STEP 1: RESEARCH
What’s the school’s motto statement? New Software Implemented? School Recognitions? School’s Report Card? Doing research shows that you have a true and genuine interest in that school district.
STEP 2: PREPARATION
Most Career Centers assist with Mock Interviews to provide feedback. Take advantage of all resources that are available to you now as a student or alum. Let the Career Center review your resume and give you tips to ace the interview.
STEP 3: INITIAL INTERVIEW
The School District has to be able to visualize you as a teacher working for them. Always maintain confidence and professionalism. Show them you can handle a classroom full of inquisitive learners. Note: Some school districts may ask you to teach a mock lesson.
STEP 4: SECOND INTERVIEW?
This interview is just as important as the first interview. Sometimes the school district is trying to make a decision between several candidates. Poised, Positive, Patience, and Professionalism will help you shine during this process
STEP 5: YOU’RE HIRED
Don’t forget to thank your references, mentors, professional network and support system during the interview process. And, GIVE BACK and be a mentor!!!
Rosalyn S. Smith, Career Advisor
University of North Texas Career Center
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