Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I was clued into this position by an acquaintance met through intensive networking and schmoozing. To get the interview, I made a point to meet most of the principals in one social setting or another -- and made a point of engaging and challenging each a bit on the company, it's potential, and it's outlook.
The actual interview process, while slow in coming, but was painless and relatively short (just a half a day). It consisted of a basic tour, and a 20-minute sit down with four individuals, each in their own office. There was a perfunctory review of my resume; most of the time was taken up with general questions about my background until I turned the conversation to the company and specific issues.
My pre-game prep for this position smoothed the way for a simple interview process. I studied the company and it's roadmap, as well as it's competitors. I was able identify the strategies in play, the various opportunities and threats, and was able to comment or ask cogent questions: Why had they done things a particular way? How would they handle an upcoming problem? etc. Each interview chat concluded with a smile and a handshake and a definite feeling that the decision was already made in my favor. No indication that any other candidates were even in consideration.
- There were no off-the-wall or "gotcha" technical questions. The toughest question was how I planned to handle a particular responsibility I hadn't really prepared for and had never done before. Answer Question
There was minimal negotiation. I came in knowing the appropriate salary range. My previous salary supported the expectation. The offer was middle of the range -- I pushed for high-end. This was declined, but I was offered early review with potential for a raise. I accepted.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAccepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Sun Microsystems (Menlo Park, CA).
Required an indication from a former co-worker recommending me for the position and top schools on resume to get into an screening process. After that phase I managed to get a phone interview followed by office interview and trip to California for a final interview. At that time I was living abroad. Relocation package was minimum but good enough to cover expenses in selling my car, packing and moving to USA, including tax assistance during first year. I also had a relocation agent helping me in opening a back account, getting a credit card, look for a place to leave, getting an id, etc. Sun was a great company!
- Started interview in another language to access if what I wrote on resume was in fact acurate 1 Answer
It was an entry level job with good benefits and salary so I did not want to negotiate. Of course, I did compare with salary I was receiving on previous job and it was in fact a good offer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Sun Microsystems (Mountain View, CA).
I was interviewed in 1988 and started work in 1989. Those were the wild and crazy days when Sun was adding hundred of people every week.
- How much do you want to make? 1 Answer
See above: "Most difficult question".
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Sun Microsystems.
Phone interview with HR rep, on site interview with hiring manager, meet and greet and Q&A session with the team, 2nd interview with hiring manager and HR rep. Proposal was formulated, I asked a few days to consider, told them yes and we scheduled time to sign and finalize things
- How would you go about selecting and onboarding a potential new channel partner that is not too familiar with our products & services Answer Question
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Sun Microsystems.
Was very relaxed and was not to hard.Asked general questions about education,experience etc.It lasted 45 minutes with two managers.One was the hiring manager and the other was Finance manager.
- I never know what to say when they ask you what your weakness is.If you say u have none u sound pompous.But who likes to put out their flaws when trying to get hired. Answer Question
Multiple Grulling Interview Stages
- What do you like to clean the most? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
I don't like cleaning house.
Interview with several managers in different but related teams. Situational interivew
- No difficult or unexpected questions Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at Sun Microsystems (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2013.
the process basically consists of three interviews ,a phone call to set up a skype meeting then the skype interview couple of days after with the company recruiter asking basic situations based questions then an interview at the HQ with the direct manger about past experiences and your cv then the last stage is practical and one on one technical interview where you are asked to debug running algorithms in a very tight timing and while interviewing with the engineer responsible for the interview and alot of distractions
- the most difficult part was the last interview Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Sun Microsystems (Sunnyvale, CA) in March 2010.
the interview consists of 1 phone interview and on-site interview with 4 people.
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