Problems with relocating?

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  1. Jedi74

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    Do you think it would be LESS likely to even get interviewed if you were applying for an out of state position?

    I mean schools probably have plenty of applicants locally so why inconvenience an out of state applicant even if they are more qualified?
     
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    It's possible that you might not get hired as an out-of-state candidate. This might happen if you didn't have the state's license already in hand. It might also happen if the district felt that you were a bad bet, that you might be likely to return to your home state at the first available opportunity.

    Not all places have a plethora of qualified candidates, though. My district certainly doesn't, so we have to hire outside candidates.
     
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    i was just asking because i DO have a license for a particular "out of state" but i figure when they see my address on my resume they would never contact me.....
     
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    I would not make that assumption.
     
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    As long as there is not an extremely saturated market where you are applying, it shouldn't matter to most schools.
     
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    I am from Ohio and got 2 interviews in Florida and 5 in North Carolina. I don't think it matters in areas that need teachers.
     
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    My husband's school often recruits from out of state. The admin. likes people from a wide variety of backgrounds and areas.
     
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    Few districts or boards of education pay relocation expenses; that being the case, living outside state X but holding its current certification is a much easier sell than living in state X but not holding its certification.
     
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    I was hired out-of-state 2years ago and had to move. My school interviews and hires several long distance teachers. North Carolina needs math teachers.
     
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    In updated news, I accepted a job offer from Florida today. So it's not hopeless.
     
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    A lot of the charters in my area hire out of state.
     
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    The charter school I was recently hired at recruits from out of state. They also pay for relocation expenses.
     
  14. John Lee

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    I tend to have that attitude too. I'm speaking specifically in my own state (CA), and my own grade level (elementary). Things are extremely impacted in terms of hiring (i.e. 500+ applicants per job, in most any urban/suburban setting).

    I'm in Southern CA, and when a listing for a position in the San Diego area comes up, or something in the Bay area comes up (not that I only focus on those areas), I think that I'm wasting my time (getting materials together, answer essay questions yet again). TBH, I have no idea why they even list their positions.
     
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    I think you can get hired out of state. My phone has been off the hook from NC, but I don't think I want the low pay. I live in MI, although I've been offered a job here too every year. I think it really just depends on the market. Also, Clark County in Nevada seems to hire from out of town as well. Good luck on your search.
     
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    I got hired out of state over the phone for my first job 3 years ago. I used to teach/live in the mountains and they just didn't get a lot of applicants up there as so few people actually live there! I know I beat out a parent who had children at the school. It wasn't where I wanted to be permanently (due to the location) but it was a great school and a really positive experience to start my career. Definitely do your research though. The district I just left recruits in other parts of the state and out of state specifically because those people typically don't know about their horrible reputation.
     

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