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Successful Teaching Interviews, Part 3
Esther Redding has a few more ideas to tip the balance in your favor at that all-important job interview.11. Be prepared to discuss a "worst-case scenario. Many administrators will set up fictitious situations to see how you'll react. "Since you can't be aware of the discipline policy in each individual school, you can cover this by saying that you'll naturally follow the school's policy ... and you'll contact the parents," says Redding. Communicating with all parties is critical. 12. Ask how you can get your music program out into the public. "If you have performing groups, you will probably be presenting a winter and spring concert," says Redding, "but inquire about opportunities to have your students play at nursing homes, the mall, etc." Good PR and effective advocacy are vital to your job and your program's success.
Esther Redding suggests that a professional, thorough resume and portfolio, professional attire, a firm handshake, and "under control" technology can help give you an edge in an interview.A few more of Redding's tips to up your game: 7. Bring your instrument along on the interview. "Many administrators don't care how well you play," says Redding, "but it doesn't hurt to show that you're willing to perform if they so desire.
Successful Teaching Interviews, Part 1
Make sure your resume is professional in appearance [have a friend or colleague read it!].
Online programs offer suggestions as to format and content.
Redding adds: "This piece of paper is your first contact with the school district.
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