Now that the job market is so tough...

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  1. Missy99

    Missy99 Connoisseur

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    should I drop off packets (w/resume/letter of rec/etc.) in person or is e-mail still okay?

    If things weren't so tough I would just e-mail, but now I'm wondering if I should go that extra mile. I am willing to drive all over the district if necessary.

    Recommendations?
     
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    In person, in my opinion, gives you a much better chance. You might get to talk to a principal, even! Make a first impression in real time :)
     
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    In person if you have the time. And dress professionally in case you get to speak to a P or AP.

    Good luck! :)
     
  5. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    The more you can do face-to-face the better. I wonder if they're going to start expecting us to put on a whole show and dance at this rate. Some of the interviewing methods are just horrible--- like the panel interviews. :(
     
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    I agree with everyone above... in person and dress the part! :)
     
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    Yepp. Get your arsenal of resumes ready to hand deliver next week after the fourth of July weekend!
     
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    Along with your arsenal of resumes, be sure to take your portfolio or brochures. Basically take everything you would want with you for an interview, just in case!

    Best of luck!!
     
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    And dress the part of someone going on an interview!!!
     
  10. Missy99

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    You know, Alice, I am with you. I ALWAYS wear a suit to job fairs and interviews. I don't know why I am not immune to it by now, but I am always shocked at how people are dressed when they show up to these events. I have actually seen people in peasant skirts with T-shirts, jeans, sweat pants, disco shoes -- you name it. (Okay, not all at once :lol:)

    I was dressed for success when I landed my first teaching job. Just because everyone else's standards appear to have dropped does not mean mine will. Principals are not going to NOT hire you because you are well dressed, that's for sure!

    Thanks all, for your comments. I just found out that I passed the ESL cert exam I took Tuesday, so my arsenal is building!
     
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    Go the extra mile. It may be what makes you stand out as a candidate. :thumb:
     

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