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Clinical Trial Specialist I Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL in December 2011.
Interview Details – After submitting CV, you get a phone interview (lasts about half hour) where you get asked general questions such as what you did in your last post, what salary you expect, if you have done any of the things on the job spec and eg's of that. Then you get invited to a face to face interview usually within a week after your phone interview, this lasts about 2 hours, you get asked a variety of competency questions, including eg's of teamwork, communication, dealing with difficult customers, leadership, how you made something better with your communication skills, biggest achievement in career etc They were pretty general but make sure you have lots of eg's prepared. Then you have a skills test on the computer which you can't really prepare for but it will be based around your role that you apply for.
Interview Question – give an example where you made something better using your communication skills. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I didn't really negotiate, I read up on interview skills and read that you shouldn't really negotiate, the company will provide a salary against standards in the market for similar roles so it doesn't really matter i don't think.
Clinical Trial Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL in June 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process about 2 1/2/ - 3 weeks. It was a series of phone interview with an outside recruiter and the companies HR. I answered a series of job related questions as well as provided a description of my previous work history. All in all it was a positive experience. I was very pleasantly surprised.
Negotiation Details – Non negotiable.
Senior Clinical Informatics Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL in July 2010.
Interview Details – I was contacted via email by a PAREXEL recruiter. I replied back that I was very interested. She then set up a phone screen (lasted 30 min) and asked a few questions, basic questions, for example why am I leaving my current job, how long have I been there, how did I hear about PAREXEL, etc. which she submitted to the hiring manager. A couple days later I was contacted to go to a face to face interview, which was scheduled for about 2 weeks later.
- What do you feel was your most important contribution to date? Answer Question
- Why are you leaving your current position? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – when the recruiter asked about current salary, my current salary was several thousand above what she said she saw the offers come through as for the position. I said I could probably do a specific number, about $3000 higher than the number she told me. She said she would let the hiring manager know and I did get the 2nd interview, so I guess my number was in the ballpark
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