Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Reed Business Information
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- Account Manager (1)
- Senior Business Analyst (1)
- Sales Executive (1)
- Human Resources Analyst (1)
- User Experience Designer (1)
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Reed Business Information (Sutton, London, England (UK)) in March 2015.
The interview took place in their Sutton office. First I had to do a written test, but the person responsible for conducting it arrived half an hour late, consequently the UX team had to wait for me to start the interview. The interviewers were in a hurry to hire someone, so I was asked to do an expert review of one of the services they offer. The presentation was OK, and at the end they were extremely keen on my ideas, no feedback given. Questions are straightforward, competency based and about working processes. At the end, one of the interviewers refused to shake my hand. I went home really disappointed after this.
- Tell me one example of UX that improved your live. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week – interviewed at Reed Business Information (Sutton, London, England (UK)) in March 2013.
Went through an agency, group interview with approximately 20 people was whittled down to a shortlisted 8 with 4 jobs to spare. The hiring managers it seemed went mostly of personality and their gut rather than any particular competence. Did a mock sales call and initially had a 1 to 1 interview which lasted approximately 5 minutes before being offered the job the next day, through the agency. Sounds like a hard process as described however most hired colleagues had much smaller groups with less rigorous selection pressures.
- No curve balls here. Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
hiring process was quite straight forward and hassle free
- state an example of how you managed difficult stakeholders Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Reed Business Information (London, England (UK)) in March 2012.
Telephone interview, followed by assessment day with written tests
- Why do you feel you are suitable for this role? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Reed Business Information (Sutton, London, England (UK)) in June 2011.
Quick and efficient process, interviewers were very thorough and to the point, but remained friendly throughout. The interview took place in their Sutton office. Questions were competency based, there was also an excel test. Feedback was provided quickly through an agency.
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