Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Bridge International Academies in November 2013.
Interview Details – First HR Telephone screen (Nov 2013) focused on walking through my work experience, this was followed immediately by a situational case study that was specific for the role. I was immediately asked for 4 work references, which Bridge made it sound like they wanted to contact immediately.
After waiting for 3 months without any updates, I had a second call (Jan 2014) with the CSO. The interview lasted 1.5 hours, was very unstructured, and I felt interviewer did not really care about what I wanted but tried to pigeon hole me into a specific role based on my experience and background. At the end of the call CSO noted she wanted another data point and asked me to complete another case study. She was very interested in recruiting me, and I was told that we would talk 24 hours after turning around the case study
2 weeks went by and I never heard from Bridge. They have also never called my references.In the end I withdrew from the interview process and choose to work elsewhere.
From what I can deduce from my experience, I believe Bridge has very weak internal structures, partially because the husband/wife CEO/CSO team makes all the decisions. This leads to bottlenecking of key staffing decisions and probably all internal strategy and ops decisions.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Bridge International Academies in February 2010.
Interview Details – Job advertised on jobvite website
Applicants create a profile in jobvite and upload their C.V and cover letter
Successful applicants receive invitation for interview via email/jobvite profile
The interview is carried out in a very friendly (mine was sort of informal) atmosphere
The interview is mostly practical i.e. addresses how the applicant expects to offer to Bridge in their capacity (Familiarize yourself with the working of the company and how you may be relevant)
Successful candidates receive feedback within 2-24Hrs in form of offer letter which they are to fill and return stating the date of reporting.
Interview Question – These are questions pertaining to the challenges Bridge faced I could not resolve e.g. 'What would you do as a Planner when you submit a planning brief for a site that has already been developed for approval and the District Physical Planner demands to visit the site before recommending to the relevant local authority?' View Answer
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