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Catholic Charities USA Interview Questions

Updated Jun 20, 2015
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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Catholic Charities USA (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    Panel interview. My interview took place several years ago - leadership has changed. I normally would not have accepted a "pitch a plan" interview; but did so because I had a strong interest in seeing the organization succeed regardless of my interview success.

    Interview Questions

    • Share a communications plan (asked to research and prepare beforehand and present to the panel)   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Catholic Charities USA (Portland, ME) in May 2015.

    Interview

    interviewed with General Manager at Marriott, downtown Portland, Maine. Interview went well and GM asked interesting questions. Interview lasted about an hour Very relaxed, one on one with GM in lobby of hotel.. Outcome of interview was they would let me know in a few weeks. Had several more candidates to interview that week.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work third shift?
      What was one of the best jobs you have done in your work history and why was that job so great?
       
      1 Answer
    • The GM said the job process of hiring would take a while. They need to do background checks, drug screening and have more applicants to interview.   1 Answer
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    School Age Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Catholic Charities USA (Chicago, IL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online by clicking the job post and submitting my resume and cover letter to the email address provided. I received a phone call the next day and did a very brief pre-screening interview with the director. She asked why I applied and what my salary expectations were. We then set up an in-person interview for a few days later. The interview was one on one and very comfortable. During the interview, I had to fill out a standard fill in the blank application.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your career goals? Why do you want to work here? I have an elementary education degree, so she asked why I was interviewing with her and not a public school. How do you handle stressful situations? What's one of your weaknesses? What are a few strengths?   Answer Question
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    Case Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Catholic Charities USA (Oklahoma City, OK) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Really friendly! I enjoyed the way I was treated. They took me to a back room and asked me about my educational and work experiences. I interviewed with two different people. Both of them were really up beat and positive. I left feeling encouraged and valued.

    Interview Questions

    • How can one help people and remain a level of professionality?   1 Answer
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    Case Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very relaxed initial interview with director of HR. The HR director is a very respectable and approachable woman who asks easy and fair questions. She is 100% the type to know if you're full of crap or not, so I wouldn't bother trying to BS her. The interview was around 15 minutes but went very fast because she was just a pleasure.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most serious and unexpected situation you've dealt with in the past and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Key words: NONPROFIT

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    Job Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Catholic Charities USA in July 2014.

    Interview

    Got the approval by the office director and then I had to wait for the regional director to give the ok, at the end they came to me with an offer which I accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you see your self in the next five years in the company   Answer Question
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    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Catholic Charities USA.

    Interview

    Interviewer was very nice. Thought i was going to get the job but did not.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Catholic Charities USA (Overland Park, KS) in March 2014.

    Interview

    very detailed and tedious; I thought it was very comprehensive on Microsoft products. I spent a mega-amount of time trying to get every question correct. I did well she told me, but I did not get the job. I was very sad. I had several interviews and was narrowed to 3. I thought the ladies were very nice I interviewed with but I did not understand why they did not pick me.

    Interview Questions

    • How I would handle someone coming in off the street.   1 Answer
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    Caseworker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Catholic Charities USA.

    Interview

    Three interviews total, two at local office and one in Manhattan with HR. Management very willing and able to answer questions about the agency. Interviewers want you to be the right candidate so they are rooting for you to do well. Don't take it personally if you don't get an offer, as positions are competitive and they are often looking for a specific type of candidate to carry out special projects. Also don't panic if they don't call you right away. The hiring process is a long one (can last 1-2 months).

    Interview Questions

    • If you are in the office late on a Friday night finishing case notes, alone in the building, and hear someone banging on the door because they are going to be evicted, what do you do?   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    The salary ranges for direct services staff are only $2k-$3k but if you are being hired to work in management, you will have more flexibility to negotiate your salary.

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    Financial Adviser Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Catholic Charities USA in August 2013.

    Interview

    15 min phone interview with Finance program manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Not any difficult questions in phone interview: self-introduction, why do you want to work for Catholic Charities, how could you run a project without complete information   Answer Question

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