Job Search Resources

Your interview for a teaching position is usually your first opportunity to meet individuals from the school district. Most teaching interviews are conducted by a committee consisting of staff members and parents from the school. It is essential that you are organized and professional in all you do and say.

  • Research the school district before your interview in order to become familiar with their programs and philosophy.
  • Many school districts provide you with sample interview questions before the interview, so be prepared to answer these questions.
  • Professional appearance is essential.
  • Arrive at the interview a few minutes early, introduce yourself to the office assistant with confidence and explain why you are there.
  • You may want to have some extra resumes and letters of recommendation with you to share with the members of the committee.
  • Think about what you want to say before you say it and keep your explanations brief and interesting.
  • It may be helpful to have a notepad with questions you would like to ask the interview committee.
    • Your questions can give the interview committee an idea of how knowledgeable you are about educational issues. Your questions should reflect your philosophy about teaching and other expertise that you may have.
    • Remember that the interview can go both ways. You need to highlight your interests and skills, but you also need to determine whether the teaching position is a good match for you.