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  1. njteach41

    njteach41 Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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    I went to a job fair. I was told by a principal "word to the wise, get there early". So I did. I was the first person to sign in. First person to submit my writing sample, and the first person to be interviewed for an elementary teacher position.

    I had the interview. The principal of one of the schools asked me to go sit back down in the waiting area, before I even got to the waiting area, they asked me to go sign a contingency contract. I can't believe it!!!

    I got a 4th grade teaching position right there at the job fair!!! They told me to come back in on Thursday to sign the official contract and set up benefits and payroll!

    I've been waiting forever for this to happen. And thank you to everyone who helped with giving me advice on my resume :)
     
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  3. colie

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    OMG!!! That is awesome news! You were sure in the right place at the right time! Congratulations :up:
     
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    Congrats!!!!
     
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    Way to WOW them! Congratulations!!
     
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    WOW!! Congrats~!
     
  7. njteach41

    njteach41 Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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    thanks everyone!!:)
     
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    Don't you love it when everything happens just the right way??? Congrats!
     
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    Congrats njteach41!
     
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    Congratulations!!!
     
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    Wow, that's awesome! Congrats!!!
     
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    Congratulations!!! :)
     
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    Wow! What a success story! Good for you. I can imagine how excited you must be. Butterflies??
     
  14. njteach41

    njteach41 Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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    a few butterflies, i don't think it has really hit me yet. i just realized though, i've planned a vacation back in april. we're going to cape cod for a week. the vacation falls on the new teacher orientation for the district..... dilemma!! this is the only time we can go on this trip and we bought tickets to go see 2 concerts while we're there. i dont' know what to do.
     
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    I would contact the principal and let them know of your dilemma.
     
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    That's AWESOME!!! CONGRATS!!!! :2up:
     
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    That's so exciting!
     
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    How exciting! :)

    About the trip, how many days would you need to miss? If you feel comfortable, you can talk with your new principal about it and see what can be arranged.

    Will this be your first teaching job? I ask because you should know that there will probably be a lot of good information at the new teacher orientation meetings, stuff like school procedures, paperwork, mission and vision of the school, etc. If it comes right down to it, you might need to consider the possibility of missing or postponing your vacation. I know that's not what you want to do, but it might be the best decision for you.

    Let us know how it turns out.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats - what county are you working in? I think we talked about this before, but I forget. :)
     
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    YOUR word for the day is synchronicity :)
     
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    Congrats NJ! You're one of those rare (at least over here) cases I've heard about! :)
     
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    Wow, what an amazing situation! Congratulations on your new 4th grade teaching position. :)
     
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    omg!!!! Way to go!!! Congratulations :)
     
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    Fourth graders are awesome!! Congratulations.
     
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    Congratulations njteach :partyhat:!
     
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    That is awesome!
     
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    njteach41 Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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    Thanks everyone :) i talked to my boyfriend and we decided to cancel the the cape cod vacation. we can't shorten the trip because it's too long of a driveto go for just 3 days, and it would take up 2 of the 2 day new teacher orientation. he said we'll just sell the concert tickets on ebay or something and plan some weekend trips. he's the best lol. anyways, now that this situation is resolved i feel much much better.
     
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    That's very awesome.... I've never heard personally of that happening so it truly was a blessing for you :)
     
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    Woo Hoo!!!!!!! A contract at a job fair in NJ is simply amazing. Congrats!
     
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    Love these kind of stories, congrats!! I heard the NJ market can be very tough. Good for you!!
     
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    njteach41 Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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    :) thanks. nj is tough, i graduated May 2007 and it's taken me until now to find a fulltime teaching job. i've been subbing and was a teacher assistant for this passed school year. it's been a struggle this year financially. BUT... it can only get better. I was thinking today, because it has taken me so long to find a job and this year was a struggle, I am sooooo extremely greatful for getting this position and I know not to take anything for granted. sounds corny but it's true.
     
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    Congratulations! That's awesome to be hired right at the job fair!
     
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    CONGRATS!
     
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    That is so amazing! Congratulations!!!
     
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    Congratulations! I hope everything is exactly what you hope for.
     
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    Congratulations. What tickets did you have in Cape Cod and when?
     
  38. njteach41

    njteach41 Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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    we have a pair of tickets for 2 different concerts.
    2 tix for Huey Lewis and the News on 8/26 - i believe like 10th row
    2 tix for Marc Cohn on 8/28 4th row.
    both are at the cape cod melody tent in hyannis
     
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    I am back in school than too! Dang it.
     
  40. njteach41

    njteach41 Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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    i know, i'm disappointed that i can't go but oh well i'd rather have a job lol. i just think that the huey lewis concert would be so much fun, i heard his concerts are really energetic and its a great night out.
     
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    that's fantastic! where in NJ?
     

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