School administrators are rarely trained in hiring strategies, yet a school's faculty is pivotal for student success. Principals, assistant principals, and personnel directors all need this book as a guideline and blueprint for their hiring. Often educators rely on ‘gut’ feelings to hire new teachers and there has to be a better way.
Chapter 7: Planning Effective Preliminary Interviews
Planning Effective Preliminary Interviews
“Importantly, phone interviews seem to be just as effective at predicting future job performance as in-person interviews.”
Since inviting a candidate to your school is a labor- and time-intensive event, preliminary interviews can narrow the candidate pool significantly. Job fairs on college campuses, job fairs in your district, and telephone and online interviews can yield valuable information.
Recruiting on college campuses involves travel, but it also allows administrators and teachers to learn more about the programs at that college or university. To get the most out of campus job fairs, consider the following issues:
- Are there fees to participate?
- Will your district have space for semiprivate, short interviews?
- Before committing to attend, find out how ...