Application Woes

I am still looking for a teaching job in Michigan. Today, I filled out my 1,503rd online application. Each application is slightly different than the last. I'm beginning to think that California had the right idea with "EdJoin"--submit one application for all districts in the state! To annoy me even further, many of these applications I've been cranking out are asking for ridiculous information in the form of essay questions. And they don't ask for one essay question per application, they'll typically ask you about twelve questions. For two districts, I even had to fill out a type of "teacher personality/style" survey (timed! multiple choice!). Furthermore, even the little questions that I often encounter can be SO nit picky. Example: High school GPA (who remembers?), or University Student Teaching Supervisor's phone number, or Name of Your Ninth Grade History Teacher, or Principal's Social Security Number... To make matters even more frustrating, I have to upload all kinds of attachments to each application--and with the slooooow connection out here, it takes seven minutes PER upload!

I'll be SOOO glad once this is all over!

7 comments:

Max said...

3.98
Mr. Kinzer
616-534-7826
855-12-4629

Anonymous said...

Hang in there. Dad

Anonymous said...

We are praying for WONDERFUL results! Mom

Anonymous said...

So who said it was going to be over...

Chance said...

Hang in there. Good teachers do get jobs, and your writing shows you're intelligent and passionate about it. -No relation

mr. e said...

Sounds familiar - I wrote about 14 short answers to essays and just recycled them all.

Stick in there. There's always someone that will not be able to come back 2 weeks before school starts.

Tamah said...

Well said.

Newer Posts Older Posts Home