Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Saint Louis University (Saint Louis, MO) in September 2014.
email the resume and cover letter to lab advisor, face to face interview, portfolio demonstration, certificate of related experience, recommendation is preferred. In this process, make a full preparation of portfolio is important. Reference sometimes can make you outstanding.
- What GIS portfolio do you have? 1 Answer
- No OfferAverage InterviewNo OfferAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Saint Louis University (Tampa, FL).
Yes, the ultimate "terrible" interview question was asked by the person who would have been the direct line supervisor. "If you could be any kind of animal, what kind would you be and why?"
Come on! Really???
What a waste of an interview questions!
The co-interviewer was clearly horrified!
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Saint Louis University.
Good job description on posting. Interview contact provided more details in phone pre-screen. Interview by panel of principal participants, one remote participant. That was followed by a brief tour of the workplace and immediate campus areas.
- " Have you considered the scope of the project in relation to your previous experience and how would approach that aspect of the position?" Answer Question
- No OfferEasy InterviewNo OfferEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Saint Louis University in June 2014.
The whole process took quite long. From initial application to second interview was about 8+ weeks. First had a phone interview, then invited for face interview, and finally the second interview. Beware! The PI for the lab I was interviewing for promised a position in the lab (I assumed that I was not the leading candidate but they felt that both me and the leading candidate were strong enough for the position so they would create a position for me), yet after the second interview I got radio silence.
- Coming from a biochemistry background, I would be working with immunology so they asked how I think the transition would be like. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferAverage InterviewAccepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Saint Louis University.
Interview was great and easy
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Saint Louis University.
Interview was great and easy. Many people turn down their positions and they are often in dire need to fill positions. Make sure to ask questions to be clear what your responsibilities will be and your expectations will be.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Saint Louis University (Saint Louis, MO).
Long and detailed process - multiple calls to references, skill testing, multiple interviews with various individuals in department and HR, employee health testing. Required follow up on part of candidate, this is part of what separates those who succeed from those who don't, it should not discourage anyone who really wants to work at SLU. Can be confusing, ask HR for clarification whenever you need it, they are very helpful
if you really want to work there hang in and follow up, it takes awhile but don't give up. read everything they send you and stay in touch with HR. be very careful what you share, you can be judged on a random "chit chat" comment as much as on what you have on your resume. Clarify everything, in writing before you quit a current position or make a commitment
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at Saint Louis University (Saint Louis, MO) in January 2011.
I emailed my resume and cover letter to the department chair with an indication of my interest to teach as adjunct. I was notified by email by an assistant dean that SLU was interested in pursuing an interview. The interview last approximately two hours and included several faculty members and department heads. All persons involved were friendly, helpful, and informed.
- How would you handle the situation of a failing student in your course? Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Saint Louis University (Saint Louis, MO) in April 2010.
In-person contact with hiring manager, one-on-one screening, then panel interview. The interview was rather long--it went for at least two hours. The questions were rapid-fire and detailed. I got the impression that one of the interviewers was using a psychological technique to reveal unconscious biases. Although intense, it was not unfriendly.
Reasons for Declining
HR has a rule that an employee cannot make a lateral move and get a raise--they failed to tell me this until I had completed the entire process and gotten an offer.
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Saint Louis University in June 2009.
There were three interviews total. Two were panel, one individual. The first two rounds of interview were panel, the first being one of my "peers" and the second being a panel of Senior Staff level employees. In both interviews, a few of the panel members seemed less than thrilled to be there. They never made eye contact, hardly wrote anything down on their question sheet and continually checked their watch or the clock on the wall. The questions were all pretty standard. The one-on-one interview was with the Vice President. He was very friendly, but pretty much asked the same questions as the two previous interviews.
- How does diversity effect you in your daily life? Answer Question
There was no negotiation.
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