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29 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Updated August 6th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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Tell me about a successful program you taught. What made it successful and why was it different?
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As a Health Educator, you assess individual and community needs for health education.
You plan health education strategies, interventions, and programs. Tell the interviewer about a recent program you taught and why you felt it was successful. Were you able to start a program and 1 year later it was still running successfully? Did you increase attendance and knowledge of your students? This is your chance to show success as a Health Educator so make sure to shine!
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Tell me about a successful program you taught. What made it successful and why was it different?
As a Health Educator, you assess individual and community needs for health education.
You plan health education strategies, interventions, and programs. Tell the interviewer about a recent program you taught and why you felt it was successful. Were you able to start a program and 1 year later it was still running successfully? Did you increase attendance and knowledge of your students? This is your chance to show success as a Health Educator so make sure to shine!

Rachelle's Answer #1
"A recent event that I coordinated was a cooking class. We had 12 participants and all had a great time. Everyone laughed, helped each other out and learned the importance of eating fresh and eating healthy. I knew it was a successful class because the class that followed had a waiting list of 10 people that were all referred to the class by others that had attended. In the planning stages, I wanted to make the class both educational and fun at the same time."
Heather's Answer #2
"During my internship, I got to work with a non-profit organization that worked with teenagers that were struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. During my three months there, I was tasked with preparing a new presentation on the harmful effects of methamphetamine on both people and entire families with the audience being middle school students between sixth and eight grades. As my finale, I had the chance to put on a one hour assembly in front of the student body and staff. Following the presentation, I was thanked by the principal and administrator for such a powerful program"
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How do you typically assess the learning needs of your students?
As a Health Educator, you use formal and informal techniques to assess the learning needs and styles of your students. Tell the interviewer about a successful way you were able to reach your students. Were you recognized by your supervisor for a job well done?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"One of my most common and easiest ways that I assess the learning needs of my students is by pausing every few minutes to see whether students are following along with the lesson. It not only identifies gaps in comprehension, but helps break up lectures into more digestible bites. Asking for participation among the group is also a technique that I use to keep them engaged and continuously learning."
Heather's Answer #2
"During my internship, I was fortunate to be able to work with a private employer where I worked with groups of people that really needed and desired our programs and learning opportunities. We used assessments and surveys to gauge the general needs of the employee population and developed programs around the needs. Then, during training sessions, we utilized a classroom style training that engaged the learners in activities and role-playing activity. By ensuring their participation, we saw greater results and satisfaction in the classes."

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"Through participation, students’ engagement and discussions."
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What type of communicator are you?
As a Health Educator, it is important to know which type of communicator you are. Do you consider yourself analytical, intuitive, functional or personal? Tell the interviewer that you are able to change your communication style based on your audience and their way of learning. The important thing to relay is that you are an effective communicator. Tell your interview that you welcome the back and forth dialogue with your clients.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I'm the type of communicator that encourages open communication. I like to show my clients and coworkers that I'm approachable, knowledgeable and want to help others. I do this by asking a lot of questions of my students and reflectively listening to what they are saying."
Heather's Answer #2
"I am a direct communicator. I find that it is best to be brief and direct especially when presenting instruction or directions to clients. This leaves little room for miscommunication. With my colleagues, I also take this same approach while being open to new thoughts and ideas."
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What are your career goals in this field?
The interviewer is asking this question to align expectations for the role with your long-term expectations. The interviewer is also checking to see if you have realistic goals and to gauge your level of ambition. It is important for you to research the job prior to your interview to ensure that your personal professional goals are in-line with the job and organization that you are interviewing with. Be open and honest with your interviewer on this question and express how important these goals are to you.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"In the near future, I am focused on coming up to speed quickly in my new role. My longer range goal is to become a subject matter expert in this particular field. After working for years in a more general role with a large hospital system, I became most passionate about diabetes prevention. Your organization would allow me the opportunity to focus on my passion where I would become the person that others seek out for the answers to their most difficult problems."
Heather's Answer #2
"My long-range career objective is to publish a book. I would love to tell the world about my involvement to put an end to childhood obesity and this organization will put me right on the forefront of working with the youth in our region. I think that my story growing up to get to the point where I am at today will resonate with a lot of people."
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Please share with me an example of how you helped coach or mentor another educator. What improvements did you see in the person's knowledge or skills?
As a Health Educator, you mentor your clients every day. Have you had the opportunity to be a mentor to a peer? Do people regularly seek you out for advice or words of encouragement? Share a story with the interviewer of a recent time you mentored a co-worker. Tell the interviewer why they came to you, what the outcome was and what you both learned throughout the process.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"One of my fellow co-workers has a fear of speaking to large audiences. Knowing that I have first-hand experience and a passion for this, he approached me for help. I was able to help him prepare his presentation and he practiced to me a couple of times to the point where he felt comfortable enough to do the presentation. The thanks that I received from him were all the appreciation in the world that I needed for helping him out."
Heather's Answer #2
"Being new to the field, I haven't directly coached another Health Educator, but I was a trainer at my employers that I had through my college years. As an experienced bartender, the owner of my establishment trusted me to take new employees under my wing and train them how to make drinks, work efficiently and provide the best customer service possible. These skills will transfer well to this career."
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