Discussing A Structured Interview Should Be Developed ( Saylor.org )

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“Before interviewing occurs, criteria and questions for a structured interview should be developed (Saylor.org, 2012, Pl 144). I feel these are the interview questions that are relevant and should remain. Why did you apply for this job? It’s important to find out why they are applying? Did they just obtain a degree, are they changing jobs, did the last one not make them happy, do they change jobs often? This can lead into the candidate opening up to the interviewer. What do you know about the school? It’s important for the candidate to do their research before coming to the interview. It actually shows that you care and are doing your due diligence before the interview. This allows them to be viewed as prepared, educated and ready to take on the job. If the candidate walks in with no information, they wouldn’t be able to tell you what attracted them to your company. Why did you decide to pursue a career in teaching? It’s important for the interviewer to understand the candidates underlying motivations for selecting this career. It is also a good question for the interviewer to learn how much planning and thought actually went into your career selection. What are your strengths and weaknesses? It’s important to know if their perfect candidate. If they have clear stories, it shows that they are well aware of both. How do you think your present colleagues and managers would describe you? It allows us to find the trait or skill that we’re looking for. If the candidate is able…

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