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Updated Jul 24, 2014
Updated Jul 24, 2014
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at California State Assembly.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and communicated through email with my employer, the Financial Director. We set up an interview time at the office where I was led into the Assembly member's office. After an interview that lasted about 30 minutes of vocal questions, I was led to my intended workspace to write a few paragraphs on a recent government issue (they gave me a topic). Luckily, I had heard something on NPR driving to my interview that day and was able to provide some hard information. From that, it was discerned that I was (at least raised) a Democrat. Having been raised to be on the opposite political side was no problem however, though they did reiterate that I was to represent a Republican office for as long as I worked there.

    Interview Questions
    • If you're a Democrat, why are you applying for a position under a Republican Assembly member?   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    District Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at California State Assembly.

    Interview Details

    Interview with elected official and chief of staff. I stated what I was looking for in a salary, and negotiations with the Speaker of the Assembly and rules committee were had. They were able to come back to me with he salary package and benefits package that was suitable. As a salaried employee you work overtime without pay. This line of work has few raises, so you want to start at as high of a level as possible. You also have to move around a bit in order to move up and gain experience. This is more easily achieved in Sacramento.

    Interview Questions
    • If you disagree with the members position while out in public or while working with the member, how would you handle that situation.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I stated what I was looking for in a salary, and negotiations with the Speaker of the Assembly and rules committee were had. They were able to come back to me with he salary package and benefits package that was suitable. As a salaried employee you work overtime without pay. This line of work has few raises, so you want to start at as high of a level as possible. You also have to move around a bit in order to move up and gain experience. This is more easily achieved in Sacramento.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Sometimes its who you know...

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to make this job your number one priority in your life for the next four years?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Chief of Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 months - interviewed at California State Assembly in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I made a personal connection with a member, who asked me to meet them at the Capitol. We spoke several times on the phone. They asked around about me, and then hired me.

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    Negotiation Details
    It was very easy. As long as I could provide documentation that I made a certain amount, I was able to receive the amount I was asking for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Policy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at California State Assembly in August 2009.

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    Because of budget constraints, the salary that was offered was later rescinded and reduced.

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    Not able to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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