Call or Don't Call?
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Problem: 

A candidate has sent her application into a district.  She wants to know if it is better to:
  • Call the district often and ask them about the status of the job  (So what if you're a pest-- at least you'll be on their mind)
       or
  • Don't call at all because it might annoy prospective employers

Answer: 

Try finding a middle ground-- I'd call HR no more than once
every month. Also, send one copy of your letter/resume to
the principals too.

If you've really sent out a lot of resumes and haven't
gotten any calls, you might need to weview your resume and
cover letter carefully. Be SURE:

1) There are no typing mistakes, spelling errors, or
grammatical blunders. Find someone who is an awesome
proofreader (not someone who glances at it and says, "It's
fine.").

2) Be sure it stands out from the rest. Use a little
color, heavy paper, bold face the keywords, etc.

3) Be sure your resume is only one page long. Be sure your
cover letter is relatively short. Be precise and to the
point, so you're not overlooked.

It could just be that you're in a very competitive area...
but it can't hurt to review your cover letter and resume too.

There are some cover letter and resume tips in this eBook,
as well as 50 common interview questions and answers. The
book is "Guide to Getting the Teaching Job of Your Dreams."
http://www.iwantateachingjob.com

Good luck to you.

- Fireboat

Guide to Getting a Teaching Job


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