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How would you answer these questions?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by boakleesk, May 5, 2011.

  1. I had an interview yesterday - I didn't get the job as I didn't go into the answers in enough depth. But one of the questions was as follows:
    What traits do you dislike in children?
    What traits do you dislike in colleagues?
    I was not prepared for these - I really struggled to find an answer - I didn't want to be negative but I needed to say something. I'm interested in what others would have said.
     
  2. I had an interview yesterday - I didn't get the job as I didn't go into the answers in enough depth. But one of the questions was as follows:
    What traits do you dislike in children?
    What traits do you dislike in colleagues?
    I was not prepared for these - I really struggled to find an answer - I didn't want to be negative but I needed to say something. I'm interested in what others would have said.
     
  3. Gosh that's so difficult!!! Glad I've never been asked any like that!
    I reckon for the children one I would have said something along the lines of children who are lazy when it comes to doing any work, but as a teacher, you know they could be absolutley brilliant, (but obviously I'd word it better ha!); or perhaps those children lacking in self confidence/belief, but I'd make sure whatever I'd said, I'd back up with some kind of strategy as to how I'd deal with it in my classroom.
    And for colleagues, I'd try to word it in a way that highlighted a strength of mine, for example I would dislike colleagues who stick with the same tried and tested methods and never 'try new things', and then compare this to my own personal belief that as a teacher you should constantly try new strategies/methods etc, trying to be as innovative as possible in the classroom!
    ... Am just thinking, are these even 'traits' lol ... anyway, reckon I would have said something along those lines!
    What answers did you give? x
     

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