After the Interview....

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  1. alp123

    alp123 Rookie

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    Hi all...it's been a long time since I've had to interview. I have left my private school to go back to public school. I have been on 4 interviews so far. The first one was tough. The last three went really well I thought, but I wasn't offered a position. The experience was good. This is for those of you who have had experience with interviews, is it pretty safe to say that if you are not offered a job shortly after the interview (like within a day or two) you did not get the position? I'm in California and have been to few job fairs as well. I have a multiple subject teaching credential, I'm bilingual and the HR reps at 5 districts told me that the budgets for the coming year are lower than expected and student enrollment is down. They want bilingual cert/or Sped. Did I miss the hiring frenzy? lol For the past 2 years, districts couldn't get enough teachers in the classrooms in my part of Cali, now there seems to be some kind of hiring freeze. (I have also applied to sub to get my foot in the door and paid a professional to do my resume.) TIA
     
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  3. teacherintexas

    teacherintexas Phenom

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    Jun 18, 2017 at 11:55 PM

    I've only gotten offers on the spot or later the same day, but I've read on this site about offers that came weeks after the interview.

    Can you apply to other areas within the state? If you are bilingual, I would think there's got to be an opening somewhere for you.
     
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    Jun 19, 2017 at 12:39 AM

    Do you have a BCLAD?
     
  5. pommom

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    Jun 19, 2017 at 1:57 PM

    It all depends. Usually interviewers will tell you the time range when they will make their decision. I had one 2 weeks ago that said they just started interviewing and they have no idea when they will make a decision (this position was never posted by the way, I was called in from a resume left at a job fair). I had one last week that said they will make decisions in a week.
     
  6. alp123

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    Jun 19, 2017 at 8:22 PM

    I interviewed for a position 2 weeks ago and got a call for a second interview. That was 2 weeks later...
    I do not have a bclad, but if i get a job I will get one. I can't spend the money until I get hired.

    Hoping and praying for something soon. I've applied in San Diego and Riverside county. I keep hearing it's early.
     
  7. giraffe326

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    Jun 21, 2017 at 7:53 AM

    Typically, they make their decision quickly because they don't want to lose a candidate. However, if you are the second choice, you often get stuck in limbo. They don't want to tell you no in case the first choice falls through.
    I was second choice once. The committee was split and ultimately chose the candidate who was born and raised in their very small town. An opening came up the next year and I came back for an interview. I got the job that time.
    (Well, actually, I was second choice more than once, but that one had the good outcome.)
     
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    Jun 21, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Giraffe, it's so nice to see you here again! Missed you!!! (Sorry for the thread hijack)
     
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    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:59 AM

    I missed y'all, too! We've been slow at work, and I was trying to kill sometime when it hit me- I can log back on to AtoZ and see what people are up to!
     
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  10. alp123

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    Jun 21, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    It's been a while since I have had to interview and I guess I was hired right away,so the waiting is hard. Competition is tough out here so waiting and doing my best for now....
     
  11. LouiseB

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    Jun 21, 2017 at 8:49 PM

    What have you been doing?
     
  12. giraffe326

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    Jun 23, 2017 at 12:57 PM

    I left teaching and I work for a title company. I don't rule out ever going back, but for now I'm content where I am. My job is virtually stress free and pays significantly more than teaching did. Maybe when the political climate swings back the other way and teachers are respected, I will return. I'm allowed unlimited paid volunteer time, so I do stay somewhat involved in schools. I tutored a first grader once a week last year. I've also been helping Detroit Public Schools with some record keeping.
     
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    Jun 23, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    Do you miss the time off (especially now that it's summer) or do the easier days make up for it? I think that would be a really hard adjustment! My friends in the private sector seem to have much more "relaxed" days and have a lot more freedom with what they can do during the work day, but they are also working pretty much five days per week all year round. Most of them get maybe 2.5 weeks off per year all together, including major holidays. I think I'd rather have the more stressful days with the significant amount of time off we get if I had to choose. "Paid volunteering" sounds awesome though!

    To answer the OP, for 2 of my jobs I've been offered a position the same day. For the third it took awhile for an official offer to come through because we were on spring break at the time and two of my references were out of the country, but the P had contacted me a couple of days in to tell me I was their first choice and she was just waiting on references. I know every school is different, but generally if I didn't hear anything within 3-4 days I gave up hope on that job. I interviewed at a few schools where the P never bothered to tell me I didn't get the job; I just never heard anything back! I think it's incredibly rude, but it definitely happens. I always figured I don't want to work for that type of person anyway!
     

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