Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at San Diego County Water Authority in August 2015.
I was scheduled for an Appraisal Interview first. I had no idea what an Appraisal interview was. When I got there I interviewed with four people and only one of them worked in the HR Dept at SDWA. They asked 9 structured questions about specific job experience. From what I understand, the answers are weighted and the highest scoring candidates will be asked to come back for a final interview with the HR Manager and Director. I first applied one month ago, and I am supposed to hear about whether or not I qualified for the next interview by next week. I think that is pretty fast for a government job.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at San Diego County Water Authority (San Diego, CA).
I did not realize that it was an appraisal interview until it got under way. When interview was scheduled, the scheduler said she was calling to schedule me for an interview. I took that to mean a job interview, which was how I prepared for it. Had I known it was an appraisal interview, I would have prepared differently. It would have made a difference in the types of questions I studied beforehand.
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Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 2 days. I interviewed at San Diego County Water Authority (San Diego, CA) in July 2011.
I was placed with SDCWA through a recruiting agency. I received an interview request on a Thursday morning and set my interview for the next morning. I interviewed with two people in the department I would be working in. Both interviewers were incredibly laid back, easy going & and very welcoming, which helped a lot seeing as I was a nervous wreck. The interview lasted about 20 minutes at most. Received a phone call within two hours after my interview from the recruiter saying SDCWA wanted to offer me the position.
N/A. Salary schedules and hours are not really negotiable as it is a public agency. However, SDCWA has the highest salary range when compared to the city, county, and other public agencies. More than fair!
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at San Diego County Water Authority (San Diego, CA) in June 2009.
I applied for the job through my career website at my college. Got a phone call from them the next week asking to come in for an interview. I did a writing test that lasted 20 minutes and did an interview in front of a panel of three people. They were very nice about it, but a little nervewracking interviewing in front of three people at once. They called me later that day asking what hours I was available to work and offered me the job the next day.
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You cannot negotiate, the hourly rates are rigidly set since it is a public agency.
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