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    Common Interview Questions, Part 1

    Part 1 in a Four-Part Series [photo:59034] h4. QUESTION: Where would you like to be in your career five years from now? Intent: Early in your career, interviewers want to get a sense of your personal goals, ambition, drive and direction. At mid-career, they will be listening for responses relevant to their needs. Context: You'll need to decide how much to ...
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    What Not to do in an Interview

      What Not to do in an Interview
    As you are aware, our staff has the privilege of working closely with many administrators, creating powerful documents that ensure they get the job they deserve, and also helping them prepare for interviews. During our conversations, we always make an extra effort to find out vital information about both what administrators look for when interviewing teacher candidates and what turns them ...
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    A Successful Interview - The Significance of Enthusiasm & Preparedness

    A Successful Interview - The Significance of Enthusiasm & Preparedness
    Suppose your hard work and long hours of re-working your resume and cover letter have finally paid-off. Tomorrow is the "BIG" interview. Now your nervousness has set in and you're not sure what you'll say. No need to lose your nerve; I've put together great tips that will help you ease those interview jitters. Read on. Keep in mind, the interview ...
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    Response Strategies for Interview Questions

    Every question thrown your way in an interview presents an opportunity for you to make your case for why you're the best person for the position. You want to highlight your positive qualities and avoid giving reasons to disqualify you. That said, think about your overall response strategy for the interview. Examples Speak Volumes For each quality you present, make sure ...
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    Common Interview Questions, Part 2

    Part 2 in a Four-Part Series [photo:59025] h4. QUESTION: Tell me about a time you faced an ethical dilemma. Intent: The interviewer is looking for evidence of your high ethical standards and honesty. Context: You might want to say you haven't had any ethical challenges, but we all have our ethics tested at some point. For example: • You discovered wrongdoing, ...
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    Common Interview Questions, Part 3

    Part 3 in a Four-Part Series [photo:59028] h4. QUESTION: Tell me about a time when you faced a major obstacle at work. Intent: Similar to the proudest achievement question, this is a behavioral interview question focused on an event. In this case, the interviewer is interested in your ability to overcome a major hurdle. Context: Pick an example that illustrates a ...
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    Common Interview Questions, Part 4

    Part 4 in a Four-Part Series [photo:59031] h4. QUESTION: Tell me about an assignment that was too difficult for you. How did you resolve the issue? Intent: The intent can be varied. The interviewer may be interested not only in your ability to respond to a challenge but also in how you respond. Or he may want to know how you ...
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    8 Most Popular Teaching Interview Questions Answered

    8 Most Popular Teaching Interview Questions Answered
    From the Editor: Interviews are a big part of landing a teaching job. Principals and interview teams of teachers across the country ask similar questions, but how should you really answer? An expert shares these eight popular questions and answers so you can prepare to shine in your interview and land the teaching job you want. Question 1: What are your ...
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    How to Ace Common Interview Questions: Four Part Series

    How to Ace Common Interview Questions: Four Part Series
    Every interview has a unique focus, but some questions are asked so often, it makes sense to do all you can to prepare for them. In order to be successful, you need a strategy – not scripted answers. Your goal should be to emphasize the experiences in your background that best fit what each interviewer is looking for. In this series, ...
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    Interview Questions for Teachers of Every Grade & Subject

    Interview Questions for Teachers of Every Grade & Subject
    From Teaching Editor: If you're are preparing to interview for a teaching job, this massive interview list is something you must review before you set foot in your potential school. One of Teaching's featured writers, Eric Hougan, author of Road to Teaching has covered all grades and subjects here. Use his research to help you put your best foot forward in ...
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    Lessons Learned: The Very, Very Odd Interview

    Lessons Learned: The Very, Very Odd Interview
    Yesterday, I accepted a job as a third grade teaching assistant at a wonderful San Francisco K-8 school. It feels incredible to have something lined up for next year and to have made my first step forward into a chosen career. However, as described in my last column, I only arrived at it after a long and looping walk, which had ...
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    Save a Teaching Interview Gone Wrong

    Save a Teaching Interview Gone Wrong
    Everything was going so well. Your solid handshake was met with a warm smile from the hiring manager. The interview started off with some small talk that segued into some skillfully answered questions. You can already see what your classroom is going to look like. Then, as suddenly as a lightning strike, the interview takes a turn for the worse. Whether ...
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    How to Use Teaching Keywords to Your Advantage

    How to Use Teaching Keywords to Your Advantage
    The use of teaching keywords in resumes and interviews started several years ago, and their use by job applicants is increasing. In fact, most schools are placing a significant degree of importance on teaching resume keywords before short-listing a candidate for an interview. When candidates use keywords, they stand a good chance of getting selected. h4. *What are teaching keywords?* Simply ...
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    What Are The Most Common Teacher Interview Questions?

    What Are The Most Common Teacher Interview Questions?
    For many teachers, interviews are simply frightening. No matter how much they prepare for it, they always end up facing questions that they cannot answer. Are teacher interviews really that difficult? Before you prepare for your teacher interview, you must realize that the interview questions are designed to test your skills in different areas. This is because schools expect a great ...
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    What are the Stages of a Teacher Job Interview?

    What are the Stages of a Teacher Job Interview?
    When you receive a call for teacher job interview, it is your chance to obtain the job of your dreams. To ensure a successful interview, you must be well-prepared in order to get the maximum out of this employment opportunity. Even though every interview is different, all teacher job interviews follow a definite pattern. There are different stages of a teacher ...
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    10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

    Interviews are hard. You’re nervous. You’re usually in close quarters. You have to answer question after question with little recovery time. And your entire professional future seems to hang in the balance of this one encounter. It’s no wonder so many interviewees resort to clichés when answering interview questions. But panicked responses aren’t going to land you that job. So ...
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    The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
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    How to End a Job Interview

    How to End a Job Interview
    In preparing for a job interview, you've probably practiced a firm (but not too firm) handshake, rehearsed answers to tough questions about your background, and polished up your lucky interview shoes. But many job hunters overlook a crucial part of the interview process: the very end. As you finish an interview, you have one last chance to sell the interviewer on ...
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions

    6 Illegal Interview Questions
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
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    What To Expect in a Special Education Teaching Job Interview

    Because a special education teacher's job requires far more than just teaching, administrators will seek candidates who are true specialists in the field. If you're hoping to be hired as a special ed teacher, you need to be an expert at the art of adapting lessons, an active advocate for student needs, a professional IEP writer, a wealth of information on ...
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