This information is to help you prepare for and be successful at TRD/ Erie-Niagara. You may want to check with the Career Center on your own campus for additional assistance with preparing for TRD, developing your resume, portfolio and interviewing.
TRD/Erie-Niagara is an opportunity to meet with those representatives from various school districts who have pre-selected you as a candidate. View advice on getting interviews for Erie-Niagara.
Be certain that by the time you come to TRD/Erie-Niagara for your interview, that you have researched the district(s) as thoroughly as possible. The TRD website includes a list of districts scheduled to interview at TRD/Erie-Niagara and in most instances includes links to district and school websites.
Dress appropriately. Wear suits in conservative colors. To be safe, err on the side of dressing too conservatively. Do not wear anything that will distract the employer from you and your message. Be sure clothing is pressed, shoes are polished, fingernails and hair are groomed. Go easy on jewelry, cologne and makeup. Men: earrings, fly-away hair or bizarre haircuts are out. If there is any doubt about an item your wardrobe, don't wear it. Comfortable shoes are a must, and be sure they add to your professional appearance.
Learn more about dressing professionally for interviews, as well as an extensive discussion of other interviewing tips.
It is critical to prepare for your interviews! Interviewing is the single most important aspect of the job search. For sample interview questions consult the relevant portion of this website and your campus career center. The AAEE Job Search Guide available in many college career centers also has a list of questions likely to be asked in an education interview. Many of your career centers run preparation workshops prior to TRD and/or provide opportunities for mock interviews. Preparation and practice are keys to good interviewing. Prepare what you would say to possible questions in a general way and practice the answers out loud as much as you are able - it WILL make a difference.
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