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RESUME AND INTERVIEW ADVICE FOR TEACHERS
A Rockin' Resume
YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION WILL BE ON PAPER
Correct grammar and spelling
Print copies on white or light resume paper
Only include information and experience relevant to teaching
Use strong verbs to begin your bulleted descriptions
Include references on separate sheet (resume paper)
Other Important Points
Look at different formats online
Bring letters of recommendation
Consider dropping resume off in person
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You Get a Phone Call.
BE POLITE - ACCEPT ONE OF THE TIMES OFFERED TO YOU
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DO YOUR HOMEWORK.
LEARN ABOUT THE SCHOOL AND DISTRICT
DRESS BETTER THAN THE PART
Neutral colors, simple jewelry
Sensible, clean dress shoes
Ladies - bring an extra pair of hose
Tattoos and piercings...let's talk
You can dress "like a teacher" later
On Your Way
PLAN TO ARRIVE NO MORE THAN 15 MINUTES EARLY...AND COME ALONE.
If you arrive too early, stay in the car
Call if travel difficulties will make you late
If you smoke, keep the window down
ALWAYS look at the directions prior to leaving
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YOU Have Arrived
INTRODUCE YOURSELF POLITELY TO THE SECRETARY. STATE WHY YOU ARE THERE
No Gum, Food, or Drink
LEAVE IT ALL IN THE CAR!
A Nice, Firm Handshake
ALWAYS EXTEND YOUR HAND FIRST
DURING THE INTERVIEW
Be your best professional self
Make eye contact with everyone
Keep hands off the table or desk
Cross legs (ladies: at ankles)
Responding to questions
Listen to what is asked
Don't say "I think" or "I believe"
Relate your answers to your experiences
Always look at the person asking the question
Don't feel as if you need to ramble
Have your three main points
"I can't speak to that experience," but...
"This is what would happen in my classroom:"
Show your enthusiasm and professionalism!
Do you have any questions?
OF COURSE YOU DO - HAVE AT LEAST THREE PREPARED!
QUESTIONS To Ask
Are classrooms departmentalized?
When do your teachers have time to collaborate?
What extra curricular activities are there for students?
How does your school support new teachers?
Do not ask any questions pertaining to salary or money!
SEND A THANK YOU NOTE...
IMMEDIATELY. IT MAKES A GOOD IMPRESSION.
WE want you to end up here!
DON'T GIVE UP.