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New York Public Library Interview Questions

Updated Aug 29, 2014
Updated Aug 29, 2014
20 Interview Reviews

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    Library Page Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Public Library in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Online application, got called by HR within a week for an interview where they just ask you to organize material alphabetically and numerically. Got called for a second interview onsite by the hiring department and interviewed followed by the job offer later in the day.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Purchasing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Public Library in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Everyone was very professional and seemed knowledgeable.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Library Technical Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at New York Public Library in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer seemed a bit angry. I felt like I chose a bad day and interviewer, because she didn't seem like she was in the mood. She made strong eye contact, almost intimidating. I tried making a few jokes to ease the energy in the room, and that didn't work.

    Interview Questions
    • Has their ever been a policy at a work station that you did not feel comfortable doing?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    It was a full time job and I couldn't keep it due to being a full time student.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Information Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at New York Public Library in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by HR. Then called back to be interviewed by upper management and direct supervisor.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Stick to your guns for $10k more. They low ball what they offer. When asked, "does not getting what you want deter you from taking the position?" Say yes, if you can't meet my minimum requirement, I can not take the position. They'll say they have to check their budget and call you back. Be patient, it's a scare tactic. They will call you back.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at New York Public Library in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    Super low key. Met with a manager and mostly had a conversation about the programs offered. They let me know in a few days that I had the job. Wasn't stressful at all. I had a lot of experience in the development and non profit community which is what they like to see.

    Interview Questions
    • What type of experience do you have that would be valuable here?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Page Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at New York Public Library in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    I found the position and my school's databased. Then i sented them and email about i week later they called me in for an interview. I took a breif test. After interview he basically told me I got the job and all I had to do was bring in all my doucoments to HR.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    My schedule was based on my school schedule so i wasnt scheduled hours I had class
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Information Services Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at New York Public Library in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I went on two interviews also had a drug test as well as a background test. It took forever to get to the next step. Process took about a month and a half just to hear back from someone. Since it too so long I get a different job which only took 3days to get hired.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Page Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at New York Public Library in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    This was a one on one interview followed by test of skills on a second day.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Library Page Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at New York Public Library in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    Sent my resume and cover letter in to the main branch, received a call within about a month. I came in for an interview, they gave me an assessment of my organizational abilities and then I was hired, held a meeting shortly after giving me documentation etc.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Computer Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at New York Public Library in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    First interview- Recruiting manager
    Second Interview- Supervisor and Hiring Manager

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was not negotiable, job description specified what I was applying for, requirements and salary information.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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