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Posted on March 17, 2015 5:10 am
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HaXeSy
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How are you different from other candidates?
I recently attended a job fair and the administrator asked me "What makes you different from the hundreds of other candidates applying for the position?" What is a good way to answer this question?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 4, 2015 5:44 pm

VeHyge
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This is a very personal question. So I would write a list of ways that you think that you are bring to the job, and can answer this question next time you are asked. Think of different things that you have done in your life that can contribute to the job at hand.
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yHaReH
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You can explain past experiences in teaching and even in your schooling that lead you to where you are today.
  Posted on: October 13, 2015 2:17 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 13, 2015 7:10 pm

Sarah Drake
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The ability to self-reflect is a highly desired attribute in teacher candidates since we have to regularly engage in such practices as we assess why our students are performing the way they are. Therefore, I would recommend taking time to determine the answer to the question. What make you different? Did you travel abroad and therefore have a wide knowledge of other cultures? Do you have past experiences that would make you relatable or more empathetic to students? Once you identify that difference, pare down your response to a sound bite that you can repeat to other recruiters as needed.
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Posted October 13, 2015 11:11 pm

Morgan Zwissler
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I think being heartfelt and real is the way to go. I would respond by saying, "I can't speak to the qualifications of the other candidates. What I can tell you, is that I have a love of teaching down to my core, and I'd love the opportunity to show you all that I've learned in my 8 years of teaching."
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