A clipboard full of questions typed,
Read and reread several times
Before the hands are shaken and
Those vital first impressions made.
I’m going to be speaking to a head teacher about a position tomorrow evening. It’s not an interview, but it is a chance for me to find out a little bit about the school and the team that are looking for a teacher.
I’m feeling those familiar little flutters in my stomach. But even though they are familiar, I can’t decide whether it’s excitement or nerves. A while ago, it would have definitely been nerves and they would be so bad that I’d almost be throwing up.
But now I know that this is more about me finding out about them. Of course, he will be sizing me up a bit, as I want a job, but this is the time that I should be having some fun. Every other trainee has got a job in their placement school so they don’t have the fun of shopping around. I want this guy to sell his school to me!
I have been writing down all of my questions and now all I have to do is smile and be myself. I always used to try and put on this facade that just didn’t match what I was feeling. I’d try to behave like a girl boss and it’s not me. I’m a bit dizzy and that’s fine. And it’s probably best that they see that from the outset.
Wish me luck
4 thoughts on “interviewing the interviewer”
I wish you well! I really hope it all goes smoothly. You’re wise to be prepared, but without rehearsing every word. I hope you’ll let us know how it went.
It was very informal and he did a lot of the talking so I think it was OK. I just have to get a REAL interview now!
Some nervousness is normal. I’m sure you know this. Actors use stage fright to give a fresh and energetic performance.
It’s great that you’re taking your own questions. The interview should go both ways, after all.
I hope it is a good conversation.
It was good and it’s so exciting to find out about all the different schools.