I did my student teaching in this district. I felt like I made a good impression. I still have a good relationship with the head director at this school. After I graduated, I had a long period of time finding a permanent job. During this time, the fine arts director of this district would normally call on me to be a long term sub when a music teacher had to be out. I was always sort of frustrated during this period however, because it didn't seem like they were trying to find me a permanent job in the district. However, I eventually got another job in a different district and I didn't worry about it again... Until now.
In most districts around town, when I put in an application for a job, I at the very least get an interview. When I put in an application for this district, I have NEVER received a call back for an interview. I had even made a call to HR asking them if I was putting in my application correctly and I received a "Nope. I can see your application just fine here. You should be ok".
I am concerned right now because there is a job opening up in this district soon that I really want. Even the head director at this school has asked me to apply. But I'm worried that something is wrong.
I don't understand what could be wrong unless someone is just seeing my name on the application and tossing it in the trash? I don't really feel like I've done anything to deserve that though. Is it possible I've been blacklisted? Is there a tactful way to ask?