The job of Teaching can be fun and a learning experience. both aat the same time. When you get a call for your first teaching job interview many emotions may run down your spine. You feel happy, nervous, elated all at the same time.
Now, it depends on you how you make this opportunity turn into a milestone for your career. Preparing for a teaching interview is more like appearing for an entrance exam. You need to study a lot and be well prepared about the subject which you are going to teach.
It may be a daunting experience for you, but relax! You are not alone. We are with you. Here are few tips which will help you nail your first teaching job interview.
Be yourself : As you are a fresher, don’t pretend to be a super teacher. Be confident and honest in whatever you say and do. Remain calm and composed and answer accordingly. Remember to be polite and professional and make your presence count.
Do your homework : It is advisable to do your homework about the school or college you are applying for. Make sure you have complete knowledge about the institution and you are able to answer all the questions about it. This shows your seriousness and that you are keen to work there.
Preparation : Prepare the subject well you have applied for. Lack of knowledge about the subject may at once ruin your chance of getting the job. Study well about the course and its content. Sleep for at least six hours so that you don’t look tired the next day.
Dress accordingly : Make sure you are not shabbily dressed. You can wear a suit or a sari for your interview. Remember you should look professional.
Salary : Do not discuss money at the first instance. The principal obviously won’t negotiate on the salary grounds. He or she will offer you the amount you deserve and what is being given to the other teachers of your grade.
First class : Be prepared for a demo class. The principal of the school may ask you to demonstrate you teaching skills by giving a lecture to the students. You should know what to teach and how to deliver a lecture.
Be enthusiastic : Show your dedication towards the job. Be enthusiastic and energetic. The job of a teacher is to not only educate but help the students in every possible way.
Good impression : Make your first impression your best impression. Carry your ‘you can do it‘ attitude with you. Arrive 15 minutes early prior to the scheduled time. Be polite and carry a broad smile on your face.
Illustrate with examples : Don’t be vague. Illustrate examples with your answers. You can also share your personal experiences. Follow the policy of listen first and answer next. Put your best foot forward and you can get through the interview easily.
MathsGuru wishes you all a very good luck.
The inputs for this post were taken from Google search and my own experiences.Read More
Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi will be conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (popularly abbreviated as CTET) for determining a candidate’s eligibility for his/her appointment as a teacher for classes I to VIII on September 21, 2014 (Sunday).
CTET shall apply to schools of NCT of Delhi, Central Government (KVS, NVS, Tibetan Schools, etc.) and those schools which are under the administrative control of Union Territories. CTET may also apply to other institutions like unaided private schools and other state government schools, if they exercise the option of considering the CTET for their recruitment process.
Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V:
Candidates should have passed Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50 percent marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education
Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes VI-VIII:
Candidates should have completed graduation with at least 50 percent marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.).
Paper Pattern :
All questions in CTET test will be Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking.
There will be two papers of CTET.
(i) Paper I will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii) Paper II will be for a person who intents to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.
How to Apply :
Visit the official website ctet.nic.in.
Fill in the application form with all your correct details and upload the passport size photograph and signature and submit application.
Print and pay the challan at Syndicate Bank or pay the fee using Debit/Credit card.
After paying the fee, update fee details on CTET website given above and print the confirmation page and retain it for future reference.
Application Fee :
Paper – I or Paper – II : Rs.600 (General/OBC), Rs.300 (SC/ST/Diff. Abled)
Paper – I & II : Rs.1000 (General/OBC), Rs.500 (SC/ST/Diff. Abled)
Important Dates :
CTET last date of application submission : August 04, 2014
Last date of fee deposit : August 06, 2014
CTET 2014 exam date : September 21, 2014
The application process for the same has been mentioned below:
- The candidates can log in to the official website ctet.nic.in.
- The candidates should then click on the link “apply online“.
- Thereafter, the candidates are required to fill in the online application form part-I and note down the registration number.
- Then, the candidates should upload scanned images of photograph and signature in the online application form part-II.
- The candidates are then required to make the fee payment through debit/credit card or download challan for payment in the designated accounts of Syndicate Bank or Canara Bank.
- Then the candidates should fill in the online application form part-III furnishing/updating the details of fee, if paid, through challan of the Bank.
- Thereafter, the candidates should take a hard copy of the confirmation page for completing part-IV and keep it for the future reference along with challan, (if fee paid through challan mode).
- The candidates should submit the information. At the end of the page, two links “Next” and “Reset” are given. If the candidates are satisfied that filled in information is correct then the candidates should click “Next” otherwise “Reset”. After opening “Next”, information submitted can be checked and if information is correct, the candidates should go for “Final Submit” otherwise click on “Back”.
- After final submission of data, the programme will automatically take the candidates to second link for uploading images of photograph and signature in JPG format only.
- After final submission of data, the programme will automatically take the candidates to third link for payment of fees.
- The candidates are then required to follow the instructions and submit the fee. After successful submission of fee, the programme will take the candidates to fourth link to take the printout of the confirmation page.
- The candidates’ particulars entered can be edited till the payment of fees has not been made. The candidate’s particulars cannot be changed/edited once the examination fees have been submitted. Thereafter corrections in the particulars can be made during the period online corrections will be permitted from August 12 to August 19.
- No change will be accepted through offline mode i.e. through fax/application or by email etc. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.
- All the four links for online submission of application form, uploading of images, payment of fee, updation of fees details and taking printout of confirmation page can also be used separately.
The union government has asked Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services preliminary exam scheduled for August 24, 2014.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh said the government wanted to postpone the exams till clarity was reached on the syllabus issue.
The order came after civil services aspirants sought scrapping of the Civil Services Aptitude Tests (C-SAT) staged a protest on Sunday outside the residence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
According to the reports in media, protestors say the newly-introduced CSAT has degraded the value of India’s toughest examination. Asserting that the introduction of CSAT is like playing with the future of UPSC aspirants, they claimed that it has created a condition of partiality for the candidates of Hindi medium.
Protestors also demanded a four-year relaxation in age for appearing in the examinations of these services.
Later, a four-member delegation of aspirants met Mr. Singh and put forth their demands before him requesting him to intervene in the matter.
The Civil Services Aptitude Tests is the preliminary-level examination which intends to focus on assessing the analytical abilities of the candidates. It was introduced in the year 2011.
The Central government early this year approved age relaxation to the extent of general candidates to be allowed to appear for the exam till the age of 32 years, SC and ST candidates till the age limit of 37 years and OBCs for 35 years.Read More
Sending your resume to your prospective employer is the first step in the hiring process. Your CV serves as a shop window where your skills, qualifications and experiences are displayed. You spend hours or even days in creating your CV as it is a vital part of the employment process.
Your resume should be such that it catches the attention of the recruiter and lands you in the interview zone. So, here are few tips to make your CV more attractive so as to take you one stop closer to the dream job.
Keywords: Nowadays most of the companies use recruiting management software for the hiring process. Search for the keywords and include then in your CV so that the companies can see your resume when they search the database.
Objective: Objective is yet another important aspect in a resume. Always begin your resume with an objective. Writing a correct objective for the desired posts catches the reader’s eye.
Specifics: Remember your resume is not an essay where you can go on writing. Be specific, the employer is only interested in what you did and your contribution in the particular area. Do not sound vague in your answers.
Work experience: Your work experience is the most important section in your CV. This not only includes your previous job performance but also your achievements. Focus more on your accomplishments.
Education qualification: Your education qualification is the next important thing in your resume. Make sure you place your education qualifications in the centre or at the start where it catches the recruiter’s attention. Highlight them especially when you don’t have any work experience.
Highlights: Include everything you’ve done rather than just highlight. It is another folly we tend to commit. Citing irrelevant details makes your resume too long and the recruiter may not even read half of it.
Bullets: The employer hardly spends few seconds in going through your resume. It is feasible to mention everything in bullets.
Description on projects: If you are a fresher you should mention your projects and describe your contribution in the same. For example “Project on Various cuisines of Delhi”: Project included comparative study of restaurant and surveying customers visiting it. Determined the strategies for one of the best restaurant in terms of food, income, legacy, USP and customer satisfaction.”
Sequence: Make sure that every detail is in a proper sequence. You cannot start you CV with your hobbies and interest and mention your objective in the end. Hence, following the correct sequence is essential.
Recheck: Always check your resume before forwarding it. Even if you find it perfect, read it out to somebody. Check for grammatical errors, typos, font size etc. Sometimes, making a slight mistake leaves a bad impression on the employer.Read More