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Since you've landed at the Career Corner blog, chances are good that you are receptive to advice regarding your job search and teaching career. However, actively seeking feedback and suggestions may also lead to an additional set of challenges - dealing with conflicting or confusing advice. Resumes First, know that if you ask for feedback regarding your resume - you will receive suggestions. Think of an instance in which anyone stated, "your resume looks great - don't change a thing!" It never happens. Additionally, the suggestions provided will rarely be consistent. You may be told to add content, subtract content, ...


This concludes a 3-part blog series outlining typical interview questions and tips to consider when preparing a response. Remember: While I've listed suggestions for how to formulate your response, ultimately the answer will be uniquely yours. Stay focused, positive, and honest. Try to avoid vague or ambiguous responses. Ideally, you should substantiate your answer with solid examples whenever possible. List three adjectives that best describe you professionally. • The interviewer will be trying to gain insight about what makes you unique. • Use adjectives that focus on professional priorities, relationships and your personality. • Consider how colleagues, supervisors, students and parents would describe ...


Last week, I outlined interview questions and tips related to instruction. This week, we'll look at interview questions related to being an effective professional educator. Remember: While I've listed suggestions for how to formulate your response, ultimately the answer will be uniquely yours. Stay focused, positive, and honest. Try to avoid vague or ambiguous responses. Ideally, you should substantiate your answer with solid examples whenever possible. What would your current supervisor say about you? • Be aware! The interviewer may choose to call your current (or past) supervisor and ask them this same question. • Be honest but only focus on the ...


As you start to prepare for an important interview, take your time and thoughtfully consider questions that you may be asked. To help get your head in the right "space," here are some questions regarding your ability to engage students and lead instruction. While suggestions are listed for formulating your response, ultimately the answer will be uniquely yours. Stay focused, positive, and honest. Try to avoid vague or ambiguous responses. Ideally, you should substantiate your answer with solid examples whenever possible. Since there will never be just one "right answer" and each person has unique circumstances, prepare your answers and/or...


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