SAQ’s = Should Ask Questions (great idea from this post)

By now we all know that during most job interviews, the interviewee has the opportunity to ask questions of the person/panel/organization. It is important to not only ask at least one question, but to prepare your question(s) based on the job for which you are interviewing. I offer the list below as a starting point to consider, the SAQ’s an interviewee should ask in an educational interview:

  • How do employees treat one another here (in this school/ office/ department/ district)?
  • How might I see your organization’s vision come to life if I walked into a classroom/ meeting/ event?
  • In what ways is your organization innovative?
  • How do people communicate within your organization?
  • What would you describe as the greatest strengths of the organization?
  • What would you describe as the greatest area ready for growth within the organization?
  • How is technology used for work efficiency within this organization?
  • What would you like me to know about the organization that I can’t learn by visiting your website?
  • Is this position a new job or is it being vacated?
  • If vacated, why is the previous person leaving this job?
  • Why should I want to work here?
  • How do you see this job evolving in the next 5 years?

What other SAQ’s would you add to this list? 

See here for ways to stand out in an interview and here on some interview advice!

About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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