Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Ascent Media (Burbank, CA) in May 2010.
The recruiter was the best I have ever worked with. Great at communicating and assisting in making the process as painless as possible.
I interviewed with 6 executives, including the hiring manager. Sharp people who asked smart questions.
Negotiated more salary but was not able to negoiate increased vacation time.
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The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Ascent Media (Santa Monica, CA) in March 2007.
Knowing someone inside the company was very helpful. Many positions are re-thought as candidates come forward, and jobs will be tuned to talented people that Ascent sees as providing value beyond the advertised position; this leaves many job tasks unfulfilled, requiring retuning a group of advertised positions. It's best to present all your skills and interests, after highlighting that experience and skill-set which directly addresses the advertised position. This is particularly relevant in this company, as business development and M&A efforts may negate the original reasons to hire a position, but due to the time and effort put in during the interview process, Ascent may very likely call to see if you are interested in a different role, or just put you into a different role to fill a need for the time being.
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Salary, bonus, and unpaid leave, are the only areas up for negotiation. The bonus program may have been terminated in the present climate. Stock may be a potential negotiation point. Senior managers with over five years of service have had to deal with a very unreasonable vacation policy, so there is no room for negotiation on 2 weeks vacation annually through five years of service; don't bother trying this point unless an HR decision is made which indicates otherwise.