Teacher Interview Tips

Whether you are fresh out of college and looking for your first teaching job or you are new to the area and interested in what jobs are available, you will find that it is time for you to look at how you are going to prepare for an interview. Getting an interview is an enormous step closer to getting hired, but it is far from the final one, so take some time to make sure that you are going to be prepared. The administration that is doing the hiring for any instructional jobs are going to be looking for certain things and there are definitely things that you can do that are going to better your chances of getting hired!

In the first place, make sure that you cover the basics. Dress appropriately for the situation; in many cases, that means dressing the way that you would dress for a day in the classroom. Make sure that you are there on time and if that means you need to drive to the site of the interview before you have it just to make sure that you know the way, make sure that you do that. Simply showing up on time and presentable is a huge asset and you would be surprised how many people do not.

Remember that there are ways to tailor your experience to the job at hand in your teacher resume. Before you go in for your interview, make sure that you do some research on the school. What does the school focus on and what are your options when you are thinking about getting ahead. This is something that can make a huge difference when you are thinking about how you want to present yourself and it can help you really connect with the people who are doing the interviewing. Take some time and make sure that you consider what your options are going to be when you are thinking about interviewing and how to get a better grasp on it.

When you are going in for a teaching interview, you will find that attitude is everything. Do not fidget and let them think that you are nervous and ill at ease. Instead, be relaxed and make sure that you greet your interviewer or interviewers with a smile and a handshake. Make sure that you do make eye contact with the people who are talking to you; if there are several interviewers, make sure that you show them an equal amount of attention, even if some are merely taking notes. Remember that if you are going to be an educator of any sort that you need to be enthusiastic and that a little bit of enthusiasm can go a long way!

Take some time and learn more about the interview tips that can help you get your foot in the door when you are looking at teaching positions.


Gail Esparan