Mission: The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to employing disabled people. The United ...
I worked at British Council full-time (More than 3 years)
Wonderful colleagues in offices around the world Global workforce community Supportive of teamwork, new ideas, and hard work Strong support of mission and purpose throughout staff Fantastic career opportunities to really leverage and grow your own talents
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at British Council.
I got the invitation weeks after sending the resume and I was told that I passed the first round of interview. I was told to wear formal dress for that. There were two part of the interview, first was face to face conversation with the employers and the second part was to answer a few questions about admin on paper. The first part went fairly well, just some basic questions like: why do you apply for this position? What's your past work experience? The most difficult experience at your work. Tell us about an event that shows you are very detail-oriented. I honestly admitted that I had never worked as an admin assistant but I have related experience as a foreign affair assistant at school, and from my last internship at Disney English I got pretty familiar with communicating with clients. It went pretty good. It was important to be honest with your boss. And I got the offer a week after.
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