Teacher Job Interview

By: Jimmy Sweeney

Author of the brand new "Job Interview Secret"

Teacher Job Interview Secrets

A teacher job interview differs from many other job interviews in one key way. In many other job interviews, a poor performance can be dismissed as being unrelated to how the candidate would perform on a day-to-day basis at the job. For a teacher job interview, however, the elements of the job interview directly relate to how well he or she can teach. After all, in both the job interview and the classroom, the teacher must convey information to an audience in a way that the listener both understands and is motivated by. If the teacher is unable to adequately put together a presentation of his or her own job and personal experience in a way that the interviewer is convinced by, that has a direct correlation to their ability to present information to students.

For that simple reason, a teacher job interview deserves a great deal of preparation. As in most things, the first step is to discover exactly what the situation is. Just like every other job, some teaching positions are different from others. You owe it to yourself to find out as much as you can about the position that you are interviewing for. Through online and personal research, discover the official and unofficial duties of the teaching position, and as much as you can about the school, the environment, the students and the rest of the faculty. If you are replacing a teacher, find out as much as you can about what that teacher contributed to the school. If, for instance, the teacher you are replacing coached volleyball as well as taught, you know that there are really two vacancies for the position. Chances are good that the school will give precedence to a candidate who can fill both pairs of shoes.

Preparation for Teacher Job Interviews

When you have all the information you can gather about the opening, you are ready to begin preparing for your teacher job interviews. Take a look at the requirements and duties and preferences that you were able to compile in your research. Chances are good that the questions that you are asked will directly address these issues and elements. To prepare your answers to the questions you are likely to be asked, your strategy should be to take your existing job and personal experience and turn it into convincing proof that you can immediately come in and begin doing a great job for the school.

A great tactic to use in your teacher job interviews is answering the questions with relevant examples and anecdotes from your personal and job history. These anecdotes are particularly strong if they contain a situation, actions you took and results you achieved that highlight or dramatize the desired element. To really make your research and investigations pay off, tell your stories in a way that the situation, actions and results match with the target job’s situation, actions and results as closely as possible. This makes you appear to be a candidate who has already succeeded in a similar environment, and strengthens your candidacy greatly.

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