Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The interview had six or seven questions with a panel of three. the panel was very friendly. The questions were pretty standard. A lot was based on the job description that was posted - a question specifically asked the interviewee to tell the panel what the job entails. I felt like they already had someone selected for the position though. probably an internal candidate. i was not selected for the position.
- how does your experience relate to this position? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Caltrans (Riverside, CA) in January 2015.
Applied by postal mail, 30 days followed with an e-mail and phonecall to schedule interview. Had to present a 5 min presentation on the mission, values, goals and how I'd applied them every day at work. I had to wait over 30 minutes while other candidates were interviewed. Was the youngest there, I already knew I didn't have the job. No questions asked at all besides What I would do if two people were arguing and How I would handle an employee who says they aren't getting paid.
- What would you do if people were arguing in the workplace? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Caltrans in July 2012.
You submit an application to the filed office then selected for an interview. The interview consisted of a panel of 3 department heads. You are shown the interview questions before the interview. The first step in the process is taking the State administered test for the position. Once on the list, you become "reachable". This requirement is valid for any agency in the State of California who is hiring for this position.
- Please describe your greatest failure? Answer Question