Interview Tips
Before the interview
Getting ready for
the video interview
During the interview
After the interview
Looking for a teaching job, like any other job search can be exhausting and often requires a lot of time, effort and energy. Oftentimes, it is not enough to just secure an interview; you need to be able to nail that interview to secure the job. The questions is…..HOW? In this article, we will give you some tips on how to prepare and get yourself ready for the interview as well as provide you with some questions that are typically asked during the interview session.
Preparation is key to a successful interview. It’s always good to
research about the school, their course materials and
curriculum, as this will give you a better understanding of the kind of employer that you would like to work with and will help you in your decision later on. This will also show them how
interested and serious you are in the job you are interviewing for.

You can also prepare the questions you might want to ask the employer. You can write down as many questions as you can and the interviewer will be more than happy to answer them!
Interviews are usually done through Skype or Wechat and are mostly video calls thus, you need to ensure that you have a stable and fast connection and your microphone and web camera are both working.  Look for a quiet place to avoid any distractions and take note of the schedule. Remember that there will be time differences between you and the interviewer, so better check beforehand to avoid any confusion. Lastly, look your best and remember that power dressing is important to create a good image and a lasting impression so dress professionally!
Different schools have different interview process. Some schools will only do one interview with the Academic Director while others will have 2 interviews, one from HR and next from senior management. Initial interview normally lasts between 20- 30 minutes, while the 2nd interview is between 30- 60 minutes.
The first part of the interview generally focuses on teaching methodologies, classroom management, teaching experiences, lesson preparation and the likes, while the 2nd interview will be an assessment of your soft skills and your character. You maybe asked about communication skills, conflict management, your views on teaching and working in a team with different culture and nationalities. If you have questions, it’s always best to save it during the last part of the interview session so as not to interrupt the process. Remember to relax, keep calm, stay focused and don’t be nervous, you are one step away from getting that dream job!
Feedback is usually given within 24 to 48 hours after the final interview so keeping your communication lines open is very important! If you don’t hear from the school after 2 days, you can always follow up with them politely.
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