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Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 4, 2013
Interview Details – Interviewed in person with Assistant National Canvass Director a couple of weeks after starting as a Field Manager. Interview was very casual in nature and was basically a prolonged conversation. Typical interview questions like "where do you see yourself in 5 years" and "what is your biggest weakness". Lasted about 20 minutes and I received an offer in about a week.
Interview Question – No unexpected questions Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL May 2011 – Reviewed Jul 16, 2012
Interview Details –
Applied online, got a call from a recruiter a couple days later. The recruiter and I set up a time to talk later in the week. First round was pretty standard, she asked me about my background and interests. It took about 30min after which she scheduled me in for a second round at thew Chicago office.
My in person interviewer asked 5-6 questions, one was a hypothetical about how I would get a citizen involved on an environmental campaign. I was honest in telling him I wasn't interested in the environment. He laughed, but I still answered the question as if I was talking face to face with that voter.
Interview Question – How would you get a person who is already contributing to other causes involved with your cause? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations. All offers are uniform.
No Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Jun 2011 – Reviewed Jun 6, 2011
Interview Details – Loved interviewing for this positions, applied on a Monday got offered a phone interview on a Wendsday and passed that interview. After they seem really excited to have some one with my background. As of now I am waiting for a reply. I have a week left.
No Offer – Reviewed May 1, 2013
Interview Details – Phone interview was easy and painless, the guy was kind monotonous and boring and couldn't answer any of my questions because he's from Work for Progress not the Fund (they do the hiring for the Fund) but he offered me a second interview, over Skype, right away. Unfortunately the earliest available interview was a month away (to be fair, this was around the Holidays, but still). Also had a writing sample arguing an issue in a newspaper article. The Skype interview went fine too and she promised they'd let me know within 2 weeks, but of course I never heard from them again and they never responded to my emails. Pretty frustrating. Especially since this ENTIRE process, no one could tell me if a position was even available in my town or if I'd have to move. Unprofessional and unfair.
Interview Question – None. They were really easy since I had leadership and grassroots organizing experience already. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Mar 2012 – Reviewed Mar 18, 2012
Interview Details – Applied online --> First 30 min phone interview --> Second phone/skype interview + optional writing assessment.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to use organizational skills? Managerial skills? when you were up against something really big? Answer Question
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