Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at WorldStrides in July 2013.
Interview Details – Initial interview is over the phone with HR, next step is with Director, they want you to role play to sell their service to them over the phone
Interview Question – Everything was very easy and nothing unusual. They have such a high turn over that they hire almost anyone that has a decent resume and buys into their lies and misrepresentation Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was none
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at WorldStrides in February 2011.
Interview Details – Found company on google search, emailed my resume, got an email a few days later asking me when I'd be available for a phone interview. I quickly replied and had a phone interview within a week. Had phone interview with HR generalist's assistant Christie as Jeremiah was too busy to interview me. Had to explain my resume, experience, etc. Was asked one word to describe why I'd be successful and chose "enthusiasm". Was told would work from home, base salary around $32,000 with a draw and 90% of job would be over the phone contacting schools, teachers and parents. Was told the interview process consisted of initial phone interview by Christie followed by "role play" leaving voicemail to teacher, then personality assessment followed by final phone interview with Sales Manager with offer. I had to create a 2.5 minute voicemail presentation pretending to be calling a teacher about trip to Washington, D.C. They emailed me slides and I also had to research their website and put together my own presentation. I practiced for 30 minutes before making the call to their toll free number which ended up being Christie's voicemail. The personality test took around 5 minutes and consisted of 2 parts. Part 1 asked me to pick from the given vocabulary words which described qualities I think people should have. Part 2 asked me to pick words that described the qualities I had. A few days later I received an email thanking me but that I hadn't gotten the job.
Interview Question – Would you mind making hundreds of phone calls a day? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at WorldStrides in August 2010.
Interview Details – I applied online and the corporate recruiter called me and was interested to set up an initial phone interview. He was very nice, and told me all about the job/company/benefits and then proceeded to just get to know me a little bit better as well as asking me some background questions. He then said he wanted to have me do a quick behavioral test to fill out online and then he would get back to me. He set up another phone interview with the office director in the office I was applying to. Had about a 1/2 hour phone interview and was somewhat similar to the first interview with the recruiter. He asked a little more detailed questions like "Describe a time in your last position when you failed and what you did to get beyond it" ....The recruiter then called back to set me up for an oral presentation of what I would be "selling" to the interested parties (which were the educational travel packages for the schools)....I had to basically come into the office and pretend the director was a teacher I was selling my product to over the phone and go through the slide show they gave me to present....It was a little awkward being right next to him, while pretending to be on the phone with him...My problem was I wasn't aggressive enough, so make sure to show a lot more enthusiasm than you think you might have to show! He was super nice though, and after the presentation, he went over what I needed to work on...constructive criticism. I really appreciated it too! It helped a lot for future interviews...
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at WorldStrides in July 2010.
Interview Details –
First you are phone interviewed by HR. Then phone interview by perspective manager. You will then be sent a brochure and asked to do a presentation interview - this could be for 1 person or panel. It could be in-person or over the phone. You are given some feedback and have some time to prepare and asked to do another presentation interview. Final phase for me was to go in for a few hours and do some "live" calls where you actually make sales calls over the phone.
Depending on time of year, this process can be stretched out or sped up.
Interview Question – Be ready to do a presentation. They are looking for friendliness that comes across on the phone. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate. The salaries and terms are what they are.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at WorldStrides in January 2012.
Interview Details – I applied on line for the Educational Specialist position. Based on my past experience I felt I was an excellent candidate. I did not hear anything for over 2 weeks so I assumed I was passed over. Then about 2-1/2 weeks after my initial online application I received an email to set up a phone interview. The interviewer was extremely inexperienceds and obviously was hired to screen candidates. I knew more about the company than he did. He was reading off of a script and it was very impersonal. After that I was given a link to take the personality test and a number to call and leave a voicemail for my sales pitch to a so called teacher, even though it was a oneway conversation (voicemail). I was told I would hear back either way by the next week. It has been over two weeks and I never heard back from the company. Seems very unorganized and unprofessional.
Interview Question – None, very easy and basic. Interviewer was inexperienced Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at WorldStrides in January 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted by email to set up a phone interview. The first interview was with someone from HR, fairly standard. The second phone interview was from the sales director of the area I was applying for. Both lasted about 30 minutes. After the second phone interview, I was asked to schedule a 1:1 interview at the office. This consisted of a presentation of the DC sales pitch. I made the sales pitch extremely complex because I didn't know how it was really supposed to be done. I think I could have shortened it a lot. They might throw in some curveballs and some objections that you need to get over.
Interview Question – I don't really remember any of the questions specifically. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is NO negotiating. There is a base salary and then commission fronted to you on a draw.
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