Practice Your Interviewing Skills

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It’s never too early (or too late) to  practice your interviewing skills. The more prepared you are the better you will feel about the whole interview experience.

Each spring, the MSU College of Education Alumni Board offers the Get-A-Job mock interview event for all teaching interns. This is an AWESOME opportunity to practice your interviewing skills and get real feedback from a current or former school administrator. It’s not often that we can truly find out what our interviewing strengths and weaknesses are so don’t miss your chance to get this invaluable feedback.

Beyond attending this event, don’t hesitate to google interview questions for teachers and start practicing on your own. You can also use systems like  InterviewStream to help you prepare as well. This is an interactive interviewing resource that allows you to record your answers and play them back for review. Super helpful.

Lastly, you may want to use the PARK method to help you answer behavioral based questions such as “tell me about a time you had to deal with a disruptive student…how did you handle this situation?” It is a great way to get your thoughts in order and provide a clear, concise, well thought out answer.

For more interviewing help, be sure to check out the MSU Career Services web site.

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