There are several steps one must take to achieve a teaching position; getting chosen for an interview is step number one. When you get chosen, this shows that an employer is interested in you and that you may have some quality or skill they need. They will then require you to come in person to clarify or buttress some key points regarding your resume and the position.
In other words, when you reach the interview step you are very close to securing the job; but of course, there are other people shortlisted too. So, it now boils down to how you can effectively prove that you are better than the others; and you have to do this in a very short time period. Starting the interview on a positive note is important, but closing it on an electrifying note is even more important. The following 10 steps will show you how to close a teacher job interview…
Whether you feel your interview has gone well or you have a sinking feeling that you didn’t get the job, you need to make sure that you leave the interview on a positive note. Remember that many people have left an interview feeling they’d blown it, only to receive a phone call a few days later offering them the job. You can never be sure what the interviewer thinks of the interview, so it’s a good idea to take every opportunity to leave a positive impression.
As you are leaving the interview, thank the interviewer for his/her time, let them know you are very interested in the position, and shake hands. If the interviewer does not let you know when a further contact will be made, ask when you may call to learn of his/her decision. Also, if the employer asks you to call or return for another interview, make a written note of the date, time, and place. After thanking the interviewer and leaving the interview room, promptly leave the building, remembering to thank the receptionist/assistant on your way out. Don’t forget to send a thank you letter, it is courteous, reiterates what you can bring to the school district, and puts your name, one more time in front of their eyes.