Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Research Coordinator and Volunteer Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at AmeriCorps in December 2011.
I applied online to several positions in different locations.
I was curious to see what the job entailed, so I cold called one of the supervisors. I got all the information I needed and continued with the application.
Shortly after applying (no more than three business days) I received a call from the direct supervisor. The person I spoke to was exceptionally cordial and asked a lot of general questions (will provide details below).
The next day I spoke to another supervisor. This person asked the same questions in addition to a few personality questions. Fairly simple.
All in all, there were a total of two phone interviews. The people in AmeriCorps are much more interested in your personality and passion than experience.
- This opportunity pays very little while you work full time. Are you still interested? Answer Question
- How would you handle making less than $11,000 a year after taxes? View Answer
- AmeriCorps works with all sorts of organizations. What makes this one interesting to you? Answer Question
- In your eyes, how would you define community? Answer Question
- Your college degree is not relevant to this field. Why do you want to work in an organization completely different to your studies? Answer Question