First interview

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  1. mego65

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    My first interview of the year is tomorrow. I'm super nervous and probably won't sleep at all tonight. It is a phone interview and is at 7:15 in the morning. So, I'll be up early.

    I've looked over interview questions. Looked over the district site, the school site, and each of the teacher's sites. I know I'm prepared, but still nervous. It's hard to get a job when you are half of the country away.
     
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  3. emmakate218

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    Just think - you're prepared, you're qualified, and you're the best teacher for that position. Be yourself.

    Good luck!
     
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    Good for you! I take it, you're looking in TX? What part, if I may ask?
     
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    Good luck!! I would have cheat sheets in front of you, if you have a portfolio have it available to refer for questions.
     
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    Good Luck - I am sending good thoughts now because no way will I be up at 7:15 am :) Think positive, remember to listen, and stg's advice about cheat sheets is a great idea.

    Keep us posted :)
     
  7. mego65

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    Yeah, I wrote down all the key words from the sites I looked at and I'm going to have my lap top on one of the teachers schedules. But, I know I will be pacing.

    This interview is South of Austin.
     
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    I'm not worried about the 7:15 except I'm teaching summer school and am supposed to be there at 8. My principal is awesome and is covering my class until I get there. But, it means I have to be ready to walk out the door for work at 7:15 so I can leave as soon as I'm done with the interview.
     
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    Sounds like you have a plan! Good luck!
     
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    Sending you good vibes!!
     
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    I just read this. Good luck! I PMed you. I'm very familiar with the district where you are interviewing.
     
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    Oh! I have a good friend that just moved to Austin! I hear it is lovely. She will be looking for a job now. But not in education! Anyhow, be yourself, have humor, and just relax. Practice in front of a mirror. It will help! All the best!
     
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    Good luck! You'll do great!
     
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    Good luck to you!!
     
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    Waiting for the phone to ring for the interview is horrible!
     
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    It is now 8 minutes late. Not sure how long I should wait until I call.
     
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    I hope that you heard from them!!
     
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    Did you hear anything?
     
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    I hope they called and it went well!
     
  20. mego65

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    After 15 minutes I called. I was freaking out by then. I was informed they were running behind and would call me back in a minute. I expect them to run behind, but I was the first interview. Ten minutes later they finally called, so a total of 25 minutes late. Which meant I was late to work, luckily I told my Principal and she covered my class.

    The interview went ok. I totally blanked on what is your favorite book for K. I see all these books running through my head, and yet at the moment none of the titles are coming to my head. I end up running to my home library and grabbing a random book. So, that didn't go so well, I hate nerves. But, I felt like I answered the rest of the questions well. I gave an example anywhere I could.

    They asked if I could get them my references and they said a few times they would appreciate them by this afternoon. (Which I have gave them the references, but oh well.) I just thought it was good that they would need my references today. I will hear by Tuesday.
     
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    Good luck mego!
     
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    Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
     
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    When can you expect to hear?
     
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    They said they will know tonight and will start calling references. I will know by Tuesday.
     
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    Good luck.
     
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    I'll send some positive thoughts your way!
     
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    I sent Thank You notes to everyone. Even the Principal even though she did not sit in on the interview. But, she is the one who scheduled the interviews and I got a response. The principal wrote back and said that she heard I did great on the interview, but they have two more interviews today and then she will let me know.

    I would love to work for a principal who responds to E-Mails!
     
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    That sounds good to me and I hope that it all works out for you.d
     
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    Crossing my fingers for you mego!!
     
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    mego65, I agree about working for a principal that responds to e-mails! :)

    Sending positive thoughts your way!
     
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    Sounds great! I hope you hear some good news soon!
     

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