City Year Interview Questions

Updated Aug 20, 2015
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City Year (Boston, MA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Interview with the National Recruitment Office to Serve Where Most Needed. It was a 15 minute long Skype conversation (could opt for phone only). The interviewer was kind and casual. First telling me about the interview process then asking only a few questions. Be prepared to talk about your experiences that are related to the CY ideal.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some experiences you have had that make you a good candidate for CY?   Answer Question
    • What was the most rewarding thing about these experiences?   1 Answer
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at City Year (Little Rock, AR) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interviewers were very friendly and professional. I spoke with a recruiter first and she explained to me in detail the next steps to the hiring process as well as some topics that would be covered in the interview. If you can definitely meet up with a recruiter and ask questions! The first round of interviews was conducted by the national committee as I checked serve where most needed. The interview took about 10-15 minutes and was very average. Asking experience with children, why you chose to serve where most needed. The next interview was after I was placed and that took about the full hour. Ask a lot of questions afterwards and have more of a conversation- even while you're having the conversation my interviewer was still typing some things that I was saying down.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you choose City Year even though there are other companies like Teach for America out there? When was a time you handled conflict and what was your role? How will you be able to stay motivated throughout the 11 months?   Answer Question
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    Teaching Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    It was long and over the phone, I had to keep on asking the interviewer to repeat the questions and I am pretty sure that I answered some of them incorrectly because I couldn't hear her.

    Interview Questions

    • About an experience where you worked in a team and didn't work   Answer Question
    • An experience where you taught through an academic point of view   Answer Question
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    AmeriCorps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at City Year in March 2015.

    Interview

    Phone call. They asked questions then typed it out. I believe there was only one interview. I didn't live in the area so if there was two, both were over the phone.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you lead students before? Why did you choose City Year? Our days are long, how do you plan to stay motivated?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at City Year in March 2015.

    Interview

    (DC) Very cut and dry; lasted about an hour. asked 18 questions, the first of which was how much I knew about City Year, so do your homework. Some simple questions, some difficult. Really not that bad but really not much feedback. It is a 4 week process. Application due, two weeks later is an interview, two weeks later you hear. I've pushed my decision date back though so I will not hear for a while.

    Interview Questions

    • How much do you know about City Year? How would you feel about leading people older/more experienced than you? How would you feel being lead by people younger than you?   Answer Question
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    Corps Member - Chicago Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at City Year in March 2015.

    Interview

    I completed an online application with short answers and basic information about my education and relevant experiences. I also had to submit two rec letters. I was offered a phone interview after this stage, that lasted about 45 minutes to an hour. The phone interview went in-depth about my goals, my personality, how I might deal with certain hypothetical situations, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your personal and professional goals and how will the City Year experience work toward achieving them?   Answer Question
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    City Year Corps Memebr Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at City Year (Seattle, WA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process was all set up via online application. After submitting application, an email is sent out and an interview is scheduled via calendar website. I scheduled my interview and connected via Skype with the interviewer.

    Interview Questions

    • First interview question: How would you describe City Year to someone with no knowledge of the organization?   1 Answer
    • What is one experience in which you and a group had to work towards something greater? How have you experienced and worked within a diverse setting?   1 Answer
  9.  

    City Year Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at City Year in February 2015.

    Interview

    The process was very simple, I thought that the questions are definitely geared towards a specific mentality. They are looking for people to embody their culture of idealism, so if you truly want this position, read their website and know the founding stories well. They are also looking for someone who knows how to teach, and who is excited about the work and the hours.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you and your teacher interact/ how will you solve conflicts   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City Year.

    Interview

    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
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    Senior Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at City Year.

    Interview

    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

    From what I know corps members can not negotiate pay and benefits.

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  Former Corps Member in Orinda, CA

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