Sharing my long interview process

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  1. MrsJay

    MrsJay Rookie

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    I had an interview with a great district in CA about 3 weeks ago. I went to the interview not really sure what to expect since most of my friends were interviewing and getting hired in another closer district.

    All in all the interview process was about 2 1/2 hours long! Every friend I talked to had 15 - 30 minute interviews.

    I started off with a panel interview. There were 10 principals, an assistant superintendent and an HR rep. This part was about 30 minutes. They all asked me questions and then I got to ask them questions.

    I was then told I passed round 1 and can move on to round 2. I didn't know there was a round 2 :eek:

    I was sent to a room with computers. I needed to sit down and take an assessment, write a lesson plan and a letter to parents inviting them to back to school night. They gave me a 3rd grade language arts standard for the lesson plan. It was timed, I had one hour to complete.

    I completed the assessment and had to print out all of my work. I thought I would turn them in and leave. Nope!

    I was told to go back and sit in the waiting room because I had to present all of it to the panel. This was round 3. I waited for about 30 minutes to go back in because they were interviewing other candidates.

    I get called to go back in and present to the panel. I needed to teach my lesson and explain why I chose the strategies that I did and how this would benefit my students. I also needed to read my letter as if I was hosting back to school night. I was then asked MORE questions and finally told that my interview was over and they would make a decision next week.

    My interview was at 8 AM and at this point it was 10:30 AM.

    It went really well though because I was offered a contract teaching kindergarten in Southern California :):):) I am so happy with where I am going to be and am proud of myself for surviving that marathon interview!
     
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  3. agdamity

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    Congrats! That does sound like a lot to do without any notice!
     
  4. vateacher757

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    Congrats!!!!!!!

    I would have been exhausted, lol.
     
  5. My3kloves

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    Wow! Talk about putting you on the spot. Kind of cool but I'm thankful I haven't had to do that. Lol

    Congrats on a job well deserved!!!
     
  6. yellowdaisies

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    Congratulations! That sounds like a completely insane interview process, but I'm glad it worked out so well for you!! :)
     
  7. DressageLady

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    Congratulations! That sounds like a grueling experience. But perhaps it is better to get it all done in one marathon session like that?

    Anyway! Well done!
    Sheilah
     
  8. swansong1

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    So happy for you! Obviously you have shown them that you have what it takes!!
     
  9. hep223

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    Congratulations! Way to go!! (I would have been freaked by the 10 panel interview!!) You are going to be an amazing teacher. :)
     

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