When interviewing to be an academic advisor, employers are looking for a candidate with some background experience in advising to back up their qualifications. An extensive knowledge about college programs, requirements, and transferring must be a part of an academic advisor's repertoire Expect questions about your advising style and be prepared to provide an example of how you could implement your knowledge to help a student realistically reach their dream school.
Q: What is the most important aspect of academic advising?
The skill of real-listening. To hear each student from their perspective, briefly repeating their comments, followed by clarifying questions leading to exploratory areas which relate back to their concerns, needs or their pathways forward. Interview was just-right-difficult in the sense to be thought provoking.