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.

  • Test your technology: Make sure your computer, internet connection, and audio/video settings are working properly before the interview.

  • Be on time and let the interviewer know what you were expecting his or her call. Double check time difference.

  • Choose a quiet and professional location: Find a well-lit, quiet location with a neutral background for the interview.

  • Dress professionally: Just like an in-person interview, dress professionally and appropriately for the job you are interviewing for.

  • Make eye contact: Look directly into the camera, as this will help you make eye contact and establish a connection with the interviewer.

  • 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.

  • Speak clearly: Make sure to speak clearly and avoid mumbling, as this can be more challenging in a virtual setting.

  • Pay attention to your body language: Body language is still important in online interviews. Sit up straight, nod to show engagement, and avoid distracting movements.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Have a pen and paper handy for note taking

  • Prepare a glass of water handy, in case you need to wet your mouth

  • Follow up: After the interview, be sure to send a thank-you note to the interviewer expressing your appreciation for the opportunity to interview and reiterating your interest in the role.

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