If you’re about to be interviewed or you’re a head of department who is going to be doing the interviewing, you’ll find the questions below useful. As an interviewee, you can’t anticipate every question but if you write down answers to the questions below, you’ll certainly fly through a good part of the interview. Writing the answers down will help you remember them. There is a link at the bottom of the post so that you can download these questions if you wish.
Before you answer the questions below, think about what special skills and talents you have. What makes you the most appropriate candidate for the job? What great experiences and successes have you had that you want to tell them about. I’ve always gone into an interview thinking ‘I’m not leaving without telling them about x, y and z.’ Try to work your special skill set and strengths into your answers.
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Make sure you’re armed with a question that shows you’ve done your research about the school. If your prepared question has already been addressed within the interview simply say that you were going to ask about ‘X’ but that they’ve already answered that question. Or have more than one question. If you didn’t get the opportunity to share some of your special skills and talents within the questioning, be bold and ask if you can share your experience. ‘May I tell you about a particularly successful art club I ran…’ ‘May I tell you about an intervention strategy that I’ve had great success with…’
If you have any interview questions that you’ve been asked that are not listed above please comment below. To download this list of questions in a form ready for you to fill in, please click the image below.
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