Job hunting?

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Job hunting?
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Sun, 05-02-2010 - 10:23pm

I know a few of you are job hunting or considering it.

Sherry

 

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In reply to: cl_sallen06
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 11:52am
Most jobs I have applied for ask for a resume, cover letter, 3 letters of rec., transcripts and copies of your teaching certs. Usually you don't have to fill out an application unless you get called for an interview. It really varies from place to place and most places are still doing things via paper here in CT.
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In reply to: cl_sallen06
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 3:13pm

How's your search going?

Sherry

 

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Registered: 08-23-1997
In reply to: cl_sallen06
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 4:37pm
Well, your search sounds a lot better than mine. Currently there is one, yes one, media specialist opening less than an hour's drive from my house and that is it. I have even been looking in public and academic libraries. All I have seen are tech librarian openings where you have to be in charge of all the computers and systems in the library or director positions. I am qualified for neither. The job market here is awful!
This is budget season. Most districts vote on their budgets within the next few weeks. If budgets pass, jobs will be posted, I hope. If they go down, then it's likely to stay as is. I am not optimistic at all that things will improve. I seriously think I will be unemployed in the fall.
Good luck to you. Your prospects sound better than mine.
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In reply to: cl_sallen06
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 7:50pm
The state of AL is all online. You fill out one (tediously long) application and then just click what school districts you're interested in. Then you can check what job openings you want to apply for. Once you fill it out, it's not that bad, but there are still a few counties/districts that aren't in the system (like the one I want to teach in), so paperwork for them.

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Registered: 03-24-2003
In reply to: cl_sallen06
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 12:32pm

That sounds pretty efficient. I've found that most online apps are tediously long and each school has totally different software, placement companies running their process, HTML design

Sherry

 

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In reply to: cl_sallen06
Sat, 05-08-2010 - 2:58pm

I'm still learning (more about that in a separate post).

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Registered: 06-04-2003
In reply to: cl_sallen06
Tue, 05-11-2010 - 6:15pm

Welcome to my life for the past 11 months. What you described is exactly what I've been going through.


One district had a 30 step application, took me hours to do it.

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In reply to: cl_sallen06
Wed, 05-12-2010 - 11:13am

I feel for ya. I have an interview tomorrow for a job that isn't my first choice, but I'm open to change. I want to do something that seems to make a real difference and you see it immediately. I'm tired of dealing with education students that aren't educated and motivated enough to do the job.

Sherry