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I agree with luck being a part of the process. I was unemployed for six months and through searching for those 'easy to find jobs' in the restaurant and tourism industry I stumbled upon my lifelong career in education. It was only because a winery was putting me throug a strenuous three week interview process that I continued to check craigslist EVERYDAY! One day, there it was- Montessori classroom assistant. Little did I now that the interview process for the school wasn't going so well and this was their second posting and last effort in finding a qualified candidate. They said they knew I was the perfect match after only two questions. Two years later I am getting sent away for additional paid training and will be taking over for a current full time teacher. My position is now in need of a replacement and we fear that the resources available to post the position will fall short of linking us with the perfect match a second time around. It is hard for employers to weed through the candidates to find appropriate applicants for sensitive and specific positions such as this one. Being that people are somewhat desperate for work, they often say what they have to say to get the job rather than truly representing their qualifications and intentions. I lucked out, or Fate played a hand. Now I have my path clearly defined but it certainly wasn't what I paid 25K+ to study or how I saw my life working out. I couldn't be happier!
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