Recommending someone for an interview

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  1. waterfall

    waterfall Maven

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    We have one open position at my school this year that I encouraged a former teammate of mine to apply for. She is a great teacher and I think she would be a good fit for my current school. Is it inappropriate to "put a word in" for her with my principal? I've only been at my school for a year, so I don't want to be too presumptuous, but my principal really likes me. How would you go about it (send an e-mail, talk to her in person, etc?) Obviously the P won't hire her based on my word but I think it could at least get her an interview.
     
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  3. bdd

    bdd Rookie

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    Not inappropriate at all, in my opinion. A good recommendation should always be helpful. Express it in the manner you prefer (email, talk, etc). But also, don't expect a recommendation to mean any preferential treatment for the friend.
     
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    I've encouraged friends or former co-workers to apply. I will mention to my P that he/she is going to apply.

    My P values that information. If he thinks you've worked with someone before he will come & ask you about that person.
     
  5. cheeryteacher

    cheeryteacher Enthusiast

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    I would let your principal know. Principals get tons of applications and most probably appreciate a recommendation for a good hire.
     

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