Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
Had a phone interview. The interview read a checklist of pre-packaged questions about whether I was willing to work flexible hours when needed. The phone interviewer didn't even ask me about myself, just recited what the Red Cross was about and asked if traveling would be a problem, etc. It took only about 5 minutes. It seemed to be more of a screening than an interview. I was then asked to fill out an online application and send it on to the actual hiring manager who will narrow down the field.
- What are your salary requirements Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7+ weeks – interviewed at American Red Cross (New York, NY).
- first contact was through an internship fair at my university - received an email from the recruiter requesting to schedule an interview - they did not have time to interview me until a month later so that was a bit inconvenient - attended the interview expecting to be talking to one person, but instead I was interviewed by a panel of 4 HR staff members - interview was pretty standard and they were all very kind - I received an email a few days later requesting a background check - after the background check was completed I was officially offered the position and I accepted
- A time you failed and how you dealt with that failure Answer Question
They were very open to working with my class schedule.
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at American Red Cross (Chicago, IL).
I am a current volunteer and received word about this position from a staff member. I was told that the only reason I got a job interview (like many others) was because I was already involved with the organization. I completed the online application, and then got an unexpected call to do a phone interview late at night about a week after I submitted the application. The interview lasted for about 30 min. One week after the first interview I was asked to come in for a one on one interview.
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in November 2014.
The interview process was long, first three person panel followed with a 2 person panel and at the end an interview with VP of finance. All of the questions were very well thought and strategized.
- Most of the questions were above average, none too unexpected or very difficult. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 5+ months – interviewed at American Red Cross (Providence, RI) in November 2014.
It was a confusing and detached hr onboarding process primarily done over the phone with a remote employee. One very odd thing was the request of references to submit their comments in a word document as opposed to a PDF." Although my references finally sent their info in word format they found it odd since their comments could be freely altered.
- dont remember..they were not out of the ordinary but not memorable either 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at American Red Cross (Madison, WI) in November 2014.
Initial phone interview with simple questions, then online screening questions to assess your skills level and lastly face to face interview with 3 supervisors. Interview process was long they throw a lot of information at you so be very careful to assess if the position is the right fit.
- Describe your previous experience? Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at American Red Cross.
I applied online and within two weeks was emailed by a talent recruit for a phone interview.The phone interview was 10-15 minutes and pretty standard questions about experience and conflict resolution.A few days later I was contacted by a HR recruiter and was set up for an in person interview that lasted about 20 minutes.Was told I would find out within a week if I got the position.
- Describe a time when you used a new technical device or application that you were unfamiliar with. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at American Red Cross.
First phone screening is from HR from headquarters (Washington, D.C.). Once you move on to the next round, you will hear from your direct manager and will have basically the same conversation as you did the first time. You then may have another phone conversation with your direct manager's manager. I didn't however, because he had already made his decision.
- If you could paint a picture of yourself what would it look like? (think about your mantra on life for this question) Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC).
Applied online via the Red Cross website in July 2014. Received an email around Labor Day from HR requesting an interview by phone. Spoke on the phone to the HR contact for approximately 30 minutes (more so about the organization with few details about the position) One week later, I received a call from a separate HR person asking to schedule a phone interview with the department head. Spoke to the department head for half an hour. This was followed by a call back from the same HR person who then scheduled for me to come into their office for an interview with the department head (and her underlings). By now, it is the third week of September. I received a detailed email from Red Cross HR with directions to their office, and format for the meeting (was to meet 1 on 1 with 4 people, in a certain order) Included with the mail was a PDF detailing employee benefits. On the day of the face to face interview, I got to their office early, and waited nearly a half hour past the scheduled interview start time for someone to come down and retrieve me from the security office. Instead of meeting 1 on 1 with the team, as expected, I met with three people at once (likely due to our not starting on time) followed by a 1 on 1 meeting with the department head, who I previously spoke with on the phone. At the end of the interview, I was told that I would find out the following week if they would make an offer, or not. Two weeks later, I received an email from their HR department stating that an offer was not going to be made (first week of October) Everyone I met/spoke with was pleasant, friendly and dedicated to their work.
Helpful (6)Accepted Offer
Easy one on one interview about past work history. They are interested in people who can work with other people as opposed to educational requirements. Willing to train the right person and directors are great communicators with an extensive sales background
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