California State Assembly Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at California State Assembly (Sacramento, CA).

    Interview

    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

    Negotiation

    None

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    District Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at California State Assembly (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Legislative Aide Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at California State Assembly (Sacramento, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Submitted a resume internally and was invited to a same-day interview. The interview was conducted with Member and his Chief of Staff in his office. They offered me a salary figure and told me to follow up in two days.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you encourage your boss to vote on a highly controversial bill that could damage his relationship with his constituents but benefited his position in the party?   Answer Question
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    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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
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    Chief of Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at California State Assembly (Sacramento, CA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What will members say about you.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Policy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not able to negotiate

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