(Closed) Dream teaching job interview today….wish me luck!

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have never had one so I have no advice but GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

 

Post # 4
Member
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Good luck!!!

As for tips – if possible, use a landline (I have a hard time hearing on cells sometimes!) and be alone in a room with the door closed.  Seems weird, but really helps you focus.  I’ve also found if I sit in a desk chair or something less casual than the couch or bed that it helps you convey things better over the phone.

When you answer the phone, smile first – you can ‘hear’ that through the line.

Have a notepad and pen with you to jot stuff down or just keep your hands busy.

Don’t be afraid of silence.  After you answer something fully, give them a few seconds to ask you their next question.  Don’t try to fill up the silence.

I’ve done a LOT of phone interviews in my career and as long as you think of them as being as formal and important as an in person you’ll do great!

Extra good luck!!!

 

Post # 5
Member
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve never had a phone interview, but I do know that people can tell when you’re smiling through the phone, so make sure you smile!  It makes everything you say sound more positive.  Also, as a teacher, I can tell you to make sure you sound flexible in the classroom and supportive of students, the district, and parents.  Research the district to see what they value and believe in, and try to work that philosophy into your answers.  Good luck!!!  Let us know how it goes!

Post # 6
Member
2216 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Good Luck!

Have your resume in front of you to help you answer questions.  Also, don’t be afraid of taking a couple of seconds to formulate your answer before speaking.

Post # 7
Member
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Good luck!

Make sure to write down a couple of questions for them, about the position, the school, etc.

Be sure to highlight a few things about your background that would make you the ideal candidate–they’ll open up the conversation after their questions.

Keep a glass of warm tea nearby in case you get froggy.

Post # 9
Member
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Let us know how it goes! 

Post # 11
Member
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That sounds like good news!  Do your parents live near you?  They might just be sad to possibly lose you to a city that’s further away than they’d like.  Hopefully it all works out! 

Post # 12
Member
2216 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sounds like a second interview to me!  And second interviews = great news!  Waaahoo!

I’m sure your parents will warm up to the idea after they’ve had some time to process it!

Good luck!  And keep us updated!

Post # 13
Member
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@miss. eire: Yay!  That’s a huge deal especially with the teaching job market the way it is.

Post # 14
Member
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

Post # 15
Member
5883 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Break a leg!!

The topic ‘Dream teaching job interview today….wish me luck!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors