- No OfferNo Offer
The recruitment team was keen on just filling the position unless finding a suitable candidate for the position. The client interview was just normal one with basic QA questions and interest to explore new tools.
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The process took 5 days – interviewed at CAT Technology in April 2010.
I went through a series of several telephone interviews with an consulting
firm based in NY. My main
interest in this firm was the opportunity to leverage my computing and
analysis background which I
have developed in the course of receiving a Phd in experimental particle
physics so as to apply it in a
more lucrative fashion.
The principle concerns which I ran into through the interview process
involved the issue of whether I
could adapt from the slower, more laborious pace of academic research to the
fast paced, results
oriented world of consulting. I was able to convince the recruiter that I
would be able to make a
contribution to the firm and that my "big science" background would be an
asset to the firm due to my
experience with large collaborations and hard deadlines which HEP requires.
Ultimately I received an offer from the firm in question, but turned it down
because I felt that their
starting salary offer was more appropriate to someone recently out of school
than to a Phd (who
admittedly has only recently graduated). I now feel that this was a mistake.
I've been involved with a
few hi-tech head hunters since this offer was made and have turned my head
around somewhat. My
impression now is that one cant count on the advanced degree to effect one's
starting level with a
new firm. Industry treats recent graduates the same independent of their
academic experience. On the
other hand, one can hope to leverage the experience (as opposed to the title)
to rapidly rise toward
more attractive financial heights.
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