Scheduled a meeting with me for Monday. After I sent it I thought, I was too direct and just too out there. I was like oh, no! What did I just send? But it worked.
     
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    That's OK-- it only takes ONE!!

    Best of luck tomorrow!!
     
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    Oooh! So we both have interviews tomorrow! :cool: Good luck!!! :thumb:
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    YES! Super yay!
    Good luck!!!!!!

    We are totally getting these jobs!

    I am not sure if mine is an interview or just a meet and greet type thing, but I am psyched! I am prepared for it to be an interview. I am just going in there with excitement and passion and letting the P know she needs me. I am just ready for a nice conversation, as Alice suggested! where I can pull out my portfolio and let her see and feel my excitement and know I am the right teacher! yay!

    Good luck! Keep us posted! We are rooting for you! Good luck! We are going to get these jobs tomorrow!

    What time is your interview? Mine is at noon.
     
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    Good luck SW Ocean Gal and Elocin!!!
     
  23. SwOcean Gal

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    Thanks!
    BTW, Why aren't you listed on the 2010-2011 Jobs thread? You need to be on there! lol I check it everyday! lol Hoping my name will be there! lol

    Thanks!
     
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    Yay! Im glad it worked for you SwOceanGal. I hope it goes well for you tomorrow as well!!! I was never the type of person who is persitant (In fact, I was described today as the timid girl in the corner) lol. But if you want a job in this economy, you cant sit back and wait for the jobs and opporunties to come to you. Best of luck and let us know how it goes :)
     

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