San Jose State Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

Updated Dec 16, 2014
Updated Dec 16, 2014
17 Interview Reviews

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    Study Abroad Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at San Jose State in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received email invite to interview. Follow-up phone call with admin to confirm interview details. One hour interview with Dean, and two other staff. Pretty formal and very question-answer based rather than conversational. Office was in the process of reorganizing structure so there were lots of questions about strategies for dealing with change and setting up structures.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me abut a time that you had a problem with a colleague and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Instructional Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at San Jose State.

    Interview Details

    Interview with Professor

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Graphic Designer (SJSU, Associated Students) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at San Jose State in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process involved the Senior designer, another designer and the Marketing head. I was asked questions regarding my knowledge and function of the job. I was asked about my dedication to students and how my experience was relevant and could be beneficial to the position. I showed images of my past work and asked questions pertaining to my duties.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you want us to remember about you? This was difficult because I did not want come off cocky or over confident or say something that they would remember that was not a positive or detract from the rapport i had already built during the interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. Be flexible and open minded. want the job because it will be beneficial to you and because you really want to do this job. Do not do it for the money and do not do it if you just want to create sub par work to 'get by' on the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at San Jose State in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Not much... about course work and projects

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at San Jose State in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was the Student Assistant of a Multimedia class. The teacher was really friendly and helpful.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Event Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at San Jose State in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Fill up application form and then a personal interview.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Career Professional/Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at San Jose State.

    Interview Details

    Had to go through four interviews. A phone screen, then an interview with three reps, then w/management, and then with the entire staff of the department. I also had to create a presentation and present to the management and staff and then partake in an exercise that consisted of pulling random scenarios out of a box and answering how I would address each scenario to remedy the issues that they contained. I had to set aside about 3-4 hours for the final day of interviewing.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us a time that you worked with a client or employer and the situation did not go as planned; what did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I declined th eoffer twice because the salaray was too low. There wasn't much room for negotiation, however there was some wiggle room. I was able to get them to increase their initial offer and to explore flexible scheduling.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Workshop Facilitator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at San Jose State in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    One interview, lasted about 30 minutes. A week later got an email telling me that I got the job. I am not sure what else to say here, since it was very straight forward and easy for me. There is actually a fair amount of paper work that you will need to do since this is a job with an academic institute, such as background checks with finger prints etc.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle conflict? And what is a time where you found that a challenging situation was out of your hands?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation took place, again the funding for these positions is very limited.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at San Jose State in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Tell me about a goal you have achieved

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you received an evaluation and you thought it was not fair   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at San Jose State in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Ask some basic stuff about computer hardware

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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