I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Boston College.
Interview Details – The most difficult part of the process for Boston College is the very prolonged hiring process that most offices use. The job typically is posted for 30 days and without a referral or being an internal candidate, it is extremly difficult to get hired.
Interview Question – BC is a Jesuit institution and many times candidates are not prepared if they are asked about the Jesuit values or something like "what does it meant to be part of a Jesuit institution?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – BC claims that when they make you an offer it is their best offer. In some cases that has been true, but in other cases people have negotiated well beyond the posted range . So depending on your level of experience you should always try to negotiate for the best salary you can get but don't expect them to budge.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Boston College.
Interview Details – I was contacted for an initial phone interview screening, and then was brought in to meet with 7 different members of the department.
Interview Question – The questions were all pretty standard. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation phase.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Boston College in March 2013.
Interview Details – After pre-screening by an agency, interviewed with the manager and potential co-workers. Everyone was very pleasant, The most difficult part of the interview was that the job description was not written very clearly, so I was not sure who would be making the firewall changes. During the process of the interview, it became clear that this was primarily a documentation project, and that the skills required were those of a technical analyst, project manager, and documentation specialist.
Interview Question – I was asked about scheduling software changes. Answer Question
Interviewed at Boston College
Interview Details – Interview was not too formal. I felt very comfortable speaking to the managers. They are all very nice and understanding. It's important to show a good work ethic with valuable customer service experience and some competency with technology and computers.
Interview Question – Give a time when you had to help someone troubleshoot his/her computer. What was the issue and how did you fix it? Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Boston College in February 2013.
Interview Details – Had phone interview and then a full-day in-person interview. Even after an in-person interview and promised follow-up, never even got a rejection letter.
Interview Question – Asked about prior jobs and difficulties faced during the execution of my duties Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Boston College in July 2012.
Interview Details – phone first, and meet the boss. It is just a school work and it's easy. The key is that you are a honest, loyal person. oh, yes, you need to work hard. Most important, if you promise you will work there for one semester, you must not obey your words.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Boston College in July 2012.
Interview Details – This was very easy--I just needed to speak with the management as early as possible in order to have a casual interview and secure a spot.
Interview Question – Prior Experience? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Boston College in May 2010.
Interview Details – I interviewed for multiple available positions in the Advancement Division of Boston College of over a several month period. I had positive phone interviews, in-person interviews and each time I was the "control" for internal hirings/promotions. The interview process itself featured fairly standard questions. My father and several members of my family are BC alumni/ae so they were quite angry and disappointed in their alma mater for doing this to someone with direct connections to the university. I am now hesitant to ever apply to BC again, although I very much would like to work there. Overall it felt like a disrespectful waste of my time, although it is nice to know that if you are hired from the outside, they do promote from within.
Interview Question – What would be the most challenging aspect of this position for you? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Boston College.
Interview Details – Interviews at BC are rigorous - you need to show not only that you know you're stuff, but you're enthusiastic about it. That being said, don't pretend to know things you don't. The people interviewing you are experts in their field and if you pretend to have knowledge that isn't founded, you'll be asked more questions to show why you're saying things in a particular way.
Interview Question – I don't think any questions were unexpected or especially difficult. It's all pretty much standard for this level of academic work. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – You can't really negotiate as a graduate student, you're getting the opportunity to be at a top-tier school. PhDs can negotiate some I've heard, depending on what other packages you've been offered.
Pros: Pretty easy work. They will work with you on hours meaning you can get as little or as much as you want and when you want without much hassle. My cons list is going to weigh more than my pros, but I swear it's not real bad stuff, just kind of… – Full Review
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