Teacher Interview Tips 101

Free education related job interview tips.

Below you will find many interview tips including teacher interview questions and answers, confidence building techniques, job search etiquette, and effective follow up. This information has appeared in our past free bi-weekly newsletters. We hope it will be helpful and beneficial at your next job interview. If you would prefer our 1 on 1 interview preparation service contact Candace by clicking here or call toll-free 1-877-738-8052. Check out the other help sections:  Resumes 101, Cover letters 101, Teachers' Philosophy of Education 101, Teacher Career Change 101 and Education Job Search 101.

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8 Teacher Interview Questions Answered
Question 1 - What are your thoughts on team-teaching?
Question 2 - What are your greatest strengths?
Question 3 - What is your biggest weakness?
Question 4 - Let's imagine an interview for a grade one teaching position and the interviewer asks: "Describe your classroom's physical appearance."
Question 5 - Why do you want to work for our school district?
Question 6 - How do you handle classroom discipline?
Question 7 - How would you describe a successful principal?
Question 8 - Do you have any questions for us?

Tough Interview Questions and Answers - Equipped with a stunning resume, you are ready to secure that perfect teaching position. Now it is time for the next step: the dreaded interview.

What are Principals Really Looking for in a Teacher? - A question often asked when looking for a teaching job is "What are principals really looking for in a teacher?" It is important to understand what school principals want in a teacher in order for you...

Behavioral Interviews - Why Many School Districts Use Them - You have landed that big interview with a school district, but are you fully prepared for what awaits you? Will you truly know what the district or school is looking for?

Tailoring Your Job Interview Responses to Meet the Needs of the School -One of the best pieces of advice to heed about interviewing for a teaching position is to tailor your teaching job interview responses to meet the needs of the school.  The best way to do this is...

Put Confidence in Your Interview Skills and Take Control of Receiving a Job Offer.  - The most critical portion of your job hunting venture is the interview, which brings you face-to-face with a potential employer. The interviewing process allows both parties the opportunity to...

Teacher Interview Mistakes - What Not To Do - As you are aware, the staff at A+ Resumes for Teachers has the privilege of working closely with many administrators, creating powerful documents that ensure they get the job they deserve, and also helping them prepare for interviews. During our conversations...

What Are The Most Common Teacher Interview Questions? - For many teachers, interviews are simply frightening. No matter how much they prepare for it, they always end up facing questions that they cannot answer. Are teacher interviews really that difficult?

A Successful Interview - The Significance of Enthusiasm & Preparedness - Suppose your hard work and long hours of re-working your resume and cover letter have finally paid-off. Tomorrow is the "BIG" interview. Now your...

The Four Stages of a Teacher Job Interview - When you receive a call for teacher job interview, it is your chance to obtain the job of your dreams. To ensure a successful interview, you must be well-prepared in order to get the maximum out of this employment opportunity.

Learn to Conquer Behavioral Interview Questions - The big interview has arrived:  are you prepared for what lies ahead?  Will you know what the employer is looking for?  Behavioral interviews are a targeted selection technique utilized by many employers and recruiters.

The Importance of Researching a School District - Now that you have secured a job interview for that once-in-a-lifetime-teaching opportunity, what's next? You have picked out the appropriate attire, rehearsed answers to the questions you are anticipating...

Prepare Yourself for these Interview Questions - Let's pretend it's the first day of school and you are a first grade teacher. How would you prepare your classroom?

Are You Prepared With Your Own Interview Questions? - An interview isn't just about responding to the prospective employer's questions; it is an opportunity for you to impress the panel with examples of your foresight regarding the position they are offering

Overcome Tough Interview Questions - Don't kid yourself; all interviewers will try their best to detect problems or limitations in your skills, since they will affect how you can benefit their school district. For example...

Your Resume Should Get You Interviews – But The Interviews Get Job Offers - The person who gets the job may not necessarily be the most qualified; he or she may simply be the one who knows HOW to get a job.

How Can a Career Coach Help? - An experienced career coach will encourage self discovery and provide the positive boost to move your career forward, one that fulfills your passion. They work towards what you want to achieve, not...

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Success Stories

"I know it's been a while. I've been really busy. I finished my visual arts course last week and also started getting calls for interviews last week too. Because of the Board/Union negotiations, the principals were only allowed to start making calls last Wednesday., so I got calls for 3 interviews on Wednesday., went for the first one on Thursday afternoon, 2 more on Friday; had 4 booked for XXX but accepted a job offer after the first one on Monday and cancelled the other 3.

So, basically, I got a job with the XXXXX.. It was the school at the top of my list after the interview. Intermediate school, grades 7-8, French, not too far from home. I was a bit overwhelmed by the whole process but, let me tell you, after the first 2 interviews you don't really care as much anymore (still presenting yourself very professionally, of course). I am very happy with my choice so far.

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