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6 soft skills that teachers need to talk about in their interview.

LinkedIn (2020) have just released their latest report and it outlines loads of quality information, much of it relevant to teachers.

Teachers all over the world are finding it challenging at the moment to land their next contract. Offers are being rescinded, schools are juggling positions and reconsidering their hiring needs.

Teachers need to be fully aware of what skills schools are looking for so they have the best chance of being successful in their interview.

As we teach students, the best way to ACE your exam (or interview in this case), is to BE PREPARED.

Here are 6 soft skills that you need to have (and be able to talk about HOW you have demonstrated this at your school):

  1. Adaptability

  2. Culture Add

  3. Collaboration

  4. Leadership

  5. Growth Potential

  6. Prioritisation

If you have an interview looming then take a moment to sit down and think deeply about these soft skills.

Make a cup of tea, find a quiet place (away from kids, the dog, the craziness! lol) and grab a notebook...

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Teacher job interview soft skill: Collaboration.

Another question that teachers are often asked in interviews is "Tell me about a time that you collaborated with others?"

In their latest report, LinkedIn (2020) identifies "50% of great collaborators also tend to be top performers. When a role requires teamwork, strong collaboration skills make a big difference".

During this pandemic, teachers all over the world have proved themselves to be AMAZING collaborators.

We have come together to share resources, support each other, figure out how Zoom works (lol I am still trying!!) and give the best to our students.

Every. Single. Teacher. now has a story about collaboration they can share in their next job interview.

Five questions you might be asked include:

  1. Give an example of when you had to work with someone who was difficult to get along with. How did you handle interactions with that person?

  2. Tell me about a time when you were communicating with someone and they did not understand you. What did you do?

  3. Tell me about one of your...

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