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i blew it, and not in the good way

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October 22, 2009 | 07:54pm
Mood: failure

I finally had the job interview... and, of course, I think I totally blew it. Whatever.

The interview itself was with a British guy named Nigel. I was expecting some dude with a Korean accent named John. (They all seem to be named John.) I mean, geez. Don't mess with me like that.

Nothing else new in my life. Read 2.5 books today. Sat around. Ate. Dull.

View yesterday's A Softer World. I LOLed.

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from: brittnik
date: October 23, 2009 05:14am (UTC)
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WHAT DID YOU READ???

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from: aodh
date: October 23, 2009 03:25pm (UTC)
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I read three novels by Barbara Delinsky: The Heart of the Night (80s romance), The Carpenter's Lady (TRASHY 80s romance), and A Woman Betrayed (ohmygod depressing, but rather good). I actually plan to write up a post on her books for The Useless Critic... eventually...

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from: brittnik
date: October 23, 2009 03:51pm (UTC)
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if you want to go for it!!!!

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Tess

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from: mintsonpillows
date: October 23, 2009 06:45pm (UTC)
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What makes you think the interview didn't go well?

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from: aodh
date: October 23, 2009 06:50pm (UTC)
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I uhed a lot, didn't speak as slowly as I could have (should have), and was kind of stumped on a question: "How would you show your creativity in the classroom?" (I said something along the lines of, "I would make sure the students would understand a concept on every level, acting it out, writing it out, and drawing pictures on the board until I was sure they understood.") I also didn't ask as many questions as I could have (should have). I just have a very... uncomfortable feeling regarding this interview. But we'll see...

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Tess

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from: mintsonpillows
date: October 23, 2009 06:59pm (UTC)
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It sounds to me, like you answered that question fine. I know whenever we used to act things out the whole concept of things clicked in my brain. Hopefully your interviewer sees that those are good ideas.
When I'm in interviews I never ask any questions after and I know that I should but by then I'm all negative about me not getting the job anyway, that I just don't ask anything when I should.

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from: aodh
date: October 23, 2009 07:26pm (UTC)
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Whew, I'm glad it sounds like I answered that question well enough! I wasn't really sure as to what to say in response, so hopefully I didn't blow it...
Yeah, I'm always the same way in interviews, which is why I try to have a list of questions in front of me... but this time they were mostly answered and I wasn't sure what else to ask. (I asked three questions: could you tell me about the curriculum? About how large is the school? and... another one I can't remember right now... oh! What are the hours I'd be working?) I don't know, I thought the interview went pretty badly, but then again, I've had interviews where I did GREAT but didn't get the job, so we'll see. My main issue is that I don't have any teaching experience... (but how can I get teaching experience if none of these schools will HIRE me? oy!)

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