The team stood upon the arrival of our external candidates. Upon their entry into the conference room, we approached each candidate and shook hands. Most candidates handled this in stride, but I was looking for something different. While finding people who could deliver eye contact and firm grasps was easier than expected, the conversation during handshakes was interesting. Some candidates performed as expected, but some were slightly impressed by our teachers' use of Greeting Others. We want a new administrator who will appreciate the intricacies of our system.
It was interesting to see the team discuss each candidate. In some, they noticed eye contact. In others, however, they noticed interest. Note to someone in future interviews: it's not all about you. Oh, I know we're vetting you. We need to know you. We need to see your personality and your professionalism. But we also need to see that you are interested in our current organization.