tesolin4languages Posted July 9, 2011 Share Posted July 9, 2011 (edited) Hello everyone I am a student at University of Rochester, and I am studying MS TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) In a job interview, is it okay to brag, by being eager to state your accomplishments? Or should you answer only if asked? It seems to me that in college applications, that is the time to brag, but tactfully. What about in job interviews? I have been denied jobs that are unrelated to my profession, many times because I come off, according to the employers as "too good" or "overqualified." I bring a resume that is packed full of "Magna Cum Laude," or won this award or that. I am rather upset because I was placed with a future mentor (a teacher I will be observing for more than 100 hours and then I will take over the classroom) and met her at a restaurant. I handed her what I *assume* was a presumptuous resume. And even though I believe we had great connection, she replies a few days later saying "I don't think we have the right connection." I believe I tried too hard to sell myself. I try to be humble as much as possible, and sure, while not intended, I can very easily make people jealous with just a brief look at my resume. Any tips on perfecting humility, and how I should approach future things such as this? Thanks everyone! TESOL Edited July 9, 2011 by tesolin4languages go3187, comp12, R Deckard and 4 others 7 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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