Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Aerotek in January 2015.
Got an initial phone screen through a friend working in the company. Had a chat a with few people working there, and then was told I would have an official phone interview in a few days. After the phone interview, I was told I would be called the following afternoon to possibly schedule an in-person interview or not. Next day, no phone call came, got the email instead. Very unprofessional.
- Lots of questions regarding self-motivation. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeks – interviewed at Aerotek in January 2015.
Was recommended by a friend who works for the company and got a phone call from the Talent Aq. A day later. Had a phone interview the next week and a in person with the Regional Manager a week after that. The next step was a 1/2 Day Job shadow which I got to see how things worked on a daily basis as well as the people I could be potentially working with. Met with the AM at the end of the day and reviewed everything. After that had a final interview with the Regional Manager and was offered the position.
Salary was pretty firm. No negotiations.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 8 weeks – interviewed at Aerotek.
I walked in and handed my resume in personally. I then sat down and did a brief (20 minute) interview with a recruiter. The interview was basic; work history, skills, and some behavioral questions. The next week, I was contacted via email by an internal recruiter to set up a phone screen. The phone screen was pretty cut and dry, almost identical to my first interview. After completing the phone screen, I was asked to call back in a week after thinking the position over and conduct a follow up phone screen. After completing my final phone screen, I was set up for another in person interview.
The second in person interview was almost the same as my walk in interview with the exception of it being conducted by an account manager. Pretty basic questions here as well. At this point I felt I had my resume and responses memorized quite well, as I had been repeating myself for three interviews.
After completing the third (and a half) interview, I was then set up with an interview with the Director of Business Operations (DBO). As with the previous two in person interviews, I arrived the customary ten minutes early and did my final review of my resume and prepared questions. And then I waited. And waited. And waited some more. After sitting in the waiting room for a little over an hour, I finally began my interview with the DBO. The first thing he asked me was what I knew about him. Thankfully, in the hour of boredom and drinking coffee prior to the interview, I checked his LinkedIn profile. I would strongly recommend this for anyone going through this, or any other interviewing process.
This interview was almost identical to the first three, but had the added questions of "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" as well as "What is your five year plan?" At this point it was nice to have some new questions to answer.
A week after completing the interview with the DBO, I was asked to come in to do a panel style interview with a few of the account managers, followed by a half day shadowing the recruiters and talking to other account managers. The panel interview at first was more of the same; discussing my resume and back ground. However, the interview turned into what they refer to as a "behavioral interview." This is pretty much just a bunch of scenario based questions of things you may have had to deal with in the past. I navigated this section pretty easily, as the internal recruiter had sent me sample questions and prep material prior to this interview.
After completing the panel interview, the Lead Recruiter sat down with me and outlined the half day interview structure. I was going to sit with an hand full of recruiters, watch what they did, and be able to decide in that 30 minute window if that was something I could do or not. When it came time to sit down with an account manager, I met the only other one I had not talked to. We discussed what the account manager did and the types of clients he worked with. From start to finish, it was a four hour process.
At the end of the half day, I was told I would be contacted by the end of the week since that next Monday was a holiday. I was not contacted at all for two full weeks. I finally received a call from the DBO extending the offer to me. He told me who I would be working under and what my division was. He told me not to answer right away, but to contact him four days later after I had talked the decision over with "whoever you go to for guidance." I thought this was kind of strange, due to the fact that it had been eight weeks since I started this process and had ample time to think it over prior to his phone call.
- What is your five year plan? What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are you passionate about? Describe a time you had to give negative feedback. 1 Answer
Helpful (7)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Aerotek.
It started off with a brief phone screen then I was invited in for an interview. The first interview consisted of basic questions. The second interview was a half day shadow where you would sit down with numerous Recruiters to see the daily routine.
I followed up with a thank you email that was very professional. I received NO response. If you have a potential employee spend the time and money to travel to your office to go through interviews, the least you can do is respond.
- Personality test was unexpected and different, given it was my first one. It looks just like anything you would see in a typical Google search. Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Aerotek (Grand Prairie, TX) in December 2014.
Behaviorism questions using the star method. Started with phone screen after DBO liked my linkedin profile. Then in person interview, followed by panal interview, lastly a half day job shadow then offer.
- What is your greatest failure and accomplishment? Answer Question
No room, take it or leave it offer.
- Declined OfferNeutral Experience
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Aerotek (Saint Louis, MO) in December 2014.
Applied online and received a call after a few days from a recruiter who gave me a phone interview. Afterwards I was set up for in-person interview with skill questions where they wanted the answers to be skill based and how did I resolve every situation from a previous experience . At the end of the interview I was informed about the extremely low salary pay and the expectation of working from 7am to 6pm everyday and sometimes being called in saturdays..it just wasn't for me.
- If you have an important project due tomorrow, but your boss asks you to do something else? What would you do? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Aerotek.
Phone screen, two face to face interviews, job shadow, and an offer. It takes about 2 weeks. If one person does not like you while you shadow you are out of the running. It doesnt matter why they dont like you, just because.
- How do you handle adversity Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Aerotek (Tempe, AZ).
Phone screen followed by in person interview. The phone screen part was very brief, as well as the in person interview. After the in person interview, I was told I would be contacted via call or email; I received a email, and I knew what that meant: I didn't make it to the next round. I was told they were looking for someone with good character, but my "thanks but no thanks" email said something about me not having the skills they're looking for. It's a shame, because I was really interested in this position.
- Tell me about a time you've overcome an obstacle Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Aerotek.
A lot of work. Phone screen with internal recruiter. That was 30 mins. Face to face with the director and senior account manager. Panel interview with different members of the staff who you would be working alongside and half day shadow. Then final interview with an account manager and business development manager. They really care about the caliber and quality of the individual. So that's partially why you interview with so many different people.
- They like to know about adversity in your life and how you've overcome it. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Aerotek (Canton, OH) in November 2014.
The interview process was very swift and smooth. Took a total of 2 weeks until I was offered the job. I met them at a job fair at my university and I was interested so I took a business card and sent them an email. Soon after, they replied. Took no more than 3 days for a response where they asked me if I was available for a phone interview. Later that week I had the phone interview and was asked to come in for a second round interview which would be face to face. The interview was very intense. 2 guys, one huge long conference table in which they slammed you with tough questions. If they didn't like your answer, they re-stated the question...basically telling you to answer again.
I just knew I didn't have the job until they called me the next day to offer me the position! I was surprised! After reviewing the company more in depth I decided it wasn't for me. The hours were long and although starting at $34,000 out of college isn't bad for a recent grad, the hours that I would be putting in wouldn't add up to that amount,almost like you were getting cheated out of your pay! They expect you to work 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 5 days a week with no overtime pay of course because it's a based salary. Overall, it is a good company. No scam or poor management or anything of that sort...it just wasn't for me.
- What makes a leader a leader?....(must say the answer that THEY have not what YOU think)
Tell me your biggest failure?
Why should we NOT hire you? Answer Question
If you are willing to work long and hard hours sitting at a desk all day then this is the job for you!
- What makes a leader a leader?....(must say the answer that THEY have not what YOU think)
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