We’ve been interviewing a lot lately between people being relocated with spouses, moving up in the world, staying home with children, etc. Historically, I had been frustrated with what I could glean from the traditional question/answer interview format. It turns out I can pretty much make up any kind of interview process I want now. So I did.
The following is what we did on our last interview. Certainly not perfect but I think it’s on the way to getting us what we want and it’s a big improvement on what we had before.
The interview started with a 30 minute inbox activity with two tasks.
Task #1: Respond to an angry email from a parent about filtering.
Task #2: Prepare to present on your philosophy of education. This will be done Ignite style (20 slides, 15 seconds per slide on auto advance). Your slide images have been chosen. You can change the order but that’s it. This will be the opening activity for the interview portion.
Part 2 – The Interview
5 minute Ignite presentation
10 minute role playing based on this scenario.
15 minutes with these 4 questions.
- What is the worst thing education is doing with technology? How do you fix that?
- Changing people’s minds is a difficult, slow process. How do you speed that process up?
- What is the most exciting thing you see in the future for instructional technology?
- Describe one thing you don’t like about your current job? What have you done about it?