‘How do you deal with conflict?’ is a question that comes up regularly in job interviews for teachers, assistant principals, deputy principals and principals. It can really throw a candidate so it is important to be prepared beforehand.
Q: An Assistant Principal position is coming up in our school. I want to go for it. But I hear it will be a competency-based application form that could run for pages and pages – I’m not sure I’ll have the staying power for it. Have you anything to soothe my frayed nerves? DR