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.
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,