Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at DePuy Spine (Raynham, MA) in September 2013.
I applied through posting on internet. About one week later, I received a phone call from the hiring manager, who wanted to schedule a phone screen for the following day. The phone screen was about 15 minutes and was basically to make sure I wasn't lying on my resume and to hear a little bit more about the position. At the end, he told me that he would contact me the following week if he'd like to schedule an interview. The following day, I received an email from a secretary asking for my availability for the following week. I scheduled an interview for the next week and received a schedule. The interview was 8:30-11:15 and I was told to arrive early. I had four 45-minute interviews with 15-minute breaks: one with a team lead, one with a quality enigeer, one with a manager from a similar department as my current job, and one with the hiring manager. They all went similarly: discuss your experience, what are you strengths, what are you weaknesses, describe a time you disagreed with your supervisor, etc. They left a lot of room for questions, so luckily I had prepared a big list of questions to ask and could recall enough to keep the conversation flowing. I followed up with a thank you email for each interviewer and a written note to the hiring manager. Two weeks after the interview, I received a call that although the position was entry level, an offer had been made to and accepted by a candidate with more experience than me. He told me my interview went very well and the decision was purely based on experience. Overall, it went as well as it could've gone without an offer.
- I brought a photograph of my senior engineering design project to aid in discussion, and I was asked to think like a quality engineer and assess the risks associated with the device. Not difficult, but unexpected and fun. Answer Question