In my last post about Application and Interview Changes, I wrote about the application changes happening at NaSA for 2014 courses. In this post, I’ll continue this by writing about changes in the interview process for 2014.
Changes in the Interview Process
As I explained in my last post, the interview process suited the era in which it was made, but, with the Web evolving to the point of hosting video without a problem and with a sizeable chunk of our applicants based out-of-town, we needed to evolve our own process to reflect the times.
Our previous interview process involved a group of applicants coming in to the school when most of it, especially the multimedia suite, was free. These applicants would have a tour, be given a printed copy of the Student Handbook, experience an hour-long interview presentation given in a lecture style, and then wait for their individual interview with one or two members of the NaSA team. This was fairly rigid and inflexible, not only for our applicants but also for our team.
Two of the decisions we made immediately made things easier for the applicant and us.
The applicant would download and read the Student Handbook from our Web site. This saves us time and resources in printing and collating the handbook. This lets the applicant read the handbook on-demand from the comfort of their own home. And, it saves several trees (and is better for the environment) in the process.
The applicant would view the Interview Presentation on our Web site. Again, this move is more convenient for applicants as they can watch the presentation where they want, when they want, and as many times as they want. This also makes it more convenient for applicants living out of town.
We still can show applicants around the campus as a part of their individual interview.
Part of this change will also see the individual interview part expanded. Applicants will now meet with a NaSA team member (most likely Jacqui) for a longer one-on-one interview to discuss the applicant’s goals and aspirations while discussing their background and skills in more depth with us.
And the best thing about this change is it is flexible. Individual interviews will be able to be scheduled during a greater range of times and dates than previously on offer.
We hope these changes will allow greater access for applicants to our courses and make the process easier for them. As always, we welcome your feedback via the Contact the National School of Aesthetics page on our Web site.
Scott Fack is the Director of Operations at the National School of Aesthetics. He remains one of the beauty therapy education industry’s leaders in compliance requirements and quality management systems.