Interviews

It all comes down to this . . .

You’ve spent considerable time reflecting on your teaching and putting together your portfolio. You’ve found that job which is just perfect (or at least, perfect enough for right now), and you’ve collected as much information about it that you reasonably could. You’ve sent in your application materials, and you’ve waited. Now it’s your big moment – take a deep breath, read through our tips or the resources below for pointers, review your materials, trust in yourself, and go in there and shine! Do your best – we need good language teachers like yourself in the classroom!

 

TiPPS HANDOUTS ON INTERVIEWS

Interview TiPPS (revised 2016)

Sample interview questions (PDF file)

What About Telephone Interviews? (PDF file)

 

BOOKS ON INTERVIEWS

Vick, J. M., Furlong, J. S., & Lurie, R. (2016). The academic job search handbook. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. [This excellent book is available online for University of Hawaii at Mānoa faculty, staff, and students.]

 

WEBSITES ON INTERVIEWS

Job Interview Advice – Monster.com

This site contains a plethora of interview tips and resources for all stages of the interview process.

Interview Resources – College of William and Mary

Another good site that takes you step-by-step through the interview process with plenty of tips and links.

The Path to Interviewing Success – Collegegrad.com

Conversational Rapport

Interesting article about conversational rapport during interviews

 

TIPS FOR VIDEO/SKYPE INTERVIEWS

How to Ace Your Video Interview

Many excellent tips and strategies for before, during, and after a video interview

The Ultimate Guide to Acing a Video Interview

A great many technical and presentational pointers here.

How to Have an Unforgettable Skype Interview

Other important reminders

11 Tech Tips for a Stress-Free Video Interview

Ace Your Skype Interview

2 Responses to Interviews

  1. Morze says:

    I do agree with all of the ideas you have presented in your post. They’re really convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are very short for beginners. Could you please extend them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

  2. admin says:

    Thanks for your interest in TiPPS! The web descriptions may be short, but our downloadable handouts included on those pages provide plenty more details and tips. And, of course, graduate students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa who attend our TiPPS workshops get the full information; they’re who we designed TiPPS for in the first place. We just decided to share everything on the web as well, so people outside UH could benefit too.

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