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AmeriCorps AmeriCorps VISTA Interview Questions

Updated Apr 1, 2017
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AmeriCorps VISTA Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at AmeriCorps.

Interview

Interview process is phone interview where your background in service is discussed, interest, and previous work experience. It is very welcoming and open interview that makes interviewee feel comfortable communicating with interviewer.

Interview Questions

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    AmeriCorps VISTA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AmeriCorps (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Called for an informational phone call interview and was not prepared for it to be an interview be cause they said it would just be a talk. Shared information about the organization. Asked a few questions but mostly wanted to answer questions. Having questions ready is best because they ask often if you have any questions. Then it leads to a written exercise before receiving a second interview with a manger.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you share a time where you had to collaborate with others? How did you go about it?   Answer Question
    • Why are you interested in working for VISTA?   Answer Question

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    AmeriCorps VISTA Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    There are 3 steps in the interview, first is a sort of screening call, second is a phone interview with the actual site you would be placed it, and the third is an in-person or skype interview.
    They will ask you questions about why you are interested in the position, if you can live on the monthly stipend, if you know the history of AmeriCorps VISTA, and how it relates to your future goals. The site interview will be specific to where you would actually be working.

    Interview Questions


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    AmeriCorps VISTA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AmeriCorps in May 2016.

    Interview

    I had two interviews. The first interview was a short 15-minute interview to get to know me. The second-round interview was another short interview, about 20 minutes long. They both asked common questions that focused more on my past experience but weren't behavorial interview questions. I was offered the position, but unfortunately had to decline.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in this program?
      What skills do you have that relate to this position?  
      Answer Question

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    AmeriCorps VISTA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at AmeriCorps (Durham, NC) in January 2016.

    Interview

    I received an email offering an interview spot and interview was conducted via phone. It felt very awkward - the interviewer didn't seem to want to converse naturally and shot each question right after another making me feel like I was being interrogated. I had a question regarding the time of the position, and I was told that they would get in touch. It's been more than a month and still nothing. I wish they at least gave off a feeling of genuinely and excitedly wanting to recruit new passionate people. Did not feel welcome. Felt like the interviewer wanted to get the deed done ASAP and then move on with her life.

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    AmeriCorps VISTA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at AmeriCorps.

    Interview

    The interview was a brief process that lasted one hour. They asked standard questions about my interests and reason for joining. The focus on the interview was geared more towards the position and the location than on the AmeriCorps aspect.

    Interview Questions


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    AmeriCorps VISTA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at AmeriCorps (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with the sponsor head organization. Considering I was in the area I then had an in person interview at the nonprofit, site location with my actual supervisor. Both of which were very friendly and relaxed.

    Interview Questions


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    AmeriCorps VISTA Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AmeriCorps.

    Interview

    phone interviews - usually a first round with a VISTA Coordinator/Leader where they ask you questions about yourself, your working style, why you want to be a VISTA and then a second interview with somebody form the sponsoring organization where they ask questions more specific to position you applied for

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    AmeriCorps VISTA Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at AmeriCorps in July 2015.

    Interview

    Initial "interview" was with AmeriCorps VISTA supervisor to go over details of the program itself in most cases. Interviews were conducted by the different non-profits themselves that I would be working for. Questions varied from organization to organization as well as knowledge about how VISTA itself works.

    For a few organizations there was only one group interview before a final offer was tendered. One interview there was an initial phone call interview followed by a skype interview. Another organization began with a group interview then had a final 1:1 interview with the CEO to do any final vetting.

    Interview Questions

    • Every single interview asked "Why AmeriCorps? Why VISTA?"
      "How would your current or most recent supervisor describe you? How would you describe yourself?"  
      Answer Question

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    AmeriCorps VISTA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Freeport, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at AmeriCorps (Freeport, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Had interview with Executive Director, so full of passion and inspiration about the organization. Got to understand more about organization and Americorps. Was able to make my decision on what I wanted to do directly after the interview,

    Interview Questions


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