Only Interview If You Are Serious

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Last week, I wrote about the need for Superintendents to be serious and committed if they are pursuing a tried, tested, rock star principal.  Now principals, it’s your turn for the uncomfortable conversation.  This past summer too many principals were simply playing at being candidates for new jobs.

Do not interview for a job you are not willing to take.  Districts are too busy providing for students and operating schools to serve as your personal ego enhancer.  Nothing will damage your reputation faster (and that of your references) than being known as someone who is willing to waste someone else’s time just so you can feel loved. 

If you don’t like the offer, provide a counter offer.  If the district can’t match or get close, then it’s just business.  But to sit for multiple interviews and then deciding that the grass just isn’t green enough is bush league.

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