My interview tonight was terrible!

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  1. tripletsteacher

    tripletsteacher Companion

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    I just got back from my interview and very disappointed in myself! I have spent the last 5 days practicing for this interview. I did not celebrate Memorial Day or anything with my family because I was too busy preparing. It was all situational questions basically. I felt I took too long to answer and my answers did not come out quite right. I did ask my questions at the end. They said to hopefully make a decision by Friday. ONe of the questions I asked was something about: If I were a teacher here, would I be trained for curriculum mapping. The one princiapal I toured with accidentally said: When you are hired and then stopped herself and jokingly said to the panel__ok someone else take over. Maybe she was thinking that and it accidentally came out. I felt it did not go very well. My carefully prepared answers did not sound near like they did when I prepared. I am chalking this one up as experience.
    I still need to write five thank you letters. Do I call the school tomorrow to ask the names of the three out of the five that I can not remember? Thanks for all of your support the last week!
     
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  3. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Its probably not as bad as you think it went. I would call the school tomorrow. And if they are wanting to make a decision by Friday, I would email the thank yous b/c if you mail them, they might not make it there in time.
     
  4. heart4kids

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    Have you checked the school's website? That's how I got the names of the interview committee last year when I was interviewing. Best of luck...people know you are nervous and understand when your answers aren't perfect. Keep us posted.
     
  5. Kangaroo22

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    It probably didn't go as bad a you think it did. Good luck, hopefully you'll get good news soon!
     
  6. leighbball

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    I agree that it probably didn't go as badly as you feel it did. Definitely check the website or call tomorrow for the names. Next time- write them down! You will be glad you did:)

    I agree with stg that emailing is best for a quick turn around. Good luck with everything!!!!
     
  7. EMonkey

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    I would walk in the thank you cards, put them in the people's mail boxes. It will remind them of who you are in a positive way. Also if they are not going to hire you they may just tell you on the spot. Do not e-mail them, if one of them is not an active e-mail user it could irritate them.

    I have found every interview I thought went very well I didn't get the job, almost any interview I walked away from feeling nervous or like it didn't go very well; I have been offered the job. Go Figure..
     
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  9. merigold78

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    I think everyone on here has at some point had (at least what they perceived to be) a "bad" interview. Hang in there and don't get too down on yourself. I agree w/the other posters that you should definitely get your thank u's in A.S.A.P. I am crossing my fingers and toes for you - GOOD LUCK!!!! :)


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