Schools taking their sweet time

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  1. bison

    bison Habitué

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    I just got called for an interview... for a job I applied to in November! :dizzy:

    I'm assuming they needed to hire for the same position again and just went through the same applicants, but it seems so odd! Does anyone know if this is common practice? This was a classified position, btw. I was slightly confused when they called (especially since I applied to the district but they called saying the name of the school) and let them know I've taken another job since then. I hope this doesn't impact my chances for future positions!
     
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  3. TeacherGroupie

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    One possibility is that the district offered the job to someone who later decided it wasn't a good fit.

    Another possibility is that the job went unfilled earlier for budgetary reasons.

    The district now knows that someone else found you an attractive candidate.
     
  4. newbie23

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    Many times a district has certain procedures for how long they will hold applications. Some districts even let you know that they're getting ready to discard them and that if you'd still like to be considered, you should apply again.

    Perhaps this school had an unexpected opening. Good to know that you were high enough on their list to still be considered.

    I don't think it ever "hurts" to say that you have already accepted a position.
     
  5. mopar

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    Most districts that I know will keep your application on file for 1 year. So, it may be the same position becoming available or it might be another position that is similar to the one you applied for.
     
  6. bison

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    Thanks all, good to know that this is standard practice. It seems like all the calls tend to come at once!
     
  7. czacza

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    Are you staying where you are for next year? You could always write a note to the district that called, thanking them for their consideration and let them know if you would like to be considered for possible openings for next school year.:)
     
  8. bison

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    I just got ANOTHER call for a job that I would actually much prefer because it's more relevant to my future career plans, but it's within the same district I work for and I wouldn't feel right quitting one for the other after such a short time. It's almost like they know I already found something!

    P.S. This time I was called by a principal, so I tracked him down to send a thank you. :)
     
  9. mopar

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    That's how it seems to happen.
     

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