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Interview Questions

I have been a substitute teacher since 1993
and have been trying to get a teaching
position. I have done quite a few long-
term positions and consistently get
requested by teachers. I feel confident
that I am doing a good job in the classroom,
but feel I can't sell myself in the
interview process. This past year I have
worked at one school district performing a
long-term position, and also was requested
from other teachers within the same school
district. Recently, I just interviewed for
a fourth grade teaching position at that
same school district. I definitely prepared
for the interview and did not take anything
for granted. The interview group consisted
of two fourth grade teachers; that I knew
and liked me, and the principle of school.
The questions they asked me were
challenging, but I feel I did a good job
answering there questions. I just found out
that I was not even considered for the
second round. What am I doing wrong? How
should I be responding to questions asked?
I love teaching, but maybe I am just can't
sell myself in the interview process. I
really need help with this and concerned
that time is running out for me.

Heyley, orvis1_@excite.com,
7/24/00

This month's letters:

  • Educational Evaluators, 7/31/00, by Cyndy.
  • Alternatives to the NEA, 7/24/00, by JM.
  • Interview Questions, 7/24/00, by Heyley.
  • Uk Chatboard., 7/21/00, by aguk.
  • Breaking the ah-durn myth of permanence in ability, 7/21/00, by Rick Lynn.
  • Testing and School Supplies, 7/21/00, by Natalie.
  • Cooperative Learning & Interactive Skills, 7/20/00, by P. Schmidt.
  • Mother of All Voucher Battles!, 7/19/00, by David Blomstrom.
  • Campaign Donations, 7/19/00, by David Blomstrom.
  • teacher pay, 7/15/00, by Pat.
  • This Web/Teachers Only, 7/15/00, by The parent you resent.
  • teacher pay, 7/13/00, by Ralph.
  • Who Do We Have To Blame?, 7/13/00, by questions2much.
  • Who Do We Have To Blame?, 7/11/00, by Beacon.
  • Remarks by Sec. of Educ Richard Riley at NECC 2000, 7/03/00, by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley.

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