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Top Three Things To Prepare For Your Next Interview

Top Three Most Things To Prepare For Your Next Interview The interview room is yours. You are telling your stories, not bending to what you think they want to hear. Tell your stories. An interview is a chance for you to show case the best you.   The common thing…

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What To Take In To A Leadership Interview

What To Take In To An Interview Interview preparation will increase your confidence. When walking into an interview room, you can take in resources and although you may or may not use them, but by preparing yourself ahead of time, you will have everything at your finger tips.   A…

How to Structure Interview Responses

How to Structure your Interview Responses Interview responses can be prepared ahead of time, follow a structure and must show that you are projecting into the role.   Interviews are structured differently between schools, roles and level of leadership. There are definitely commonalities though. The advice in this article will…

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How To Ask For Feedback On An Unsuccessful Application

How To Ask For Feedback On An Unsuccessful Application “Thank you for applying. We regret to inform you that your application was unsuccessful.”   Once that email enters your inbox, hit reply, and ask for feedback on an unsuccessful application.   Why ask for feedback on an unsuccessful application? It…

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Stages of Application Feedback

As you build your selection criteria for an application, get feedback. As aspiring leaders, feedback is a GIFT. It is an essential part of your leadership journey. The GIFT of feedback is going to provide vast benefits and few drawbacks. You want to experience as many opportunities as possible to…

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Feedback is a GIFT

Feedback is a G.I.F.T. She was our school’s new Deputy Principal, and I was a relatively new Head of Department. This woman would become, and still is, an influential, unofficial mentor of mine. After the first week of working together, I knew that if I was ever to become a…

selection criteria in education start with why

Selection Criteria Start with Why

Start your selection criteria response with why.   For a promotional role as a Head of Department/Head Teacher, you want to open with ‘why’, not the how. I do not mean, share your why, but rather, why did you started this journey that has become a leadership story for you.…

Power Verbs Selection Criteria

Power Verbs

Power Verbs help you up level your selection criteria responses. They add impact to your leadership stories.   If you are ready to claim your awesome achievements in leadership, Power Verbs will do that.   When you are putting together your selection criteria, you want to position yourself where you…

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S.T.A.R. Model

S.T.A.R. Model – How to Structure Your Selection Criteria Response A template for your leadership stories When you are ready to start writing your selection criteria response, what should it look like?  S.T.A.R Model is a classic. This blog will cover how to know when to use it and what…

Aspiring Leader Leadership Experience Audit for Selection Critieria

Your first selection criteria, audit your teaching experiences

Before You Write Your First Selection Criteria, Audit Your Teaching Experiences As a seasoned teacher, you have a wealth of experiences you can draw on when starting to  think about writing your first selection criteria response. I always advice teachers to take the time to write a ‘draft’ copy of…