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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    2 interviews and an online test

    Interview Questions


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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at TFA.

    Interview

    Applied on line- Interviewed at a local University. 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

    Interview Questions

    • Why TFA? Abstract questions as to how you would react to certain situations   Answer Question
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    Corps Member Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at TFA (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    It was a four part process: beginning with the online application, then online exam, phone interview, and finally an all-day in-person interview. It can be tedious, but the staff was friendly so you should feel comfortable during the whole process. Review the information that they give you during the interim (articles, company values, etc) and you should do fine.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a challenge that you overcame and how you did it.   Answer Question

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at TFA in March 2015.

    Interview

    the process was long, but very clear. I was never confused along the way because the assigned a contact person who checked up on me. There was an online application, phone interview that I was able to bypass, and then a group portion of the in-person interview and an individual interview.

    Interview Questions


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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at TFA.

    Interview

    there are three rounds:
    phone interview- very difficult questions
    application - straight forward why do you want to be in tfa?
    lesson plan-very time consuming and there was a time limit of five minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time where you lead a project and it didn't go your way .   Answer Question

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at TFA (Chicago, IL) in November 2010.

    Interview

    The TFA interview process is extremely rigorous. I think that one must keep in mind that many really qualified (and, over-qualified) people are also applying for the same position you are. What that means is that, you may think you are the best candidate from your university or from the actual day-interview, but there are MANY other candidates you are unaware of interviewing all across the country. Be as prepared as possible and hope that you "above" the competition, so to speak. (I'm also implying that since it is so competitive, do not get discouraged if you are not chosen. It may simply be a result of not enough positions.)

    Interview Questions


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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at TFA (Durham, NC).

    Interview

    Very long and detailed process. General application followed by phone interview and final interview day.

    Interview Questions

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at TFA in March 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview and final interview. Applied at top university. Apply early, because I felt I was a strong applicant (definitely stronger and more prepared than other people I know who were accepted). There is a TFA interview book out there that is helpful. You have to be committed to the cause.

    Interview Questions

    • I had a scenario (expected) where I was expected to argue with a principal for field trip funding.   Answer Question

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    Teaching Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    The first stage is an online application, including your activities (specify leadership positions) and essays.

    Then there is a phone interview, which was straightforward. They asked a lot about leadership positions and working with teams. Also asked about how you stay organized.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you did not get along with a member of a team, and how did you resolve the issue.   Answer Question

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    Recruitment Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at TFA (Nashville, TN) in August 2011.

    Interview

    After several emails with two different TFA departments in two different cities:

    Two interviewers over -the-phone. Very nice, introduced themselves and the career path through TFA.

    Behavioral style interview.

    Common questions describing yourself and your professional background. PREPARE using their website and the job description!!!

    Be sure to discuss your background's connection to TFA's mission and core values.

    Interview went really well but I know it did not help that I wasn't enthusiastic about relocating!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself.   1 Answer
    • Which of the core values do you most relate to?   1 Answer

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