So frustrating...

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  1. MyMulligan

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    Aug 18, 2008

    So, long story short, I'm a career changer. I was working on my MAED in Communication Arts & Literature 5-12 (and was almost done), but am in the process of moving to Dallas for an excellent career opportunity for hubby. Now, I'm an ACP candidate in Texas. I took my TExES ELA 8-12 certification exam earlier this month, but the scores won't be back until later this month. In the meantime, I started applying for jobs with private/charter schools who I thought may have a bit more lattitude for hiring.

    I applied for a Before/After School Care Director/Instructor position at a small private school. The position was posted on Monster with no job description, only the title. I wrote a very strong cover letter (after researching other similar positions offered around the country) and submitted last Wednesday evening. By Thursday morning, the Assistant Head of School had left me a voicemail. His voicemail seemed to imply that he may want to talk to me about a position other than the one I applied for, but it was rather vague. I've called back twice now, but he has not returned my calls. I just don't know what to think. Is it simply that he's busy with the first day of school (today), or did they fill the position? So frustrating!!

    Should I keep calling or just wait a few days?
     
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  3. missk83

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    Aug 18, 2008

    I had something similar happen to me. I live in NJ, where jobs are hard to come by, so I was applying to schools in Fl, as well as NJ.
    I got a call from a principal in FL. We hit it off right away, but for some reason she dropped off the face of the earth before I had my formal phone interview. I had been exchanging emails with the school's certification specialist and secretary, and all of the sudden they all stopped responding to my calls/emails.
    I don't know how the principal went from being so excited to not returning calls, but I thought it was unprofessional.
    I would call the director once more and say that you understand they are busy with the beginning of school, but that you would like to know where you stand. He owes you that much to tell you, or at least he should.
    Good Luck!
     
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    Aug 19, 2008

    Finally touched base with the asst head of school. The position I applied for had been filled. He wanted to talk to me about a receptionist position. Seriously?

    And, the lady at Sylvan who called me back about an interview over the weekend couldn't find my application and acted like she did't remember calling.

    Not a good way to start the day... :help::eek:
     
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    Aug 19, 2008

    I have had many of those days all I can offer is support

    :hugs:
     

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