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Updated Jul 24, 2014
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Assistant Professor Interview

Assistant Professor

Interviewed at Ohio State University

Interview Details – I interviewed for the position four months after submitting application (cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement- ~15 pages in total). I received the offer a few weeks after the interview and was officially hired after negotiations after another two weeks. I started work a few months later. The entire process was about eight or nine months from the time I applied to my start date.

Interview Question – What was my reason for not publishing more?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Program Coordinator Interview

Program Coordinator
Columbus, OH

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ohio State University.

Interview Details – I applied online and was granted an in person interview. Everyone was extremely kind and welcoming. I sat with three of the leadership team and had a fine conversation. They asked me questions and allowed me to ask questions of them. Very friendly, much more conversational than I expected.

Interview Question – The most unexpected question was their interest in my travels from my business semester abroad, which had been noted on my application. It wasn't particularly difficult, rather it caught me off guard that it would be of interest to them.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Lecturer Interview

Lecturer
Columbus, OH

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ohio State University in May 2010.

Interview Details – This is extremely hard to say, as there appears to be no valid process since about a year ago, when an unqualified "Lecturer" was put in charge as "Director". He seems to care about only 2 things to hire someone: 1) you should be a tech wizard, and 2) you should "like" him (or at least appear to). Unbelievable, right? That's what all of the older personnel say...

Interview Question – Are you a computer wiz?   View Answer


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Student Assistant Interview

Student Assistant
Columbus, OH

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ohio State University in August 2013.

Interview Details – It was extremely simple. I applied online, and sent my chief of staff an email with the copy of my resume and a cover letter. In about two weeks, I had received an email to set-up an interview. My interview was on a Wednesday, and I knew by the following Monday whether I was hired of not.

Interview Question – In all honesty, the questions were extremely simple. It was team-building based, since student staff always works together. They wanted to see whether or not we were truly interested in the job or not. Overall, extremely simple. I would not worry at all. Just be yourself and show interest.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Program Coordinator Interview

Program Coordinator

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Ohio State University.

Interview Details – Inperson interview with the Chair of the department, another faculty member and a rep from HR. Lasted about an hour. Was offered the position three days later after they checked my references.

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Ag Tech I Interview

Ag Tech I
Wooster, OH

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Ohio State University in August 2010.

Interview Details – the interview and hiring process is slow! Took a month after i sent in my resume to get an interview, then another month before I found out I had the job. The interview was a laid back one, with just 2 other people. But I have been to a few other interviews with the university where there were more than 5 people in the room.

Interview Question – conflict   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – was none


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Columbus, OH

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ohio State University.

Interview Details – It was cool. No hard questions. To the point. work related only

Interview Question – What additional non-research based responsibilites can you handle   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Graduate Research Associate Interview

Graduate Research Associate
Columbus, OH

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Ohio State University in June 2011.

Interview Details – on-site interview and a phone interview

Interview Question – why do you leave your former employer?   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant

Interviewed at Ohio State University

Interview Details – We just had a conversation and dicusssed the future and how we will proceed. Went through a demo after. It was easy. Was kinda surprised by it.

Interview Question – Can you code?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Climbing Instructor Interview

Climbing Instructor
Columbus, OH

I interviewed at Ohio State University in August 2012.

Interview Details – I emailed the coordinator my resume and cover letter. It definitely helps to know someone who already works there, but it's still very possible to be hired if you don't. Usually two people interview you, but sometimes a 3rd (I know from experience). Very laid back, don't be afraid to make jokes.

Interview Question – Give an example of a difficult task you were faced with and how you overcame it. What did you learn from your experience?   Answer Question

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