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I had the worst in-district interview today. 5 principals questioning. I completely froze. It was like stage fright. Any advice on how I recover from this? I am so embarrassed. It was baaaaddd!!

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I learned to prepare myself and continued to go on interviews. I printed out possible questions I would be asked during an interview. I had family and friends “interview” me. I even practiced in the mirror until I became comfortable. I ended up getting a job quickly after my bad interview because I practiced answering questions and I worked on my confidence.

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No advice but I completely BOMBED an interview a few months back. All I can say is, you will end up exactly where you are needed. I did. You will. Learn from it. Write down the questions you were asked and jot down some notes on how you’d answer them if asked again. Once more - you will end up EXACTLY where you are needed

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I learned a trick for nailing interviews- or at least it works for me. I pretend I am giving a lesson to my students on how to interview well as I go through. It killed my nerves and helped me focus on things I often forget once I get on a roll, like using my portfolio to it's full advantage. It really works for me!

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Contact the most receptive principal, explain the situation, and ask for a "retrial." seriously,what can it hurt? It shows that you are aware of how things went and that you are confident enough in yourself to admit it.

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You know I thought about doing that but I think I lost confidence. You know, what the he** I’m going to call tomorrow. Thank you Texas MS 3!! You’re the bestest😜

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Oh my gosh that sounds like it would be so scary! 5 principals at the same time?!?

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Lol!! So true

Most intimidating interview I’ve ever had was with the whole school board. All 10 board members, principal and superintendent. Thankfully I had worked with this super and wife before in a different district and we were friends. That made it a bit easier. But I’ve never had another one like that. It is very daunting. I’d say just breathe. We all freeze up some times.

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Oh wow! I’m so sorry 😐 what a scary experience. If they know you well, maybe they’ll have a “do-over” or overlook your reaction?? 🤔

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At the end of the day what’s really the difference between you speaking in front of 5 principals or 25kids and/or parents? 🤷🏾‍♂️

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True but the parents and students determine if you keep the job🤔 To it as a learning experience and keep pushing.

Send thank you cards to each and every one of them because YOU may have thought it was terrible but THEY may have really liked you. Keep your chin up!

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I feel I would've done the same. That is very intimidating!

I completely understand this. My first interview was like this.

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