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Preparing For Your Recorded Interview

Based on your written application, you may be invited to the next step of the selection process: the recorded interview. You’ll submit your interview through VidCruiter, a free, easy to use, and convenient online system that allows you to interview at any time from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. Through our flexible interview process you can submit your interview at any time, day or night, when it is most convenient for you. No scheduling is required!

If you've been invited to interview with teachNOLA, you may complete either an in-person or recorded interview. Please see here for details regarding the in-person interview option and read below for more information on the recorded interview.


1. What to Expect

Check out the below 5-minute video which shows exactly what to expect when you log onto the online video system. This webinar also provides additional tips which are sure to set you up for success. This is a fun and easy interview process, we know you'll do great!

2. Read and reflect

Prepare for your recorded interview in the same way you would for a live interview.

Our six interview questions are designed to showcase your potential to be a great teacher. You’ll be asked about your beliefs regarding effective teaching, and what you would do in specific classroom scenarios. You’ll also be asked to reflect on two readings: When Cultures Clash in the Classroom and The Revolutionary Act of Pronunciation, and to describe a teacher’s responsibility in understanding race, power, identity, and class. Prepare for your interview early and read our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn about the recorded interview process.

If you saved your responses to the written application questions, we encourage you to review them for an idea of the types of questions you may be asked. 

3. Check your device

Test the computer or mobile device you will use for the interview. Follow this link and click “Run Diagnostic Test.” If the test identifies any issues, click the button to submit the results to the tech support team. Once you enter the interview portal you can contact tech support to resolve the issue.

Need more support? Click here for more on how to set up your technology for success. 

4. Choose a Quiet Location

Choose a quiet location, free of distractions to record your interview.  Have a pen and paper available to take notes and make sure you have reliable internet access and a fully charged battery.

5. Practice

Go to the personalized link in your email invitation to access your interview profile. Once you enter the system, you will be directed to test your camera and microphone. Then, you will respond to a practice question that will not be evaluated, but will give you an opportunity to become familiar with the recording system. Take as much time as you need here to get comfortable with the recording function!

6. Take the interview

Once you're comfortable with the recording function, you are ready to complete your interview! We recommend setting aside about 30 minutes to answer the six interview questions. After each question is asked, you will have 30 seconds to think about your response, then 2 minutes to record your response. 

To simulate a live interview, you will only have one chance to respond to each question. If you encounter any technical issues with your recordings, don’t worry! We have a 24/7 tech support team ready to assist you. Contact them by clicking “Technical difficulties? Send us a message” at the bottom of your interview screen and you’ll be invited to re-submit that response.  Be sure to check your spam email folder.

We recommend submitting your interview within seven days because we enroll on a rolling basis. However, we’re flexible and can easily make accommodations upon request, simply email us at

Once your interview is submitted, we will email you within 2-3 weeks with a status update.  

Good luck and have fun!