Interviewing Process by HC120807183527

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									Landing a J-O-B
Finding Openings
 District websites
  • Found under a variety of names and places (“job
    openings”, “employment opportunities”, human
    resources, etc)
     • Visit different websites
 State-wide websites
  • http://www.ctreap.net/
  • http://www.cea.org/jobs/
  • http://www.careerbuilder.com/
 Newspaper
 Word of mouth/connections
Applying
 Follow job posting directions
  • Typically involves submitting a resume and cover
    letter.
  • May also ask for transcripts, recommendations,
    copy of teaching license (pending), clearances
    (child abuse, criminal background check)
     • If application asks for official transcripts, do so. Do not
       give them a reason to disqualify your application
Resume
Assignment: Prepare and submit a
 resume and cover letter
  • Due 9/18
  • Must conform to CCSU resume and
    cover letter packet
    • Must have each of the 8 designated
      sections except military experience
  • Dr. Cummiskey’s resume
Cover letter
Assignment: prepare and submit a
 cover letter
  • Sample from Dr. Cummiskey
Resume - formats
Resume - formats
Resumes
What does a school district do with
 resumes mailed to human
 resources/personnel office?
  • What about electronic resumes?
Guidelines for
Interviews
What does an interview consist
 of?
Interviewing candidate, as well as
 selling organization
Interviewee should do 75% of the
 talking
Guidelines for
Interviews
How does the interview begin?
Questions to relax and accentuate
 qualifications
Build Confidence
Guidelines for
Interviews
How is the middle portion of the
 interview?
Questions regarding tasks in job
 description
Guidelines for
Interviews
How does the interview end?
Interviewee has opportunity to ask
 questions
Guidelines for
Interviews
Types of Questions:
Open-ended
 • How, Why, Describe, Tell me,
   In what way?
Guidelines for
Interviews

Now that I know what
 the interview entails,
 How and What do I
 prepare?
Pre-Interview
Know the Groundrules
Anti-discrimination legislation
Questions interviewers are NOT
 legally allowed to ask
  • Age, sexual orientation, marital status
  • What if asked??
Pre-Interview
 Understanding of Job Description
  • Review “interview strategies and guidelines” file
 Review Qualifications & Responsibilities
 Review your materials
 To bring:
  • Professional case or binder
  • Have a list of questions to ask them
  • Print materials such as an exemplary materials or
    portfolio (optional)
Pre-Interview:
Anticipating Questions
 Curriculum, assessment, grading,
  instructional strategies, technology,
  classroom management, communication
  with parents/community, communication
  with colleagues
  • Provided by Rosemarie Bonner
 Prepare answers to commonly asked
  questions
  • Dr. Cummiskey example
Pre-Interview
 Not a bad idea to get practice
  interviewing for positions you may not
  accept.
 Maybe even tape yourself and play it
  back
  • Watch body language, fillers, odd habits
Pre-Interview
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Interview
Professional dress and appearance
First moments and last impressions
 of the interview
Answering questions, asking Q’s
  • NASPE principal questions
  • Sample interview q’s 1, 2, 3

Additional thoughts . . .
Components that you
will be judged on . . .
 Knowledge of specific job-related tasks
 Experience
 Ability to communicate, poise
 Interest in position and organization
 Overall motivation to succeed
 Insight
 Personality in relationship to position
  applied for
               *Provided by Rosemarie Bonner
 Selecting the Candidate
 following an Interview …
Seek opinions from committee, as
 well as others involved
Examine strengths and
 weaknesses or rank candidates
Is this candidate a good “FIT”
 • Will they respond to the challenges of
   the program?
 • How will they contribute to the team?
 Selecting the Candidate
 following an Interview …
During the interview, the
 interviewers will likely record
 comments and possibly rate you
 on a numeric scale.
 • You will do this during the mock interviews
Let’s Set Up
Mock Interviews . . .
  Be Aware of . . .
Opening and Closing of Interview
Posture and Body Language
Arms crossed
Eye contact
Politically correct terms
Confidence shown in speech
Questions by the interviewers
Be Aware of . . .
Ummm
Ahhh
Yeah
Like
Sort of
Kinda

								
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