The Search for a Job

Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by britgteach, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. britgteach

    britgteach Rookie

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    I still on the search for a teaching position .I'm remaining optimistic:) about the search. What are some tips to help cope with trying to find a position. I recently emailed all of the principals in the district that is close to me. Is that appropriate?:dizzy:
     
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    I would look into charter and private schools. In my area, the public school thing is a total bust. The market is just far too saturated, and there are thousands of applicants for every one position. :( Good luck on your job search!
     
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    Put together a packet and take it by a few schools. That's how I landed my position for this school year.

    You never know when you might get to talk with a P.
     
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    Update: I got a interview at a school on Friday. What types of questions should i ask the P? I'm a little nervous:woot::woot:
     
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    Ask questions as they occur naturally during the interview. As for questions at the end, try not to ask more than three. One I like to ask is "what are you most proud of here?"
     
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    I'm in the same boat. I may email all the principals next week in my area. What did you say when you emailed them?

    As far as coping, I recently took up yoga again and it has brought my anxiety level down so much. I, too, am feeling optimistic a teaching position will come my way soon. Worst case scenario, I sub.

    If you are a new teacher like me, I like to ask what support they offer to their new teachers.

    Good luck on your interview!! My fingers are crossed for you:)
     
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    I just said that I'm inquiring on a position at your school. I attached a copy of my resume, transcript, and teaching license. I have my fingers crossed that you will receive a position:D and that i will receive this position. I for me subbing or becoming a teaching assistant is my last resort if I can't find a position.:):)


     
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    Thanks
     
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    Update

    The job I interviewed with on my recent post I didn't get the job:(
    But I applied to another place where I worked with while in college so I hope I get a teaching job there, or get hired with my district as a late hire. Just very hopeful:help::D:dunno::dunno::dunno::dunno::thanks:
     
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    What ultimately worked for my wife was simply to email the principals at every school she was interested in. In her case, this meant several hundred schools in a number of different states, and also, she had 8 years experience, so she had something to make her stand out a bit.

    The way she got her job was that the resume found its way to the department head in a school that was going to have an opening, and she literally got interviewed 5 hours after the job was officially posted; they didn't interview anyone else.

    I don't know what your field is, but emailing to only one district seems very limiting.
     
  12. PlentyofJobsUSA

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    Keep an eye on job ads in newspaper. Post your CV in online job portals. Contact nearby schools and confirm if there is any vacant position..
     

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