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Administrative Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in September 2013.
Interview Details – First interview was just with the HR representative and included 4 computer tests, proofreading, MS Word, MS Excel, and writing. Interview questions were fairly typical for an HR interview. Was asked to come back for a second interview at the end of this one.
Second interview was a week later with the Director and an employee who previously held the same position. Was a pretty casual interview. No real grilling or formal questions. More interested in my experience and how it applied to the position. Got a follow up phone call from HR a day or two later for a third interview.
Third interview was a week after the second and was a group interview that involed the rest of the department, 6 employees. About 3 of the employees had a fair number of questions, others were more quiet. Some felt more formal, others more relaxed.
Through the entire process, HR was good about sending confirmation emails including the names and titles of all the interview participants.
Interview Question – Nothing was too unexpected. The HR questions were more the formal interview type. The rest were more relaxed. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. The HR rep asked me about salary in the beginning and they actually offered me more than I initially requested.
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Administrative Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Johns Hopkins University.
Interview Details – Applied through company's website. Interviews were relaxed and only one person (out of 3) had specific questions. It was relaxed interview.
Interview Question – Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There were no negotations. Salary is take it or leave it.
Administrative Coordinator Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in May 2012.
Interview Details – Human Resources person I was supposed to meet was out sick, and her substitute seemed ill-prepared to handle my appointment. Short skills test in MS Office applications was exactly as described to me ahead of time, and was no problem.
Interview Question – It was very hard to find out anything ahead of time about the exact job I would be interviewing for -- turned to be not a good fit. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The department was not a good fit for me -- there was going to be a lot of overtime and irregular work hours on a seasonal basis, with heavier duties in the summer and no ability to take vacation during summer months (when my children are out of school).
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