Let’s see what you can do to secure your dream job in a dream place?
You came to know about the opportunity at your dream place, sent the resume, and luckily, you got an interview call for it. The interview step will confirm your dream job, so this is one of the crucial steps in which you need to handle and manage one hour of questions: what you need to wear: how do you communicate: and how do you give your best to get your dream job? All the factors discussed above matter a lot to judge you for an interviewer! Ahead, during the interview: you need to change the opportunity into reality. Here are some of the tips that we will look into representing yourself as a teacher for giving the interview in the best way possible.
1. Know Everything About School
- Have you visited the website?
- Could you tell the panel what the vision and values are for their school?
- Do you know about some recent updates about events happening in school?
- Are there any documents available that you consider important to read?
- What do their school performance KPIs on a website show about outcomes?
This information will help to know that you are willing to join them and ask some questions about their school as well. They can be asked what challenges you faced in your career. What are your strengths and how will you contribute to moving the school forward? If you don’t know about the school—what was in the advertisement: your answers and ideas can’t make you stand out from other candidates.
2. Clarify “Why are you the right candidate for this position“
Try to keep three things in mind that make it clear why you are the best candidate for this position before going to the interview. You should answer with an example of how you experience this area.
3. Be Ready for Common Interview Questions
Many of the questions are common that are asked in an interview. Preparing yourself for the responses to these questions can sound much more confident.
- What are your areas for improvement?
- Name achievements that you feel proud of?
- Explain what things inspired you to become a teacher?
- Name any professional books that you have read and what did you learn?
- Did you use any technology or tools for online learning and teaching, e.g. school management system?
4. Be Ready to Handle Inappropriate Questions
Your interviewer doesn’t have a free hand to ask any questions. Questions about gender, race, religion, marriage or age, etc. These questions are illegal. If HR asks, you need to answer positively by saying,“ You are committed to your career right now” I think these things don’t matter for me to pursue my career.
5. Always Remember You Are A Star
Try to always remember you are a star. Use the following points while giving the answers.
- Situation – Think about situations where the questions will apply
- Task – Challenge What is your task in this situation?
- Activity – What approach did you use to achieve the goals?
- Result – Measure the results after actions
6. Try to be Positive
Try to be positive in a situation where you are looking for a new job role and the previous one was unpleasant. But: avoid telling about the negative experiences. Never speak negatively about leaders and colleagues. If they asked why are you leaving your current job? Try to answer in a positive way why are you here for your current job:
7. Don’t Give Up Until You Succeed
There is a lot of competition in the market where you need to compete against at least two or three candidates. This is the reason you can’t get a job. Don’t think you just had a disastrous interview. Send an email to the interviewer and ask for feedback. Think about the answers that you gave in the interview. Try to use it as a learning experience for the next time.
8. Prepare Your Questions For The Interviewer
Interviewers always ask if you have any questions for us. Saying that if you don’t have this will make an impression on the interviewees, that you are not ambitious and not interested in working with them. So always ask questions and keep yourself motivated so you can crack the interview and get the job.