Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at New Leaders for New Schools in March 2011.
Interview Details –
This was a 2nd round interview with Ms. Taliaferro.
It was a scripted interview...all the questions were canned and the interviewer did not stray one bit from the script, nor did she reveal any hint of humanity. The answers were being recorded down for future evaluation to create a fair and neutral hiring process.
Here are the questions that I remember being asked:
-tell me about yourself
-working in a team setting
-constant frustration that you have
- how would you go about working on a project?
My first round interview with the head of HR was much easier and played out much more like a conversation than an interview by a homicide detective. Here is what I was asked in the first round.
-What is the reason for the problems we have in our urban schools?
-What does student achievement look like?
-What do you look for in a supervisor?
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at New Leaders for New Schools in March 2009.
Interview Details – The initial phone interview was wonderful - the HR guy was very professional, and the questions were typical "do you align with our company philosophy?" kinds of questions. I actually think my interview was only average, but I was invited to the next round of interviews, a phone interview with who would be my boss. Here comes the unprofessionalism! Not only did he cancel my first interview - 30 minutes after it was due to begin! - but he did not respond to requests to reschedule, despite a phone call and two emails from me, for another two weeks! My phone interview with him, when I finally had it, was short and seemed like he was reading a script - I did not get the impression he was listened. Then, when I went to the first in-person interview (with the same man), he cancelled again. When we finally had our interview (now my third), he seemed to love me. He gave me all this "insider information" as to how to speed up the interview process (I still had two more interviews, for a total of five, for an entry-level job!). But after the interview, he responded with a "tentative date" for my next interview. When I called to confirm, I again got no reply for a week and a half until I called the original HR guy who had been so helpful. And then the reply was that they wanted to cancel and reschedule AGAIN! I was through. Clearly my time was not valued at all. I took a job with another company.
Interview Question – Do you believe all children should be held to the same educational standards? View Answer
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at New Leaders for New Schools in April 2012.
Interview Details – It was a defacto interview considering fact that I just finished consultation assignment with them. The position was offered to me upon completion.
Negotiation Details – Very fair. I had no problems with the offer.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at New Leaders for New Schools in April 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online and within a week I was contacted by an HR rep to set up a phone interview. My phone interview was several days later and the only person I spoke with was the HR rep. She indicated that the hiring team had already reviewed my resume and was interested, but she needed to go through some questions with me first. She asked about my strengths, weaknessess, accomplishments, etc. She stated upfront that she did not know too many specifics about the position so any detailed questions I should save for my interview with the hiring team. She was very nice and it felt more like a conversations than an interview. She promised me that she would be sending along my responses to the hiring team by COB and that she would have an answer to me either way within 2 days. I never heard from her again after 2 follow-up attempts. This is very unprofessional behavior and shows a lack of respect for candidates' time.
Interview Question – What is your greatest career accomplishment? View Answer
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