I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at City Year.
Interview Details – Applied Online and received a very quick response followed by my first interview. This one with Headquarters. This interview was fairly straightforward, they called me at the time agreed upon time and we had a pretty easy interview.
The questions were pretty straightforward, why do you want to join, why should we hire you, tell me about yourself, what experience do you have working with kids, etc...
I received the next interview a few weeks later, this time with the people in San Antonio, the site I was appointed to join. This interview was a bit harder, but the interviewer was extremely polite and I made it through in about 45 minutes.
Interview Question – Role Playing with a difficult student Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation phase
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at City Year.
Interview Details – There is first an application with two recommendations and two essay questions. Be concise, they like that. If you are selected you first get vetted through a phone interview. Again, be concise, they don't like wordy answers. Then if you get past that you get the chance for an in person interview. If you do not respond quickly enough, there will be no more space for an in person so be aware--respond right away.
Interview Question – What was your biggest challenge or failure in a previous job? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at City Year in May 2010.
Interview Details – A couple interviews with internal staff
Interview Question – WHat is your place on the leadership compass? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – quick
The process took 2 months - interviewed at City Year in May 2012.
Interview Details – The 1st interview was through the phone and was 20 or 30 minutes. They asked straight forward questions to get to know you such as:
Why do you want to do City Year?
What are you strengths and weakness?
What is personal and professional goal?
Give an example a good and bad experience working in a team.
The second interview asked almost all the same questions so there are hardly any surprises.
Interview Question – Name three adjectives that best describes you and how will you implement that in working with City Year? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at City Year in February 2012.
Interview Details – I had my screening interview and they asked:
How might a child describe you and what would you do to achieve that description?
Describe your best and worst team experiences?
What are your strengths in regards to your work habits/style?
In regards to your work habits/style, what do you hope to improve with City Year?
What are your personal/professional goals?
What do you know about City Year?
What do you know about Milwaukee?
and a few others. It took 20 minutes.
The process took a day - interviewed at City Year in November 2011.
Interview Details – The first of 2 interviews consists of a 20 minute phone interview. They ask basic interview questions such as why you feel you should get the position, what you wish to get from the position and why you chose that particular location. There is another longer 45 minute phone interview should you pass the firs
Interview Question – Why did you choose City Year? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at City Year in October 2011.
Interview Details – I applied online for serving where most needed was emailed to inform them of times I'd be available for a half hour phone interview within a couple days upon completion of application. The initial phone interview went really well and the interview was very polite and easy to talk to. About 5 days later I was emailed and informed I was matched with the New Hampshire site and asked if I wanted to continue the process. Within a day or so, somebody from New Hampshire contacted me and we set up a more formal phone interview. I was a little less sure of my performance this time around but apparently it went well enough. The second interview was full of hypothetical scenarios and personal background questions. Within another 5 days I was offered a position. The important thing was applying early, having confidence, knowing and showing that you really care about the position and just being honest with yourself and to the interviewer.
The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at City Year in September 2011.
Interview Details – I sent in an application. They called me for a screening interview. A few days later I got an email for a second interview.
Interview Question – i don't remember the exact wording but it was something like: At City Year we work as teams. What was your best team experience and your worst team experience? Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at City Year in April 2011.
Interview Details – I applied online and then had a phone interview the following week. It was a basic screening interview where they asked my interests in the program and about myself. I was then invited for an in person interview where they asked mainly about group work and scenarios.
Reason for Declining – I was reluctant but I received another job offer that would benefit me better in the future.
The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at City Year in March 2009.
Interview Details – When applying I had chosen NY as my specific site. I also applied from abroad and CY was very accommodating when it came to setting up interview times that worked with my schedule/the time difference. After submitting the application I had an initial phone interview and then was informed by email that I was chosen for a selection interview. I think City Year prefers to do this interview in person but they will do it over the phone if you cannot come to their offices in Chelsea. The person with whom I did my interview was really personable and friendly and it was a very comfortable interview. Standard questions but definitely emphasize your desire to work with underserved youth and passion for education. Also, make it clear that you are looking for opportunities for leadership development. City Year loves to create new leaders/bring people to their full potential.
Interview Question – They have a program called Camp City Year which corps members plan and implement and they asked how I could enhance that program. View Answer
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