Interac Interview Questions

Updated Apr 23, 2015
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  1.  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Interac in March 2015.

    Interview

    Set up a phone interview beforehand, and they asked very basic and typical questions. It was quick, only took 20 minutes or so. It was very laid back and conversational. There were questions regarding the pdf file they send you that basically outlines what ALTs do, etc.

    Interview Questions

  2.  

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    You first send in an online-application and then you will receive a call to go over and verify what you have submitted, and also to set up your phone interview. Whatever date you set it up, the person will ask you some basic questions like why you want to teach, what motivates you, why do you want to go to Japan and some questions regarding your education and experience. If you pass that then you will be given a meeting place in a city where the interviews are taking place. Once you arrive, you will be given an overview of the company and all what it's about. Then you will teach a small demo class as a exam and then the face to face interview, which is just an extension of the phone interview,

    Interview Questions

    • There wasn't really any difficult questions. It was a regular interview and hopefully if you didn't lie on the resume you should be fine and know how to handle it.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The contract isn't great. All the expenses of airfare, transportation, housing, insurance, and taxes are on your neck. You won't really be saving much.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Interac (Raleigh, NC) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview and then Another phone interview and then an In person interview. The first is not technical based but they other two are. The in person is the hardest interview. Study for it.

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    Negotiation

    Not really open to negotiation

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  5.  

    Assistant Language Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Dispatched from Teach Away in America. From what I've heard, Interac now mainly hires people already in the country, and they have an aggressive touring campaign as they are the #1 leading provider of ALTs in Japan. Teach Away process involved an online application, phone screening, English language proficiency test, video recorded teaching demo, and behavioral questions

    Interview Questions

    • Is there any situation that could arise that would force you to break your contract and come back home?   Answer Question
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    ALT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Interac (Spokane, WA).

    Interview

    Phone interview asking a few questions. You'll know if you pass when they invite you to the second interview. If they tell you that they'll contact you, you failed.

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    Assistant Language Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Interac.

    Interview

    Very basic interview process. Submit your application (lengthy), do a phone interview, do a face to face interview, done. There are a few extra things. Read the FAQ, perform a short lesson at the interview, get documents for the working visa but overall quite simple. It does take time. Expect the whole interview process to take 1-3 months. Hiring takes longer. You know in a few weeks after the interview if you submitted all your stuff but the actual details don't come till you're getting ready to leave.

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly, I cannot remember a difficult or unexpected question. Some people might be surprised at the startup funds needed and others might not know about other small details. They give you everything you need to know if you take the time to read everything so...can't say much here.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation phase. It's a take it or leave it type of job.

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    ALT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Interac (Provo, UT).

    Interview

    Initial communications were via e-mail, then a phone call and standard phone interview regarding education and experiences. Next was a trip to Utah to do the in person interview, pretty basic for an interview. The next was a video recording of singing the ABC's and examples using flash cards. I then waited 2 weeks to see if I got the job. I was called on a Friday and ask if I could be in Japan the next week.

    Interview Questions

    • Ask to sing the ABC's and how would I teach children to pronounce different words.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation and your contract is not signed until you complete your training after traveling to Japan, if you do not make it through the training you are out. You pay all costs upfront, air fare, apartment costs, furnishings for apartment Etc.. You will not see a paycheck for 6-8 weeks, Take wads of cash, There are many things they do not tell you in the interview and negotiation. It can be a great job, the locals are usually wonderful but the company sucks to work for.

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    Alternative Language Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Interac (Dallas, TX) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Fill out an online form and await a response. After your get confirmation and an invite you choose the closest location to attend a group interview or rather 'lesson presentation'. Once you arrive on-site you will sit through introductions, speeches, and videos detailing how Interac works and what they do all while filling out paperwork. During this process they pull you out individually and interview you for about five minutes each. Finally after having sat around for an hour it is time for a break and then video recording of your presentation in front of all the other candidates. You are asked to participate with the other candidates but once this section was finished we were set free without any commits or offers, that would come a week or so later in the mail.

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  10.  

    ALT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Interac (Orlando, FL) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Apply to and attend a group interview in your home country. The process takes a couple of months. You are given a location to accept or decline.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the proper level of interaction with the schools?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Very little in the way of negotiation. You are offered a position in a certain location and can take it or leave it.

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    ALT Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Interac (Tokyo (Japan)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process is good. The company interviewed me very timely and fair. They followed the schedule and kept me posted. It was a good experience especially for a first timer like me. It builded up my confidence and perhaps made me more equipped for future job interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you like to be an ALT?   1 Answer

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