Get a Teaching Job: Common Interview Mistakes

For a while now, we’ve focused considerable effort on toward helping current and potential teachers to get a teaching job. It’s never easy, and in these days of budget cutbacks and leaner staffing trends, it can seem near impossible to get a teaching job. And if you do land that coveted interview, you can bet that those doing the hiring will be looking to pounce upon any mistake, perceived or real, to eliminate those they deem unworthy from the process.

So today on, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator based on the East Coast (specifically, New York state) tells our audience about common interview mistakes that job candidates need to avoid.

Specifically, Janelle mentions that during an interview, potential teachers should not:

Be Arrogant
Talk Excessively
Dress Inapprpriately
And More!

In summation, Janelle’s words ring true: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression. In order to land that teaching job of your dreams make sure that you dress to impress, arrive early and shake hands with each person on the interview panel, utilize your teaching portfolio when answering questions, be confident, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. You have done your homework and you know that you are qualified for the job, now all you have to do is make sure that you avoid these common interview mistakes, and you will ace that interview. You’ve got this!”

What do you think are some common interview mistakes that teachers make? Do you agree with the ones that are listed above?

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