I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State of Alaska in May 2009.
Interview Details – Initially all it took was for me to go to the government website and apply. They called me within a week to set up an interview. There were two interviews to be exact. The people who interviewed me were very professional yet inviting. They offered me the position within a matter of a couple days, and the pay was tolerable. The office people were very diverse, friendly, and more than willing to help me when I needed it.
Interview Question – "When your Administrative Manager gives you a task, and the Director gives you a task, which do you do first?" I said the Directors, and apparently I was wrong. View Answer
Negotiation Details – It was fine.
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State of Alaska in February 2009.
Interview Details – I submitted a packet which contained resume, cover letter, transcripts, and writing sample. Completed the background check before interview was scheduled. Spoke with the law clerk to coordinate the interview. I spoke with the judge briefly. He didn't ask too many questions about my background. We spoke about common interests and that was about it. It was a very easy interview. The law clerk contacted me to schedule a follow-up phone call and then the judge offered me the position.
Interview Question – He asked about theaters in Chicago because he once went to Chicago on a business trip? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There wasn't too much negotiation. The salary is set in advance. Although, the salary can be higher for those who have legal experience. The policy regarding reimbursements for travel expenses is set in advance. It is a good place to work. Whether you are thinking about settling in Alaska or not. There is potential to make it to the attorney general's office.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at State of Alaska in February 2011.
Interview Details – I was contacted on off-hours by a former co-worker. She was filling a position and was wondering if I was interested for an interview. We worked well together in the past, so I accepted the interview. The room was cozy. My co worker and the director was there, as well as an Anchorage office worker via teleconference. They tested my database. and language knowledge as well as business practices.
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Interview Question – What do you know about us. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at State of Alaska.
Interview Details – I was very impressed with the contact person and the two other people who were involved with the phone interview. Everyone seemed nice, genuine, and even though I did not get the position I received a call explaining why and encouraging me to apply again.
Interview Question – Most of the questions were similar to the KSAs that were listed for the cover letter requirements. One question about what I knew about the housing industry of Alaska caught me off guard and I should have done more research on that topic since the position was based in a housing research unit. Answer Question
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State of Alaska in September 2008.
Interview Details – Questions were asked by each person on the interview panel, three interviewer. The questions we clear and concise. There are approximately 10 - 12 questions. Questions were scored and highest score received the offer. The panel was culturally diverse, the office environment was very hospitable, clean environment. Wanted specific answers and examples of the questions. Not a high turnover due to leaving the state, turnovers primarily due to current employees moving up or to different departments.
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