should I email back?

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  1. Mr.history

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    I randomly emailed a principle my resume Tuesday morning. I got an email back today saying she was going to pass it along to the interview committee. Should I email back saying thank you or should I wait to see if I get an interview? Don't want to seem pushy.

    What should I email back?
     
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  3. 3littlemonkeys

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    I would definitely respond. A brief "Thank you so much; I look forward to hearing more about this opportunity" or something along those lines would be polite and not pushy. You definitely want to acknowledge you received her message and appreciate that she let you know.
     
  4. Kat53

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    Just what I was about to write!:thumb:
     
  5. Mr.history

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    Thanks! I thought I should too but job searching is making me second guess everything I do.
     
  6. DaleJr88AmpFan

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    Don't second guess this one... email a response. It might be your positive follow-up that gets you remembered and on the road to your own classroom.
     
  7. nyteacher29

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    definitely email back..the more communication you have the more likely they will remember you. i know how you feel though, i second guess everything now! especially with communication
     
  8. mopar

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    Good luck!
     
  9. leighbball

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    Definitely email back a response like the one above. Good luck!!
     
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    Agreed with all of the above! Good luck!
     
  11. Mr.history

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    Emailed this morning at 9. Got a call for an interview at 1!
    It will be Wednesday the 25th! If I get the job I will have to move about 4 hours away. Don't care I want a job!
     
  12. nyteacher29

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    Perfect!!! Go get 'em!!!!
     
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    Yay! Congrats and good luck!
     
  14. smalltowngal

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    Good luck!
     
  15. leighbball

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    Congrats on the interview!!!! :) Now get researching the school, practicing interview questions, and getting your stuff ready for the big day!!
     
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    YAY!!!!! Congrats!
     
  17. Mr.history

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    They have already called my references. Is it normal to do it before the interview? I think I got a pretty good shot.
     
  18. MsMar

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    That's definitely unusual to call references before they have even met you. I agree though that that seems like a good sign. Good luck on Wed!
     
  19. Mr.history

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    I hope its a good sign. They contacted both of the teachers I student taught with! Both called me earlier and said they told them they would feel comfortable allowing me to teach their own children.

    If I get this job I will feel like I won the lottery!
     
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    Good luck! Sounds like good news!
     
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    I think that's a pretty good sign! I had a director email me back today wanting to know if she could call my references before setting up an interview because she wanted them to know I was looking....ummm, they do!
     
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    Sounds like you are very close to getting the job! However, don't treat the interview like a formality, make sure you give the best answers and pretend that you still really have to earn the job even though it likely is yours! Go get 'em!
     
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    Good luck! :)
     
  24. Mr.history

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    I think what is really helping me is that they want a us history teacher.
    That is what I taught in student teaching. I even taught the AP class because my collaborating teacher liked what I was doing. I want this job so bad! It will be tough though because I'm broke and will have to move right away. Gonna be eating lots of ramen next month!
     
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    Mr. History, how did the interview go? Any good news?
     
  26. leighbball

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    How did the interview go?? :D
     
  27. Dynamite Boys

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    Hope things went GREAT!
     
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    Interview went well. Principal told me I will get a call Friday if I got the job. I think there were only 3 other candidates and I was the only male, might help my chances since all but one of the history teachers who interviewed me were female. They also asked to keep a graduation test review I created in student teaching. One of the teachers looked impressed.

    I'll let you all know if I get a call tomorrow. On a side note, I was surprised just how rural this area was. Very different than where I'm from.
     
  29. SCTeacher23

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    Good luck, hope you get it!!!
     
  30. smalltowngal

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    Crossing fingers for you!
     
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    Fingers are crossed!!! Hope you hear awesome news on Friday!
     
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    Well.... I didn't hear anything today. Guess that means I didn't get it. I'm actually pretty surprised, a little let down, but not crushed. This school was really far away(4 hours) and I would have had to leave the city (Atlanta) to move into an extremely rural area (nearest major shopping center was an hour away).

    On the plus side a job opened at a much closer school, and they want a track coach. I don't coach track, but I know the head of the athletic department at the school, pretty sure I could learn to coach. :) He called me and told me he would put in a good word, school starts there August 13, so hopefully I'll hear about an interview soon.(if I get one) I'll let you all know what happens.
     

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