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Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Kaplan University (Orlando, FL) in June 2015.
I applied for the job via the Kaplan website. About one day later if not the same day, I received an email from a recruiter who provided a link via email. The link was to a virtual interviewing site that the interviewee was to acesss with a device that has a camera. I used my laptop. I was given an essay question to answer first, where I had to type out a response. The rest of the interview consisted of me answering about six interview questions on camera with no one at the other end. Its just you looking at yourself for two minutes at a time which is very distracting by the way. I also had to fake sell them a product as an answer to one of the interview questions. I did not get the in person interview. However, based on the reviews they saved me a headache so I am thankful. I actually interviewed for this position back in 2011 and was invited back for a second interview where I met with one of the directors. I did not get the job because well...you can fill in the blanks. The HR rep actually called me back and said she did not agree with his decision not to hire me and that she felt I was a good candidate for the position. However, bias lurks everywhere so what can you do. Kaplan, you should loose that video process that you do. Its ineffective and shows you are cutting corners. I did not get the job and yet never got to actually speak with a human being? Come on now. Give people a fair shot and allow them to come in and interview in person. Like I said, you guys saved me a headache because you have a plethora of complaints on this website from current employees. Plus I read that the pay has changed to a low base plus commission, rather than a straight salary. Your people are misrable.
- One question I remember is the age old question of tell me about yourself. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Kaplan University in June 2015.
First, apply online. Then, there's a link for a first round screening online. Online self-recorded interview is followed by a Skype interview with a current Kaplan employee and finally a Skype interview with the regional recruiter. Then, you wait until the recruiter emails you about whether they hire you or not.
- What would you do to emphasize the Kaplan teaching method? Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source – interviewed at Kaplan University in January 2015.
Very easy going and effective.. relaxing, telephone. My interviewer was the chair for my department, which was calming as our chair is an intelligent and very effective leader. Our chair is personable and knows who I am. We communicate on regular basis.
- Do I use the rubrics 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative Experience
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Kaplan University.
Interview process - there were so many candidates that they brought in all candidates in to one room. Staff explained the company and the position available. I did not realize that our 2 min introductory speech would be the only communication on skills and what the candidate brings to the position. There was no warning that this would be the only time to pitch ourselves and I was disappointed.
- Giving a 2 min pitch on yourself in front of the rest of the candidates. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person – interviewed at Kaplan University in July 2014.
I was given a phone interview by a recruiter and ask some behavioral questions, at the end of our 25 minutes interview she offer to set me up for a second interview with a manager. I had the interview and was interviewed by the ADOA and the DOA. They threw behavioral questions requesting to give examples and outcomes.
- Name a time when I plan something that back fired on me, honestly I have never made an work related plans that back fired Answer Question
I didn't attempt to negotiate since they were pay pretty well compared to other colleges
Helpful (3)No Offer
Was called to set-up what I believed to be an interview after I submitted my resume' and application online. What it turned out to be was a "group" interview with about 9 other candidate. During our hour long presentation, the director explained that this position though it is titled "Admissions Ad visor" it is not inf act an advisory position, rather it is a sales position. During the presentation we were told that there would b e a short break and if the job wasn't for us or what we had expected then we could leave at that time. I found this to be an odd procedure. Wouldn't it just be easier to be upfront in the job description rather than reverting to a certain amount of deception to get candidates in the door? I felt this to be an unfair way of handling a position, though I do give points for creativity!
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Kaplan University (Saint Louis, MO).
I interviewed for the job, although the interview was pretty casual. Once I passed that step, I had to come back in to audition for the job by delivering a short lesson. Attendees completed a written evaluation of my presentation, then the Dean discussed my scores with me. I was evaluated on presentation style, vocal projection, use of the whiteboard, clarity of the lesson itself, and more. Once hired, I had to submit official transcripts and complete a lot of onboarding paperwork and required online training (sexual harassment, security, etc.). The whole process from the call for the interview to being ready to teach my first class was probably close to three weeks.
- I was graded down for mentioning that I was tired (I worked a night job at the time, so I had had very little sleep) to a few people before the actual lesson began. Since I had not been aware that I was already being evaluated, I was somewhat taken aback by this. Answer Question
There was no negotiation. For each course, the professor signs a contract for that ten week term. Salary starts out at $1,000 per course.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Kaplan University (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in January 2014.
behavior based interview. They ask you about past experiences so be prepared to discuss the STAR format. Situation, Task, Action, Result. Stay away from hypothetical, use experiences that you specifically impacted. No vague or high level answers, be numbers oriented.
- Tell me about a time you had to make a difficult decision? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Kaplan University.
I applied online and was then contacted by email to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was about 30 minutes with standard behavioral questions after which I was invited in for a 1:1 interview. The in person interview was more of an information session about the position and a tour of the learning center. I was asked some questions about my background and specifics about my last position.
- Describe a challenging situation and what you did to overcome it. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Kaplan University.
Name a time when you didn't get along with your employee and how did you handle it?
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