I worked at Chinese-American Planning Council full-time (More than 5 years)
I worked for the Chinese-American Planning Council for six years and I enjoyed my experience there. I was an ESL teacher and job developer. I learned a lot from my former director, J.C. and supervisor S.C. I made friends but most of all teaching my students was the greatest experience. I was laid off, but if I wasn't I would still work for them. Pay was decent.
There were some favoritism between teachers, and sometimes not being the same culture or race of the staff (predominately Chinese) made things tough to be fully accepted. I'm speaking from personal experience. Also, I wish being informed of my lay off was done in a professional manner.
Advice to Management
Better communication with staff regarding pending lay offs, fair treatment of staff being let go (professionalism is a MUST), less favoritism, more acceptance of all people from all races and backgrounds.
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Chinese-American Planning Council (New York, NY).
Very easy interview. It did not feel like a formal interview at all because not many questions were asked (depending on who is interviewing you). Submit the materials needed for the application, wait for an email/call, and speak with staff. It is especially easy if you've worked in the office or know a staff member, because you are basically in. Interview speaks about what the job entails, and if you've worked with the clientele and administrative paperwork.
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