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Offline Ksundbye

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Interview help
« on: January 25, 2017, 11:24:35 AM »
Hi all! I have an interview coming up for an education position in Tonga! What should I expect for the interview? I'm pretty nervous!

Offline koji

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Re: Interview help
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 03:03:24 AM »
I can't say under the new system, but under the old system (2010) the interview was very relaxed and quite informal. I would say that it was probably the funnest interview I have ever had. The interviewer was an RPCV, so they understood where I was coming from- the nerves, anticipation etc. It felt more like a conversation than a list of questions, and I was really excited throughout the entire interview.

Things you should definitely expect to talk about:
- How you plan to cope with living in a foreign country. Stress relief, examples of past determination when you felt like quitting.
- How you plan to keep in contact with people living back home. (The 3rd goal of peace corps is to promote understanding of foreign cultures by americans- if you can slide in some concrete 3rd goal activities into your interview- like a friend of yours is a teacher and you already plan to set up a penpal program with their classes, or you plan to send back monthly updates to your community center or church etc, that would be good)
- what you plan to do in your sector (this does not have to be very detailed, but for example, I was youth development and I knew I would want to do a lot of outdoor activities/camps/wilderness training with youth in my host country because that was the majority of my experience).
- examples of your flexibility
- examples of working with others --- how you plan to get along with your hosts.

Offline Vglaudin4

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Re: Interview help
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 07:49:18 PM »
 :) Super helpful!!! Good luck to you!!! You got this!!!