I applied online and interviewed at New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Interview Details – I was contacted for a phone interview within 2 weeks of applying. Phone screening interview by HR. Typical HR type questions to walk through your resume and elaborate on past work experiences and how they relate to the position. About 30 minutes. Within a week contacted for in-person interview with one senior staffer. Interview lasted about an hour and was standard as well. They provided a good overview of the role, the work required and team structure. Appeared to be quite positive upon completion. Did not hear back from them for almost two months. Upon following-up, new HR staffer promptly sent the reject email. Would have been nice to hear from the senior staffer, and not have to check with them to get the negative response. Overall, was a positive experience despite not getting an offer.
Interview Question – Standard interview fare - nothing too challenging not covered in usual interview questions Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Interview Details – It is a very transparent process. The jobs are advertised and are filled from ad responses. I submitted a resume and got a phone call from recruiting. I had a total of two in-person interviews with several different people each time and a phone interview.
Interview Question – There really weren't any unexpected questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I told them what I wanted and they accepted that.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 12 months - interviewed at New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Interview Details – Position has been posted on their website for 1 year. It took them 6 months to contact me and i had a phone interview. 2 months later an in person interview. Followed up with a nice thank you letter to all committee members - no response and HR staff - no response. Then some of the committee members quit and the HR staff I was dealing with vanished - to date no response and job is still posted on their website.
Interview Question – Not the most creative bunch of people. How do you handle pressure? Are you a team player? View Answer
Reason for Declining – I declined because the person I was going to work with had just resigned.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at New York City Economic Development Corporation in November 2009.
Interview Details – Had two phone interviews that went very well with commitment for a follow up interview and then total radio silence. Ultimately gave up.
Interview Question – Why would you be a good fit for this job? Answer Question
Interviewed at New York City Economic Development Corporation
Interview Details – There is an initial screening telephone call followed by an invitation to interview in person. The candidate is expected to meet with other attorneys on staff, all of whom are very nice, for about 20 minutes each. The discussion centers on what the work involves. No hardball questions as I recall.
Interview Question – Thankfully, no silly canned interview questions. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Interview Details – Received an email for interview two weeks after submitting application. 45 minute interview. VERY standard questions.
Interview Question – On the spot writing sample Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Interview Details – Phone interview with two employees, followed by 2-hour long interview split between 3 different interviewees, followed by basic paper application.
Interview Question – What was the most challenging/relevant work event of your career Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None.
The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at New York City Economic Development Corporation in October 2010.
Interview Details – There was an initial phone interview, 3 in person interviews with a 2 interviewees each and a final interview with the SVP and VP of the department. Questions were fair and nothing I had never heard before.
2 of the in person interviews were case studies. These were given by different people in the same department. Slightly different from standard cases, as they are from the City's perspective, but same methodology to get through them and similar degree of difficulty.
Interview Question – What keeps you up at 2am in the morning? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at New York City Economic Development Corporation in May 2011.
Interview Details – There was an initial phone interview, in person interview with a 3 person panel and a final interview with the SVP and VP of the department. The interviewers and HR department were all very friendly and made me feel comfortable, and I believe that the interview questions were fair. I was not offered the job, which was disappointing but I think the the interview process was a good learning experience for me.
Interview Question – Describe a situation where you were faced with a difficult interpersonal situation within a project. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at New York City Economic Development Corporation in February 2010.
Interview Details – For the interview, I had 1 behavioral interview and 1 case interview. These were given by different people in the same department. I was asked questions like "what would your priorities be if you were Mayor of NYC...". I think it is important to read up on what projects EDC is currently involved in, New York City current events/politics, and to have a strong interest in and knowledge of City government projects. It also helps to have someone within the organization refer you. They receive so many applications that it helps to know someone to pull yours out of the pack.
Interview Question – What would you do as Mayor of NYC? What would your priorities be? How would you implement them? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate hourly rate. I asked for several extra dollars, but they remained firm on the $15/hr rate
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