Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in May 2015.
I applied online, I was overqualified for the position, but the position was very interesting. About a month after I applied I got a call for an interview. The interview was over the phone and lasted approximately 30 minutes. No real scientific questions were asked, questions were more customer service and achievement based. Interviewer was very nice. Interviewer said he would be in touch, but I never heard back.
- Tell me about yourself Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in February 2015.
They sent me an email scheduling a time to have the phone interview. And they called one hour earlier that morning. There were two interviewers through the phone interview. Both of them were very friendly, and the interview process went really well, and we talked about the detailed information about the position.
- Proficiency level in Excel. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in February 2015.
Spent most of the time asking me about very specific job requirements that weren't even on the job posting description then was told I probably wouldn't advance because I didn't have these??? If they were so critical then why aren't they on the job posting? What a waste of our time. Now I can see why they have bad employee reviews on GlassDoor. SMH
- Why do you want to work for the American Red Cross? What is your experience in this specific area of your field (that wasn't on the job posting)? What is your experience with this particular software (that wasn't on the job posting)? You probably won't advance to the next round. Bye. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in January 2015.
The interview process was only two weeks. The longest time is getting contacted. I applied in October. In December, someone I knew passed along the same resume directly to the hiring manager. I was contacted shortly afterwards. I met with the hiring manager and then several others on the team all on the same day. The interview was average, and I thought the group was friendly.
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I 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
Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I 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 (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in May 2014.
Fairly easy - only phone interviews. "First" round interview isn't an interview at all, it's just a phone call to schedule the next interview. They pick all interviews based on resume. Second round interview is over the phone (even if you're in the area), questions ranged from "How good are you with Excel?" to "Why Red Cross?" The Red Cross is all about their mission statement, so talk about that. Questions were not hard. Usually there is a third round interview, but it's the same as the second round interview only with a different team member. Note: this format is the same for any ARC HQ Internship
- How would you react if your deadline for a project got extended? They said they had to ask this question, but it was weird because usually a project extension isn't 1) a thing unless you ask for it (it's not usually just handed out) or 2) a problem. 1 Answer
Payment depends on the department's budget. This department is unpaid, which means it should be less than 40 hours a week, but my boss wanted me to stay 40 hours a week anyway.
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in December 2013.
Phone interview with HR.
- HR rep didn't seem completely familiar with position or details of the job description/job description perhaps didn't accurately convey primary responsibilities. Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in November 2013.
I applied and within 2 weeks I was e-mailed for a phone interview. After the interview I was told I would receive a email with a link to complete my application. Then was told in perxson interviews would take place in 2 weeks. After three weeks I had not heard anything so I emailed the HR person I was cooresponding with. She said it was taking longer than she had anticipated. 2 months later, I emailed again. The HR person apologized and said they were still working out the details. Another month went by and still working out the details. After 4 months they notified me that the position is cancelled.
- The questions were not difficult. But it was hard to tell if I was responding in the right way. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in September 2013.
Simple hiring process - no cover letter needed, just a resume submitted via the website. Interviews were only one round - straight forward.
- Only the standard interview questions - no surprises. Answer Question
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