I have been working at Archdiocese of New York full-time (More than 3 years)
Sense of community, openness to all
Decline in religion, so schools shutting down and less job security
I applied online. I interviewed at Archdiocese of New York (New York, NY) in April 2013.
First met with HR which was a standard interview, then met with three regional director/supervisors who asked questions that were more specific to the work. Keep in mind that there are many politics within the organization, so you may have been a stellar candidate even if they did not make an offer. Contacts matter, so if you know anyone who knows any of the hiring managers, have them make a call for you. A large percentage of people are hired because of a personal referral, mostly because the hiring managers wear many hats and prefer to hire someone who has been recommended personally.
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