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No Offer – Interviewed in Oxford, England (UK) Mar 2013 – Reviewed Apr 4, 2013
Interview Details – Had worked for the University before, so I was not overly worried. I applied for the post through the University's website. I was shortlisted and invited to interview at the Medical Teaching Centre on South Parks Road. It was an interview panel with 3 people, two of whom were academics. I felt they were most unfriendly in their attitude; did not put me at ease at all. At one point I was asked a question but one of the interviewers kept interrupting me as I tried to answer. I felt literally bullied. The department did not even have the courtesy to tell me that I had been unsuccessful.
Interview Question – How would you persuade me to provide you with the examination questions that you need to print? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Mar 11, 2013
Interview Details – Had to network to get in touch with my doctoral supervisor. Didn't really have to go through a formal application procedure. Was asked a few questions related to my work during the masters and bachelors program, and related to research area I'd work in.
Interview Question – Some tricky questions related to my research area. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Oct 15, 2012
Interview Details – the regular application with a statement of purpose, recommendations and marksheets and you get into the system for shortlisting. Once shortlisted you present a short presentation on any recent original research and then face some questions on it.
Interview Question – Very easy questions and mostly predictable. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No Negotiation needed
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Oxford, England (UK) Apr 2010 – Reviewed Oct 3, 2012
Interview Details – A very fast process (~1month) as I had gone directly through the research group leader. There were no problems with processing any paper work and the grant from my funding body came into effect the day I started.
Interview Question – I was asked what I wanted to do after my postdoc View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Oxford, England (UK) Nov 2010 – Reviewed Oct 2, 2012
Interview Details – Phone interview, online test, 1 to 1 interview, Skills based test testing your foreign language skills.
Interview Question – Translation of passages in French and German into English Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No room for negotiation as it was a contract position.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Sep 4, 2012
Interview Details –
Quite a long-winded application process. What I disliked was that references were gathered prior to selection for interview, though the current employer can be deferred. The application form was seemingly never ending.
The actual interview was single-stage & quite informal. A large part of it was technical questioning.
Interview Question – Didn't have any hard questions or cliched interview questions. Mainly focused on technical questions, with open questions in which there was plenty of scope to demonstrate knowledge. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They took a long time to make the offer, but the negotiations were quick and reasonably straightforward. Information on pensions could have been made clearer.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Oxford, England (UK) Nov 2008 – Reviewed Aug 6, 2012
Interview Details – You send a CV and Cover Letter, they call you back and invite to arrive to Oxford for the interview.
Interview Question – They give you a scientific paper to read and ask question about the date published. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Mar 2008 – Reviewed Jul 11, 2012
Interview Details –
I was contacted by an internal recruiter for a role within Oxford. During that conversation we discussed the job duties, different roles, company history and the compensation.
I was called back a few days to come in for an in-person interview at which time I met with 3 different hiring managers for 3 different groups. The conversations ranged from what I liked and disliked about my past employment to what I would like to be doing in 10 years. Nothing was outside the norm of past interviews.
The interviewers did a rather good job of describing the day to day duties and the overall compensation. I was told about the rather low starting salary, but like any sales job, commission is where you make your money.
Fou days after the interviews I was contacted and offered a Techinical Recruiter position and was told I could choose which group I would like to work for. After contemplating the offer for a day I accepted and started two weeks later.
Interview Question – Give me an expample of where you have workd in a busy, sometimes stressful environment, and how you maintained your composure. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary is non-negotiable.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2009 – Reviewed Aug 7, 2011
Interview Details – It was very good, I was satisfied.
Interview Question – How much experience did you have? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It went very well, no complaints.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Dec 2010 – Reviewed Feb 8, 2011
Interview Details – Phone interview, panel interview, presentation, many 1:1 interview, and then panel interview
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