Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA).
Initial Phone interview followed by on-site interview. Was not reimbursed for travel/lodging.
Everyone was very courteous and nice. I gave a 30 min talk which was very well received, followed by individual interviews lasting 30 mins each. There were a couple of group sessions as well.
The group consisted of mostly young and friendly professionals - a good environment to be in.
I had a good feeling I was a favored candidate for the position and everything went perfectly.
- What is your salary expectation? 1 Answer
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I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day – interviewed at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
I got the interview through my staffing agency and went in right away. I was interviewed by two people at the same time. They asked mostly simple questions about why I was interested in the job, my prior experience, and how I would respond to working directly with cancer patients.They talked to me just as much as I talked to them during the interview.
- They asked me to describe a situation where I made an angry customer happy (something along the lines of that). Answer Question
I applied online – interviewed at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
I applied online and was called for an interview the following week. The interview itself was just one day and done with three individuals: the Program Manager (direct supervisor), the head of the Department, and the current Administrative Specialist. I met with each for about 30 minutes for a series of basic questioning.
- They gave me the breakdown of a typical day for the position and asked how I would handle it. 1 Answer
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
After applying online, I received a call from a preliminary interviewer who asked me questions about why I was interested in Dana-Farber. The call lasted 15 minutes or so. The next day I received a call from another interviewer, specific to the position which lasted about 10 minutes. After this I did not hear back and the position showed as filled online.
- What was your previous compensation? Were any of your previous positions part time? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Web job posting, two interviews, unofficial hire, and two months to get through the Harvard beaurocracy. The process wasn't complicated on my end but there were numerous delays with human resources
The offer was more than acceptable.
First talked to the PI over the phone. Then, I was called-in for an in-person interview. This lasted about 25-30 minutes. Towards the end of the interview, I was offered the position. I didn't bargain for a higher salary, because the offered salary was more than what I was currently making. Accepted the position, later that evening one of the lab members called and said that I shouldn't have.
- Nothing that I can think of. Interview was fairly simple. Answer Question
I didn't negotiate. Just accepted the position.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA) in September 2014.
All in all took about a week. Applied online and was called a couple days later by HR. They set up the interview and I went in to meet with the Hiring Manager. After a couple days, I was called and offered the job! Such a great place!
- "How do you handle yourself in high pressure situations?" Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
I applied through the DCFI human resources website and was contacted for an in person interview with the manager and assistant manager of the clinical research group. After the first round interview, I was invited to return for a second round interview with one of the managers and several of the current CRCs.
- Prepare for questions about working as a team and how you deal with challenging people. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in June 2014.
I learned of the position and submitted the application online at Dana-Farber Careers website. After about three weeks I was contacted via email to set up a phone interview. The phone interview lasted about 20 minutes
- Nothing unexpected. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA) in June 2014.
Invited for interview
One interview with manager and assistant manager
Discussed experience and my career goals
Asked many questions about the position and the ins and outs of clinical research
Second round interview with manager and three current CRCs
Discussed how I deal with challenges and organizational skills
- Many questions about teamwork Answer Question
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