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School Counselor

35 Interview Questions & Answers

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Who is your role model? Why do you look up to this person?
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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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How would you divide your time between meeting the immediate needs of the students and keeping up with the paperwork?
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Why did you choose to apply in our school?
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Why did you choose a career as a counselor?
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Can you walk us through a time when a case you handled failed? If you would be given the chance to redo it, what would you do differently?
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How do you try to counsel students who are known to cause violence?
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What is your greatest strength?
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How would you explain cultural differences to students?
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What influenced you to be a school counselor?
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Why would you make a great school counselor?
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What makes you most passionate about being a school counselor?
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You witnessed a bullying incident. How will you address the situation?
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What is the difference between Counseling and Coaching?
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What is your experience with parenting programs?
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How do you manage your time?
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Why should we hire you?
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What experiences have you had in working with special education students?
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What would you do when a student tells you that he or she wants to drop out of school?
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Can you share an experience when you went above and beyond to help a student?
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As a counselor, how would you use your role to prevent violence in school?
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What would you do if a student told you they were touched inappropriately by a teacher?
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What experiences have you had that make you feel capable of being a counselor?
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What steps would you take if a student told you he or she was being abused?
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How do you keep yourself organized?
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What is the difference between a therapist and a school counselor?
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Describe a challenging experience while you were counseling a student. What did you do to overcome it?
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How would you handle an irate parent?
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What do you do to relieve stress?
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For you, what is the role of a school counselor?
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How do you handle criticism?
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What is the role of the school counselor in relation to teachers, parents, and administrators?
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Can you share an experience when you had to work on a project with teachers? What was your role and how did your group go about the task?
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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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What would you do if a student tells you that they want to end their life?
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