Educational Assistant/Teacher Aid Interview Questions/Answers I am just trying to be prepared, have never actually had an EA/TA interview before... just need some tips on interview questions and perhaps some answers. I have come up with some of my own: 3 greatest strengths (team player, creative/fun and patient etc.  I'm good at organizational skills, prioritization and time management. But my greatest strength is my ability to effectively handle multiple projects and deadlines.   People would say about me:  Fun/happy/real go getter and Organized person.  Weakness... public speaking, however with schooling this has allowed me to work on my public speaking = getting better at it. questions after the interview: Is there anything I've mentioned that makes you think I'm not the best candidate for this job?  this is where I can restate or reassure.   Ask if it's possible to job shadow the job prior to being hired if I was succesfful. When do you expect to make your final decision? Any other info would be greatly appreicated.         

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Ask for more information about the school.  By asking intelligent questions, you show that you do indeed know what you're doing.  You also show that you are interested in the school and want to make sure it's the right fit for you, and you're the right fit for it.

"Handle multiple projects and deadlines" is simply another way of saying you are good at "multi-tasking."  To be honest, this is not only a fairly common answer in any interview, but very often, it is not true.  When I hear someone boast of being a 'mulit-tasker' I assume that they effectively balance the work of many things and very often get everything done, but that it is accomplished at the risk of doing some or all things at half the quality.

This has been my experience with the "multi-taskers."

I would be personally more impressed to hear someone say, "I don't multi-task.  I prioritize effectively and fully finish one project before beginning another.  In this way, I get more done because I do it...

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