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Good fit job has arrived!

Well, I don’t have to turn my heart in a new direction! (See last blog)  I have found a district/school that really appreciates what I have to offer and is excited to have me as their new ELL teacher!

Everything that I have done in the last year has led up to now, preparing me for this to be a “good fit” job for me.  I say this without having actually started the job, but I’m seeing the arrows pointing in the right direction..  Even my most recent efforts in contacting administrators for their insights as to what they were looking for and what it would take for me to get an interview….  though their answers seemed vague at the time.  One of my most recent contacts told me that a strong resume isn’t always enough.  Administrators are looking for someone who will be a “good fit” for the district and for the school, someone who will fit in with the staff and the situation in their building and be the best choice for several years.  It is a long-term commitment!

Those words clicked with me!  After all this time of applying for jobs while completing my reading license where I learned about “good fit” books for kids, now I was hearing about “good fit” jobs!

Now it may be obvious that work on the reading license could help prepare me for this job.  I felt like I was able to update my ELL knowledge and skills and learn new literacy teaching.  And I was also given the opportunity to share professional knowledge with teaching colleagues in my cohort which will prepare me to do the same with my new colleagues at Halverson Elementary.  But I believe that Facebook has also prepared me for my new “good fit” job!

Yes, social networking through Facebook has expanded my circle of friends by giving me a a way of communicating with people that I never would have otherwise.  Former colleagues and others that I would have lost contact with are now reading my posts and I theirs.  I am sharing both professionally and personally with a variety of people, especially while maintaining contacts that could help me get a job!!  But also, just making new friends and discovering who I have what in common with.  I have had the opportunity to be more of an extrovert than I normally appear to be.  I widened my circle of friends to the point where I had a team cheering for me when I announced my new job.

I grew professionally through classes, practicums and subbing experiences to the point where I became the “right fit” for my new job.

So I will trust that all the pieces are going to fall into place as far as how my hours will fit in with my family, because I am trusting that God brought me to this place for a reason, and family life will not take second place.


Job interview like going on The Bachelor

Okay, here’s the dilemma.  If I believe in the law of attraction, then my entire heart, mind, and soul has to be focused on my upcoming job interview and that being the perfect job for me, picturing myself with that job, immersing myself in the fact that I already have that job before I get there.  For any job interview I’ve had before this, can I say that some part of me was not in synch with actually owning that job?  Possibly.  There likely were parts of the job that made me hesitate, even if I put my whole self into the interview.  Isn’t that true for for every job and every person?  So, how do you put your whole self- heart, mind, and soul into owning the job that you’re interviewing for, knowing that you could be (It has happened!) disappointed in the end and turning your heart, mind, and soul in another direction by next week.  Sounds fickle to me!  I could be owning this job in my mind during the interview and owning another job, again in my mind, next week during another interview.  Isn’t that like playing on The Bachelor?  Play out the scene with my whole heart with more than one person (the Bachelor) or hiring team and give my heart to the one who tells me that they want me.  They ask, “Why do you want this job?”  Honestly, I may want to work for you because you want me to work for you!  I love you, because you love me!  Is that all bad?!

By the way, I do have an interview – tomorrow.  Yes, I have more reasons to want this job than hoping that they love me.  I do own this job!  It’s mine already!  I asked God the other day if it wasn’t about time now, and the phone call came the next day.  It’s mine and I’m ready!

I’ll tell you in a week or so if I’ve been forced to turn my heart in a new direction again and give my love to someone else.

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