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Getting an Interview
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- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA).
So far I've only taken the written exam. They list reasoning, reading comprehension, physics, biology, and chemistry, but focus chemistry elements. There is practice reading comp on their website. Reasoning is simply pattern recognition.
- Did not get to this part so I cannot say. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2014.
This city is the most bureaucratic of any that I have EVER interviewed at in my 30 year career. After I submitted my application, it was more than two months before I received a response letter. Thankfully, the letter was an invitation to interview and perform a one hour written exam beforehand, but it already had a precise day and time specified with no administrator to contact. I showed up prepared for my surprise exam and interview. I felt that I aced the exam, then saw that I was still one of 12 interviewing for this senior level management position (I saw the clerk thumbing all the applications for this job looking for mine, and my name comes near the end of the alphabet). The interview panel then made me wait 40 minutes late for what should have been their first morning appointment. Finally, the chair of the panel came out to get me. It was a distinguished peer panel of outside interviewers, but they were given the usual 10 stupid interview questions to ask me. I was only given 30 minutes to answer and wrap up which is just damn rude for a high level interview. The panel was left to score the interview, based on my answers to the 10 questions. I am still waiting for a letter from the city to see how I scored: I called and they have not yet bothered to tally them up and get them yet, so I don't yet know if I get a final interview IN THE DEPARTMENT WITH THE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY, MY NEW BOSS, hopefully...
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2014.
I was interviewed by 2 people. One was the head of the Volunteer program while the other interviewer was a seasoned City Attorney who also taught some of the classes during the training. It was a fairly short interview. Friendly and inviting atmosphere. Did not really ask me that many questions. No questions were asked regarding past work situations and how I responded. Mainly asked me why I wanted to work for the City Attorney, what skills do I have that would make me an ideal candidate, etc. The bulk of the interview time was describing what the program entails.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2013.
Straight forward and to the point, no trick questions. Good experience and very comfortable environment. Panel style interview, experience is necessary for the interview questions. A great place to move up in government.
- How would you deal with a peer that says you are working to to much and making them look bad. 1 Answer
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Los Angeles (East Los Angeles, CA) in July 2012.
1. Met Recruiter on Campus (UCLA) 2. Called Kathy Colobong (Director of the Program) 3. Brief phone interview (reason of applying, background- such as school, major, location) 4. After 1 week, 1 on 1 interview (I was in a group interview since I went with two of my classmates): basic questions, past experience questions, asking institutional questions regarding job. 5. Was told to set up a fingerprinting schedule (this means you got the job)
- Patience is required for this job since you will be handling civilians who may not speak English or may not speak at all (by personal difficulties such as disability). How would you handle stress in such situations when you can't do anything. 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
Job was far for me w/o car & Decided to take summer class instead.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2011.
Administrative oral, supervisory questions were based on prior work experience and education related to position along with communication expectations, problem solving techniques, organization skills time management along with emergency solving problems. Chain of command knowledge was part of the interview!.
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Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2010.
I contacted with an engineer who is hiring a volunteer. That was my first interview as well and i was very nervous. The interview includes general behavior questions and a few technical questions.
- have i had experience with any software? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2009.
Interviewed for intern position at the Office of the City Attorney. Very friendly and laid back. Mostly talked about my skills, interests and goals.
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2008.
I went to the main office in the Caltrans building in downtown Los Angeles. I had to complete 3 - 4 essays on how I would handle various situations dealing with customer service. I also had to discuss how I would apply the law to the facts of a given situation and make a fair ruling. After the essays I had to go and meet with a panel of interviewers and describe myself and my educational background. It also was helpful that I had previously worked for the department as an engineer.
- How would you handle an irate citizen? Answer Question
There was no negotiation. It was a standard offer that I had to take.
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