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    Desktop Support- Information Systems Tech II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at County of Santa Clara in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Basic questions about technical skills and background

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Maintenance Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at County of Santa Clara in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    1. Search job postings @ www.sccjobs.org
    2. Setup an account/profile
    3. Find job of interest and apply online
    4. If qualified (per HR review), you will receive an invitation to test/interview will, else, you will receive a thank you notice
    5. After test/interview, the top 7 candidates will be invited to a followup interview by the hiring department (could be several interviews)
    6. If you are one of the top 7 and are the selected candidate for the position you will receive a formal offer (likely a phone call too)
    7 if you are one of the top 7 and are NOT the selected candidate, your name will be left on the list of qualified candidates for the position for a period of time (typically 1 year). If a new opening becomes available and the list has not expired, you will be automatically invited for an interview with the hiring department.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions related to dealing with employee discipline. Government employment regulations ( strong need for due diligence on part of management) are fairly rigid when dealing with employee discipline.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    SCC has pay schedules established. The subject job classification's salary starts at step 1 of 5...benefits are standard for everyone.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Librarian I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at County of Santa Clara in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews, first was a brief 15 minute panel interview with set questions and limited answer time. Second was also a panel interview with a longer time frame, opportunity to ask questions and for expansion.

    Interview Questions
    • Examples of how to deal with unruly children.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, salary schedule set by Union.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Nurse Practitioner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at County of Santa Clara in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Telephone screening. Pass the eligible exam. Group interview.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Parks and Recreation Maintenance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at County of Santa Clara in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process began with an open position for Parks and Recreation Maintenance on their web site. I applied for the position there. I had to go to the main office building downtown for the County and take a test regarding the position out of about 200 people, 5 were chosen for a panel type interview. The interview was scheduled about a month after the initial test. Then they call to offer or inform of decline.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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