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14 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

14 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)


Interviewing for a job in education, especially if you’re new to the field of education altogether, can be a bit tricky. The process for interviewing is much different than in the corporate world. The approach you take and the answers you prepare should reflect your readiness for an education job. These fourteen questions and answers can help you think through your own responses to make sure your interview gives you the best chance possible at getting the education job you really want.

1. Why do you want to work in education?

Bad answer:
“I love school. Even as a kid, I really liked learning.”

Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history within education, and if you can, tell a success story.

Good answer:
“I’ve always loved education, but my interest in teaching really started when I volunteered at a neighborhood school. I knew the kids were amazing, but that the programs could be enhanced. So I worked with the director to come up with a strategy that increased learning activities for the students and offered special tutoring programs once a week. It was great to be able to contribute positively to a career I feel so passionate about, and to help promote a school I really believed in.”

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