Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
First, I went through a teaching placement program which then gave me the chance of teaching at two schools in Shanghai and I requested SHSID. After that, a Foreign Affairs manager Skype interviewed me and it was short and casual. She mostly did all the talking and asked me maybe two questions about why I wanted to teach in China and what is most important when teaching young kids. Overall, very easy.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Shanghai High School International Division (Shanghai, Shanghai (China)) in April 2010.
Because the school is located in China, most of the interview process happens through the internet. Skype was used for face-to-face interactions, a group interview, skills testing, etc. Other information was sent via email. The drug testing took place through a health screening in the US and then another health screening in China upon arrival.
Negotiating is difficult because usually the interviewers do not have the power to fully commit to anything. As with any negotiation, you should rate the importance of your needs and have some that you are willing to give up on. This will show you are willing to work with the company, but stay firm in those points you can't live without. They will respect you more for it.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 1 day – interviewed at Shanghai High School International Division in August 2009.
The interview was fairly straightforward. It was a phone conversation with the head of foreign affairs. She gave me a "what if" scenarios. For example, what would you do if a parent insisted that you individually email them all of a students homework assignments. Then she just asked about my general experience prior to the interview.
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