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    Default How do I prepare for this interview?

    For the past 4 yrs I've been working as a substitute teacher

    year 1 7w as a library paraprofessional then the remainder of the year as a reg sub
    year 2 I worked as a long term sub for a para named Sue from Nov - March and remainder of the year reg teacher
    year 3 Sue was injured & ill and I worked for her from Oct - end of the year
    year 4 (this yr) Sue was again ill and I've been covering for her since Mid Nov. She retired in Jan and I applied for her permanent position over Christmas break.

    I heard nothing back so I asked the principal who told me she'd received several applications and would schedule interviews 2nd wk of Jan. I've heard nothing from the principle since. I've asked the lead teacher who told the principal that at this point it would be detrimental to the classes I'm in etc. Nothing.

    Today, lead teacher told me that the principal is possibly scheduling an interview with me for tomorrow. I've heard nothing directly. I made the comment that I'd be happy to do it after school and lead teacher said no its done during the day b/c the interviewing parties would otherwise have to stay - so I dont even know who I would be interviewing with.

    How should I prepare, if at all?

    I'm hugely stressed by this b/c I'm now in a situation where I NEED an income. before, subbing was enough but things have changed. I was actually thinking about how to warn lead teacher that I need to start looking for a real job rather than being a sub b/c I cant be w/o an income come June.

    thanks for making it this far.
    dd1 10/05
    dd2 11/09
    and 2 cocker spaniels

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    Congrats!
    Wear something nicer than the usual.
    Don’t know if you submitted a resume, but if you have not, draw one up listing past work experience—esp your most recent and most relevant experience.
    Be confident! Tell them you really want the job and the timing is great.
    Best of luck!
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    I wouldnít say anything else to the lead teacher. Telling them you arenít going to sub isnít necessary. If they want to hire you they will if not start applying now for other jobs.

    In our school the teachers who will work with the candidate have a lot of say in who gets hired so remember that.

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    Did the interview happen? How did it go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KpbS View Post
    Did the interview happen? How did it go?
    Thanks for asking. Nope. Too many people out today. But the principal spoke to me today & scheduled it for tomorrow afternoon.

    I'm struggling trying to prepare & figure out what to wear etc.
    dd1 10/05
    dd2 11/09
    and 2 cocker spaniels

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    Good luck!!! I am sure you’ll do great, you have the hang of the job already
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    Do you get the sense at all that this is a formality? I would dress extra nice, spend some extra time on hair and makeup, and go in confident that you have been doing an excellent job and are truly the best candidate.

    Iíd think of a few examples you can give if when you overcame a challenge in your class, or made adaptions for a student, or dealt with collaborating with the teacher. .

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