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Top tips for great interviews

Teaching in London  requires attending an interview.

The short time you spend at a job interview could have a dramatic effect on your work prospects.

 Top tips for successful teaching interviews:

Be punctual
Be well groomed and wear appropriate attire for the profession
Be friendly, professional and smile!
Use the interviewers name, shake their hand
Try to relax – nerves are natural.
Slow down and take a few breaths to compose yourself
Take a seat
When offered a seat, sit upright – don’t slouch, fidget or chew gum
Be prepared
concentrate on answering questions by drawing on concrete examples from your experience that demonstrates your skills
Listen carefully
ask for clarifying information if necessary
Speak clearly
confidently and maintain eye contact
Prepare a list of pertinent and well-informed questions to ask
Take a copy of your career portfolio
Highlight pertinent parts & write trigger words to help your memory
Thank the interviewer
Thank the interviewer for their time and tell them you want the work (if you do!) and the value you would bring to their organisation


If for any reason you are unable to attend the scheduled interview always let the interviewer know as soon as possible.

Being a ‘no show’ is considered unprofessional and will be remembered by the organisation.

It is important to perform well within a limited time frame in order to maximise your prospects. You will need to present yourself in an effective manner, targeting your approach to meet the requirements of the work.

The purpose of  the teaching interview is to discuss your interest in the work and assess your ability to undertake it successfully.

It verifies if you have the knowledge, abilities and experience necessary to do the work and assess whether you have the type of personality that you will be able to fit in with your prospective co-workers.

Email your CV/resume to us so we can get the ball rolling!

E: djm.teach@talktalk.net