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Admissions Counselor Interview Questions

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How do you handle stress on the job?

Admissions Counselor Interview Questions

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    How do you handle stress on the job?

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    As an admissions counselor, understanding sources of inspiration is important. Who has inspired you in your life and why?

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    Tell me about your leadership qualities and how those help you with leading your students.

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    Under what circumstance would you suggest a student change majors?

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    Walk me through your approach with students who are undecided on their major.

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    What would you do if a student on your academic roster was failing a course?

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    What questions do you have for me?

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    What is your current salary?

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    Tell me about yourself.

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    We are asking for 8 years of experience in an academic environment and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?

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    What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?

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    When faced with a problem, are you more likely to jump into solving it, or are you the type to carefully assess the issue first?

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    If asked, how do you believe your coworkers would describe you?

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    How often do you monitor the progress of the students on your academic roster?

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    What did you think of your admissions counselor when you were an undergraduate student?

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    What do you know about the culture at our school?

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    Presenting accurate reports and documentation is an important part of being an admissions counselor. How would you describe your written communication skills?

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    In your opinion, what are the top 3 functions of an admissions counselor?

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    What unique qualities can you bring to our school?

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    Why do you want to work as an admissions counselor?

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    How familiar are you with the undergrad and graduate programs at our school?

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    Do you consider yourself a team player? Why?

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    How would you describe your work ethic?

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    What are your favorite resources for helping students discover potential career choices?

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    When given your student roster, how much of each student's background do you like to learn?

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    What do you find most rewarding about being an admissions counselor?

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    All of our candidates must pass a criminal record check and education verification. Is there any reason why you would not be comfortable with this?

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    As an admissions counselor you will often be privy to sensitive situations. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?

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    How often do you take work home with you?

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    When have you worked among a diverse group of people?