I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at State of Delaware.
Interview Details – Panel interview. Asked questions by each member of the Panel
Interview Question – None really Answer Question
Reason for Declining – UNPROFESSIONAL AND WRONG! I accepted the offer at first by the business support administrator. I was told HR was going to get in contact with me. I waited two weeks after giving two weeks notice to my job.I was called a day before I was to start that my start date was changed to, two more weeks. One week passes and I never received a call or email. I contacted the business administrator and she informs me that now I don't have a start date and that HR has not got in contact with her. I emailed her back and told her nevermind and I decline the offer now. I would never work for a place that would lead you on with no intention of hiring you. I was lucky to get my job back, but I feel for others who left a job for a lie like the state of delaware does to job seekers. This place is unprofessional and wrong. They don't treat people like humans. BEWARE!!
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at State of Delaware.
Interview Details – Questions are prepared before hand and a panel of 3 or 4 people ask questions.
Interview Question – Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at State of Delaware in November 2012.
Interview Details – I was invited to interview at the Department of Health and Social Services to manage a new disabilities integration project. I interviewed with three senior Department leaders following a successful telephone interview with the managing division director. At the interview, the nature of the project and project expectations were explained. Overall, the interview experience was conversational, respectful, and professional. Unfortunately, I have to give an overall 'negative' rating as a result of my experience in negotiating the job offer.
Interview Question – No difficult questions really, mostly centered on how my background and experience was a fit for the position. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Unprofessional. After the job offer and during the salary negotiation, I received an email informing me that the agency was withdrawing their offer and had "decided to move in another direction." No follow-up conversation or telephone call.
The process took 1 week - interviewed at State of Delaware in February 2012.
Interview Details – I applied on that state of Delaware Employment Link website where all government jobs are posted. I was called in for an interview, there were about 8 people interviewing for the position. The interview was a group interview with 3 managers. I was given a sheet of paper with questions on it which we went through one by one. I was then asked if I had anymore questions and then the interview was over. I was called a couple days later and asked to come for a second interview with the Director and manager of my section. I was called later that day and offered the job. In all the process took about a week to a week and a half.
Interview Question – This position requires strong writing and oral communication skills. Please describe your education and/or work experience in these areas. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at State of Delaware in July 2010.
Interview Details –
The process began with applying on-line at the agency's website. However, upon application, the Job Description was removed from the website, placing any outside candidate at a distinct disadvantage. Without the job description, no interview preparation was possible. I received a follow-up telephone call in a week indicating the offer of an interview. This was followed by a blank application being transmitted by e-mail, which requested all previously supplied information, plus references. This application is to be completed and brought to the interview. Prior to an offer, if one was to be made, the State would complete all background checks on the successful candidate, however, according to a former-HR employee of the State, these checks are seldom made.
The interview was a panel interview, consisting of the Team Leader, and several employees from his department. One HR person was present; however, she was not involved in the meeting. In fact, she sat in the room's back, not taking notes, and asked only one question during the entire interview. The Team Leader had to repeatedly urge his employees to ask questions, and at times, the interviewed lagged since no one was speaking. The interview was to last one hour, but it lasted one and a half hours. There was only this one interview for all candidates.
The Team Leader seemed nice enough, and at the conclusion of the interview he offered to provide feedback of my interview performance after an offer was made. I e-mailed this Team Leader to receive feedback, however, after three weeks I have yet to receive any reply.
Even though, as I walked with the Team Leader to the building entrance after the interview, I was told about agency summertime picnics I should expect to attend an offer was not made. I heard from my former-HR contact that an internal candidate was hired for this position.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at State of Delaware.
Interview Details – Two phone interviews with in depth but not too hard questions. I was interviewed the first time, then the second time about a week later. Panel was of 4 people in both interviews, same people, each asking one question. At the end of the interview I was given the opportunity to ask any questions I may have.
Interview Question – Most difficult question was probably how I would manage a group of people I was in charge of that experienced conflict Answer Question
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