Best time of Spring to apply for jobs?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-10-2006
Best time of Spring to apply for jobs?
6
Mon, 01-11-2010 - 10:16pm

Hi

When is the best time do you think to apply for a new teaching job. Do not want to apply too early for the districts to think I am too anxious. After Spring Break? When do you thimk?

Avatar for coloradomom2b
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 8:10am

I've always heard that they hire in April. Not sure how accurate that is, but that's what I've heard. A nearby district has a new school opening next fall, and they are hiring in February, so I've got to get my application ready to go in the next few weeks! ACK!

Good luck on the job hunt! :)

Feb 09 Siggy

Feb 09 Siggy

Avatar for judy_joey
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 3:13pm

We have our hiring fairs in Late February / early March. My district already sent our letters of intent out - they were due today; they are non-binding agreements but I guess the district wants to know who to look for at the fairs.


I

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2003
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 4:36pm

I think it depends on several things. In my state May 1 is the cut off to notify teachers of non-renewal of contracts. Many schools don't look to hire until they see who they can shift, who's retiring, who's resigning etc.

Sherry

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-2008
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 5:49pm
I think applying early shows enthusiasm, not anxiety, but if you want to put it off a little, I say apply in March or April. When schools hire is different for each district.

Photobucket

Photobucket 



<
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-05-2006
Thu, 01-14-2010 - 8:45pm

There is not such thing as too anxious.

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-10-2006
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 8:45pm

Hi

Thanks. I was thinking about after Spring Break for a general application and look for more specific openings inside a district a little later. My last hire was sometime in July and I do not want to wait that long again.

Lezza