Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at State of Idaho
- Web Developer (1)
- Section Manager (1)
- Human Resources Specialist, Senior (1)
- Videographer Director (1)
- Certified Family Home (1)
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at State of Idaho.
Two interviews are conducted before a group of five people - first interview takes place in a conference room where they divulge personality traits, skill sets, and work under pressure. Second interview is held in an edit bay where more show-inclusive questions are asked and you are evaluated on your use of show content.
- "Specifically tell us about an experience of how you handled a difficult individual who you just didn't get along with and how would you apply that to this job?" Answer Question
- Declined Offer
Contacted by HR after applying by website. Whole interview process took 2 weeks . Everybody to whom I met was really friendly. After 2 weeks , meeting to several people including tech team, team lead , manager , they decided to offer job to me.
- nothing was unexpected . Very much based on web programming concept like session , asp.net Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at State of Idaho (Boise, ID) in October 2013.
Interesting setup. First, there's an online test. If you score high enough, you will get called in for an interview. Because the Division of HR is so small, they run *3 rounds* of panel interviews. Each round has 3 people in the panel, and that's a third of the entire division. Makes sense, though, you cannot afford personality conflicts in an office that small. Especially not when the entire state government is dependent on those 9-10 people for good advice with massive cost and potential legal exposure. Lots of "tell us about the time when you..." questions, nothing particularly challenging. Anyone with ~5 years experience in HR should be able to have multiple answers for any one of those questions.
- My personal most difficult question was actually on the written test to qualify for interviews, and then the followup in the interviews. They wanted to know about my experience administering a defined-benefits retirement plan (gotta love State employment). I sorta have experience there, but not at the level of making recommendations for what those defined benefits should be. All my experience was how to apply for and get all those defined benefits out of Uncle Sam, which isn't exactly what they were looking for. 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at State of Idaho (Boise, ID) in November 2011.
A teenager called me the day before Thanksgiving. The interview was very average. The typical questions as what are your strengths and your weaknesses. What did you like most about your job and what did you like least. The interview lasted like 30 minutes and when I made a comment that she probably wanted to go home for the holidays she replied she was tired of doing the interview job.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at State of Idaho (Coeur d'Alene, ID) in January 2011.
Had to do an application, then was called for a interview for certified family home, was explained to me the whole process of becoming a certified family home. Next I called in to bring the resident in to do a assessment to see if they would qualify for a DDA waiver, which they did. Then I had to get my home certified, there's a list at the state website. then they did an inspection. and I became a certified family home.
- there was none 1 Answer
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