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  • 1.  Teacher interview

    Posted 13 days ago

    Hello,
                I am looking for some help regarding my interview in child care facility as an assistant teacher. Can someone please guid me how can I pass my interview as I failed couple of interviews as I don't have professional experience and I just completed my ECE preschool certification. 

    Thanks! 

    I will appreciate your help!!



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    Savita Sharma
    Central Piedmont CC
    Concord NC
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  • 2.  RE: Teacher interview
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    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Savita,
    What's your geographic region? I have been in recruiting and hiring, but I can only speak for the Boston area and Western MA...
    -Lauren

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    Lauren Stauble
    Consultant/Faculty/ECE Admin
    Boston, MA
    feelthinkconnect.com
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  • 3.  RE: Teacher interview

    Posted 12 days ago

    Thank you Lauren Stauble for your reply. . I am looking for job in Charlotte,North Carolina. 


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    Savita Sharma
    Central Piedmont CC
    Concord NC
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  • 4.  RE: Teacher interview

    Posted 12 days ago
    In MA you need months of experience in a licensed center in addition to your coursework for Teacher Certification. We sometimes hire  someone if they aren't certified if we think they have strong qualifications or are clearly aligned with our values. In order to build your qualifications, I would normally suggest volunteering, but I imagine NC is not allowing volunteers in the classrooms right now because of COVID. Perhaps there is a center that would take a volunteer for other responsibilities? Then you could build relationships in your ECE community.
    Also, I recommend reaching out to the faculty who taught the courses you took. They know you - your skills, and personality - and may have specific tips for you in preparing for interviews and approaching center admin about volunteer opportunities.
    I hope that helps!

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    Lauren Stauble
    Consultant/Faculty/ECE Admin
    Boston, MA
    feelthinkconnect.com
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  • 5.  RE: Teacher interview

    Posted 11 days ago
    Yes, you are right. I do have couple of years volunteer experience with children while completing my certificate. That's why I started applying in school. May be I need more practice to prepare my interview. I am also trying to contact my career advisor too. Let's c how it works. Thanks for your inputs to help me! I Appreciate it.

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    Savita Sharma
    Central Piedmont CC
    Concord NC
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  • 6.  RE: Teacher interview

    Posted 11 days ago
    Salita,
    Glad I could help. Let us know how the next interview goes. I'm betting you will land the job!

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    Cheryl Quillman
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  • 7.  RE: Teacher interview

    Posted 11 days ago
    Can you get a letter of recommendation (or maybe two) from the teachers where you got your certification to show at your interview? Was there any hands-on experiences during your training you can talk about? These will help show you have the experience and skills the center is looking for. Good luck!

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    Cheryl Quillman
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  • 8.  RE: Teacher interview

    Posted 11 days ago
    Thanks for your good advise, I will work on that for sure! All my instructors are very helpful and nice. Appreciate your help!!

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    Savita Sharma
    Central Piedmont CC
    Concord NC
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  • 9.  RE: Teacher interview

    Posted 3 days ago
    Savita,

    Many times I interviewed for a teacher position.  I found that I have to go in with "confidence."
    Have an "I can do this" attitude.  Stand tall and believe in all the things you know about preschool.
    Confidence, use as a mantra during the interview, say I can do that.
    You got this.
    Thank you,

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    Melanie Smith
    The Preschool Doctor
    thepreschooldoctor.com
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  • 10.  RE: Teacher interview

    Posted 3 days ago

    Yes! You are right Melanie! I will definitely do that. Thanks for your advice. Appreciate it. 





  • 11.  RE: Teacher interview

    Posted 2 days ago
    I have found that having a portfolio really impressed people on an interview. Include copies of certificates and transcripts, letters of recommendation, and documentation of your best lessons. If you have photos, include those, just put stickers over kids faces. This also helps initiate conversation about your experience. It shows them what you were able to learn in the field.

    This takes a little time to set up, but as you teach, you can add your best lessons so that it is up to date of you see a new position you want or your position ever gets downsized.

    Good luck!

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    Dawn Hale
    Preschool Teacher
    ASA at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
    Hazelwood MO
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