Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Columbia University
- Research Assistant (11)
- Postdoctoral Research Scientist (6)
- Administrative Assistant (5)
- Research Scientist (4)
- Graduate Research Assistant (4)
- Administrative Coordinator (3)
- Career Counselor (3)
- Manager (3)
- Director (2)
- Postdoctoral Fellow (2)
- Web Developer (2)
- Associate Director (2)
- Programmer/Analyst (2)
- Project Manager (2)
- Graduate Student Researcher (2)
- Undergraduate Research Assistant (2)
- Staff Associate (2)
- Research Programmer (1)
- Undergraduate Student (1)
- Associate Professor (1)
- Associate Research Scientist (1)
- Management (1)
- Grants Manager (1)
- Human Resources Coordinator (1)
- Senior Staff Associate (1)
- Doctoral Student (1)
- Programmer (1)
- Software Engineer (1)
- Lab Assistant (1)
- Clerical Assistant (1)
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY).
I made three separate trips to campus, and interviewed with six people combined. I also completed a test assignment (not terribly challenging). I not once met an HR representative, and still (after having worked here for two months) have not met her. Everyone along the interview process was kind, understanding, and personable. Onboarding is ridiculous, but that's another story.
- Why are you the most qualified candidate for the job? Answer Question
I negotiated on salary and on title, and was successful in both areas.
Other Interview Reviews for Columbia University
Manager InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in April 2009.
Very straight forward- if they like you, you will get an offer. Be friendly. Questions: What can you contribute? Had 2 interviews.
- questions about the University's plans Answer Question
Manager InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Columbia University in March 2011.
Moved slowly. Interviewed with hiring manager, peers, reports, 1 and 2 levels up. pretty thorough.
Reasons for Declining
Cost of living in NYC