February 2008 Archives

Behavioral interviewing has become the norm rather than the exception with all types of employers. Behavioral questions usually begin with a phrase such as "Gve me an example of a time…"or "Tell me about a time when you…." A variant of the behavioral question is the scenario question. Scenarios often begin with something like "How would you handle a situation where…." Scenario questions have been around a long time; most of us have been faced with them in interviews. Answering behavioral questions successfully involves telling a short story. Begin with what the situation was, then tell what action you ...

As I watch the comments that are posted here, I am struck by the questions many are posing about why they are not being hired. Several of these are related to administrative positions, with a few in the teaching areas. There are a number of questions that can be asked in return, so I will pose a few of them here myself. At what level/in what field are you applying? I find general agreement that middle- and secondary-level administrative positions are more difficult to fill than those at the elementary level. In teaching, the shortage fields are well-documented, with ...

Spring is just around the corner and if you are a prospective teacher, you are probably well aware that spring is Educator Career Fair season. If you are planning on including career fairs in your job search, please consider that despite the often noisy, informal feel and the use of the word “fair,” these events are essentially job interviews. If you start from that point, you may already be thinking differently about what to wear and how to present yourself, but here are a number of less obvious steps you may also want to consider: Preparation Obtain a list of ...




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