job references

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  1. Baliboy74

    Baliboy74 Rookie

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    i sent a thank you email to a principal who recently interviewed me and she responded that they are checking my references and will call me next week (this saturday is graduation).

    do you think this means i pretty much have the job? i know my references will be good
     
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    checking references is ALWAYS a good sign.
     
  4. Baliboy74

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    anyone else?
     
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    I had a principal check ALL of my references and I still didn't get the job :( .. but, I think that someone else actually made the hiring decision. I know that the principal was rooting for me.. Good luck! It sounds good to me!
     
  6. Baliboy74

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    great....
     
  7. Baliboy74

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    maybe your references didn't give you a good evaluation
     
  8. ms.

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    On that point, I've read/heard it can be good to ask a friend to call your references/former employers to check your references. I have an acquaintance who did this and found out a former employer was (illegally) saying she missed many days of work and said they would never hire her again, but they did notmention she was in a car accident (a drunk-driver hit her) and in the hospital when she missed the work! :eek: Her other references were fine, but she made sure to call and have a talk w/ that former employer and tell them that they would be talking to her lawyer if they didn't give a basic HR statement (like reading former performance reviews.)
     
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    anyways back to my original question....do principals only call references of the person they intend to hire or say like the top 3?

    seems like it would be really time consuming
     
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    :whistle:

    :thumb:
     
  11. l8ybugmom

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    For an interim position I had applied for, the AP called all of my references (I knew this because half of my references called or texted me this was going on). I was offered that job on the day I was offered a full time position (they didn't call reference 1).

    The fact they are calling your references sounds promising! Good luck!
     
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    It really depends on the district, number of applicants, time frame, etc.

    I've experienced both situations with my references being contacted prior to a final interview and once I got the job, another time I didn't.

    Some districts call references prior to placing you in the applicant pool.
     
  13. SCTeachInTX

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    I would say that you have a great 50-50% chance of getting this job. It DOES sound promising! (Maybe that makes the odds 60-40%?) All the best of luck! Let us know the outcome! We care! :cool:
     
  14. mmswm

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    Calling references is time consuming, so its usually not done if the person doing the hiring isn't seriously considering you. That doesn't mean you're definitely going to get the job, but it does mean you're on the short list. If they're trying to decide between two or three candidates, this might be the deciding factor.

    In any case, this is a very good sign. Good luck!
     

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