Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)No Offer
written application, Phone interview and then final interview
- What was your most difficult class in college? Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted Offer
Applied online for the first interview process. Got an email saying I could skip the phone interview and go directly to the in-person interview. The in-person interview took about 3 or 4 hours with a group section and then a personal 1-on-1 interview. I was contacted about a month later and was told I was accepted.
- Tell us about a time when you set a goal and didn't reach it. How did you recover? Answer Question
- Declined Offer
Lengthy initial online application, phone interview, then full-day interview. Make sure that you know their core values and what they are about as an organization. They are very data-driven and want to know specific examples of your leadership showcased through particular situations.
- Have you ever missed a deadline? Why? Answer Question
- No Offer
There are three steps to the application process. 1.) An Application 2.) A phone Interview 3.) A day long final interview. They are very selective in their practices and they do not give you feedback so I am still unaware of what I did wrong during the final interview
- Under what circumstance would you leave the corps? Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
First there is a written application, next a phone interview, then an in person interview that includes a model lesson, a "group" activity, and a 1:1 interview. The written application is very straight forward--the phone call felt a little uncomfortable, because I could tell what they wanted me to say, but I stuck to my thoughts, and it worked! Don't fake it!
- What would you do if your principal said "no" to the following ____? (Role play) Answer Question
No negotiations--except I was specific about the grade I wanted to teach.
- Accepted Offer
The interview consists of an online application, a phone screen, and then an in-person interview where you teach a 5 minute sample lesson.
- The teaching of the sample lesson was the thing that threw most people off - be prepared! Answer Question
- No Offer
It's a long and detailed interview process with a lot of what appears to be unnecessary paperwork (like manually entering all classes into the online system). I found the final interview round most challenging. I recommend meeting with TFA alumni to prepare for the final interview, like the mock teaching exercise.
- There weren't any really difficult questions Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. I interviewed at Teach for America.
I went through the phone interview and was able to complete a virtual final (due to being out of the country). My virtual interview was group interview as well. Each of the participants did a mock lesson and we had to work together to respond to a scenario. It was a test to see our problem solving abilities as well as our ability to work collaboratively. After that, we had seperate interviews with traditional questions.
- My interviewer presented me with a scenario in which she was my principal and I wanted to propose a new program after she had already sd that no new programs cld be implemented in the remainder of the year. She gave me a few minutes to gather my thoughts, then I had to plead my case. Answer Question
No Negotiation, but I would encourage everyone who applies to teach for america to be sure they are interested in teaching.
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
The process has three rounds. Application, Telephone Interview, Group interview. The questions focus on your ability to be a team player and your ability to work with others in various situations.
- We were given a scenario that could occur in the school and how you would handle that case Answer Question
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