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)
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
This site contains a plethora of interview tips and resources for all stages of the interview process.
Another good site that takes you step-by-step through the interview process with plenty of tips and links.
Interesting article about conversational rapport during interviews
TIPS FOR VIDEO/SKYPE INTERVIEWS
Many excellent tips and strategies for before, during, and after a video interview
A great many technical and presentational pointers here.
Other important reminders