Getting an Interview
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- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Internet Brands in August 2011.Interview Details
Applied online and received a call from a recruiter within days. Originally applied for a different position within the company, but looks like they need to fill this need much faster. Phone interview started out as a standard "tell me about yourself" interview. Later it turned to more of a informational call about the position. The only odd thing is that the recruiter and HR person will both send you email requests. You have to answer both of them separately. Most other companies this is the same person gathering all info and setting up interviews. Moving on...
Scheduled a 1:1 interview with the manager of the team and the recruiter later that week. Went in and met with the recruiter who took some time to prep me for the manager. From the looks of the office it is a very laid back culture, people dressed casually. Nice view from interview room. Manager was a nice guy and shot straight from the hip. More of a discussion than an interview which was good. After the interview the recruiter informed me that they wanted to push me onto the final interview with the sales director, but I had to pass a skills test first. Skills test was emailed to me and basic responses to customer questions/problems. Total of 4 scenarios and really they just want to see how you handle yourself (and SELL) with customers. Just make sure you spell and grammar check it before you email it back. Test passed and interview with the sales director setup the following week.
Interview with the sales director was part interview, part discussion. The director is a very knowledgeable person so prep well by doing your research on the company and competitors. No difficult questions that stuck out. Ask questions as he also shoots straight from the hip and is a great source of information/direction.
Overall it was a good experience.Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining
- Basic interview questions, "tell me about yourself?" "how would you handle (insert situation here)?" Answer Question
Pay was far too low.Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
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The process took 5 days – interviewed at Internet Brands in May 2009.Interview Details
My initial conversation was with a recruiter, who did a simple phone interview. This discussion was casual in nature, and discussed the basic job requirements, expectations and salary. I was then asked to come in to interview in person.
I was interviewed in person by four different people, on two separate visits to the offices. My initial "in person" interview was handled by the recruiter who I spoke with on the phone. I wore a full suit, and was told several times, kindly, that I was overdressed. He went over my resume (which they asked me to bring several copies of), and questioned me on past job experience, sales skills, etc. He then brought in 2 department managers (one at a time), which asked basically the same questions that the recruited did. The interviews were very casual, in my experience. After meeting with the managers, the recruiter asked me to come back later that week to meet with the director of the department. We scheduled a time, and I left feeling pretty good about my chances.
I met with the director later a few days later - again a very casual interview. This interview was almost identical to meeting with the managers earlier that week.
I was not offered a job in person, but it was hinted at several times. The recruiter called me back the next week, and offered me a position, with a small signing bonus. He told me that I would not be starting for about 3 weeks, as they train once a month. This fit into my schedule without issue.
After the 2nd visit to the office, I was asked to fill out a background/credit check authorization. I'm pretty sure neither of which were ever completed, as I know my credit was never ran by the company, even though i had authorized it. No big deal.
Negative: The recruiter, while very nice and helpful, told me the estimated first year salary was about $10k more than is realistic. Take it with a grain of salt - it is a commission sales job, so salaries vary, but the figure he mentioned was high, even for a skilled salesperson.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsVery little was negotiable. I tried to negotiate health benefits kicking in sooner (they offer benefits at 6 months), but was unsuccessful.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
- How will you sell this product to the customer. View Answer