Was promised an interview and never received one

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  1. KiewiStyles

    KiewiStyles Rookie

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    I got a call on June 22 from an acting principal. She told me the principal that was going to start July 1 was interested in interviewing me and he would call me once he started. I called the end of the first week of July, the second week of July and the third week and left messages. I called yesterday and the secretary told me the positions were filled. Would it be worth calling the superintendent? I don't expect them to give me an interview if they have already hired, but I don't know what else I can do.
     
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  3. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    There's not alot you can do right now. I wouldn't go to the super because that wouldn't change anything, and might put you in a bind when you apply for future jobs. I would just let it go for now, and keep applying.
     
  4. nogenrewriter

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    Gosh! I'm sorry to hear that. Have you gone to talk to the principal in person?
     
  5. Julie9789

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    If your area is anything like mine, then the position might have been filled by an excess or transfer teacher. Principals' hands are tied when it comes to hiring. A teacher put in a good word for me at her school, but the principal ended up filling the job with a transfer because schools are required to take them first.

    You can always try next year too! but in the meantime, keep applying to other areas!
     
  6. UVAgrl928

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    Maybe try to talk to the principal again and see if he/she could put in a good word with other schools in the county with open positions?
     
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    That's what I was thinking as well! So sorry that happened to you.
     
  8. Joyful!

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    Definitely don't contact the Super. That would be an enormous mistake. If you are just looking for closure, wait until you have a job. Then you won't care why the interview fell through. If they are inefficient, just think of what you avoided. In any event, you now know that you ARE the kind of teacher they want to hire.
     
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    I know here in our county, all jobs open MUST be given to diaplaced teachers and the P's have no say in it whatsoever. they may have interviews lined up, but if a displaced teacher is sent by the board to them to fill the spot then they have to just deal and drop the interviews. I def. would not call the super though, as that may burn some bridges later down the line!
     
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    Why would you call the superintendent? A promise of an interview, is unfortunately not a promise of any kind. I would put a smile on my face and keep on trying to get into any district that is within 45 minutes to an hour's drive of where you live. Keep the faith. There are still jobs to be had!
     
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    I had that happen to me twice. I finally after no response went up there and made her tell me to my face that she had already filled it. I knew it but wanted to hear it from her, and I know she felt bad like she had just forgotten. I agree I don't want to work for a person that can't remember what they told someone or in this P's case she wanted to avoid conflict and told me she would call me for an interview when I heard from her secretary that is a good friend of my neighbor that she is just that kind that doens't want to hurt someone's feelings. I def don't want to work there.

    Heather
     
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    I'm sorry that this happened to you, but there is absolutely nothing to be gained by questioning it. As others have said, put it behind you and keep applying.
     
  13. Aliceacc

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    Superintendents have friends who are Superintendents.

    I would think that going in and complaining about not getting a promised interview would paint you in a very poor light,and word would quickly spread.

    Don't do it. There's absolutely nothing to gain.
     
  14. Alisha

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    I agree with everyone talking the the super isn't going to help much, and you did all you could by calling every week, it just didn't work out.

    I had a similar thing happen to me earlier in the year, I was at a job fair and met with the super he seemed to really like me and offered me a real interview as long as I sent my transcript in to him. He also said he wouldn't be able to offer me the interview formally until they posted the job. I obviously sent him my material the following day, I called his office to verify he'd received them and he had. The job goto posted a week later, I sent him a less formal cover letter stating that I was still interested in the position blah blah blah... And I was never contacted for an interview. Was I annoyed? Well YES. BUT there's nothing to do about it after the fact that won't make you look like a bitter person. And eventually I ended up getting hired for a job that was even better for me anyway, I'm hoping the same happens for you!
     
  15. nattyj21

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    I agree do not call the Superintendent. However, you could call the principal and just express your interest in the school, telling him/her you hope they will keep you in mind for future openings.
    I wouldn't think that would hurt anything. What do our other fellow teachers say?
     
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    I agree with everyone. Dont burn bridges. Yes, somehow you got lost in the mix up and it stinks, but you have to just keep your head up and keep going. i like nattyj's idea of calling or emailing the prinicpal just saying you would would be interested in future positions within this school.
     

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