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Updated Jan 15, 2015
Updated Jan 15, 2015
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    Elementary ICT Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Achievement First in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I sent my application- both Part 1 and 2 of the application. I received an email within a day or two expressing interest, asking to follow up with a phone interview. We set up a date for the phone interview. At the end of our conversation, the representative invited me for a finalist day in-person interview where I would teach a 20 minute demo lesson. Within a week after my demo lesson at a given school, I received an email declining to offer me any position at Achievement First.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the biggest mistake you have done?

      What was the hardest thing you have done?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Achievement First.

    Interview Details

    !st interview- phone interview with recruiter, she asked basic questions and was friendly. After asking her questions about her job i realized it wasn't the right fit for me.
    2nd interview- face to face interview declined more interested in another company

    Interview Questions
    • All basic questions, Recruiter wants to get to know you and how well you will fit within the companies culture.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Teacher-In-Residence Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Achievement First.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this job and within two days I was contacted to schedule an over the phone interview. After the phone interview I was invited to the school the next day for an interview with the school staff, AF recruiter and a tour of the school. The tour took up the first 45 minutes of the interview. Then I had a two 45 minute interview with the principal & other school staff and then with the recruiter. Interview was really tough. I was asked to do a teaching demo, classroom management etc. In total it took about 3 hrs.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the hardest thing you have ever done in your life?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Elementary School Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Achievement First.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview and demo lesson/debrief. They are looking for you to teach the way they want you to and be incredibly open to feedback. A lot of self reflection. They want type A personalities who will rise to the occasion, took about 3 weeks to be hired. Finally, want moldable people.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
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    Immediate Elementary School Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied online and was informed via an email that I would hear back within a week about the next step. I received an email exactly one week later letting me that I had not been selected. However, one of my references told me that they had been asked to fill out an online reference form, though I had never been contacted.

    No Offer
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    Behavior Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Achievement First in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and I had a one way interview that I completed online. The one way interview consisted of me recording my answers to 9 questions and sending my response in.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most challenging thing you had to face? How did you handle it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Elementary School Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Achievement First.

    Interview Details

    I applied to Achievement First which was a very long application. I then received an email that asked when they I would be available for a phone interview. The questions in the interview were interesting and I could tell from the women asking them that they were looking for one answer and that was the only answer they would be willing to accept. She said I would hear via email within 48 hours what the next steps would be. 72 hours later I heard with a very generic email that wasn't addressed to anyone- I believe this is incredibly unprofessional and wouldn't have decided to work here even if the email was offering me the next step.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Teacher-In-Residence Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Achievement First in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I initially applied on a Tuesday and by that Thursday I received an email to schedule a phone interview with a recruiter for the following Monday. We spoke for about 30 minutes on the phone interview. And by Wednesday I received another email to inviting me for the Finalist Day at the designated school. I gave them 3 dates(which were all the next week) and I went in that following Wednesday. The recruiter took me on a tour of the school and I sat in on classes, observed and took notes. After the tour I was interviewed by the recruiter and a school leader. They asked me several questions about my strengths and weaknesses. We also did several scenarios related to behavioral issues. After that I interviewed with the principal who was just such a delight and conveyed true passion for his job. He too asked me re-enact some situations and also asked me some questions and I was able to ask him questions as well. We were talking so much we went over time. By the next morning I received a call from the principal.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you not like while you were observing our school and system this morning?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Elementary School Music Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Achievement First in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter and interviewed on the phone. She then invited me in for a demo lesson. After my demo lesson, I met with the principal, and then had a follow up interview with him on the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • If I were to call your current employer, what would he/she say is your weakest link?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Special Education Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very positive. Encouraging. Sounds like a great place to work with high standards for the students. I was contacted immediately with a request for a teaching video. Being that I do not have a prerecorded video and it is summer, I am not sure I will be able to meet that request.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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