[Poll] States that are easy vs difficult to find jobs in

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  1. AlwaysAttend

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    I spoke to a secretary in Hoboken because I wanted to add my cert that I just received to my application which I sent in a week before. She was honest with me and said she would be unable to do it because at there current count they had well over 3 thousand applications and had not even finished counting them yet, much less have time to review them.
     
  2. Mathemagician

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    Indeed...3000<10000
     
  3. mollydoll

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    Mail in your new certification. For all you know she was being lazy. What do you have to lose?
     
  4. Rainbowbird

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    Add CT to the very difficult list. Zillions of applicants, few positions, tons of colleges and universities in a very small state spitting out more grads every year. There are usually 200--300 applicants for an elementary position, more in the affluent districts. High school math and science fares better. I've seen lots of ads for those jobs.
     
  5. ChemTeachBHS

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    Come visit me! Hoboken born and raised here and I didn't even apply there because it's the most political place on earth. Even if they got 3000 apps (because they have to advertize by law) they only look at the 3 or 4 with political connections and that's a known fact around town. They know who they're gonna hire even before the posting goes up.
     
  6. Mathemagician

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    And the schools there aren't even that great. I hate venturing anywhere east of Morris County haha.
     
  7. elateacher4life

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    I can speak from experience that CA is the hardest district. I have been laid off twice by two different districts.
     
  8. chasisaac

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    The state that is most difficult is the one you are looking in.
     
  9. giraffe326

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    Michigan is EXTREMELY tough. The wealthy suburbs of Detroit can get close to 2000 applicants per position, if not more.
    I know of a HS math position in a not-great district in Mid-Michigan that had 1,072 applicants. I know the exact number because I know the person who got it and he was proud to be the chosen one!
    My school posted a job over the summer. We are the best school in the county. We had about 35 applicants. HUGE difference!
     
  10. Tutor

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    Ohio is tough. Our current governor keeps cutting funding for schools which equates to almost every district in financial trouble.
     
  11. msleep

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    I am in Northern Virginia and secondary mathematics is always in demand as well as chemistry and physics. But social studies and English can be brutal. Hundreds apply for each position.
     

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