Lucky Monday

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  1. Aliceacc

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    I've just read 2 posts: "I got an interview!" and "I have another interview" (or something close.)

    One of the posters has dubbed today "Lucky Monday."

    So tell me, jobseekers, what are you doing today to get that "little bit of luck" you need??

    I want specifics: what are you going to do today that will help you secure a job?
     
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  3. Pisces_Fish

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    Alice, I love how "mothering" you are to us here. Unfortunately, there's nothing else I can do. I'm in a contract, and I need to break it like, now. Today I called back a P I interviewed with to ask if he's made his decision. If this doesn't pan out I've done all I can.

    I hope this is a Lucky Monday for me, too :thumb:
     
  4. Rainbowbird

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    Thanks, Alice. I am still going to email a bunch of principals who haven't posted any openings yet....just in case!
     
  5. catnfiddle

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    Check your Education Department job banks. They usually list new jobs on Mondays.
     
  6. JamieB11

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    I was hoping to come home from work today to something lucky... however, I got a rejection e-mail and that was it. *sigh* :(
     
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    "Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit"~ Napoleon Hill

    :hugs:
     
  8. 3littlemonkeys

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    I am polishing and printing all my materials for tomorrow's job fair and crossing my fingers there will be some open positions...hoping for a lucky Tuesday!
     
  9. Aliceacc

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    Jamie, did anything ever come of that "let me knowwhen you're in the neighborhood" principal??
     
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    I sent a great email to a principal that has a HS History position open. I mentioned that I thought her school was fantastic in how they primarily focus on hands on learning and how I especially look forward to doing that in my own classroom.

    Hopefully something comes up this week, despite knowing that I lost out to another candidate on another job I recently interviewed for. I know there is still plenty of time left, even though school starts in two weeks :)
     
  11. JamieB11

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    Alice, I e-mailed him back and called him (twice), and heard nothing back. I'm starting to think maybe it was just an empty gesture. That school district is 7.5 hours away from me, so it's not like I can just stop by and talk to him.

    Lily... great quote!
     
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    I guess it is "Lucky Monday." While at the gym tonight, I got a call for an interview for next Monday, so hopefully the luck carries through to next week :)
     
  13. Aliceacc

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    YAY Teach TN!!!
     
  14. Aliceacc

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    OK, yesterday was Lucky Monday, with at least 5 new jobs and at least 3 interview calls.

    Let's call today Super Tuesday... what will you do today to snag that job?
     
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    I have an interview in a couple of hours. It's not my dream job, but it is a school I worked at previously in an interim position. I'm a little afraid they're going to want me to have a cert that I don't have (middle school math if that's true) since that's been the theme of my interviews this year, but hopefully not. It's a new principal, though. I hope he likes me. :)
     
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    Good luck!!
     
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    Super Tuesday it is! Got two leads at a job fair; I posted about it in a separate thread. Two solid leads is better than emailed resumes sent into the abyss...lol.
     
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    Lucky Monday landed me two interviews for 3 positions and Super Tuesday gave me three interviews.....we need a name for Wednesday to keep that good karma going...
     
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    Wonderful Wednesday has my vote!
     
  20. Aliceacc

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    And so it is!!!
     
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    Woo-hoo! Super Tuesday scored me a demo lesson, and I'd left that interview with mixed feelings on how it went! There is still hope of being hired for this school year!
     
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    YAY!!!

    What will you be teaching? And when?
     
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    Thanks, Alice! It's for HS English, and it's next Wednesday. Gives me plenty of time to prepare! I haven't decided what I'm teaching yet. I've never done a demo lesson before. It's only 15 minutes. Any advice?
     
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    Well, realize that I teach math!

    But I think the biggest mistake that happens on demo lessons is too little teaching! This is not the time to let them read a short story silently while you look on. The observers want to see you teaching and interacting, so make sure you do just that!
     
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    Thanks! :)
     
  26. TeachTN

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    Check out the standards and see what short lesson you could come up with. I observed a HS English class where the teacher showed a youtube clip that lead into an English lesson about parody. It was very entertaining to me as an adult :)
     
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    On lucky Monday I had one interview. Came home and found 1 more posted. Wrote that P a 5 paragraph essay on why I love teaching math and what I do in my classroom and it scored me an interview today on Super Tuesday. So I've now got a 1/30 chance for each of those positions. Much better than the 250 odd other aplicants that applied.
     
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    Not really a lucky day for me but it seems the last 2 times I went fishing I got a call for an interview. I need to go fishing more. lol
     
  29. Aliceacc

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    I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings you!
     
  30. Aliceacc

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    OK, so we're up to Wonderful Wednesday.

    The week has gotten off to a strong start, with a number of people getting calls for interviews, and a few more getting hired.

    What will you do today to be one of them?? (Crossing your fingers isn't enough folks, not in this job market.)
     
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    I'm working on a new cover letter to accompany the resume a principal asked for at the job fair I attended--rewriting it to tailor it to the school and position. I spoke to him yesterday so I want him to get the resume today! After that I'll send off an email to all the elementary school principals in that district.
     
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    Email those Ps people! I'm loving this week of good interviews and job news! My fingers are crossed for all of you :)
     
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    Sis Boom Bah! Sis Boom Bah! Get that interview, RAH RAH RAH!

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    This morning's interview went really well! She said she was "very impressed" with me and would definitely be calling me back for a final interview/demo lesson. Good news, but demo lessons make me extremely nervous. I'll definitely be asking for some ideas when she gives me more details (supposedly those are forthcoming).

    One more interview this afternoon, and I'm still crossing my fingers that I hear from yesterday's interview.
     
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    Jerseygirl - that is awesome, three interviews in two days!! Do you know what grade you are interviewing for? That could be a big help with guiding you to a subject. Good luck!!
     
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    Jerseygirl~yay on the successful interview!! Good luck with the call back!
     
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    Yay jerseygirl!!! :D
     
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    YAY to everyone who scored interviews, demos, and job offers this week! It's not over yet..still today, tomorrow, and Friday to make something happen :)

    Terrific Thursday, anyone?
     
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    Wonderful Wednesday it is!!! I got a call today from a principal for a phone interview! I now have 3 phone interviews!!!
     
  40. Jerseygirlteach

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    That's great! Good luck!
     
  41. JamieB11

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    Thank you!! Good luck to you as well! :)
     

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