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[pickathelitter]
What was the greatest number of interviews you had to go through for a job?

For the handful of teachers here, did you have to do a demo lesson before getting your job?

also: What's happenin'?
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[User Picture]From: dainty_empress
2012-06-19 10:02 pm (UTC)

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demo lesson; no :3

i got a kitten today and we are hanging out

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[User Picture]From: pickathelitter
2012-06-19 10:04 pm (UTC)

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SEVEN ROUNDS OF INTERVIEWING?!
How long did that go on?
[User Picture]From: bimboteacher
2012-06-19 10:02 pm (UTC)

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Yes, I had to teach a poetry lesson. It was my first and only interview. Looking back, I think they were pretty desperate.
[User Picture]From: pickathelitter
2012-06-19 10:04 pm (UTC)

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They chose what you had to teach?
[User Picture]From: dostehseh
2012-06-19 10:03 pm (UTC)

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Three.

N/A

I have this awful tension headache in my neck, and right above my right eye. :(
[User Picture]From: notdoublingback
2012-06-19 10:05 pm (UTC)

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For my current job, I had one day of interviews, but I met with probably 6 people that day. In advance of that, I had two phone interviews, one with my dept. head and the other with another Spanish teacher. That interview was in Spanish.

I did have to teach a demo lesson for my job and for other interviews. For the job I currently have, school was already over, so I taught a "class" on the uses and conjugations of the subjunctive mood to some Spanish teachers.
[User Picture]From: pickathelitter
2012-06-19 10:06 pm (UTC)

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Ugh. I've had one interview for this particular position so far with a panel of six people going around the room and asking questions. Demo lessons are so painful.
[User Picture]From: box_of_rocks
2012-06-19 10:05 pm (UTC)

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I've had 3 interviews for a particular pharmacist position so far, and I'm still not hired. Two of my friends had to go through 4 interviews before they got their pharmacist positions, so I'm expecting one more.

My fiance is doing a transition to teach program and he's had to do demo lessons for interviews; no job offers yet.
[User Picture]From: kinkakinka
2012-06-19 10:08 pm (UTC)

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One.
[User Picture]From: subitoburrito
2012-06-19 10:09 pm (UTC)

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3.
I have yet to actually get a permanent teaching job, but I know several schools that require a sample lesson so I keep several on hand. I also like to keep a selection of tests, worksheets, and activity plans in my portfolio so that the interviewers will see what I'm capable of before we even get to the demo part.
[User Picture]From: pickathelitter
2012-06-19 10:10 pm (UTC)

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Yes! I have the same stuff in my portfolio. They ended up asking me a lot of questions related to it and they were really interested in a few of the lessons, so it was great!
[User Picture]From: reginald
2012-06-19 10:10 pm (UTC)

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3

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i can't figure out what to eat for lunch. i seem to have this problem every time i leave work after lunch rush, because by then, i don't want to order the food off their menu and i'm also sick of most anything else, just because i'm making/preparing it! bahhhhh. but other than that, nothing - just tired!
[User Picture]From: pickathelitter
2012-06-19 10:11 pm (UTC)

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I hate being hungry but indecisive.
I made the horrible mistake of buying those Trader Joe's oreo things (Joe-Joe's?) they're so good. :(
[User Picture]From: lillyluna
2012-06-19 10:11 pm (UTC)

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I got an offer on my first interview. For part-time jobs, probably three.

I did not have to do a demo lesson, they just looked at my placement review.
[User Picture]From: miss_almost
2012-06-19 10:14 pm (UTC)

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2+
there was a phone interview...and then the day they brought me to campus, so i got interviewed by the director, then the hiring committee, and then it wasn't really a formal interview...but it was letting the staff ask me questions and talk with me - once for the library staff, and again for the OT/PT staff.

not a "teacher" but i do continuing education classes - and yes i had to present/teach a class to staff during my interview process.

trying to keep my mind busy. my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and her surgery is thursday...so I'm trying to keep busy with online stuff, watching marathons of king of the hill and 3rd rock from the sun, and watching older comedies like the 3 amigos, clue, the jerk, etc.
also, trying to decide if i should do take-out/delivery or actually make dinner tonight.
[User Picture]From: pickathelitter
2012-06-19 10:17 pm (UTC)

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I'm sorry to hear about your mom. It's very scary but try to stay positive and be there for her. A close friend just had surgery for ovarian cancer, and she's perfectly healthy now! I'm going through a similar health issue with my mom, too though...it's so hard to not let your anxiousness get the best of you.
[User Picture]From: callise
2012-06-19 10:17 pm (UTC)

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Preschool teacher. well I started off as a substituted, went to a teacher assistant, from there they just had me be lead...it was supposed to be just while the lead teacher had to be gone a while.......

so didn't have to do a demo lesson plan. well I did one interview to get in the preschool....
[User Picture]From: cathubodva
2012-06-19 10:22 pm (UTC)

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Two.

Yes.

Watching yesterday's Daily Show, going to the gym soon.
[User Picture]From: failstoexist
2012-06-19 10:27 pm (UTC)

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I am currently looking for my first real teaching job. for jobs before (teachers assistant jobs, 1:1 aide job) I've only needed one interview. The district I just interviewed in had 6 people on the panel, and I'm thinking that there might not be more because school is out for the year. I'll find out later this week when I hear back from them.

Every interview I've gone to has been a panel of 3-6 people. Only one school told me ahead of time it was going to be a group. I've come to expect it, but the first time, it was unnerving. I haven't done a demo lesson, but as I said, school is out for the summer, so I'm thinking it won't come up during this search...it's actually something I think I'd be better at than just talking about myself, so I wouldn't mind it.
[User Picture]From: pickathelitter
2012-06-19 10:29 pm (UTC)

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The demo lesson is overwhelming, but once you're doing it, it's pretty easy!
[User Picture]From: jejuneraccoon
2012-06-19 11:01 pm (UTC)

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I did not have to do a demo lesson.
[User Picture]From: ginny_toxic
2012-06-19 11:07 pm (UTC)

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3. First one involved them calling me in to meet me. Second one involved me interviewing with one of the other people in the office that I might work for specifically. Third was to come in and see what my thoughts were and what I was interested in. And then finally they called me to let me know I had the job. For a while there I was thinking they just really liked interviewing me!
[User Picture]From: buncha_cruncha
2012-06-19 11:10 pm (UTC)

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For my current job, I did 6. Phone interview with HR, in-person interview with HR, then interviews with 4 different managers/directors at the office.

Mainly there were so many interviews because I kinda had to convince them they needed to create a position for me. My position didn't exist before, and some people there thought they were doing fine without it, while some people knew it was needed.
[User Picture]From: gillybean65
2012-06-19 11:44 pm (UTC)

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One, but I expect that to change very quickly in the future!

Not much happening...I burnt my hand last week and it seems to be a wee bit infected. Bit itchy at the minute, It really is grand though sure I'll live...what's happening with you?
[User Picture]From: pickathelitter
2012-06-19 11:55 pm (UTC)

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Not too much! Just got back from the store...I bought a giant tupperware thing to store my teaching stuff that is overrunning my room right now
[User Picture]From: bad_lcuk
2012-06-20 12:36 am (UTC)

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3
[User Picture]From: wakiebakie
2012-06-20 12:45 am (UTC)

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6, 30-minute interviews. One right after another. I cried afterwards.
[User Picture]From: angeleclipse15
2012-06-20 12:51 am (UTC)

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Three. 1 phone interview, 1 sample teach, and one formal interview</p>

Ive always had to do a demo lesson for the schools.

[User Picture]From: alexi_lupin
2012-06-20 02:08 am (UTC)

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2
[User Picture]From: corrrndog
2012-06-20 02:27 am (UTC)

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3. One phone interview, one in-person, and one demo lesson.

Yes, for both of the teaching jobs I've had I was required to do a demo lesson. I taught "The Lottery" both times. I know a ton of people in my credential program who didn't have to, though. I think it really depends on the school or district.
[User Picture]From: pickathelitter
2012-06-20 02:49 am (UTC)

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Oooh love The Lottery!! What was your lesson for it, if you don't mind my asking
[User Picture]From: yesterdayanew
2012-06-20 02:45 am (UTC)

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i am a teacher and to get my job i had to go on three interviews. i interviewed with ten districts and never had to do a demo lesson. almost everyone else i know that got a teaching job had to do one though. i somehow escaped it.
[User Picture]From: pickathelitter
2012-06-20 02:50 am (UTC)

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For my first teaching job, I pretty much only interviewed as a formality. Everyone else I know who has one didn't have to do a demo lesson! I'm hoping I will be as lucky.
[User Picture]From: snooji
2012-06-20 02:53 am (UTC)

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One. My SO has gone through four before finally being rejected, and for one he just accepted yesterday he had three interviews.
[User Picture]From: phronistes
2012-06-20 04:08 am (UTC)

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Three. And I didn't even get the job. *sigh* Phone interview, in person interview, work interview (where they were just getting a 'sense of me'),