Job Interview Series

TnT 57 How to highlight your strengths while answering any interview question

During an interview, it’s important to find a way to showcase our strengths. But how can we do it without necessarily bragging, and how can we do it in the context of the questions? Similarly, if you’re asked about a negative experience in your teaching, how can you frame your answer to put you in...

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TnT 56 How to answer authentically while still impressing in job interviews

New teachers looking for that first teaching job are often worried about their lack of experience when doing their first round of interviews. How can they talk about their experiences when they’ve only finished student teaching? Should they be upfront or pad their experiences? Rick Mohrien explains how newer teachers can still be authentic while...

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TnT 55 What to say in an interview when you don’t know the answer to a question

So you’ve sent in your resume, and finally got a call for an interview. AWESOME! You put on your most professional-looking outfit, walk in tall, shake hands firmly, and finally sit down for those questions. But what if you don’t know the answer to a question? What should you say? Should you lie? What if...

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TnT 54 Your resume and education aren’t the most important factors when landing a teaching position

Teachers often spend quite a bit of time polishing and perfecting their resumes, but is that what really gets them a job? What if a teacher has limited experience – do they still have a shot when they’re up against more seasoned veterans? Resumes are only one small factor in the hiring process (but PLEASE...

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TnT 53 Don’t forget to do your research before an interview!

When teachers prepare to apply for jobs, they polish their resume, many create a portfolio of curriculum and experiences, and most scour the internet for interview questions (which you no longer have to do because of this series!). But do you research the schools for which you’re interviewing? Do you know the ethos and culture...

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TnT 52 What you should say about classroom management in an interview

While you’re in an interview, a principal is trying to get a sense or whether or not you’d be a good fit for their school. They’ll want to know if your personality and teaching style would complement the culture of the school. This involves your ability to handle conflict – with students, parents, and colleagues....

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