Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Teaching


Teaching is a tricky thing. Especially in Ohio. Instead of hiring new teachers, schools are laying off. Since December 2009 (my graduation) I've been stressing about finding a job. I was worried I would have to find a new career before mine even began.  But a few weeks ago, a letter came in the mail to give me a tiny ray of hope. I scored an interview next Wednesday, in my hometown, which is hiring 7-14 teachers (mostly kindergarten). So teacher friends (or other friends who may be expert interviewees) I need advice... Questions to look out for? Things to avoid?
Anything you can give would be helpful. And please cross all your fingers for me!
Thanks!

13 comments:

Maria said...

Congrats! I am not in the teaching field but I am in HR and I can tell you to avoid asking questions about benefits right off the bat, to come equipped with lots of good questions, and some letters of recommendation are always helpful. Good luck!!!

Jenna Lee said...

Its a tough market for everyone. I wish you the best of luck. Be yourself. Do your homework about the school and what it prides itself on and maybe even a little history. The more you know the better. Get an edge on the competition any way you can. Oh and wear and AWESOME interview outfit!

Morgan said...

So excited for you! I know you'll do great in the interview... just be your sweet self!

Lia {sprightly} said...

Congratulations, and good luck! :) Just be yourself, be well prepared, and don't stress too much.

Karena said...

Lindsay best wishes I know it will be great!!

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Holly said...

you will be great! just be yourself, show how eager and enthusiastic you are but dont come off desperate. show them that not only are you a good fit for them, but they are a good fit for you. you will nail it!!

Rhiannon {Hey Gorg} said...

Yay!! So exciting Linds :) Fingers and toes crossed!!! xo

Molly said...

Positivity! Always go in to an interview with a positive outlook, and you'll do well. You need to come with questions to ask the interviewer, and know the mission statement of the school.

Good luck!

Danielle said...

oh good luck! always come with questions...ive learned from HR people always have something up your sleeve when they end with "do you have any questions for us"

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I emailed you with some advice from my own experience. Hope you get the job!

Cara-Mia said...

Ah congratulations!

I live in California, which is laying off SO many teachers. Even my cooperating teacher that I did my student teaching with was let go. Definitely a scary time, but that's great you have an interview! Best of luck. :D

Jamie said...

Good luck! Go into the interview with a smile on your face and you'll do great!

Stef said...

Congratulations & good luck! I'm also in Ohio and looking for a teaching job and I know that is NOT easy. Here's a message board discussion that I bookmarked from other girls who have gone through teaching interviews...hope this helps! http://community.thenest.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/50417534.aspx