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City Year Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2014
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Average Interview

Corps Member Interview

Corps Member
Philadelphia, PA

I interviewed at City Year in February 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online. I'm local to my site so I didn't have a phone interview. The application was simple. I wouldn't worry too much about the essays--just be honest. I would recommend asking questions when a representative calls to see if you have any questions. It makes you look more interested.

Interview Question – What is your greatest weakness?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

City Year Corps Member Interview

City Year Corps Member

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at City Year in May 2010.

Interview Details – I applied to City Year HQ during the February deadline. I completed a phone interview a couple weeks after being applying. I was notified mid-late March that I was being recommended for the site in Philadelphia and that my application would be forwarded. I then got a phone interview with CYGP in early May. I was notified of acceptance in June.

Interview Question – City Year's motto is "Give a Year. Change the World." They ask questions related to service and how you feel young adults can impact change through services.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Corps Member Interview

Corps Member

I applied online and interviewed at City Year.

Interview Details – Preliminary phone interview with basic questions, only about 20min. Then a second in-depth interview with more intense questions, about an hour.

Interview Question – What is your worst quality?   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Corps Member Interview

Corps Member

Interviewed at City Year

Interview Details – fair questions, hour long process easy.

Interview Question – how to deal with difficult students   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

CY Corps Member Interview

CY Corps Member

I applied online and interviewed at City Year.

Interview Details – The most important thing to know is that interviewers ask pre-scripted questions off a sheet, and are on their laptops as they interview you. They attempt to type your entire reply to each question before moving on to the next. This makes the pace of the interview very unnatural and non-conversational. Be prepared to give a formal-ish and complete answer, almost like a speech, and then wait for the interviewer to type before asking another question.

Interview Question – They ask about how you will approach leading people more experienced than you, and how you will approach being led by people less experienced than you.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No Negotiation- stipend is set


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

City Year Corps Member Interview

City Year Corps Member

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at City Year.

Interview Details – Applied by the first, september 30th deadline, heard back two days later saying i was approved to interview, had interview the following week via phone, found out that i was accepted 2 weeks later

Interview Question – How would you handle a classroom with unruly students   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Corps Member Interview

Senior Corps Member

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at City Year.

Interview Details – I applied as a Corps Member for a Senior Corps Team Leader position. The application is not very lengthy and requires questions about your strengths, weaknesses, an event you championed or drove to success etc. It also ask questions about your communication/leadership style. I was interviewed by our Director of Impact and School Partnerships. The interviewed asked many questions about how to deal with certain corps member situations so be prepared to think on your feet.

Interview Question – I believe the biggest things that they will look for whether or not they are explicitly asked are 1) How emotionally grounded and adept are you to handle the stress of corps members, students and administration. 2) Are you deeply connected and bought in to the mission and values of City Year. 3) Have you proven yourself to be a clear leader and represent the organization in a strong way to community and school partners. 4) Are you willing to grow in the areas in which you are weak?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

City Year Corps Member Interview

City Year Corps Member

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at City Year.

Interview Details – Application, Phone interview, and face to face interview.

Interview Question – How did you hear about city year?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation this is a volunteer position so you should not be financially motivated.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at City Year.

Interview Details – two rounds of interviews, phone interview does not go as long as they say. have answers to questions ready and well thought out. second round interview is face to face, be personable and passionate about position applying for

Interview Question – Why you think you would be a good candidate for a future corps member   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Teacher Interview

Teacher

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at City Year.

Interview Details – It was hard.

Interview Question – What challenges did you face?   Answer Question

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