Sample Interview Questions: A Mock School Counselor Interview with Rachel from Bright Futures Counseling [Episode 20]

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Here's What to Expect In This Episode:

Rachel from Bright Futures Counseling invited me on her podcast School Counseling Simplified to talk through some sample interview questions.

I wanted to go ahead and share the same conversation over here on my podcast to make sure you didn’t miss it!

Rachel and I spend this episode giving our answers to a ton of sample interview questions from the ASCA website. Her answers come from an elementary and middle school lens whereas mine come from a high school point of view.

If you’re looking to switch levels of school counseling or you’re entering the job force as a school counselor for the first time, you’ll definitely find these sample interview questions and answers helpful!

Topics Covered in This Episode:

  • Remembering memorable interview moments
  • Looking for sample interview questions
  • Highlighting your personality traits in your interview
  • Defining your school counseling program
  • Delivering your school counseling program through individual counseling, small group counseling, classroom counseling, and more
  • Handling “scenario” questions
  • Using data to inform your school counseling program
  • Defining yourself as a leader in your school counseling position
  • Finding the right person for the right position at that time
  • Handing questions about abuse and self-harm situations and protocol
  • Answering “high school specific” questions

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Meet the Guest:

Rachel is the school counselor and curriculum designer behind Bright Futures Counseling. With nearly a decade of experience, a highly rated school counseling podcast, and an engaged online community, Rachel is passionate about helping school counselors increase their impact and advocate for their role. She resides in Costa Rica, and when she’s not working on her business you can find her at the beach playing with her toddler son!

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