Teachers in PA

Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by ktmiller222, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. ktmiller222

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    I know PA is a hard state to obtain a teaching job. It sucks that a lot of districts want you to put your information on to PA-Educator.net. How else can we put our information out there since most school districts (at least Western PA) don't accept paper copies anymore?
     
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  3. Maryhf

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    I got hired 6 years ago when everyone still wanted paper copies of everything. You've got to do what they want I guess. Good Luck to you.
     
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    I sent each district that uses an online site a cover letter. In the letter I gave my sales pitch and let them know that my information was on PAEducator and PAREAP if they cared to look and I would apply for individual positions as they came up. I had numerous districts call me and was hired for an LTS by a district that advertised on PAEducator.
     
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    Try some job fairs in the area. It's another way they can put your face with the online stuff.
     
  6. MissAnt

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    Many districts still accept paper copies in my area, I'm in Central PA. I applied on PA-Educator and then also sent emails to every principal in my area whether or not they had openings.

    The job I ended up with came about from one of the packets I sent out, the district did not have any vacancies when I sent the packet.
     
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    Not PA but... all the districts around here are online, too. I applied online and uploaded but still dropped off resume and cover letters at individual schools (wasn't supposed to oops)... and then got hired on a drop-in.

    Good luck!
     
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    I'm in Eastern PA but when I was job hunting I bookmarked probably 30 districts within a one hour drive and checked their job posting pages every day. It got me a LTS job that was not advertised anywhere else. You can try PA Reap too though I think they're mainly (or possibly only) Eastern PA.
     
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    I just moved out of state from western PA a few months ago. I worked for over a year as a LTS for a school district just outside of Pittsburgh. Really, the schools only look at PA Educator. My P told me that they usually use GPA to weed through the applicants because there are so many. Then they do a screening interview. After the screening interview with HR, they call a few back to interview with the P's.
    The best way to get noticed is pick a district & sub. If you are seen in the same schools day in and day out, teachers will start to request you (if you are good & reliable). I did that for nearly two years before I was hired as a LTS.
    It's a very tough market in that area. I had a LTS job lined up for this school year, but my hubby was transferred out of state. I interviewed for a job here(Florida) and was hired the same day.
    How long have you been looking? Good luck to you!
     

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