Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Simon Fraser University
- Graduate Research Assistant (3)
- Program Assistant (2)
- Business Analyst (1)
- Community Advisor (1)
- Graphic & Web Designer (1)
- IT Services/Help Desk (1)
- Communications & Marketing Coordinator (1)
- Coordinator, MBA Student Relations & Career Programs - SFU Beedie School of Business (1)
- Grad Student (1)
- Applications Developer (1)
- Junior Business Analyst (1)
- Lecturer (1)
- Research Intern (1)
- Dean (1)
- Payroll Coordinator (1)
- Research Assistant (1)
- Research Associate (1)
- Communications Officer (1)
- Chemistry Technician (1)
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in March 2015.
Panel interview with team leads, very standard and lots of behaviour questions, not a lot of technical question. After 2 rounds of interviews they asked for reference check, however they never contacted any. I sent two Emails just to get an update, no responses, like you never existed. Do not ask for reference list if you were not intended to call, and also why not reply Emails for just a quick update? that's just not respectful !!
- Why do you want to join us? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in December 2014.
1-hour interview with a 3-4 person committee, in basket testing, intensive background check and they call all your references. having a portfolio is ideal but not requested. hr makes sure you qualify for every single job description.
- senario questions 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in June 2013.
I contacted him about writing a research grant together to obtain funding for a new project. We met and I presented the research plan on a powerpoint and he went through each slide to ask about details. I was given a tour of the lab and met future coworkers who were very friendly. We applied for a grant which was approved and we started the work.
- The whole process was more of a discussion than deliberate questioning, so, there was no difficult question per se. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in March 2012.
organized, structured interview process comprising three segments, a meet-and-greet with would-be colleagues in order to assess fit (ostensibly), a skills test on computer, and a panel interview with the hiring committee tough questions on the panel interview, but, fair and reasonable questions were asked - great breadth and depth of questions, however
- List a number of relevant agencies pertaining to the subject matter. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in February 2011.
2 interviews, first one with the manager, second with two managers and director. They were all warm and friendly, asked some behavioural questions as well as doing a test for some payroll principles.
- Name an example where you had conflict or disagreement with colleague, and how did you resolve it. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in September 2007.
I applied for the position after seeing a posting on a website. I applied for the position by emailing my coverletter and CV to the contact person. I received a telephone call from the contact person in approximately 2 weeks, which was about 8 weeks before the start date of the job. I met with the contact and had a very pleasent conversation regarding my background. I was shown the size of the lab I will be a part of.
- Why have I decided not to pursue research and instead chose just teaching. Answer Question
Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review