Timing a teaching application?
July 24, 2014 11:29 AM Subscribe
I am a high school teacher with multiple certification areas. For a couple of reasons, I'd like to get a job at another school, and there are two positions open there, one in each of my certification areas. However, I significantly prefer one position over the other. The position I do not prefer closes today, and the position I prefer closes in a week. Both would be better than where I am now. I have two questions.
posted by marylucycraft to Work & Money (6 answers total)
First, should I apply to both with the same resume and cover letter? The two subjects are so similar that it seems redundant to submit two applications, but I don't want to commit a faux pas.
Second, should I just apply for the position that I want more? Since it ends later, I'm envisioning a scenario where they would offer me the first position and not the second, whereas if I hadn't applied to both, they would offer me just the second. Upon typing this, it indeed sounds ridiculous, but that doesn't stop the internal debate. Thanks!