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    Registered Dietitian Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Alere in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The in-person interview was more like an oral exam, where I was quizzed about my knowledge of treatment protocols for various chronic diseases. There was even a "mock" care call as part of the interview. I was not informed about any of this prior to my interview so I did not study/prepare ahead of time. Although, I am knowledgeable about nutrition interventions for most chronic diseases, they did ask me about a disease that I wasn't as familiar with (as compared to others) so that caught me off guard.

    INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
    Very first question of in-person interview (paraphrasing)..."Given what you know about the job so far, what would you like about the job?"

    Second question of in-person interview (paraphrasing)..."Given what you know about the job so far, what would you not like about the job?"
    I thought this was a very negative way to start an interview. It is also a difficult question to answer because during the interview is where you learn the details about the position. Of course, I was honest. The schedule for this job includes early mornings (4:30 or 5 AM start) or late nights (work until 8 or 9 PM) AND weekends, so I told them that I would not like the schedule. I think they "crossed me off the list" right at that moment. I am sure it did not set a good tone for the rest of the interview. It is an unfair question, and it definitely should not be asked right off the bat.

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    • Knowing what you know about the job so far, what would you not like about the job?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Quit Coach Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Alere in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was hired through a temp agency. I did a one on one with an Alere Employee and a phone interview as well.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to role play being on the phone with a client.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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