Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at State of Nevada
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- Administrative Assistant (1)
- Administrative Assistant III (1)
- Administrative Assistant IV (1)
- Management Analyst (1)
- Accounting Clerk (1)
- Examiner (1)
- Health Care Coordinator (1)
- IT Professional IV (1)
- Accepted OfferEasy InterviewAccepted OfferEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at State of Nevada (Carson City, NV).
There is an application and security check process before an interview is scheduled. If you pass the security check you are granted the interview. The interview is a group interview with 5 people present each asking various questions ranging from former employment, education, and community service to pointed behavioral questions.
- Who would you hire from this group? Why? 1 Answer
There wasn't one
- No OfferEasy InterviewNo OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at State of Nevada (Carson City, NV) in November 2012.
Hiring process consists of first taking a state exam to qualify for the position. The exam is very basic, with general knowledge questions, a few Office software questions, and basic accounting. The opening was for the department of Taxation. The interview was somewhat dry with a list of questions. The same list is used for each candidate.
- There are no surprises. The usual questions such as strengths, weaknesses, and employee conflict. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewDeclined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took a day – interviewed at State of Nevada (Carson City, NV) in January 2012.
First you have to set up a profile on the State of Nevada website because this is the only way to apply for jobs. It takes a while but it is nice in the long run if you end up applying for multiple jobs because most of your information is saved. The next step is to apply for specific jobs. Sometimes you have to answer a specific set of questions, sometimes you have to take a job specific test and sometimes you do nothing. The application then gets accepted or rejected and if the application looks good enough an interview is scheduled. Interviews are panel based and always consist of a predetermined set of questions. The interview seems to be set up to remove personality from the interview panel which is good in some ways because it ensures everybody gets a similar interview experience.
- Name a time you dad to deal with a conflict and what you did about it? 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
The citizens of Nevada do not support state workers. Sadly this feeling is shared by the current governor and state workers have become popular fodder for angry citizens who want the economy to do better but don't want to have to make any sacrifices themselves. Instead of having to pitch in themselves to help the economy too many Nevada citizens want to trash state employees and slash their salaries. The governor is more then willing to accommodate this sentiment and the state is losing qualified employees because of it.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at State of Nevada (Carson City, NV) in November 2008.
Applied through the central State hiring agency, the Dept of Personnel. Received a call setting up a time/place for an interview several weeks later. Interview was by two IT Professionals that quized me on a combination on manager type questions "How would you handle employee X that does Y" and deep technical questions "You are doing X, Y, & Z something else happens then you recieve this error - what do you do?". I didn't get all answers correct but a majority of them. They said to expect to hear back in about 10 days. Recieved a call about three days later offering the position.
- You have a system with IP x.x.x.x, what mask do you need to enable communication Answer Question
no negotiation - they have set pay scales and rules governing where you start. Take it or leave it unfortunately.
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