I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Teach for America in June 2013.
Interview Details – I was given a first round screening from someone in New York then a local screening for the Chicago position. I was not able to move on. They were very transparent and organized for their interview process and you could tell why they are successful. I would apply to them again in the future.
Interview Question – What did you improve the most in the past year? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Teach for America in February 2011.
Interview Details – You undergo a stage process. Once you sign up for an account online, you complete the online application and then wait. If your application is approved, you'll be invited to a phone interview which you'll schedule a time for. The phone interview is easy - they ask about what you do and how you keep yourself organized. If they like yyou, you'll be invited to an in-person interview. The in person was straightforward. Group interview. Sample teaching lesson. Individual interview. Then they will let you know via email if you're in.
Interview Question – They ask in the individual interview you have in person what you'd do in a specific scenerio. The senerio i got was about a school district I wanted to start an after school history club in but there was no money. So you have to convince the principal (the interviewer) why you should have the program. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I was offered a place in the special ed department and I couldn't teach special ed.
The process took a day - interviewed at Teach for America in March 2012.
Interview Details – The interview questions were very rigid and not necessarily tailored to the interviewee's personal experiences. It was difficult to add experiences which I felt were relevant to the position. I received an incredible amount of communication from them that was a considerable turn-off. Even after requesting to not be contacted, I continued to receive contact from the company.
Interview Question – If you were interested in starting a new club within the school, how would you convince your principal that you could take charge of beginning this new club? Answer Question
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Teach for America in March 2012.
Interview Details – After completing and submitting an application online I was contacted (within a week) to set up a phone interview. The interview was conducted by a general recruiter and lasted about an hour. During the interview we discussed some basics like, why I wished to work for the company, what does being a leader/leadership mean to me, and what some of my long term goals were. We also discussed my previous work experience and how the knowledge gained there would benefit me in the role for which i was applying. Over all the phone interview went well and I felt that the interviewer was pleased with the interview as well. A few days later I received an email requesting a second interview with the actual group the job opening was with. This interview consisted of three members of the group and myself. I was asked a series of questions about the job and how I would handle different situations. We went over my resume and talked about past situations in which I excelled or was able to have an impact on a group, my coworkers, or boss. Again, I felt the interview went well. The interviewers noted several qualities that they appreciated and inquired about salary requirements and my thoughts about working in the position. After a week I received an email saying they were still reviewing candidates. After another week I received an email stating that they decided to go with another candidate. i have no complaints about the interview process itself, i simply wish that I was given a little more feedback as to why I was not hired for the position.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Teach for America in February 2009.
Interview Details – The process was long and very detailed. You first had to schedule a phone interview after submitting a personal statement and resume. The phone interview was straight to the point with an interviewer asking questions about my job history and challenges that I have overcome. She took notes as I gave answers
Very Difficult Interview
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Teach for America in February 2010.
Interview Details – I received am email for a phone interview and I selected the first date available.
Interview Question – Which TFA core values do you align with? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Yes, I was able to negotiate.
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