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Updated Jan 19, 2015
Updated Jan 19, 2015
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    City Year Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at City Year.

    Interview Details

    Interview wasn't terribly difficult. A lot of the questions they ask are floating around on the internet, and I had done my research and had prepared answers for a lot of the questions I was asked. The interview was over the phone, and lasted 30 minutes max. The interview was pretty one-sided though, as the interviewer just asks the questions and records your answers, so I would recommend asking questions at the end of the interview to make it a little more personal and a little more of a conversation.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you experienced conflict in a group and how you handled it   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at City Year.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process are executed well. City Year has a strong focus on technology; as a result much of the hiring process is done electronically and the interview process can be done in-person, by phone or via Skype. The questions are focused on the candidate's character and values.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you want children to describe you, and what steps or actions would you take to accomplish that?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    From what I know corps members can not negotiate pay and benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview was very formal and easy. It was over the phone and the staffer seemed distracted. I answered all the questions and found out I was through to the next round very quickly.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one quality in a co-worker that you find most annoying?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Corp Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at City Year in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and I missed the first deadline but made the second. It took about 4+ weeks and I got an email about scheduling a phone interview about a week later. The interview process was about 35 minutes and I had mine over the phone due to being out of state.

    Interview Questions
    • "What are lesson plans or skills that can help with developing working professional relationships?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at City Year in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an online application including a resume, multiple recommendations and essay questions. I was asked in an email if I had any preference on where I wanted to serve and when I answered negatively, I was then sent an email containing information about City Year’s general requirements and expectations. I then scheduled a phone interview with emphasis on skills, past experiences and idealism.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one conflict you had with someone and how did you resolve it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at City Year.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted about 3 weeks after I applied to set-up a phone interview. The phone interview lasted about 30 mins and I was asked basic interview questions (i.e.: what would your supervisor say was your greatest strength and weakness). About a week later, I was contacted to set-up a second round, in-person interview. The interview lasted close to 2 hours! I was interviewed by two people. They asked in-depth questions about every job I had listed on my resume. For each job, they would ask what was your greatest success in that position and what was your greatest failure in that position. The interview was a bit stressful because it lasted too long. I felt totally drained afterwards. The most disappointing part about the whole experience was that I never heard anything back from them. After spending a total of 2.5 hours interviewing, I expected a phone call. I didn't even get a "thanks, but no thanks" email. I even sent two follow-up emails to the people who interviewed me and still no reply.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think is the biggest misconception about you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    You have to fill out an application, write an essay, etc. Then I was contacted and I was scheduled for a phone interview. My phone interview did not take longer than fifteen minutes. After my followed up by a skype interview. During the skype interview they asked questions about certain aspects of the job, and if you're able to handle working in that type of environment.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    good. people are very friendly. interviewer types your responses as you interview, which can mess up the flow. Asked standard interview questions and about your experiences with kids, interactions with other people and how you function with a group of diverse people. Interview was about 45 minutes long.

    Interview Questions
    • a time you had to embrace something bigger than yourself   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    A regional manager interviewed me, one-on-one, on my college campus.

    My recommendation is to show that you are really passionate about the cause, and research about City Year's core mission is before going into the interview. Showing that you have done the research and can reference parts of their mission statement will show your dedication.

    Furthermore, I cannot stress this enough, but relax. My interview process with the regional manager ended up becoming more like a conversation than a formal interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    CY Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at City Year.

    Interview Details

    Applied online (for the last deadline). Within a couple weeks I had a phone interview and then an informational phone interview where I got to ask questions about City Year. Got put on the waitlist for my chosen site (Chicago) and then got an offer a week after basic training started. The whole process took about three months.

    Interview Questions
    • Can't remember specific questions, but they asked if I had any past experience working on a team.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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