Preparing For A School Interview
Going for an interview can be a nerve-wracking experience for candidates, and a recent study has shown the importance of building a strong rapport with the interviewer. The report, suggests that the first two to three minutes of meeting the interviewer(s) can make all the difference when it comes to being considered for the role.
Being able to comfortably make appropriate conversation with the interviewer can have an immediate impact in whether you are suitable for the role. Being able to confidently make relaxed conversation, helps to portray the type of person you are and whether or not you’d be a good fit in their school. The study found that overall the candidates who could engage in general conversation with their peers were thought of more favourably than those who didn’t.
Whilst, there is obviously much more involved in securing your next teaching role than simply your ability to make small talk, it can have a massive impact on how you are instantly perceived. Therefore it’s important to ensure you are prepared prior to any interview. Preparing yourself by carrying out research on the school and the curriculum as well as dressing appropriately and arriving in good time are all ways of ensuring you’re comfortable and confident.
Here at Future Education we’re always here to help candidates prepare for interviews, so if you feel nervous or simply require advice on how to secure you’re next teaching job in London then, simply contact our friendly recruitment team.