SAQ’s

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!

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About Amy's Reflections

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