Ask yourself the question, “What could I do to ensure my candidature gets thoughtful attention for a teaching job? How could I possibly make myself stand out amidst the competition?
Here are some tips for attending an interview and landing the dream job in teaching:
Conveying the responsibilities you have handled and the knowledge you have gained Delivering a professional personal presentation that would add value Staying up to date with existing local, state and national issues and trends in education Being honest and leaving behind the ego at your home Demonstrating an ability to talk openly about the strengths and challenges Being prepared for the interview by conducting research about the background of the education institution and getting an insight into things that the school would be doing Clarifying a question if you are not clear about the terminology Being truthful and open about not having a specific experience Taking the time to respond to a question Communicating the positive relationship with students through planning and adjusting the learning method based on the specific requirements Convincing the interview panel about the genuine passion for teaching and willingness to learn Being punctual, demonstrating excellent interview technique (positive eye contact, appropriate gestures, posture and a good sense of humor) Closing an interview to leave a lasting impression is crucial. Stay calm and do not wilt under pressure. The best way to impress is to ask questions. A savvy interviewee would ask insightful questions that would convince the interview panel that you have done your research, have been listening during the interview and are sincerely interested in the role.