I applied for another job earlier in the summer, and they just got back to me wanting to do an interview this Friday (our first contact day). It's a great opportunity, and I would LOVE to do it, but we start school next Thursday. Should I tell my principal that I have the interview? Or would I wait until I know if I have the job? If I don't get it, I intend to keep teaching, but if I do, it will be at the worst possible time!

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I see major changes needed in order to keep our education system from imploding. It is a bubble that will burst if we just keep applying temporary fixes to patch problems. If you were designing an education system from scratch meant to serve students, parents, and society as effectively and efficiently as possible what would it look like?

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After a great deal of soul searching, I’ve decided to leave the profession. I’ve had three teaching jobs that were total disasters (I left after less than 1 year in each). I recently applied to three different districts and none of them called me for an interview. I do want to wish all teachers good luck for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year.

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Does anyone have any experience teaching in extremely affluent areas? I’m interviewing at a place that 4th year teachers are getting almost 70K but I’m worried about the admin pressure and parent communication that will come with that price tag

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Why am I not getting hired? I’ve applied to at least 19 open positions in the OC/South OC area in California over the course of 4 months. I’m currently leaving my position due to low enrollment. I’ve had 3 interviews so far, and the last one I know and made sure to answer and clarify all that was asked of me, yet I’m still coming up short. My resume is updated and formalized, my qualifications are where they need to be, and I also stated that I’m more than able and willing to learn new things.

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I had an interview 3 or 4 months ago with a HS Vice Principal, I thought it went well. He spoke about a potential Demo lesson and visit to the school, due to its location and salary range I was excited. He told me they will be in touch soon. However, months passed with no word, so I accepted another offer, and within the same week I accepted another offer. 3 months after being ghosted, I received an invite for an in-person interview and demo lesson. What’s up?

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I apply for a job. Same job that currently have but at a different school on my district. On the surface it appears to be a simple transfer. I’m encouraged to apply. I feel the interview goes well. But I don’t get the transfer. And I’m told that competition was steep. Everyone at the school I want to transfer to are surprised. I get the impression that many people applied. In fact I’d be surprised if there was a lot of people applying for this position. I am so frustrated.

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Hello! Does anyone here work for Stride K12? I had an interview today with them for a remote positions and the reviews on Glassdoor are up and down! I would like more info! Thanks in advance :)

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How do you calm down anxiety after a job interview for a job you really want?

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Is the Blue Ribbon School thing a real accomplishment, or just a participation trophy for schools willing to jump through the hoops of applying?

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I am interviewing for a teaching job for the first time in years! I have noooo idea what I need or they may ask/want? Ideas? I’m so out of touch. Thank you!

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I went in for a first round interview. It was a perceiver type and I felt like i killed it. He told me I was one of 8 applicants chosen and I was the first interview for this round. He said they had first round interviews through Wednesday so I should hear by Friday whether I would move on.

I got a call today from the building principal asking me to come in tomorrow for round 2 with her and the special education director. I’m hoping this is a really good sign?!

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I have an interview today where my friend works. She gave me these questions they asked her to prepare. Any good answers or advice?

1. There is a famous saying that goes “those that can do, those that can’t teach” how do you respond to that?

2. Your principal says they are coming in to observe you, how do you prepare?

3. How do you address issues of diversity and racial inequity in the classroom?

4. How do you explain to students that equal and fair are not necessarily the same thing?

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Looking for advice.

I have an interview scheduled for tomorrow. I’ve applied to about 50 places and if I had to rank them, this is probably number 50.

I’m debating on not going as to not waste their time since I will most likely decline if it is offered to me. What would you do?

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Hello any Secondary Art Teachers out there. I currently teach elementary “art” and I am really starting to hate it. I’m finding it intellectually and creatively suffocating. I’ve been applying for secondary positions and am having no luck. What’s your best advice to getting into secondary.

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Am I the only one who thinks teaching a lesson live as part of the interview process?! I’m sorry it’s just SO not natural!!!

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Any insight into understanding the Arlington Public schools pay scale in VA? I have an interview coming up as I am resigning from DC and want to see if the pay is somewhat comparable or if I should continue applying elsewhere on VA? I have 7 years teaching experience and a masters +30.

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I have an interview coming up with a high school. I have been teaching middle school for a few years now. Any questions that I should ask?

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I’m putting my mental and emotional heath first and quitting my job at the end of the year. I cannot put up with the toxicity any longer! I have been applying for other positions since September when I made this decision and only got 2 interviews 😭 Are there any other transitioning teachers out there struggling to secure a new job?! I have a lot of experience that aligns with the positions I’m seeking, but NO BITES! The clock is ticking and I’m PETRIFIED about not having a job!

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Demo lessons are so nerve racking to me. If you have many years of teaching experience, and when you started teaching, there was no such thing as demo lessons, as part of the interview process, how do you prepare yourself to be successful in doing this?

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When the Staff Exchange School-Based Interview Cycle opens up in your area, what do you look for when wanting to make the change? 9 years at my current school, and I feel like my growth as a professional has been stagnant, to say the least.

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We hear about a lot of teachers leaving, retiring, quitting, etc. but is anyone out there the ones who are being “left behind?” I’m sad because so many of our staff is leaving. The only bright spot is that we’ve had a couple positive interviews. Other than that, feeling down that there’s just a handful of us old timers. For the past 2 years all the activities and clubs stopped, PTA died in 2019, and now all we have are memories. How to rebuild? Or is this the new normal?

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Do any of the demonizing headlines about teachers make anyone want to leave education? Someone on Fox yesterday said that teachers are inclined to be pedophiles. He especially called out male teachers. He had a whole interview about it. He’s a playwright & goes by the name Mamet or something. I am so upset about this disgusting false allegation that was being made on national tv which has billions of viewers. 😡😡😡😡😡

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I recently applied for middle school positions at a charter school. Any advice or anything I should know before I interview?

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Hi everyone! I am in the process of trying to segue out of the classroom and into curriculum design/content writing, ideally with one of the educational subscription boxes (like KiwiCo, Little Passports etc.). Do any teachers here have experience working for any companies like these and can shed some advice on getting an interview? Thanks so much in advance!

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If you were a dean of special education in charge of leading a PD what would you choose as your topic and why? I will present a model PD for a panel interview and am interested in the perspective of other stakeholders.

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What are some of tips for interview anxiety. I have a speech impediment that causes me to stutter and have been turned down for jobs because it seems like I can't formulate answers when I'm trying to untie my tongue.

Would it be a good idea the preface this at the beginning of interviews? Or should it be a thing I say if asked why I'm stuttering?

I remember being told by teachers in college I'd have a hard time getting a job because of the stutter and it took me two years to find my first.

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My super interintendant is not accurately portraying the staffing struggle in my district. We are the largest & lowest paid in the state. His news interview stated covid and technology are the two reasons for it. Before the pandemic my department was always short staffed. The raises are locked in and pennies a year ($14 to start) Should I let the news station know his info is false? We've been asking for more pay for years through pur union rep. Students are being hired as custodians as well

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Hello Teachers. I am a relatively new teacher in Missouri. I’ve been an mathematics educator for 3 years now and I am looking at relocating to another district within the same state and for the same position. What are some great tips for someone making their first career relocation. What questions should I be on the look out for in interviews, and how do I make sure my current district knows I am still dedicated to our mission? Any advice would help. Thank you in advance.

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I am interviewing for a dean of special education position. Salary is posted at 75k. Just wanted to see how it compares.

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In a recent job interview for a district role, I asked how does the district encourage work/life balance. No one on the panel had a sufficient answer with one admitting she takes work home. Bad sign?

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Tips/advice for an interview with a residential treatment center?

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Tips for a Special Education interview? Thank you!

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If you were a teacher interviewing principals for your building what is one thing you would ask them?

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Any charter school teachers? I am considering applying to an open position at one (currently working at a public school) and would love to hear about some different experiences, especially if anyone has experienced both as well! Thanks!

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Are you allowed to paint your classroom? Or how about applying peel-and-stick wallpaper? I'd love to really add some color to the walls! What are your plans for your decorating your room and livening it up?

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Had final rounds last monday and radio silence since. How often do I follow up? Do I ever reach out to hiring manager directly if recruiter isnt answering? All I have asked for is a timeline on when I will hear back. I burned a PTO day for the first round of interviews. The very least I deserve is a response to my emails

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Alright Fish, I need a little help, I'm interviewing and I'm wondering your advice on answering "what is your greatest weakness?"

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Currently a cyber security consultant. Given the opportunity to interview for a SRE role a MSFT. End goal is to get into tech and the cloud space. Good career path or not?

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Hi Fishes,
Need your Valuable input on this.
I am looking to master SQL queries for interview at companies like FAANG.
I have basic knowledge of SQL and can write basic queries.
But could you please help me how one can master SQL so that I can crack tough interviwes.
Any roadmap?

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I have a referral from Huron for a Healthcare Tech Sr Consultant position, and they just reached out for a phone interview. Can anyone advise on what that referral interview process looks like, i.e. number of interviews/rounds, tips on any case studies, etc. Additionally, what a reasonable salary comp is for a Sr. Consultant? Thank you!

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Going to advisory from audit as a second year associate. What interview questions am I gonna face?

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I am currently a licensed banker on the retail side of banking looking to get into portfolio management or equity research. Currently holding SIE, Series 6, 63 and Life insurance. I have a degree in finance and studying to take the CFA. Any tips for the transition? I did not go to a target school and I’m mostly concerned with my lack of experience in the industry. I am also working in office, how do people juggle interviews and work?

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What do you do when you're supposed to do a Skype interview in the middle of your job hours?

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An ad agency asked me come up with creative concepts for a campaign as a job interview writing test. They are willing to pay me but on a project basis rather than an hourly rate. I’m a junior writer, how much should I charge (I have no clue about freelance rates)?

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Been ghosted twice in the past week after what seemed like promising interviews. Guess I'm stuck at Accenture.

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I have 8 yrs exp in consulting and my sal is like 40-50K less than my peers. Full confession: I am lazy. But expert level SAP consultant. I dont want to switch for money, cannot spend all that I earn but mostly bcoz I detest giving interviews. Is it okay if I choose to be where I am or does it hurt anybody other than maybe myself?

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So I interview for a project that is interested in staffing me and I pretty much tell them I want in.....but then later the same day a better opportunity comes along that I would prefer. (Cont.)

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How do I know if my case interview with Deloitte will be a “strategy case” or a “business and technology” case?

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In an interview got asked to “Case” for the first time in 17 years ..still got it :-)

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I’m burnt out from my job, so I started interviewing. But now I have so many interviews lined up while still working at the job I’m trying to get away from 😭 Wish life has a pause button!

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Has anyone interviewed for Facebook finance roles? What is the final round like? Are there cases or scenarios?

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1st interview in 10 years this morning. Slightly nervous.

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So Deloitte is interviewing my ex-GF for my same group and location...what should I do?? I'm married now btw.

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Are they hiring at EY right now? Had a recruiter interview 2 weeks ago for a senior consultant position in the Supply Chain team. No response about the next steps yet. The recruiter tells me that the hiring managers are not responding. Baackground: I was referred more than a month ago. The recruiter reached out to me 4 weeks after submission. Very positive response from recruiter but no movement even after 2 weeks. Is this normal? Or is the impending economic slowdown slowed down recruiting?

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Has anyone talked with their manager or company about accommodations or saying that you have a hard time concentrating even though you are trying your hardest to make working from home work. I also just started so I want to show them I am actually a great worker and not a slacker I'm just not super productive right now.

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Lawyer: “can we change the term In the announcement to X?”

Public affairs officer: “No. we have to use this term Y because that’s what (federal agency) uses. The secretary of (federal agency) said so.”

Lawyer: “um, we don’t work for the secretary. we at this firm sue the secretary.”

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Does a PhD in computer science make it any easier to get jobs at big tech companies versus only having a Masters? I know that I want to eventually work at a company like Google or Salesforce and I feel I have a long road to get there coming out a Masters program with not much work experience. I hear people say that a PhD is generally only for those interested in academia/research but then I see job postings at companies like VMware that want people with a PhD. So it makes me wonder?
Salesforce

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Looking to buy an apartment in Powai/ Chandivli area in Mumbai as a backup in case of any visa issues.. Being told that it is difficult to get good rent for a 3bhk... Anyone have any experience??

Dallas Bowl so dead! Anyone interested if I organize a happy hour sometime in early March?

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What are some companies that you'd never work for (in or outside of banking) and why?

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I’m confused by all these posts about Product Owners. I’ve worked at 3 Bay Area-based tech companies over 6 years and never heard of a Product Owner. As a product manager, i work with my engineering and design partners to figure out what to build and then build it. What role would a product owner play in all this? My honest assumption is that this role was invented by companies that want to pretend to be doing agile but aren’t really, but I’m open to being proven wrong.

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How to set boundaries and how to create a work life balance .I have always struggled with setting boundaries and taking up things more than I could eventually do.
Can somebody give their perspective on how do you usually handle such situations of setting boundaries, not trying to be overachiever..

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Hi Sharks/Fishes,

I have offers from Cognizant,Tata Elxsi and Neosoft.
All are offering almost same range.
Please let me know which one should i choose..
I prefer work life balance and also want to grow in my career.
I am an Android Developer.
Hoping to get helpful response/suggestions from your end.
Thanks

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Maybe a little too optimistic...

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Does EPAM system India Also has similar bench policy to EPAM Anywhere..where they will only pay 50k during bench and full pay only in project?

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I used to eat the same Sweetgreen salad every day for lunch, but now that we're six plus months into WFH, I still haven't gotten my lunch routine together. What are you doing for lunch?

Got a promotion. Leading a team now. Contractor from my previous team got assigned to come with me (I'll be hiring more). When I met with the contractor, he said he prefers the work my team is going to be doing, but doesn't prefer to work for me because his ego won't allow him to report to someone with less experience than him. What exactly am I supposed to do with that? Suggestions?

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Popped into an event with some enthusiastic summer interns today. They were born AFTER I got out of GRAD school. #NotOld #NotObsolete

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Anyone that got laid off and need a referral let me know! 👀

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Hi sharks
Can someone refer me for data analyst position
Total Experience 4.5 years
Relevant experience 1 years

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Building out private investment platform for a growing company. Where can I find example docs of allocation policies, expense policies, etc. in order to create my own? Are there any good resources?

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Can anyone shed some light into the Uber Eats Strategy & Planning Associate interview process?

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