Didn't Reference My Portfolio Once!

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  1. wanting2teach

    wanting2teach Rookie

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    I had an interview last week and brought my extensive portfolio with me. I had it on the table right in front of me during the whole interview and didn't reference it once!

    The interview did go really well. I fully answered all their questions and we had a very positive conversation. They did not ask to see anything, and when I left the interview, I felt great!

    Only later did I realize I hadn't even opened my portfolio. Anyone else ever do this? Did I completely shoot myself in the foot?
     
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  3. TeacherNY

    TeacherNY Maven

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    I brought my portfolio to my last interview and the principal did not ask to see it. I did mention I had examples of lessons and he said that we could get to it at the end of the interview. Well, after an hour and a half interview he never did have time to look at it. I got the job anyway!
     
  4. AlwaysAttend

    AlwaysAttend Fanatic

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    *extensive portfolio

    A portfolio should not be that extensive. It needs to be something they could quickly look through, or you can quickly show an example of.
     
  5. Peachyness

    Peachyness Virtuoso

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    I bring my portfolio to all interviews and used it only once. I've gotten jobs without it. So, don't worry about that.
     
  6. mopar

    mopar Multitudinous

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    You use it when you need it, it is just a tool. You sound like you didn't need it! Don't worry about it.
     

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