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  1. giraffe326

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    Lets take a journey back to C for a minute. I said I had heard there were over 6000 applicants for 12-15 teaching positions.

    I was just googling the M district. In 2010, they had 18,771 applications for 71 jobs according to the local newspaper. :eek:

    Giving y'all an idea of what Michigan is like :down:
     
  2. donziejo

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    Wow Giraffe...good luck!
     
  3. ECE ABC

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    Can't wait to hear what happens :)
     
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    And that tells you what a wonderful teacher you are...to be picked for an interview and then be tops on their list! :hugs:
     
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    Good luck, giraffe!!!
     
  6. FarFromHome

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    It sounds promising. Good luck!!
     
  7. giraffe326

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    Thanks :)
     
  8. ECE ABC

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    I can't wait to find out what happens :D
     
  9. giraffe326

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    I don't feel that it went nearly as well.
    I don't know.
    They were running behind schedule. I could hear the person before me at times. Not their words, but they'd laugh and stuff. This happened a lot during my first interview, too. When I got in there, it felt very somber. Not them, but my answers, I guess. They weren't as light and fun. Maybe that is a good thing, I don't know. I just don't feel that it went as well.
    So, we'll see. Kinda bummed.
     
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    You may have been more provocative and more insightful. You seriously never know.
     
  11. Rainbowbird

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    Well, maybe they knew the other person, so there was more banter. But maybe they were more impressed with your answers!

    When will you get more info?
     
  12. ECE ABC

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    Sometimes the impression you get..that maybe it didn't go well..is actually the opposite of what REALLY is.

    That's what happened with the interview I had for my current position in Kinder. The Principal and Kinder teachers were just so serious and professional I just didn't think i'd get it!!!!! But the Principal was just so excited when she offered it to me, said I answered the questions perfectly and that I gave several answers that the Kinder teachers said they would have given themselves---she offered me the job minutes after I left, literally made an offer right after I walked out of the conference room and I was floored :D


    So you never know...think positive thoughts!
     
  13. giraffe326

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    Thanks for the positivity.

    I don't know when I'll know. They pass their recommendations onto HR. I figure I'll know if I am out soon, but no news would mean I'm waiting on HR.
     
  14. ECE ABC

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    I had a long wait to find out about full time for the new school year..it was really hard..but everyone said ''no news is good news'' and they were right!


    So sometimes a sloooooow yes is better than a quick no :)
     
  15. giraffe326

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    I was just thinking- they asked a lot of questions about "tell us about TWO accomplishments you are most proud of" and a lot of other situational questions asking about how you've handled things. Those newbie teachers won't have much to talk about.

    *sigh* Who knows.
     
  16. Mr.history

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    I seriously hope something works out for you.
    If it makes you feel any better when I went in for the job I got, it was basically a second interview(I interviewed last year). I answered 3 questions and they told me to have a nice afternoon. I thought I bombed but they called me like an hour later. You just never really know how the other party think you did until you know the results.
     
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    Hope it went better than you are thinking! I can't tell you how many people here have said they thought it didn't go well and then got hired! You are doing everything you can to get a new job, crossing my fingers for you.
     
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    Keep working hard! :) I've been reading this thread 2-3 times a day for the past week to see how you're doing- I'm really amazed at your determination and I keep cheering you on for some good news on a great position!!
     
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    Thanks :)

    I can't wait to be done with this....
     
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    :dizzy: No kidding!! It gets to be a really tiresome hobby after awhile, doesn't it? Good luck! :thumb:
     
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    It'll be over soon and you'll have your dream job!!
     
  22. giraffe326

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    No news on any pending interviews, but there is now a school N! N is about 50 minutes from the family. Small, fairly rural town similar to the one I teach in. 4th grade position. Interview is tomorrow!
    The best thing about this 50 minutes away is that it is NOT going into Metro Detroit where traffic is terrible! Yay for that!
    I'm also happy because I didn't have a single interview set up for this week. I do have one next Monday, but it is almost in Indiana, which is pretty far away from my family!
     
  23. giraffe326

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    Recap:
    A- eliminated
    B- eliminated
    C- awaiting official openings- in the hiring pool
    D- eliminated
    E- eliminated
    F- pending
    G- pending
    H- eliminated
    I- pending
    J- eliminated
    K- eliminated
    L- interview July 1
    M- pending
    N- interview tomorrow
     
  24. giraffe326

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    Oh- I applied for this position way back on May 13! So, other job seekers, don't give up if you haven't heard anything! This was application number 43, and I am now at 214!
     
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    214?! Your tenacity is to be applauded!
     
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    Yay for school N!!!!! Good luck tomrorow :D
     
  27. giraffe326

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    It is probably a few more than that. I'm finding a few issues with my record keeping. I got a "we filled the position" letter from a school I remember applying to, but it is not on my list.
    So, 214+ is the better way to put it I guess....
     
  28. giraffe326

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    Um, there is now a school O. I have a phone interview with O tomorrow. My parents have company, so I did not catch the name when she called :eek:
    I did a reverse look up on the phone number, and I still came up empty. I at least know the general area.
     
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    Fingers crossed!
     
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    Yay!!!!!
     
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    I'm having fun following your saga. This is going to be your year!

    I wish you lived in my town. We have tons of openings (almost 15 at my school alone).
     
  32. ECE ABC

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    Amazing!!!!! We are all so rooting for you:D
     
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    Giraffe, you are one busy woman!!! We are all rooting for you:)
     
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    Hope you get it and keep us posted.
     
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    Like several others, I check this thread at least once a day! Sending positive thoughts your direction... I admire your perseverance!
     
  36. Mrs.Giggles

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    This is one of my most favorite threads on this forum. If I'm counting correctly, I believe that you have 8 positions that are pending or you have interviews for very soon. THAT'S AWESOME!!! Way to go and just persevere!
     
  37. giraffe326

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    Thank you all :)

    My friend went to her HR department and asked them when they were going to give me a job :lol: This was school G. SHE just got her contract today, so hopefully I will hear something good soon.
     
  38. comaba

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    There must be a lot of us! I check every time I see it updated. This is my first post to it, but I've been keeping my fingers crossed since mid-May! (They're getting a little cramped, so I hope you hear soon!) :D
     
  39. giraffe326

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    :lol: Mine, too, I assure you!

    I'm excited because the town my aunt lives in (cousins grew up there) posted 3 jobs today. Yay! And I happened to notice another nearby town (10 minutes) had a 3rd grade job buried until general Instructional positions in Applitrack- not in elementary. I'm really hoping this means a lot of people missed it!!!! Maybe I won't have much competition ;)

    BTW, we're ending the day at 220 postings responded to. And I didn't check all websites today- just 3.
     
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    :clap::clap::clap::clap:
     

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