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Advice

We know that interviewing for jobs can sometimes feel overwhelming, confusing, or stressful. If you are invited to interview with Uncommon Schools, we want to make sure you feel as prepared as possible. You're going to put yourself out there for us, so we'd like to do the same for you. Here we offer some tips and tools to help get you ready.

Hear from Recruiters from Uncommon Schools on Vimeo.

Listen to Dan, Francesca and Caitlin - members of Uncommon's recruitment team - tell you about what Uncommon to expect during the interview process and what we are looking for in great candidates.

Laura Lee McGovern

"Interviews are always about finding the right mutual fit. Relax and let your personality come across in the interview."

- Laura Lee McGovern - Chief of Staff, Uncommon Schools

Nikki Bridges

"Even if you are afraid you will ‘fall flat on your face,’ take a risk. We are looking for someone who values growth."

Nikki Bridges - Associate Managing Director, Uncommon NYC

Sara Batterton

“Show your passion for the organization and remember it’s the “showing” and not the “telling” that conveys your passion.”

Sara Batterton - Senior Advisor to the Executive Team, Uncommon Schools

Serena Savarirayan

"Do your homework! If you are an inexperienced teacher, do lots of research about what it takes to plan and teach a great lesson."

Serena Savarirayan - Associate Managing Director, Uncommon Newark