I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Questar Assessment in January 2013.
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A week or two after I submitted my resume in response to a posting on Monster, I received a call from an administrator (not HR) asking if I’d be interested in coming in for testing. Due to vacations, holidays, etc., it took a couple of weeks to get testing scheduled. Testing consists of a reading comprehension test, which, if not passed, excludes you from consideration. Passing, which I did, moves you on to the rest of the tests: Excel, Word, Adobe Acrobat, proofreading, document markup, and maybe one or two others, all of which combined took about 4 hours but were relatively simple.
About two weeks later, the administrator contacted me to schedule an interview. I was to meet with the hiring manager, the department head, and two other managers in the department. When I arrived, I was told the department head was not in but I did meet with the hiring manager, which seemed to go really well. She told me she definitely wanted to have me back to meet the head of the department. The rest of the interviews went fine and it turned out that one of the other managers I met with had a similar industry background to mine (this is relevant later on).
The next day I received a call from the administrator asking if I could come back to meet with the head of the department. No problem. I came back the following day to meet with her. At one point, as she was scanning through my resume, she said to me “you seem to have everything we are looking for.” She even had me meet with another manager in the department who I was not scheduled to meet that day.
A couple of weeks later I received a letter via snail mail basically saying that they had not found a candidate who had met all of their requirements. They were still looking but I was no longer being considered. It was the strangest thing. I was told I had everything they were looking for during the interview, yet this letter says nobody had met their requirements and I was not being considered even though they hadn’t found a better candidate. I emailed the hiring manager and department head asking for clarification so I could understand where I fell short. No response.
About a month later, I saw the position posted on Monster again. So I emailed the hiring manager and department head asking if the position was still open and, if so, if I could make another case for my candidacy. I finally received a response from the hiring manager who said that I met all their requirements except for one: my background was not in educational publishing; my background was in financial publishing (similar to one of the manager’s I met with). If an educational publishing background was the driving determinant for my not being considered, why waste my time in the first place? They knew my background wasn’t in educational publishing before they even contacted me. I made 3 trips to the company and spent about 7-8 hours there between tests and interviews when I seemingly didn’t really have a shot to begin with.
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I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Questar Assessment in March 2010.
Interview Details – My staffing agency called me to tell me about the position. They called me in to get a photo ID made, and stated that there would be a background check. That was a Friday, and I started on a Monday. The interview was basically non-existent and after I started, I learned that this company used a lot of Temp workers to work in their company. (In my opinion, they mis-use their Temp workers and generally do not treat them well at all!!!)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Questar Assessment in December 2012.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview and a face to face interview. They both went well. Very nice people interviewing me. They asked all the right questions, meaning they didn't ask stupid "fluff" questions, like "what is your weakness?"
Interview Question – Honestly, I prepared for this interview, and none of the questions were difficult for me. Everything they asked, I had a planned answer for. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Questar Assessment in August 2012.
Interview Details – Phone interview, 1 in person interview, tour
Negotiation Details – no problem
I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Questar Assessment in November 2011.
Interview Details – I actually interviewed and was hired several years ago, but there wasn't an option for that. I don't remember everything but I know I had a great interview with the supervisor and also with the supervisor's boss. They gave me a detailed picture of what the position was. I had great rapport right away. They communicated well with me throughout the process. I was told that there would be career opportunities, but that wasn't true.
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