TSC Interviews in January 2023: How to Prepare, Documents Required, and Possible Questions
Have you recently applied for a job with the TSC? Are you going to have an interview soon? So, here’s a comprehensive guide to securing your dream job.
TSC Interview Preparation
TSC interviews are typically held once a year as TSC seeks to hire new teachers or replace those who have left the profession of teaching.
Because looking for a job with TSC is a life-changing experience, it is critical to prepare thoroughly for the interview. Applicants frequently appear to be rushed and anxious on many levels: physically, psychologically, and emotionally. They also do not take the time to prepare the necessary documents for the interview. They frequently overlook the fact that this might make an impression on your interviewers and possibly help you win them over.
The following are the preparation steps you must do:
The dress code
What you wear is important because you do not want to be a talking point throughout the interview. A quality skirt or trouser for ladies would suffice as long as it is not too tight. Also, avoid wearing skirts that are excessively short. We propose one that is not higher than the knee.
Men should also keep in mind that wearing a suit is not the only way to appear intelligent and well-organized. Furthermore, if wearing a suit was the only way to dress properly, interviews would undoubtedly be costly processes.
Putting Your Documents In Order
Assemble your documents in a document wallet or envelope. You should probably start with the most current. Ensure that critical documents are also available for the panel to review.
Avoid actions that may indicate that you are uneasy, nervous, or eager throughout the interview. Avoid chewing anything and gazing around nervously, as this may indicate a lack of confidence.
Extra curriculum activities
Evidence of participation in extracurricular activities may be critical in the event of a tie. If it is available, use it, as it will be of great assistance and enrich your presentation. It will demonstrate that you have more to give than just your qualifications.
Documentation Required for the Interview
Originals and clear copies of the following documents are required to assist interviewers in identifying you and verifying your academic credentials, among other things.
- Your National Identification Card
- NCPWD Card if disabled
- K.C.P.E and K.C.S.E Certificates (You will be required to include all attempts certificates if you repeated).
- Diploma or Degree Certificate and the corresponding transcripts.
- Certificate of registration as a teacher
- Evidence of a teacher as an intern (this can be via a letter or a payslip)
- A sworn affidavit in instances where provided names differ.
- Primary and Secondary Leaving Certificates
- Co-curricular certificates
- Special talent certificates
- Student exam record for 3 years
How to Get an Extra 5 Marks in Upcoming Teacher Recruitment Interviews
To obtain the extra 5 marks and gain an advantage over the other applicants, you must do the following:
(a) Communication Skills
To begin, you must answer all required questions while avoiding the use of slang language. Always remember to be real.
Present your views clearly, be heard, and do not close your eyes while doing so.
(b) Bring the following documents with you to your interview:
- A participation certificate if you participated in co-curricular activities while teaching.
- Examination results for students during the last three years
- Evidence of special talent, such as a Certificate of Leadership if you served elsewhere and were recognized for your abilities It is also a good idea to discuss the specifics of your leaving certificate, especially if it provides any additional information to the aforementioned.
NB: The extra 5 marks are important. Do not allow yourself to fail
Possible Questions You May Be Asked During A TSC Interview
1. Tell us about yourself
This might be a tough question but ensure you are audible, brief, and specific. Make sure you do not talk of anything contrary to your documents. Statements like “you know”, “my names are”, “etc” should be avoided at all costs.
2. Professional Conduct
At least have some knowledge on TSC such as the roles of TSC, its organization, code of conduct of teachers, and something on the Children’s Act. Interviewers may ask questions on this during the interview, or not.
Do not keep quiet if asked a question you are not able to answer. Do not knowingly give a wrong answer, do not keep quiet, and avoid saying ‘I do not know’. Request interviewers to make the question clear for you or even elaborated to make it better for yourself.
You should have fine knowledge of the content of the subjects you are attending an interview on as interviewers can ask questions from those subjects.
4. Give a brief history of your experience
Start with the most recent to the past. If you have attended multiple institutions, let the one you attended first come last.
Do not give a part of your experience that the panel cannot prove or evidence in a recommendation letter or certificate for example. This can give the panelists a way of pinning you down.