Job Interview Tips
The duration and difficulty of the interview will vary depending on the school and the interviewer.
Some teachers tell us that they were asked many difficult questions while others tell us that it was simple 5-10 minute conversation.
The duration and difficulty of the interview is not a determining factor.
In most cases, we have already told them what a wonderful teacher you are!!
Be on time and let the interviewer know what you were expecting his or her call. Double check time difference.
Speak loud and clear
Don’t interrupt the interviewer
Use the person’s title (Mr. or Ms. and their last name). Use a first name if they ask you to.
Take your time. It’s perfectly acceptable to take a moment or two to collect your thoughts.
Make a conscious effort to sound upbeat and enthusiastic. Otherwise, the interviewer will not try to see or find the positive side of you.
Smile. Smiling will project a positive image to the listener.
Respond well. No simple answers like Yes I do or No I don’t. Let the interviewer know that you have been preparing for the interview
Ask questions regarding education (Curriculum, textbook and etc….). Let the interviewer know that you are serious about teaching English.
Respond well. No simple answers like Yes I do or No I don’t. Let the interviewer know that you have been preparing for the interview.
Keep your resume at your fingertips in case you are asked about the things in your resume. It will be shame if you failed to remember anything in the resume and the interviewer will be impressed with our accuracy.
Clear the room. Evict the friends or the pets. Turn off the stereo and the TV. Close the door.
Have a pen and paper handy for note taking
Don’t smoke, chew gum, eat, or drink
Prepare a glass of water handy, in case you need to wet your mouth