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Old 07-21-2016, 05:47 PM
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Advice for job interview.
What is one of your weaknesses?

Should I say i procrastinate but always get things handed in on time

I tend to be a pushover and have a hard time saying no.

Or suggestions please.
Thank you. The interview is tomorrow for DD


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Old 07-21-2016, 05:56 PM
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I think they both sound very negative. I would maybe go with something such as a perfectionist (but I don't let it get in the way of getting tasks completed).
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:57 PM
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I would go with pushover but I wouldn't use that word. I would word it as you are so excited about opportunities that you have to be very disciplined so you don't get over committed
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:09 PM
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I wouldn't say "procrastinate" because that would annoy me as a person who is managing many adults...which is what the principal is doing. I'd try to find something that wouldn't cause a problem for her/him.

Whatever you do choose, phrase it as something that you are very aware of and have already taken steps to improve. For example, I might say that I don't have a lot of confidence with teaching writing, so I've started a computer file with good resources and bought a book this summer that will help me ....blah, blah, blah.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:21 PM
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I always said something that didn't matter much and might make them laugh: I'm a terrible singer, I like to squeeze in a little more movement by exercising with the kids during PE, I like to try new recipes (cooking relaxes me) and bring them in to share--my calorie-counting colleagues aren't always thrilled.


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Never Negative!!
Old 07-21-2016, 06:47 PM
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Whatever you do choose, phrase it as something that you are very aware of and have already taken steps to improve.
After 10 years of teaching the lower grades, I've gone a bit crazy!!!!! I can't stay still and I have the attention span of my little firsties. I can't say all that so I would spin it around to say that I am "energetic".

I would say something like "I am a very energetic person. In my class, we incorporate brain breaks, movement, chants, and songs that tie in with the curriculum."
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:03 AM
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I always misjudge how long things take. But, I've come up with ways to compensate for it.

Whatever you say, talk about how you've come with ways to compensate for it. It shows that you're aware of it and have worked towards improving it.
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:16 AM
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I would start with a joke like amiga said and then something serious like PoohBear said:

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I would go with pushover but I wouldn't use that word. I would word it as you are so excited about opportunities that you have to be very disciplined so you don't get over committed
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:16 PM
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They did not ask that question. So, on to second interview this week. She felt positive about the interview.
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