How do I make a good impression tomorrow

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  1. futureteach24

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    I'm meeting with my new dept. chair for next school year. The last school was not a "good fit", so I want to do better this time. How did you make a good impression?
     
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    Be yourself.
     
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    Listen actively and ask questions.
     
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    May be a little late for you but for others reading and what it's worth

    Act keen and be willing to take on any extra roles they require of you. In my experience a boss is most interested in having staff that will be effective and not create extra work for them. Being versatile and showing an eagerness to help can be the best way to create a good impression. But be careful not to be taken advantage of, you do not want to be in a position where your doing your bosses work for him/her.
     
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    spend some time reflecting on your school year: what worked, what do you plan to change/ improve upon for next year?
    (you don't have to share, but you can have ready answers if the chair asks you those type of questions)


    then listen to what your dept chair has to say. let them lead the conversation. keep your questions and answers to the point (most don't have a lot of time and babbling will annoy some, so choose your words wisely.)

    your key goal should be how can you be a better teacher and how can you help, your students and the school grow and improve?

    be honest and positive.
     
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    Be kind, polite and grateful.
    Be willing to help.
    Be willing to learn and grow.

    You want to be yourself but you want to be the best version of yourself, and you want to be honest but leave out any negativity that you have. After all, you are not here to fulfill your own needs you are here to do a job that is required of you.
     
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    Don't forget to put on deodorant.
     
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    So true. I was the first interviewer, and she was setting up a table. I immediately offered to help move it. She said she knew from that point that she was going to hire me.
     
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    part of it is being observant and filling the need without having to asked to do it just because it needed to be done. :) that will leave a good impression with most people.
     

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