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Standardized Patient Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Kaplan.
Interview Details – You are interviewed and you also audition to see if you are able to take a note that the director gives you in order to play the case more effectively.
Interview Question – What is your long term career goal? Answer Question
Teacher/Tutor Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Kaplan.
Interview Details – There are three separate "interviews." The first is a video audition (~2 min). The second is an interview with a current tutor; you have to teach him or her a few problems and answer some questions. The third interview is with a hiring manager, and that covers more of your educational and previous work experience.
Interview Question – What would you do if someone you were tutoring had someone else sit in on your tutoring session? Answer Question
Staff Accountant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Kaplan in January 2014.
Interview Details – Well the interview process was not very difficult. They emailed shortly after I applied to set up interview time. He called and asked some questions about my experience and goals. Also where do I see myself type question.
Interview Question – Where do I see myself in the next 5 years? View Answer
Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kaplan.
Interview Details – Had a Human Resource phone screen that was very lengthy. After that, a face-to-face interview was scheduled. There was more than on person for the interview and walk through the campus.
Interview Question – Gainful employment questions Answer Question
Instructor Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kaplan.
Interview Details – You will be doing a 10 min teach back which can be on absolutely anything . Do not include personal info into your teach back . This will be in front of 6-7 head honchos you must be able pull into by interest in your topic. You should Bring props and make a PowerPoint if you can . Have ques ready for them as an instructor would . Good luck!!
Interview Question – How would you engage one student who was not interacting with the rest of class. Without being personal with them how would you help them help themsrlves View Answer
Negotiation Details – If my background check and listed employers came back pos salary would be based on experience
ACT Instructor Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Kaplan in July 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online in July and was contacted within a week regarding my availability and salary expectations. 2 weeks later, I was emailed for an audition. Prior to the audition, I was emailed a test question to prepare and scheduled my audition for a week out to give myself adequate time to prepare.
The audition was done at home, then recorded and sent to Kaplan. A two minute presentation had to be prepared. I received an email inviting me to interview within 5 days, pending receipt of my ACT scores.
The interview was done in Google Hangouts. I think that this was primarily to gauge personality, enthusiasm, and communication skills. We talked a lot about favorite books and hobbies. My current position and experience was hardly mentioned.
About 10 days later, I was contacted for my final evaluation. This was the most difficult part of the hiring process. This interview was also held in a virtual space. Though four questions were emailed in advance, the interviewer asked that I present others, in addition to two of the questions from the aforementioned email. I was told that someone would be in touch within 10 business days, but I received an offer 12 hours later.
Interview Question – Your student is unable to prove that 28 is a perfect number. What is he likely to be doing wrong? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Take it or leave it.
Educational Sales Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Kaplan
Interview Details – Application, phone screening from HR, in person interview with hiring manager. Several more interviews with additional influencers. Fly to corporate to meet with VPs and other area managers. Entire process can take six to eight weeks to complete. Background check, drug test, and final offer made once results have been submitted.
Interview Question – Typical interview questions. Why you? What do you bring to the table? Answer Question
Staff Accountant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Kaplan in July 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online for the staff accountant position, and about a week later I got an email requesting a phone interview. I responded the same day and set the interview up for the next day. The interview went well. He asked me questions based off of my resume. Questions like what were your duties at this position? Why do you want to work for Kaplan?
Interview Question – There wasn't any really difficult questions. Answer Question
Accommodation Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Kaplan in August 2013.
Interview Details – After applying on line I heard back from them asking for an interview within five days. I went in for the interview, and both the "School Director" (site director) and the incumbent in the position I was applying for interviewed me. It was a cordial interview and I thought it went well. They asked the normal sorts of questions. It pays about $20-22 and hour and is only 25 hours per week.
Interview Question – This position is working with students who are coming to the US to learn English and helping them plan where they'll stay and other logistics. They did ask how I would communicate with people if neither of us spoke any of the other's language. I had some strategies that they seemed satisfied with (but since I wasn't sure of their policies, that was a bit difficult. Interestingly they don't require that you speak specific languages for the job. They said that about 30% of their participants are Japanese. View Answer
GMAT Instructor Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Kaplan.
Interview Details – They asked me to audition less than 24 hours after I applied. They asked me to interview less than 24 hours after I sent in my audition. Then they didn't get back to me about the interview for over 2 weeks. After I finally had the first interview they asked me to do the second interview and they would send me the details. They never did and I contacted my only contact there several times but never heard back again. Oh well.
Interview Question – How do you deal with challenges? Answer Question
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