oops - another interview question!

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  1. MizJudy

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    I think I remember years ago being asked about my weakness(es) as a teacher in my interview for my current position. Is it a common question in interviews? If so, what have others said? Any ideas? I know it needs to be something I can spin as a positive, but what actually should be said? Help...
     
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  3. liz

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    I am a teacher on the personnel committee at my school. One question we asked is "What skills would you need to do this job?" We are looking for applicants to share some things that they need to work on (we all can improve ourselves...). Some things I've heard are organizational skills, computer skills,etc. Don't say things like interpersonal skills or work ethic kind of things....hope this helps.
     
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    I always say my weakness is perfectionism-I always want to do more but that I've learned when to stop. ;)
     
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    What I would say....

    I completely agree with the perfectionist comment. I have also said things like, " I have a problem saying no to people, so if I am not careful I get overextended." You can then spin that one :rolleyes: into "But that same weakness is what helps me succeed as a teacher, because I never give up on a child. My perfectionism drives me to help him or her succeed." Hope this helps.
     

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