20 Questions Candidates May Want to Ask

Clearly, there is a fine balance between making sure you are well informed and scaring off a potential employer…

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Clearly there is a fine balance between making sure you are well informed and scaring off a potential employer. Some of these questions may not apply to you, and some may not be of importance to you. But, if you are at a recruitment fair, ask around, try to get a reliable inside scoop. It’s amazing what conversations can be held while waiting for the elevators or in the hallways outside the interview rooms. And, last but not least, research your 甘肃11选5开奖结果 on the ISR web site. It’s amazing the things you may learn.

The Questions:

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4. Do you have the name of teachers I may contact with questions?

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16. What duties are teachers expected to perform in addition to their classroom responsibilities? Is this spelled out clearly in the contract or staff handbook?

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