What are the chances?

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  1. HOPE-fulTeacher

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    First off, I would like to give a huge thank you to SCTeach for writing her "PANIC" thread, because it encouraged me to keep applying and getting my name out there! :thanks: :thumb:

    After reading that thread, I planned a last minute trip to deliver my packet to districts in a neighboring state, as well visit the school where I'd interviewed via Skype a month ago- just to check it out and express interest in the special ed aide job they have open now. I go to the school today, and the P not only remembers my name, but says she is thrilled to see me! They were just given approval to hire another teacher and she had actually already pulled my file and was going to give me a call today! When I'd interviewed before, they were hiring for 2 positions, and she mentioned today during our conversation that I was in the top 3 of everyone they'd interviewed. (And 3-2=1 right?) :haha: She asked me some more questions and also interviewed me for the sped aide job so I wouldn't have to come back another day for that. (We talked for almost an hour!) The P said she needs to talk to a couple of teachers and see what their thoughts are on co-teaching (because ideally she'd like to have this new hire in a co-teaching role with a current teacher from the building) but would get back to me within a couple days. So, it doesn't sound like she is interviewing another round of people... Does that mean I have a good chance at getting the job?? :woot: :confused: :haha:
     
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  3. mommyre

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    Fingers crossed! Sounds very promising!
     
  4. AMyers626

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    I agree! It's good to know that you were in the top 3 of the candidates. I will be crossing my fingers for you!
     
  5. SCTeachInTX

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    First off, you are more than welcome! Second, that sounds fantastic! What did you think about the school? And aren't you smart for hopping in your car and making the rounds. You just never know where the next position will post. Your job is to put yourself out there. Principals really do want to be done with staffing. So, BE the one. I am keeping my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for your continued success! Now, to the P... Please hurry up and call already!:woot::woot::woot::woot:
     
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    Sounds very promising!! Good luck!
     
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    Good luck! :)
     
  8. Aliceacc

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    Ohhhhh, this sounds good!

    Fingers and toes crossed!
     
  9. MrsC

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    Sounds very positive!
     
  10. DaleJr88AmpFan

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    WOW... sounds very promising!!
     
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    Kudos to you! Absolutely brilliant! I hope it lands you the position!
     
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    It does sound promising. Give her a few days, but don't forget to follow up.
     
  13. Kangaroo22

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    It sounds like there is an excellent chance that you will be hired! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
     
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    I WAS OFFERED THE JOB TODAY!! I am so excited, especially because just 48 hours ago, I had no prospects at all. I really feel that this whole situation (especially the timing of it) was a "God-thing", as I like to call it. :) I even got a more preferred grade level than if I had been chosen for the 2 earlier positions!

    The P said that she recommended me to HR and scheduled me for the final interview with HR tomorrow. (So far I had only interviewed with the P.) She said it was mostly a formality, with the HR person just asking a set of standard district questions, but I am still a little nervous about it since I had thought I was in the clear! Does anyone have any ideas what these "standard" district questions might be like? Will they be similar to the P's interview questions you think?
     
  15. DaleJr88AmpFan

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    OMG-- no advice just lots of CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
     
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    :celebrate: Congrats HOPE-fulTeacher!!
     
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    YAY! Not sure about district interview, but YAY for you!!!
     
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    Congratulations!!!
     
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    YAY for you :)
     
  20. Aliceacc

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    YAY!!!!!
     
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    Great News!!
     
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    That's awesome! Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats! :)
     

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