« What Do Employers Look For in a Candidate??? | Main | Q & A from Employer Panels: Some Common Questions Asked During an Interview »

Interview Prep for Future Educators

| No comments

STEP 1: RESEARCH

                  What's the school's motto statement? New Software Implemented? School Recognitions? School's Report Card?  Doing research shows that you have a true and genuine interest in that school district.

STEP 2: PREPARATION

                  Most Career Centers assist with Mock Interviews to provide feedback.  Take advantage of all resources that are available to you now as a student or alum.  Let the Career Center review your resume and give you tips to ace the interview.

STEP 3: INITIAL INTERVIEW           

                  The School District has to be able to visualize you as a teacher working for them.  Always maintain confidence and professionalism.  Show them you can handle a classroom full of inquisitive learners.  Note: Some school districts may ask you to teach a mock lesson. 

STEP 4: SECOND INTERVIEW?

                  This interview is just as important as the first interview.  Sometimes the school district is trying to make a decision between several candidates. Poised, Positive, Patience, and Professionalism will help you shine during this process

STEP 5: YOU'RE HIRED

                  Don't forget to thank your references, mentors, professional network and support system during the interview process.  And, GIVE BACK and be a mentor!!!

 

Rosalyn S. Smith, Career Advisor

University of North Texas Career Center

 

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login |  Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

The opinions expressed in Career Corner are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

Follow This Blog

Advertisement

Categories

Archives

Recent Comments