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Posts Made By: Sowkat
Board: School Mental Health 08-25-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Sowkat
I did not get the job, GraceKrispy! Here was the...

I did not get the job, GraceKrispy! Here was the email...

"I would like to thank you for the recent opportunity you provided us to meet and interview you. Your interview enhanced the information...
Board: School Mental Health 08-18-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Sowkat
Thanks GraceKrispy! Your posts are always so...

Thanks GraceKrispy! Your posts are always so encouraging!

I had an interview on Wednesday and felt like I prepared well and was "on it" with the questions. However, I got a super rushed vibe from...
Board: School Mental Health 08-17-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Sowkat
Thanks!

Thanks for confirming my fears, Tawaki! You're right, I am wanting to move from private to public. I have over 10 years as a school social worker in public (CPS) prior to my 2 years in private. I...
Board: School Mental Health 08-17-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Sowkat
Difficulty/Ease of finding a School Social Work Job?

Hello all my School Mental Health Peeps!

I have a School Social Work job, but have found that the jobs are few and there is a lot of competition in my area, Chicagoland. I had a principal tell me...
Board: The Job Search 08-17-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Sowkat
What's the update?

What's the update, d0rkablex2?
Board: The Job Search 08-17-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Sowkat
Hi Tounces! I don't apply for non-school social...

Hi Tounces! I don't apply for non-school social work jobs because the dip in pay would be too great for my family. Community mental health jobs pay a lot less, 10s of thousands less, than School...
Board: The Job Search 08-03-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Sowkat
What a GREAT idea TrulyGretel! I will do that!...

What a GREAT idea TrulyGretel! I will do that! Thanks!!!!
Board: The Job Search 08-03-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Sowkat
Just got a call. They went with another...

Just got a call. They went with another candidate.:(
Board: The Job Search 08-02-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Sowkat
Hi! Sounds like good news Lovemyjob16! I would...

Hi! Sounds like good news Lovemyjob16! I would say that even though it's the same district since it's at a different school, you wouldn't need to rescind? They would probably just go through the same...
Board: The Job Search 08-02-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Sowkat
Thanks!

Thanks for the advice GraceKrispy! I did ask for feedback on the interview where they called my references before the second interview. It was helpful, as she said that at one point they asked a...
Board: The Job Search 08-02-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Sowkat
Interviews but no job

I am beyond bummed. Two years ago I got out of a district with a residency requirement so I could move and have been working at a private school, with my ultimate goal to get back into public.

I...
Board: The Job Search 11-18-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Sowkat
Also...

I'm assuming the worst because I had a recent situation where I was a go to hire, references were called, and I was about to meet the Superintendent but then she declined to meet with me because my...
Board: The VENT 11-17-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Sowkat
Dcfs

Hi tgbwc!

DCFS is the Department of Child and Family Services in my state of IL. I've heard it referred to as Child Protective Services (CPS) in other states.

That's great that you haven't...
Board: The Job Search 11-17-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Sowkat
Thanks Greyhound girl! I'm pretty sure it...

Thanks Greyhound girl!

I'm pretty sure it was between me and one other person (I peeked at a list at the front desk! ;)

They told me I would hear after thanksgiving either way. But I figure if...
Board: The Job Search 11-17-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Sowkat
Wah.

I know I'm being obsessive. Still no word. :(
Board: The VENT 11-17-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Sowkat
Hotline...

I've been a school social worker for 12 years and have called the hotline way more times than I can count. Want to know how many times a kid was taken away from their parent/guardian? Once. And that...
Board: The Job Search 11-16-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Sowkat
The wait...

For some reason it is no comfort that I know that I probably don't have the job because of being late for the 2nd interview. I wish I could just write it off, but I keep thinking....what if?

I...
Board: The Job Search 11-16-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Sowkat
Thanks!

Thanks for your support, Grace Krispy and Greyhound Girl. I'm trying to move on and just see it as a learning opportunity to double check interviews!!! And put alerts!!!

I'll let you all know what...
Board: The Job Search 11-15-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Sowkat
20 minutes late to my 2nd interview!!!😭😭😭😭

Ok, so I have been on a lot of interviews and pride myself as being early, and in all other aspects of my life I am ON TIME!

But today, for a job that I REALLY WANTED, a second interview with a...
Board: The Job Search 11-07-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Sowkat
Update

So, it turns out I did NOT get the job.

I was told that the final round included a meeting with the Superintendent. They also requested my undergraduate transcripts from 1996. I complied. Waited...
Board: School Mental Health 11-07-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Sowkat
High School Social Work Job advice, please!

Hi! I am interviewing for a high school social work position in two days. I have mostly K-8 experience for the past 10 years, and about 9 years ago, I worked in an alternative high school. I have...
Board: The Job Search 07-08-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Sowkat
I wish I knew!

I got a call Tuesday from my potential supervisor. She said; "congratulations! You made it to the next round!" I'm thinking, wow, they waited THIS LONG to tell me I made it to the NEXT ROUND? So she...
Board: The Job Search 06-30-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Sowkat
Update

So, since I posted this they have checked all of my references. All my references said that they gave me glowing reviews. It's been a day and a half since they spoke with my final reference. WAH....
Board: The Job Search 06-25-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Sowkat
Waiting is the worst....

Sorry that you have to go through this Ms. Marie!

By now it's been four days since you have heard from the superintendent, right? I think that they need more time to go through their process. I...
Board: The Job Search 06-24-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Sowkat
Slowly being tortured by potential new supervisor

Ok, about two and a half weeks ago I had a preliminary interview. I was asked back for a panel interview a week ago today that I felt good about. Some on the panel knew me from prior work with the...



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