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Interview 101 Teaching Edition Part 2: Your questions answered

Updated: Jun 27, 2022

Hey Edumagicians,

During this podcast episode, I sit down with Candance Green, and we talk about the teaching interview questions you submitted on our Instagram story. Before we jump into the questions, we share our teaching interview stories - they are not meant to scare you but to show you, hey, we got through the interview process (many times) and look where we are today. We all get nervous and anxious about interviews - we all go through it - but we CAN do it.

Here are your questions from Instagram answered live! Lovin' what we are discussing? You will want to check out the Interview 101: Teacher Edition Course!

1. Question: How long should we wait to follow up after an interview?


  • Follow up with a thank you card immediately to each person on the interview panel.

  • Ask before you leave who to follow up with and their email address.

2. Question: How can I personalize my cover letter for that job after researching the school?


  • Find who the cover letter is going to, and address it to that specific person.

  • Mention the school in the cover letter.

  • Mention something specific about the school that is of interest to you.

  • CC resume and cover letter to the district leader and their administrative assistant.

3. Question: How do you ask for a different time if an interview time doesn't work for you?


  • Do everything that you can to be there at the time. But if you have a prior commitment that is not flexible, let them know and ask!

  • Be polite and considerate.

  • Is there any other time available? I have _____ or a different time on that date?

  • I appreciate your help with scheduling this interview.

  • I want to be there, but I can't _______

4. Question: Fancy resume vs. traditional resume?


  • No picture on your resume; instead, use a QR code

  • Canva for education to create a template

  • Be aware of fonts and size, and add color to the resume! Try blue!

  • Update it!

  • A professional email address is needed on your resume.

5. Question: How do you answer the question - share your greatest strength and weakness.


  • Share your strength, then share a story about how you showed this strength

  • Don't say a weakness that you have as a strength, ex. perfectionism

  • Share how you are working on that weakness - what is your plan for working on this weakness.

  • Be a human!