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31 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 30th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 31
What activities would you create for your residents?
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As an RA you will need to exercise some creativity when it comes to activities for your residents. Assure the interviewer that you have some great ideas and that you will keep them coming!

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Question 2 of 31
Provide an experience in which your observation of a student helped you to identify unusual behavior.
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As an RA you will be required to keep an eye out for students who may be struggling in one way or another. Your responsibility as an RA is to be a leader, a mentor, and a trustworthy ear. Discuss with the interviewer your experience with assisting a student who has displayed unusual behavior. Be sure to not break any confidentiality while providing your example.

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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What are your plans after University? Talk to the interviewer about the goals that you have set for yourself over the next 5 years.

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How would you handle a fight amongst your residents?
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In a residence setting you will come across individuals who may not always get along. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of managing peer related conflict in a quick and effective manner.

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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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We all have weaknesses of some sort and that is absolutely okay to admit. Talk to the interviewer about what you feel your greatest weakness is and be sure to discuss what you are currently doing, or willing to do, to improve. Be sure to avoid an answer that would be crucial to your success in this role (IE: I want to be an RA but I have a fear of people).

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 09/15/2010
Last modified on: 08/30/2018

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