Teaching Abroad

My second Greenheart interview

Let’s start from the beginning.I had my first interview the previous week with my recruiter ,Greenheart Travel.I can’t say I felt extremely confident about that interview, but I did get through it. I was told that in the next two weeks that my information would be getting sent to Colombia and by then I would have been contacted by the program.

A week later I got a response. It was a email by a current English teacher in Colombia,  giving me potential dates for my second interview. All in the next few days.She gave a small list of scenarios to think over for the interview.

I  had a four o’clock interview and i was ready for it.Until I opened my laptop, my screen refused to turn on.

*sigh*

Alrighty then I had a backup plan.My handy dandy Note 3 came through to save the day.So she found me on skype  and I added her and it began. Not before she asked me if we could do an audio interview because of her interview connection(I was more than a little happy).

My interview was like 53 minutes long. Now you’re probably wondering why but I took a lot of time answering each question and asked for some questions to be expanded on.And then I asked her a lot of questions.

Favorite part of my interview.

Teacher: How will you deal with stress in your life?
Me: I eat a Snickers.

After which we both bust out into fits of laughter. She said my answer has been the best yet. Of course after that I gave her a real thought out answer.

Unlike my first interview I had a lot more confidence in this interview. I gave very detailed answers to each question. I realized that going in with some experience living and teaching abroad helped a lot. To me going into a bank or phone company without a hard knowledge of that counties language doesn’t bother me. You look up the terms you need, don’t be nervous you’ll get through. I used to go to the bank and phone store all the time in Korea. Half the time people spoke English other times I made do. You get used to it. It’s uncomfortable at first but you’ll get over that eventually. Neither does having a lack of internet or phone coverage bother me,I realized that I spend way to much time on Netflix and Hulu. I plan on getting it turned off right before I go.My goal is to spend as much free time as I possibly can exploring.

I did tell her that I wanted to teach in a city in the coffee region. I also pointed out that I wanted to do MEN much more than SENA. Which is a plus for me in both ways. Most people want to do SENA because they would rather teach alone. Not me I prefer having a co-teacher. And while a lot of people are trying to be near the ocean, or in a big city such as Cali ,Bogota, or Medellín. I just want to be in the coffee region it seems like a good fit for me.

So basically my whole interview was full of laughs and joke,and lots of questions.She actually said I nailed it.Also my laptop was working the next day…. …It’s now Tuesday and I had my interview Monday it’s only a few more days until I get my interview.

This week I’ll see if i made it.

Thanks for reading,

BlerdLikeMe

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One thought on “My second Greenheart interview

  1. Hello

    My name is Chris Rad, and I just had my first interview with the program.

    You talk about not being too confident about how you’re first interview went. Is there any specific reason? I’m in the same boat; my interview didn’t last more than 10 minutes, and now I’m having doubts. Did this happen to you? Can you elaborate more if possible?

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