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How to rock your teaching interview - remote style

Updated: Mar 13

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Logistics – prep before your virtual interview

This is all about the lights, camera, and action. First, let people in your household know when your interview will occur and where you will be!

Next, it is time to check yourself!

  • Is it clear and clean?

  • Professional vibe?

  • Are you sitting high enough in your chair?

  • Turn on as many lights as you can around you

  • Make it bright

  • Make sure that the correct speakers audio are selected

  • Test your speakers

  • Test your mic

  • Use a headset if you have one!

  • Is the correct webcam selected?

  • Keep it professional

  • Dress professionally from top to bottom!

  • Look at your camera, not the screen or thumbnail

  • Keep focused on that little dot or light

  • It's like making eye contact with your interviewer

Practice, practice, practice!
  • Set up a Skype call with a relative and practice talking to the camera.

  • Also, practice the functions of the tool you are using

Best practices
Google yourself
  • Know what's online about you!

  • Check the images, news, videos, and more!

  • Own your digital presence. Make it positive, professional, and present

Show don't tell
  • Show what YOU did

  • Show how you accomplished goals and teaching standards

  • Show, don't tell

  • Use your digital portfolio to connect your passions with the community or culture.

Additional resources

Follow up - Seal the deal!
  • Send a thank-you note.

  • It goes a long way!

  • (listen to an episode about this topic!)

  • Send a personal follow-up thank you email to each person who interviewed you.

  • Share something interesting or a link to something you mentioned in your interview.

Let's recap first: prep for your virtual interview with lights, camera, audio, and action! Practice using the technology that will be used during the interview! Next, review some common questions that are asked during the interview process. Lastly, follow up with a thank-you note! It does go a long way!

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