By: Jacquelyn Heidegger Hamilton, M.S., Coordinator Senior, ASU New Student Programs
You have decided you have what it takes to be a teacher. Now it’s time to craft your story to demonstrate your fit for teaching positions. Through your applications and interviews, you will want to describe your strengths, skills, personality, and values in relation to each position, which you are applying. This might sound like a daunting task, but the following five quick-tips break it down for you:
Identify a clear idea of the position you want to obtain and review job descriptions to identify the key attributes employers are seeking.
Make a list of your transferable skills,strengths, and your career competencies.
Curate your relevant experiences and skills on your 1-page resume.
Reflect on specific examples and stories that demonstrate why you are uniquely qualified for the positions to which you are applying. These can be used in your cover letter and during your interview.
Identify 3-4 references that can speak to the skills and experiences you have developed for the position you are applying to.
Seek out examples of typical interview questions and begin jotting down potential responses. Be sure to include specific examples you can use to showcase the skills you bring to the position.
Plan to dress for success.
Gather together potential projects or work samples that you can share at your interview.
Prepare for successful follow-up post-interview to ensure you leave a lasting professional impression.