Re: Retiree Wants to Work
    Posted by: rl on 6/29/16
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    On 6/29/16, Anne wrote:
    > I retired five years ago, not because I wanted to but
    because I had a family
    > health crisis at the time. I have been substituting on a
    regular basis for the
    > past three years. I want to go back to work but get no
    replies to the
    > applications I send out.
    > I'm wondering why administrators who see my application
    are not
    > interested. I understand that they may want to give new
    teachers a chance
    > but if I am super qualified for the position, why not at
    least let me interview
    > for it?
    > Should I give up or keep trying to find a school who will
    hire a retiree?
    > Thank you!!j

    Admin see what they want to see. On the flip side, it's
    really difficult for newbies to get their foot in the door
    for the same reason: NO experience! It doesn't matter how
    much passion they have or how eager they are, a lot of
    admin won't give them the time of day because they're
    inexperienced. It's really a pain. They grab and skim your
    resume and are just looking for those "triggers" that
    really excite them I suppose.
    Unless you live in Arizona (or similar states), then
    they'll pummel you down in the street to get you to teach

    Just keep applying and networking and continue to sub if
    you have to. You may also consider pumping up your own
    education by enrolling in classes. Admin wants to know what
    you can do for them. Experience is good but are you
    familiar with the lingo of today's classroom including the
    common core standards and technology use? This is why I
    resigned from my post and am going back to school for
    Literacy Specialist. It's a high needs field.

    Good luck.

    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • Retiree Wants to Work, 6/29/16, by Anne.
  • Re: Retiree Wants to Work, 6/29/16, by rl.
  • Re: Retiree Wants to Work, 6/29/16, by Catholic School Principal.
  • Re: Retiree Wants to Work, 6/29/16, by lynne.
  • Re: Retiree Wants to Work, 7/02/16, by Jeannie.