I would not call. I am also interviewing for teaching jobs,
and have had a lot of interviews since May. I have 2 2nd
interviews next week. Kind of getting down to the wire
considering teachers are starting back to work in 2 weeks.
Anyhoo, I am finding that hiring officials will call you
either within a day or two (meaning that you were eliminated
pretty fast and they moved fast on another candidate to land
them) or it may take a week to longer to get a response (that
means that they chose someone else, but is taking a while to
finalize everything with references, paperwork, etc.) and they
don't want to call the other candidates until ALL is finalized
with the other candidate as in signed a contract, references
checked, all that.
In your case it seems they may have gotten more applications
and candidates they wanted to interview.
I hate to be negative but usually if you are not hearing back,
it means you're not a top candidate, or they are having second
interviews with other candidates. Like the old - no news is
good news. Because this late in the summer, the principal
wants to lock it in and fill the position.
On 8/10/13, anxious, need advice wrote:
> I had one interview and then a second at private school in
> mid-July. Both went well and everyone said great things
> about me. The principal said he was interviewing one more
> person that day and that there would be a quick decision.
> The principal was on vaca the week after that,
> the 22-26. I called Friday Aug. 2 to check on things and was
> told by the person who answered the phone that they were
> interviewing more people! I sent the principal a brief email
> last Monday Aug. 5 just reiterating my strong interest in
> the position and saying I would be happy to
> provide any more information. Still nothing! Granted, this
> does not look good for my team, but it is hard to completely
> give up hope when you have not been given a definite "no."
> If they liked me as much as they appeared to, why haven't
> they offered me the job? If someone
> else popped up that they like better, why don't they just
> tell me?
> This is driving me nuts! I don't want to pester them, but
> should I call again on Monday and ask to speak to the
> principal himself? This is a small school, so it is not as
> if there is a bureaucracy that needs to go through a long
> process. Thanks in advice for any advice.
Posts on this thread, including this one