STILL no word! Going nutso!

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  1. teachnew

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    I posted a few weeks back about the job I was in contention for. The final interview went amazingly well, they checked one of my references, told her that it was between me and two other candidates and...nothing. I emailed the school. No response. I called and left a message for the P. No response. I'm going crazy here!

    Now, in their defense, this years P is leaving and they recently promoted another admin to the job (I interviewed with this admin twice). She is probably VERY busy learning the ropes and getting the end of year stuff done. However, at my final interview they told me they'd let me know in a couple weeks, maybe sooner. It's been more than a month! I would think if the answer was no, they would have at least had the courtesy to email or call me.

    Any advice as to how to proceed? I am, of course, continuing to apply for other jobs.
     
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  3. 2cutekiddos

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    Wow! I would be going nutso too! Have you tried calling the HR department yet? Sometimes they are the ones who make the offer once a P has made a decision. They will probably have a better idea of the status of the position.

    Good luck... the waiting is what kills me! :)
     
  4. smalltowngal

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    I hate waiting too! And I'm sure the new P is busy, busy, busy with the new position. I have been on a lot of interviews in the 6 years since I graduated, especially that first year. I think I've only had a few Ps call to let me know that they hired someone else.
     
  5. Kay75

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    I second the calling HR. The principal probably doesn't want to speak with you if it is a no because he/she feels awkward. Call HR and say you are following up as you are considering other districts and this is your first choice.
     
  6. teachnew

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    I don't think there is an HR dept. My contacts at the school have been the curriculum coordinator (now the P), the testing coordinator, and the superintendent. They told me they would let me know either way, so this all just seems odd!
     
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    teachnew, I think they meant the HR dept at the local school board. I third or fourth that vote to call them and ask if the position was filled.
     
  8. teachnew

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    It's a voc-tech school, which means it is it's own district. I looked on the website and there is no info for HR...where might I find that?
     
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    Here is what you need to do.
    Step 1: Take a deep breath.
    Step 2: Keep emailing cover letters and resumes to any school within an hour's distance.
    Step 3: Get out of the house. Go to the pool, a movie, eat lunch with a friend, take a walk in the park, go walk around the mall, go to the library or read a good book in your backyard.
    Step 4: Stop stressing. It will not make the phone call or letter arrive any sooner.
    Step 5: Let us know the minute they DO call. And WE will keep praying that the news is GREAT!

    Ok... start step one.
     
  10. teachnew

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    Thank you SCTeachInTX. Very good advice. Before I started step one, however, I went on the schools website to see if I could locate any HR contact. I could not, but I did notice that the English teacher posting was on the site again! This time it said applications must be in before June 25. So, either another position opened up, they decided not to hire any of the "exceptional candidates" (that's what they told my reference about their top 3), or something wacky is going on.

    I shot off another email to the new P, checking in again, congratulating her on her promotion, telling her the school was my top choice, and mentioning that I saw the job re-posted on the website...we'll see if this email gets a response!
     
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    Crossing my fingers for you!
     
  12. INteacher

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    Hope you hear something soon -

    BTW - my district is very small too. We don't have an HR dept either. All of the hiring is done through our central office where our super is located. Can you find a number for the super? I'll bet there will be a secretary that would answer the super's phone and you could ask about the status of the position.
     
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    waiting sucks!!! I hope you hear back from them soon.
     
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    Ugh waiting to hear back is the worst!! It's like, don't these people know that your future is in their hands and that you would like to know as soon as possible? This does seem very weird that they haven't called you, at least a courtesy call would be nice! I was waiting for a call after an interview I had last Wednesday and they finally called me back yesterday...to tell me I didn't get the job. Oh well, at least they had the courtesy to call. Well I hope you hear back soon and I hope it's good news!!
     
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    Remember, a watched phone never rings... DO something proactive. Make some cold calls to schools, watch an old movie, clean out your drawers, wash all your dirty clothes, clean the bathrooms, go on a hike, dust the furniture, paint a room, wash the car, clean the dog, do some yoga, make a new recipe for your family, make some curtains, ANYTHING to take your mind off that phone. As soon as your attention is diverted... you will get an email or a phone call. That does not mean that you check your email every 15 minutes. It will be there when you return from your bike ride.

    I just got back from working out and I feel AMAZING. I plan to see a newer, slimmer, happier me when I return to school. Wishing ME luck! Keeping my fingers crossed for everyone!
     
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    I hope you get an answer soon!

    I've been playing the waiting game for nearly 2 months. I had my interview in early May, and I came out of the interview feeling great. They said that they should know in a couple of weeks about the position. I waited 2 weeks, emailed, and they said they were going to have decisions made in the next week or two.

    It has now been a month since that email. I asked my AP if I should email again (before school let out 2 weeks ago), and she said no, that it would be pushing it to do so.

    A friend told me they were looking to hire a couple of more teachers. If that's the case, then I still believe I have a chance...the position is still posted on their website.

    I have so many emotions running through my mind right now. I'm scared I won't have a teaching job for next year. I'm frustrated at hearing no response, good or bad. I'm sad because nearly everyone in my cohort has gotten a teaching position. I'm worried I won't get any more interviews. I had one last May and one this past May, pretty much a year apart. I'm trying to keep my hopes up just a tiny bit, that I might get the job, but I've practically resigned myself to the fact I didn't get it.

    I have applied everywhere I can, so the only thing I can do now is to express my interest in a position when one becomes open. About half the schools in my area have online applications, and it seems they want a new application for every position a person is interested in.

    I want to email, but I don't want to blow any slim chance I might have with this school. It's a private school, and I would absolutely love to teach there. I just want to hear something!
     
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    I'm sure schools have their reasons for taking so long, but sheesh! I remember when I was waiting to hear about the first job I interviewed for...I was subbing in the school almost every day, and I would run into the P all the time. He would be just sitting around, out on the playground, doing bus duty, etc etc. I wanted to escort him to his office and tell him not to come out until he made a decision! It was between me and another sub, and the decision was all his...he took a MONTH to decide...she got it, not me. :( But another job opened up soon after in the school I'm in now, and (after a little snafu) I got it, so keep your chin up!
     
  18. SCTeachInTX

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    I would email or call back and ask where they are in the hiring process. It has been long enough that I think it would not be considered "pushy." I would also be emailing every principal within 45 minutes to an hour of your home with your resume and cover letter - private school, public school, charter school, etc. You can't wait for the job to post. Many times that is just too late. Unfortunately, I think the INSIGHT test may be blocking really good teachers from getting a job within some school districts. That pesky test knocks out 2/3rds of applicants according to my principal. She is not allowed to hire someone that does not pass the test. So, my thing is, don't wait for the job post to submit your application, often that is just a formality because the P wants to get these positions filled ASAP. Good luck!
     
  19. teachnew

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    Got the job!!!! Full story on other post! :)
     
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    COngratulations!
     
  21. INteacher

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    Awesome news :)
     

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