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EF English First

4.3
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Application Process & Interviews at EF English First

9
9 rating for Recruitment, based on 6 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
I had one interview that wasn't so stressful. The person interviewing was in China. I remember speaking with them and hearing about their experiences and what life was like in China.
Beijing
My recruiter was very helpful in the application and visa process.
Graduate, Shanghai
Very quick turnaround, you apply, interview, and then begin the visa process once you accept an offer
Graduate, Beijing
I may be a bit biased as I work in the hiring process, but I believe it's a fair and effective process.
Graduate, Shanghai
Online interview through teams that is competency based.
Graduate, Shanghai
Had a call with a recruiter then we set up the interview pretty swiftly, it then took a few months to arrive in China because of visa and paperwork, and was working with the recruiter through that process too
Graduate, Shanghai
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
It was a while ago, so I don't remember much: Why do I want to teach in China? Have I ever traveled before? Do I enjoy being around kids? Any experience working with kids?
Beijing
Questions about my past experiences in work, and how I responded in those situations.
Graduate, Beijing
I was asked skill based questions.
Graduate, Shanghai
They were situation questions testing for certain skills.
Graduate, Shanghai
Different things about my previous work experience and projects I had worked on, discussed moving to China and culture shock that may happen too when you first arrive
Graduate, Shanghai
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Do your research on China! I personally didn't have any experience working with kids but I knew teaching and traveling was something I've always wanted to do.
Beijing
I'd recommend checking out the website and Youtube channel!
Graduate, Shanghai
Be yourself! Think about situations or experiences that you've had during work in the past and be prepared to talk about how you responded and how thye made you feel.
Graduate, Beijing
Be as specific as possible, and include the steps that caused you to reach the conclusion of the event.
Graduate, Shanghai
I didn't really know much about China or teaching before I applied, but thought it worth going ahead anyway. At the time I thought it was a big step, and family and friends said the same thing too, but arriving in China was just incredible and getting to share so many amazing experiences here with the expat community and meeting locals too. I also didn't have any teaching experience but there was a lot of on boarding and training at the beginning when I first arrived that helped put my mind at ease
Graduate, Shanghai