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Doha school telephone interview

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by bizstudiessteacher28, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Hi All,

    Have a telephone interview for a school in Doha - was wondering if anyone had any experience with how long schools in the Middle East generally take to reply after a telephone interviews. Is a telephone interview usually a strong sign?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. Hi All,

    Have a telephone interview for a school in Doha - was wondering if anyone had any experience with how long schools in the Middle East generally take to reply after a telephone interviews. Is a telephone interview usually a strong sign?

    Thank you!!
     
  3. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Hmm. In my experience, the better (and richer) schools tend to prefer face-to-face interviews.
     
  4. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    Not too sure about the OP's question, as it varies a lot from school to school.
    But as for choosing between face to face and skype interviews, one of the school heads in Doha did a bit of scholarly research last year, on exactly this question. He used Headnet to get data from Heads around the world, and found that skype interviews are viewed very favorably. Not really any difference in the quality of schools that would use them. Most schools use a combination, knowing that they can't reach all candidates through any one medium, etc.
    Perhaps surprisingly, it was the older/more experienced heads who were fastest to jump on the skype train. Whippersnappers apparently don't have a monopoly on putting new technologies to work.
     

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