Friday, January 06, 2006

WHOO HOOO!!!

I GOT A CALL FOR A TEACHING INTERVIEW!!!!!
It's for my old district, the age level I love (middle school, 7th grade) and my subject area (language arts)...and the fact that the position is opening up halfway through the school year is even more miraculous.

PLEASE pray, light candles, do whatever you have to do. The interview is Tuesday at 2. I want this job very badly (even though it would mean staying in this area....sorry, Anna). ;) I'm going to sell the HELL out of myself.

The good news is that this job doesn't appear to have been publicly posted...at least, I never saw it on the APS website. And there's only two days of interviews, so hopefully I'm not up against, like, 50 candidates. (I have my interview towards the end of the day on the 2nd day...I hope that works for me--you know, gives me a chance to leave a final impression).

I'm normally pretty good in interviews (actually, I've gotten every job I've interviewed for, but I hate to brag)--but this is my first TEACHING interview, and the odds of getting the very first teaching job I interview for, especially in Michigan--well, it's a long shot. You usually have to look for a job for a while around here, particularly halfway through the school year. But, I'm trying to be spiritual/philosophical and remember that if this is the job I'm meant to have, I'll get it...and if not, then that just means there's a different, better opportunity for me down the road.

I'll update everyone on Tuesday night (I have to go to work at Penny's right after the interview).

And no matter what....at least I got the interview!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!

18 comments:

Renee said...

Woooo hoooo!!! I'll be thinking about you; I know you'll do well! Can't wait to hear all about it :-)

LoraLoo said...

Good luck! I'll say a good karma chant for ya Tuesday.

John Cowart said...

Break a leg... not one of the interviewer's!

keesh said...

You know i am happy for you cause I talked to you :). How did you like the movie Wedding Crashers?

Jen said...

There were some funny parts, Kish, but overall it wasnt AS good as I thought it was going to be...that happened to me with Jerry Maguire, too. By the time I saw it, I had heard so much about it and it had so much build up that I was almost a little let down when I finally saw it

Renee said...

OMG! It was AWESOME. I can't believe you didn't love it! We actually bought it, and we don't buy movies. Even if it wasn't funny (which it was), the sight of Vince Vaughn should be enough to make anyone to love it :-)

Fred said...

YAY is right. Bst of luck, Jen. Be sure to bring sample lesson plans.

Keep us posted.

Jen said...

Thanks, Fred!!

Fred said...

Hmm...is bst a word? I guess I meant "best."

LocuTus of Borg said...

Congratulations!! That is awesome - I will be doing a voodoo dance for you on Tuesday afternoon ;)

I still need to see that movie too.

btw Jen I saw Skeleton Key - yes that was definitely a weird ending. Not what I was expecting at all.

Anna said...

Woo Hoo!!!
I'm sending good luck and prayers and positive thoughts and good karma and anything else I can think of your way!

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Anna said...

Today's the Big Day! Good luck and good prayers for a good interview!
(Don't forget - You have to update us asap)

LocuTus of Borg said...

30 minutes and counting ...

Fred said...

How'd it go?
How'd it go?
How'd it go?
How'd it go?
How'd it go?

(I'm asking for all of us.)

Renee said...

I'm assuming she had to close at Penney's tonight... it's 10 in Michigan right now... I would hope to hear something within the hour. Otherwise I'm calling her ass :-)

LocuTus of Borg said...

Thanks Fred ;)

Jen said...

LOL you guys are funny.