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    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview

    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview
    Savvy job seekers know how important choosing the right words is when we communicate with prospective employers --but what about nonverbal communication? "You could be saying how great you are," says image consultant and "Hello Job! How to Psych Up, Suit Up, & Show Up" author Alison Craig, "but your body could be giving your true feelings away." Mark Bowden, the ...
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    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer

    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer
    We’ve all been in interviews when it seems like all the interviewer wants to do is trip you up. It’s like everything you say is somehow misinterpreted to mean something completely different. How can you diffuse such an uncomfortable situation? First, understand that the interviewer’s hostility is probably not about you. Most likely, the interviewer started his day off by arguing ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    6 Biggest Pet Peeves of Interviewers

    
Getting an interview is a really big deal. It means that you have achieved a level of confidence with your resume and cover letter and have made it to the next steps of the hiring equation. This is something that you should be proud of; this is also something you should take very, very seriously. The interview presents a lot ...
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    10 Biggest Interview Mistakes

    10 Biggest Interview Mistakes
    We all know that showing up late to an interview or dressing inappropriately can ruin your chances for a job. But what about the more subtle ways that could make you unexpectedly sabotage your job interview? Don’t let it happen to you! Keep in mind these 10 common subconscious mistakes that you probably don’t even know you’re making. NEXT | NOT ...
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    10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Interview

    We all know that showing up late to an interview or dressing inappropriately can ruin your chances for a job. But what about the more subtle ways that could make you unexpectedly sabotage your job interview? Don’t let it happen to you! Keep in mind these 10 common subconscious mistakes that you probably don’t even know you’re making. NEXT | ...
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    Interview Questions for First-Year Teachers

    Interview Questions for First-Year Teachers
    A former student of mine who is now in his second year of college as a music education majors emailed me some interview questions a couple of weeks ago. Since many of my readers are early or pre-service teachers, I thought the answers might be useful to more than just him. 1. What discipline methods do you use? How do you ...
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    Ultimate Interview Advice for Teachers

    In the competitive job market for teachers, the interview may be the only chance to let your job skills shine. Make the most of the opportunity by reading tips from the experts. 100 Teacher Interview Questions 15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!) 10 Secrets to a Perfect Teaching Interview Interview Questions for Every Grade & Subject How to Answer 6 Common ...
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    Sell Your Job Skills in Under 15 Seconds

    Sell Your Job Skills in Under 15 Seconds
    With the economy the way it currently is, school districts are receiving teacher resumes from an ever-increasing amount of applicants. Employers are able to be far choosier more now than ever. That is why it is crucial that you make your teaching resume stand out above the rest. It is said that potential employers take approximately 10-15 seconds to scan a ...
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    What Not to Say During an Interview

    The truth is most people sabotage their own interviews. Instead of putting their best foot forward, they put off the interviewer by acting cocky, unsure of their talent, having bad manners, or by simply acting weird. Monster has interviewed several recruitment experts to bring you unbelievable true stories of what actually happens behind interview doors. If you want to land ...
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    15 Popular Interview Questions Answered

    15 Popular Interview Questions Answered
    Preparing for an interview is probably the most overlooked phase of securing a new job position. Everyone thinks it is easy until they enter an interview room in front of a panel 
of educators who are judging every move and every word. Then, reality sinks in! The panel might include the superintendent of the school district, school principals, teachers, and parents, ...
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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 ...
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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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    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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    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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