Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Cirrus Design (Duluth, MN) in June 2013.
I started the interview process with Cirrus in early June 2013. I initially applied on the company website when I learned that the company was hiring a large number of people in anticipation for the release of the new SF-50 personal jet. Soon after I applied I was granted a phone screen with two engineers at the Duluth facility. In my opinion the screen went very well and not long after I was called in for a face to face interview. I was pleased to learn that the interview would be fully paid for by the company. This was very good news for me since I currently live on the East Coast and the trip would have been rather expensive. The travel arrangements were made for the week after my phone screen. The effort made by HR in terms of flight arrangements was poor in my opinion seeing that they used airlines with very bad reputations. Needless to say I missed my flight during one of my connections and got to Duluth a day late. In the end I could have driven to Duluth quicker than the airlines could fly me there. My on-site interview occurred in the third week of June. When I arrived at the facility it was very busy and also very hard to find a parking spot. I arrived about 5 minutes early but the senior engineer I was supposed to meet with arrived about 15 minutes late. He gave me a plant tour for about 45 minutes and I must say he did a very good job of building up a false sense of security. All I will say is that he was very young for the position he was in. The next step was a panel interview with the same two people I interviewed with over the phone. I felt like we really hit it off and we had a lot in common with each other. The interview lasted a little under one hour. The next day I had a community tour with a local re/max agent from Duluth who was very friendly. All around I enjoyed the trip and thought it went very well. In the end my premonitions were not correct. It is a real shame that companies that are expanding like Cirrus choose to spend so much money and time on a candidate that has passion for the industry and not hire them. Just my two cents.
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