Why are you interested in becoming a resident assistant?

Why do you want to become a RA? Most students apply because they want to get free meals, accommodation and stipend. Or they like the RA role because it offers an easy way of blending into the community, and getting to know the other students.

How do I prepare for a residency Assistant interview?

Before the Interview

  1. Review Residential Life policies.
  2. Think about what type of community would be a good fit for you.
  3. Reflect on your personal characteristics, skills, and knowledge.
  4. Consider how past experiences connect with the RA position.
  5. Know the job.
  6. Think about why you want to be an RA.

Do you need a degree to be a resident assistant?

Required Education Resident assistants are typically high school graduates. They go through state-approved training offered through a variety of schools and healthcare facilities, and then take a competency exam. On-the-job training is also required.

How do you handle difficult residents?

10 Things About Dealing with Difficult Residents

  1. Listen, Apologize, Solve It and Thank Them. A majority of customers who complain aren’t asking for anything.
  2. Smile. Smiling is free and often contagious.
  3. Agree.
  4. Communication.
  5. Follow-Up.
  6. Put yourself in their shoes.
  7. Online Reviews.
  8. ‘If you could, you would!

How do you introduce yourself in a video interview?

If you’re recording your answers, you’ll likely start off with a prompt to introduce yourself. Look into the camera (not at the screen), and begin by stating your name and the position to which you’re applying. Then, launch into your elevator speech.

How do you stand out in a video interview?

How to Ace Your Video Interview

  1. Dress professionally: Make sure that you look smart and wear the same sort of thing that you would for an in-person interview.
  2. Find a good camera angle:
  3. Maintain good posture:
  4. Be confident in front of the camera:
  5. Find a neutral backdrop:
  6. Use a good quality microphone:
  7. Be prepared.
  8. Hold a mock interview.

How do you describe residency assistant on a resume?

On your resume, describe your Resident Advisor experience in the same way you would describe other campus involvement and work/internship experiences. During your time as an RA, you have developed numerous transferable skills and abilities that are going to be relevant to many professions.

How do I become a good resident assistant?

What Makes a Great Resident Assistant?

  1. Recognize that experience does matter.
  2. Live by a good set of ethical standards.
  3. Posses a good attitude.
  4. Proactively request feedback so they can improve.
  5. Be able to challenge peer attitudes and behaviors when needed.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to facilitate individual conversation.

How can you respond when a resident is angry about something?

Empathy diffuses anger. Your words, body language, and demeanor should say, “I am here for you.” Stay in the moment and again remember, neither fight nor flight works well. It is very important to listen well and actively. Do not interrupt or defend anything until the customer has had his or her say.