Residential Advisors Interview Questions

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What are your salary expectations?

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List of 31 Residential Advisors Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What are your salary expectations?

  2. 2.

    Describe for me a time when you failed at something and how you responded.

  3. 3.

    Why are you the best person for this position?

  4. 4.

    Provide an experience in which your observation of a student helped you to identify unusual behavior.

  5. 5.

    Do others respect and listen to you?

  6. 6.

    Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.

  7. 7.

    Do you work well in high stress and pressure situations?

  8. 8.

    Tell me about a major problem you recently handled. Were you successful in resolving it?

  9. 9.

    Are you a patient person?

  10. 10.

    What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  11. 11.

    Tell me about yourself.

  12. 12.

    When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?

  13. 13.

    If you notice your residents are not participating in your activities, what would you do?

  14. 14.

    Would you consider yourself a creative person?

  15. 15.

    What activities would you create for your residents?

  16. 16.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  17. 17.

    How would you handle a fight amongst your residents?

  18. 18.

    Why do you want to be an RA?

  19. 19.

    If you could change or improve anything about your college, what would it be?

  20. 20.

    Tell me about an organization or group outside of work that you contributed to.

  21. 21.

    Who would you say inspires you?

  22. 22.

    After receiving information from your supervisor, how do you ensure you properly communicate this information to your team?

  23. 23.

    What work situations excite and motivate you?

  24. 24.

    In five minutes or less, pick a topic you are passionate about, but isn't something I should know of, and explain it to me.

  25. 25.

    What does diversity mean to you?

  26. 26.

    What is leadership to you?

  27. 27.

    What is your greatest strength?

  28. 28.

    What were your reasons for selecting our college or university?

  29. 29.

    How was your college experience?

  30. 30.

    Share an effective method you have used to enforce rules and regulations.

  31. 31.

    Provide an example when your ethics were tested.