How can teachers do better interviews?







Teacher Interviews








One way teachers and aspiring school managers can improve their teacher interview skills is to think about what way the interviewer is thinking. If a school is interviewing, that means that they have a vacancy and a need for a precise set of skills, experience or qualities in a person.

That’s where today’s acronym comes in. It is

WIIFM: It stands for 'What's In It For Me?'

As a job seeker or interviewee, you know your experience to date. What many of my clients don’t outline, however, is What’s in it for me?

If I hire you….. What am I gonna get? Does your SAF tell me that? Do you spell it out in your CV, teachers?

You should always begin with the mentality ‘Because I am organied that means ……. (I will always have my Cuntas Míosúil completed on time) Because I love football…… (I will always be willing to train the U10s) Get it?!


I KNOW THAT REQUIRES A DEEPER LEVEL OF REFLECTION. Flipping this thought process though, will help teachers in Ireland and beyond massively improve their interview technique. Every principal is sitting in that interview room or reading an SAF or CV with the thought.... WIIFM?

What do you want to tell them?

If you’d like to learn more about the wide range of your strengths and qualities that you have to offer - in a way that other teachers are unaware of I have a tool that will help you uncover them. Email me at hello@orladempseycoaching.ie to work with me and do better SAFs and interviews.

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