Question...about email.

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  1. acl1974

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    A job posting went up this afternoon and I immediately applied through Applitrack and sent an email to the principal. She responded a minute later. All she said was thank you, which I realize she was trying to be nice in replying. It's such a rare thing that it threw me off. Many principals never respond at all. I can't say "you're welcome," because that seems weird. Should I say the following or just leave it alone? I don't want to seem stalkerish........And, she obviously knows that I would want to answer anything so does it sound stupid?

    Ms. ?????,
    Thank you for the response. If there's anyway I can answer any questions about my teaching skills, and what I can bring to the team at ????, please let me know.
    Sincerely,
    ?????
     
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  3. AlwaysAttend

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    I wouldn't contact again.

    Once I did go back and forth with a principal including at least 5 emails between us. I didn't even get called for an interview for that one. It was an elementary school in a very nice district though so I'm sure they had their pick of candidates.
     
  4. acl1974

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    Thank you so much. It was one of those situations where I wasn't quite sure the best action, but I think you're right. I am keeping my fingers crossed :)
     
  5. SingBlueSilver

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    I would actually do the opposite and send it. I was called on a Saturday afternoon by the Principal about a position. During our phone convo, she said she'd contact me regarding an interview. Rather than waiting, I sent her an email saying how I appreciated the call and was a bit forward saying that I looked forward to hearing from her to schedule an interview and that if she had an questions to contact me. She emailed back with a date and time. I've worked for her for 3 years now. In this job market, it's not not a terrible idea to be a little more aggressive than you might have been about a job in years past. Your email doesn't come off as being too forward, and its short enough to keep attention. I think its important to put your name in front of the principal as much as you can without being annoying about it.
     

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