I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Teach for America in February 2014.
Interview Details – Process included an online application, which was straightforward enough, but took a while to complete. This was followed by a phone interview - I'm not supposed to share the questions, but most of them can be found on glassdoor - and an online activity, which was somewhat odd.
Interview Question – How do you organize yourself? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Teach for America in December 2010.
Interview Details – There was an online application followed by a phone interview. Some candidates skip the phone interview and go straight to the final interview. The final interview consisted of a presentation, "sample lesson", group activity and one on one interview.
Interview Question – Why Teach For America? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None.
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Teach for America.
Interview Details – It was very involved and intense, but if you speak to anyone who is a teacher and have them review your practice lesson, you'll be fine. Keep it short, to the point, and allow for questions and independent work. Remember, you're not just having them take notes. You want your interviewers to remember you and your engaging lesson.
Be prepared for someone to get a question wrong in your lesson, and practice ways to respond. They looked really hurt when another person interviewing gave a flat out, "no."
Interview Question – What do you do in the face of adversity? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There's no negotiation. You accept or reject.
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Teach for America in January 2012.
Interview Details – Extremely long process. Takes time to get on folks calendars. Multiple interviews in the same day and multiple interviewers in the same interview. The organization is difficult to get into and the interview process is how they manage it. HR is slow to respond even if they are very much interested in you.
Interview Question – Be prepared to answer questions around the mission and vision of TFA and how they pertain to you. Technical questions are minimal. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Zero negotiation
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Teach for America.
Interview Details – The interview process was tedious but not too difficult. They pretend like any and everyone is eligible and actually has a shot at getting accepted. They accept around 12% of applicants, so beware. The interviewers are very friendly and make you feel at ease. Just be yourself.
Interview Question – I cannot say Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Teach for America.
Interview Details – Online Application, Phone Interview, Final Interview
Interview Question – Have you ever missed a deadline? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – N/A
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Teach for America in November 2011.
Interview Details – Very long interview process. Questions specifically targeting organization/prioritization/project management skills. Interview probes for as specific of answers as possible that reveal a true thought process and detailed steps within your answer.
Interview Question – Many questions regarding a challenge you faced and how you prioritized, asked in many different ways - be prepared with multiple examples of how you have faced challenging workloads, communication issues, relationship issues, organizational challenges, etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations b/c it is a non profit. You accept or decline.
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