Re: Retiree Wants to Work
    Posted by: lynne on 6/29/16
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    I agree with the others, don't give up. Are you applying in
    the same schools where you're subbing, and where you
    retired from? Make yourself known, apply where you're
    known, and make it known that you're applying. Ask for
    letters of rec and references from teachers you sub for, or
    even admin at your schools. They are likely to help, and if
    they refuse or write lukewarm ones, that'll tell you
    something too.
    Are there many openings where you are? Much competition for
    jobs? It may be that your experience is typical of most
    applicants; in some areas it just takes time.
    Also make sure that you emphasize the ways you've kept up
    with changes since your retirement. The other poster who
    mentioned common core and technology is right on. Our
    school has made huge changes in both areas in the past five
    years, huge changes in the past year or two really. Change
    happens faster and faster every year (not so much the
    "throwing the baby out with the bathwater" type of change,
    but certainly the "progress" type!)

    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

    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.