Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Aon Hewitt in March 2012.Interview Details
This company is just not serious about hiring any web developers right now!
Applied online, I was really excited about this job because it stated that there are multiple openings for this position so I thought for sure I would get an offer. Ten days after applying, I received an email from HR asking me to answer a few questions about why I'm looking, what are my skillsets for various types of languages and software. I responded back that same day. The HR person called me a whole week later just to schedule a phone interview with him.
The phone interview with HR to me really wasn't an interview it was more like another skillset assessment questionnaire given verbally over the phone. He asked over 20 questions about specific languages and software tools and I was to rate my experience as either a SME (Subject Matter Expert), Extensive, Moderate, Minimum, or None. I answered the questions honestly and I would say about 90% of what he asked I responded with either Extensive or SME. I swear to God this could have been and actually was taken care of already when I received his email the first time. He then tells me about the job, he himself seemed a little disorganized with his notes about the job. He then told me that this job hasn't been officially approved financially - this is a major red flag to me, but he then later said based on my background, he sees no reason why I shouldn't get an interview with the hiring manager and there should be a response in a couple of days.
I waited and sent him a follow-up email about 4 days later, he responded fairly quickly and said that he hasn't been able to get in contact with the hiring manager all week. Again another major red flag. I pretty much gave up at that point. It has now been 3 weeks since my so-called HR phone screen interview and absolutely no response and the job is still posted as open.
Here are some other Aon Hewitt web developer positions I have applied for recently with no response:
Senior Web Designer - Again supposedly there are multiple openings for this position, waited for over a month to get an initial response, I never did, and now the job is closed.
Media Solutions Analyst-User Interface Developer - This job was posted on April 2, 2012, I applied on April 5, 2012 and within 10 minutes I received an automated message saying that they are pursuing other candidates. I suspect they filled this job internally, but they kept the status of the position as open.
Web Client Side Developer - This job has been sitting open since Jan. 20, 2012, never got a response
For anyone like me that has been unemployed for a long time, you need to realize that whenever you apply to a job posting, you are not applying for a job that's vacant, you are just applying to a job description that may or may not evolve into an actual job.Interview Questions
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