I wish your husband the best of luck in finding a teaching
On 5/19/09, Elizabeth wrote:
> The good news is, there have been many openings in my
> husband's field, the bad news is, he hasn't exactly gotten
> any calls. He is LT subbing right now, so I get to make the
> F/U calls to the applications he sends to check to see if
> and when the district has started interviewing.
> Some districts have been 2 hours from our home, but you
> know, desperate times call for desperate measures. We would
> move. He mentions that (not the desperate thing, but the
> move thing) in the interest letters. Anyway, he submitted 6
> apps in southern Ohio all within about 2 weeks of each
> other. I F/U last week which was about 5 weeks past the
> first one sent. They ALL have hired already AND HE NEVER
> GOT A CALL!
> So, exasperation and/or deperation in my voice, prompted
> one employee to tell me that they receive HUNDREDS of
> applications for one opening and every applicant is
> basically a carbon copy of the next. We (you) all just
> finished school, just did student teaching, frequently all
> attended the same school, all come with the same price tag -
> how do you narrow that down. She told me that, of course
> not her district, but another one, she of course, has
> heard, simply goes every tenth resume and then reviews
> those first to see if they have enough applicants they like
> to interview. If not, they do it again. So, something like
> what, 90% of the applications don't get read??!!
> I had an Asst Super tell me that he looks for referrals
> and/or recommendations by other staff, colleagues, etc.
> Afterall, "how do I effectively evaluate hundreds of
> resumes when everyone is basically the same on paper."
> This is CRAZY! But it certainly lends credence to the fact
> that you really do need to know someone to get your foot in
> the door in a district.
> With that said, I know people are going to post they got
> hired and didn't....I realize that happens as well, maybe
> they were one of the every 10th resume scenario, maybe not.
> This is still crazy!!