Interview tomorrow!

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  1. Jlyn07

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    I have an interview tomorrow for an elementary AIS position. I know this stuff, I would be perfect for this job BUT...I get so nervous during interviews that I don't know how to come off as confident as I really feel. Any last minute suggestions so I can finally land a job?
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    Just tell me, now, why you're so perfect for the job.
     
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    Good luck, Jlyn!
     
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    good luck!!! let us know how it goes.
     
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    Best wishes.
     
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    Good luck and believe in yourself. If you believe in yourself it will come across in your interview.
     
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    Alice, I have a master's degree in literacy and have been working as a teacher assistant for the past two years. Much of my current position involves helping students one-on-one or in small groups in ELA or Math, which is exactly what the interview is for. I find that I work best with students who have disabilities or just need a little more assistance than most students. Last year, I developed a individualized reading plan for one of my 7th grade students who was reading at a K-1 level. I worked on phonics and sight words with him while still keeping him current on the classwork he was missing while we were working on his reading skills. This year he is reading at a 3-4 grade level so he has definitely made progress.

    I want this job, doing small group ELA (and math) is what I know I'll be best at and this is a pretty good district as well.
     
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    That sounds perfect! Go in with the confidence in which you answered Alice's question. Say over and over and over in your mind.... I am the one. I am the one. I am the one perfect fit for this job. Believe it when you walk in. Take your time when answering questions. Be thoughtful when you speak and when you do talk about why you would be the best fit... let them HEAR your passion.
     
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    My interview went well; the principal seemed to really like my answers and they were impressed by my brochure. I should hear something tomorrow - they want someone to start next week. I'm crossing my fingers and telling myself that *this* is MY job!
     
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    I'm hoping that's exactly what you said at the interview :)
     
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    How do we make a brochure? I would like to see a sample one. Right now, I'm making bubbles, not splashes.
     
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    I got the job!!! : )
     
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    Congratulations, Jlyn!
     
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    YAY!!!
     

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