Trying not to get my hopes up too much...

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  1. Rainbowbird

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    The first position for which I interviewed in May has just been re-posted. I contacted HR and the nice lady there who's been helping me told me she thought it was the same job. She pulled my file to put it into the pool, and I emailed the p. to let her know I'd love to be reconsidered.

    I suspect the chosen candidate opted out for a full-time job (this one is .5). This was the interview and demo that went so well, where the p. sounded truly regretful that she could not hire me. (they hired a sub or someone who had worked there before). So anyway, I was told I was second-place and the p. has not only called me, but also emailed me recently to tell me that she hopes something else will come up, and also wanted me to sub.

    So....we will see what happens. If it isn't at the same school, I will be starting from scratch in the interview process, but since she spread the word about me to the other p's, I might have a shot.

    Trying not to get too hopeful but at least it is something to try for!
     
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  3. JustMe

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    It sure sounds good...best wishes!
     
  4. czacza

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    Sounds promising!
     
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    Hope it works out for you!
     
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    Good luck! They are likely thrilled to have a second shot at you.
     
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    Sounds extremely promising! Keep us posted!
     
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    Good luck!! I hope it all works out:)
     
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    Fingers and toes crossed for you!
     
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    Hope it all works out!
     
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    Good luck! Hope it works out!
     
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    Sounds great! Good luck!
     
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    Keep us updated and good luck!
     
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    Thanks. I emailed the p but haven't heard back. A lot of the schools around here are closed this week, though. If it's at her school and I don't get another shot, I'm really gonna be hurt and wonder why. Because she laid it on really thick when I got the rejection call, and my friend who works in the same district told me that HER principal told her that yes, the p. who interviewed me had talked about me to the other admins.

    But, nothing much more that I can do at this point! I still have another interview in a different town on Monday, for a first grade position.
     
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    I was hoping to see an update from you this week! Praying for good news!! :hugs:
     
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    I know you are looking for a .5 position, so this is perfect for you! I hope it works out!
     
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    Good luck on that one, too. Keep us updated.
     
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    Thanks everyone! TeachTN, you have a great memory!

    I'm going to send another cover letter today, just in case...I don't know what more I can do. I've emailed p, and I know she gets my emails because we've corresponded before. I spoke with HR who have assured me that my application will be added to the pool. So maybe I'll hear something eventually....
     
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    Now it is time to breathe!! Just relax and think positively and know a LOT of people are pulling for you
     
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    Good luck!! I hope everything works out for you:)
     
  21. Rainbowbird

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    Well, it's not going to work out. The p. emailed me back and said she was "all set for positions but please consider the LTS position that I mentioned to you in my last email."

    OK. I get it, I am barking up the wrong tree. It's just disappointing to do so well in the interview and demo, get all this amazing feedback, and then be told we're sorry, but if there is another position, I'll call you.

    Well, that other position has opened up, and I've basically been given a polite brush-off.

    This is the same district that I applied to last year, only to find out through my friend who teaches there that the super didn't want to hire anyone above step one. I am beginning to wonder if there was something to that. This p. is brand-new, I don't know if that helped hindered me, or maybe didn't make a difference.

    On the advice of two teacher friends, I emailed the p. back thanking her and asking her nicely if she could offer me any constructive criticism of my interview/demo/ etc, to aid me in my job search.

    It will be interesting to hear the response, given all the accolades she gave me after my interview and demo.

    Time to move on. I have my next interview on Monday, and if it doesn't work out, I'll keep applying elsewhere. If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen. My dad is in a nursing home and declining as I speak. He is in and out of reality with rapidly developing dementia, and it puts things into perspective. The nursing home has just told my sister that she needs to be his court-appointed conservator of person, because he can no longer make decisions for himself or remember what the doctors tell him.

    We need to quickly sell his house because he is running out of money for his care.

    So I've got other things to worry about. :(
     
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    Sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he gets better. Also, I hope the job situation works out for you.
     
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    Oh, Rainbowbird, I am sooo sorry that the position was a no-go and even more heartbroken for you about your dad. I am thinking of you!
     
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    :hugs: :(
     

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