This morning's interview

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  1. Miss L

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    I am having mixed feelings about my interview this morning and I can't stop thinking about it!

    I met with a principal and an assistant principal. The principal seemed very standoffish and not interested in the interveiw. It was very short (only about 20 minutes) and they asked the standard interview questions I've been seeing on this forum (which was good, I was a little prepared for them!)

    I brought a mini-portfolio full of examples that I left with them and I was able to reference a couple samples at various points which I think looked good (and helped ease my nerves). The start of the interview was a little rough though, I felt like a rambling idiot. I had all these great answers all rehearsed out in my head but once I got nervous, it was hard to keep them organized. I hope I didn't blow my chance. I usually don't get that nervous but the way the principal seemed so cold (?) and distant, it really threw me off.

    I was told they would be doing 2nd interviews tomorrow with some candidates and the Superintendent. The principal told me that I could get a call today to set up the interview, I might not. If not, they would mail me a letter telling me they decided to go in another direction. His closing line was pretty much "We don't sugar coat it".

    ahh! So nervous! I'm still all shook up, I think!
     
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  3. JenL

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    relax...there is nothing you can do about it now! it may not have been you...the principal could just be having a bad day.
    make yourself busy today and i will keep my fingers crossed you get a call this afternoon.
     
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    Hopefully you will hear some good news soon. I'm finding that some principals are just very hard to read.
     
  5. Miss L

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    I sure hope so! A lot of people I have talked to so far today have told me that it could be either his way of not trying to get my hopes up or seeing how I work under pressure. My mom's good friend had a TERRIBLE interview experience, then her 2nd interview went great! She asked them why they had been so cold for the first one and they said they wanted to see how she worked under pressure....and that she passed their test!

    *fingers crossed*
     
  6. terptoteacher

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    Yeah! My husband is on the interview board for his firedepartment. He says that they purposly stare and have a disinterested look or an intense stare from one of the interviewers to see how the candidated handles stress.

    Let us know!!!!!!!
     
  7. Miss L

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    oh wow, that's making me feel better. I hope I didn't buckle under the pressure though...yikes!
     
  8. Big Shirley

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    Good luck. I hope they call you for the second interview. I always replay them over in my mind too. It is hard when you think "oh, I should have said......" Try not to overthink it (from the Queen of the overthink) ;)
     
  9. Miss L

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    GREAT NEWS

    The principal just called me for a SECOND INTERVIEW TOMORROW with the Superintendent! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


    WHAT A RELIEF! IM SO EXCITED!:woot:
     
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    Congratulations! :D Way to go!!! Now make sure you keep practicing your answers, are calm and you will do great. You probably don't need it, but good luck! :):)
     
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    That is so exciting! Good luck.:)
     
  12. Weazy

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    Great!! Best of luck to you! I've probably asked you before, but where in OHio?
     
  13. Miss L

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    NE Ohio..Cuyahoga county! :)
     
  14. snickydog

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    Good luck! You'll do great!!! :)
     
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    Congratulations! Good luck with the next round of interviews.
     
  16. Miss L

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    Thank you everyone! Your confidence boosters are great!

    I just love this community! :wub:
     
  17. kiraj

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    Congratulations!!
     
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    Congratulations...knock his/her socks off.

    :2up:
     
  19. ready2teachintx

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    Congrats!!:D
     
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    Congrats! I live in summit county and just had an interview today in Cuyahoga and am with you on the nerves thing. I was lucky because all 4 of my interviewers were super friendly. After every interview I try to find things I did wrong and things I did right. I tell myself everything happens for a reason and if the job was meant to be it will. All we can do is give 100% and show the interviewers who we are. (I suggest a stiff drink - you deserve it. I think bars should run some sort of special for teachers after interviews, like BOGO. ) :2up:
     
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    Congrats!!! Good luck tomorrow! You are one step closer to being hired. wahoo!
     
  22. merigold78

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    good luck to you....go in there tom. and knock 'em dead!! :)

    -meri
     
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    Good luck!
     
  24. Big Shirley

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    Congratulations!!!! I know you will be great! Do a happy dance.
     
  25. Weazy

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    Maybe I missed it, but when is your second interview?
     
  26. fratbrats

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    Congrats! Good luck on your 2nd interview! :2up:
     
  27. Miss W

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    It's today.

    We're rooting for you Miss L! :2up:
     

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