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Posts Made By: SophieSun
Board: The Job Search 05-08-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SophieSun
Thanks, you make me feel better...

It makes me feel somewhat better knowing that others are babble on and on, also! I leave the interview reminding myself "it is over, don't beat yourself up" but doubts creep in my thoughts and even...
Board: The Job Search 05-07-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SophieSun
This whole job hunting experience is humbling

First of all, I am an experienced teacher with a job. I have a contract for next year on my desk....but I want to move to another state. After experiencing this job hunt scenario I have developed a...
Board: The Job Search 04-27-2008, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SophieSun
Email or snail mail???

Let me begin by saying I just spent $40 to replenish my supply of resume paper, envelopes, and stamps....
I have been sending my cover letter and resumes to principals (with job openings)...
Board: The Job Search 04-24-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SophieSun
You're on the right track....

I'm certainly not an expert here---I'm just one step ahead of you. I have filled out the online applications and even have 2 interviews under my belt! Keep this in mind as you read my reply, OK? If I...
Board: The Job Search 04-21-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SophieSun
Do you call the principal?

Wow! I have been waiting almost a week and I thought THAT was long! During your month long wait, did you call the principal and ask if a hiring decision had been made? I am beginning to think no news...
Board: The Job Search 04-20-2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SophieSun
Thanks for the picture suggestion...

Today I am going to work on a photo collage of my students working in small groups, differentiated instruction groups, etc. as mentioned on another posting. Thank you for your suggestion of adding a...
Board: The Job Search 04-19-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SophieSun
I didn't get the job....

The principal from 1 of 2 schools I interviewed at called last pm with the news "the committee decided to go another direction". I am a little surprised at how much the rejection has bothered me...
Board: The Job Search 04-18-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SophieSun
Job offers.....

How would you handle this scenario? You interviewed for 2 positions and you have a preference--school B. If offered a job with school A, how do you politely put them off for a day while you wait to...
Board: The Job Search 04-13-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SophieSun
I don't have a portfolio....

I'm going to 2 interviews on Tuesday. I am an experienced teacher (24 years) and I have never needed a portfolio. Consequently I do not have one. Everything I read for the upcoming interviews...
Board: The Job Search 04-09-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SophieSun
Cover letter & resume question....

I have already applied and sent a cover letter with resume to several principals in a specific district. I was not granted any interviews for advertised openings but more openings have recently...
Board: The Job Search 03-25-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SophieSun
Good suggestions!

I agree with you about not sending the same cover letter as the application packet. I am currently rewriting my cover letter to send to each individual principal. I am a little unsure of my approach...
Board: The Job Search 02-29-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SophieSun
Just back from a job fair....

I wish someone would write a book about the job fair experience... AND it is an experience. Here are my impressions after attending my first job fair: I arrived early and got in line immediately. By...
Board: The Job Search 02-04-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SophieSun
Tis the season...for job fairs!

I am planning on attending 2 job fairs in CO. What is a realistic expectation as I prepare for a job fair? Do you receive job offers? Call backs?



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