State of Utah
State of Utah Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
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Chaplain Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at State of Utah in March 2014.
Interview Details – After submitting application on-line, was informed that I would need to pre-record via Skype some canned questions, which would be forwarded to various department heads for further review and then an in-person panel interview afterward. Very patronizing and condescending.
Interview Question – Format of initial interview Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Impersonal tone of interview process, very inappropriate method
Chief Security Officer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied in-person - interviewed at State of Utah in March 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process was normal. Nothing special.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for the State of Utah. I really don't but due to the current economic "scene" I am forced to find somewhere that I can find stability and pay my bills. A sad commentary on our national "Lords" (leaders). Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Found other work
Workforce Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at State of Utah.
Interview Details – Arrive 30 minutes early, because the receptionist at the admin. building will give you a sheet of interview questions to answer on paper before your actual interview they give you 15 minutes to complete this sheet. Once done with this, you will be lead to the interview room where 2-4 people will be asking you questions and write down your responses. make sure your research the jobs.utah.gov website and that your are familiar with the temporary assistance programs and U.I. Compensation. They will give you scenario questions about helping people with temporary assistance programs. Keep in mind that they are not only rating you on your answers but on your dress. Come dressed in Business Professional Clothing. Don't wear too much jewelry and make sure that your clothing is not wrinkled.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself Answer Question
Senior Business Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at State of Utah in May 2012.
Interview Details – The interview came about 4 months after applying. Didn't even remember what the job was about. The interview process was one of the easiest I have ever had. Basically they were looking for key words and not really educated in the area of the job duties enough to ask the right questions. Everyone made it sound like a great environment to work in and I was excited to start.
Interview Question – There weren't any. It was too simple. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I declined because the initial offer was really low but then they re-offered me at a higher rate and I accepted.
Social Worker Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at State of Utah in June 2009.
Interview Details – I was called to set up an interview. The first interview was with a panel of about 7 people. They gave me the questions they were going to ask when I arrived. I had about 10 minutes to look over them. When that interview was over they immediately set up a second interview. This interview pan was with about 5 people. I received a phone call a few days later offering me the job. I started my training for the job about 2 weeks later.
Interview Question – What is your weaknesses. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was not any real negotiation. They had a starting salary and that was it. They had a specific start date that was needed and you had to comply.
Employment Counselor Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State of Utah.
Interview Details – State skills match resume was competed... An application was completed and a personal resume was requested. Interview was a panel interview and they were pretty tough. The gave me 3 questions to prepare for for 15 min. and then I went in where the questions were asked. "Give me a situation where you feel you provided great customer service?
Interview Question – It was so long ago.... All questions were difficult customer service questions. Internal as well as external customer service questions were given to see what would take priority if several people needed service at the same time. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate. It was an entry level position with no experience, but education was a big factor.
Workforce Services Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at State of Utah in May 2010.
Interview Details – All applications must be completed in full, or they will not pass the application phase.
Answers to questions must be full of detail, and, if applicable, should include at least one example of your expertise or qualification.
All regions and departments within DWS are different. For work in DWS offices dealing with the public, questions in the interview will include situations in which you will need to show your aptitude and ability to react to problems, thereby creating a solution and positive outcome.
Interview Question – Talk about a time when there was an emergency at work. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation phase.
Manager Department of Professional Licensing Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at State of Utah in July 2011.
Interview Details – Call from employee setting up phone interview, unclear as to department or position. Phone call with 4 people with two questions - why do you want job and how are your skills different then the other candidates. As the application had been for a different dept i was confused as to what job it was even for, so felt unprepared. I thought the second question a waste as i have no idea of the skills of the other candidates! They explained the job in the interview and the job posting was completely different...i think it was just a ruse to meet the require,ments of opening the job to the public as reqd by the state already knowing who they would hire. My rejection letter was sent the same day as the interview though my interview was in the late afternoon.
Interview Question – How are your skills different then the other candidates? Answer Question
Therapist Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at State of Utah in October 2011.
Interview Details – Asked how I would handle 4 specific crisis situations concerning a mental health issue.
Interview Question – How would you handle a client who was sucidal. They wanted a real situation that had happened to me. Answer Question
Information Technology Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at State of Utah in March 2008.
Interview Details – Interview was very short and to the point. Asked questions about very specific products. Was not interested in willingness or ability to acquire new skills, only experience.
Interview Question – Explain your experience with SAP software Answer Question