Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at UC Berkeley.
Interview Details – Fellowship competition. The research proposal is limited is one page and requires no references. It must propose new cutting edge research and resonate with a broad scientific audience. The key is communicating the idea and its importance without use of jargon and technical terms. It should also not be a direct extension of things that you have already done.
Interview Question – How do you explain your research in 3 minutes or less to someone who is not an expert. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Terms are fixed.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at UC Berkeley in August 2013.
Interview Details – I was selected as a teacher for an undergraduate course after submitting typical application materials. There was no interview process, I was selected solely based upon the materials that I submitted.
Interview Question – I was hired at the last minute - definitely unexpected. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – N/A
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at UC Berkeley.
Interview Details – I received a call from the hiring manager inviting me to participate in the job interview. I was interviewed by a panel of managers within the departmental group. Everyone was very professional and polite. The process ran on time and lasted about an hour.
Interview Question – What is your greatest weakness? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary ranges are well defined in the University system.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at UC Berkeley in May 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process is with a panel of 3 to 4 people. They are very organized with a list of questions that they ask. The position required some PHP experience and a coder was present to determine my coding skills by providing some code and explaining what was missing in the code.
Interview Question – The example of code was missing quite a bit of characters and no real answer was given when asked what the purpose of the code was. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UC Berkeley in April 2013.
Interview Details – Very cool job, you learn a lot of technical skills and learn customer service as well. The hiring process requires you to fiddle around making a Word Document identical to the one that they give you, and then they put you in an interview where you have to answer a few technical questions. Don't worry if they're too hard, you can look things up during the interview. The big thing is making sure you have good customer service and address them nicely.
Interview Question – It's been a while since I interviewed with them, but the tech questions have to usually do with Word or Excel and how to to do so-and-so with possibly formatting things like footnotes. Answer Question
Interviewed at UC Berkeley
Interview Details – Open search.
Interview Question – Sorry, honestly can't remember. The interview was not that challenging. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Frustrating because they did not expect me to negotiate but I got what I wanted in the end.
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at UC Berkeley in March 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online through UC Berkeley as a work study student. I was looking for jobs and found three student assistant positions at Berkeley Law. I applied to two and got called back for one. At first they responded and told me that they are currently reviewing the applicants. Then they took a while to respond so I emailed them back after a week and they asked me for an interview date. I came in (in professional attire) and sat down with two interviewers. They asked me about my resume, my previous jobs, a charity event I worked on and what skills I can offer them. They also asked about my time management skills and how well do I work under pressure. The interview was really good and the interviewers (one of them is my current boss) is extremely kind. I got the email after two days and I accepted the job offer.
Interview Question – What would you do if I (the boss) gave you a task to do and another legal assistant or law professor walks in and asks you to do another task? How would you prioritize the tasks given to you if all three of us were to ask you to get it done? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at UC Berkeley.
Interview Details – After applying online I was called for an interview two weeks later. I was given a number of scenarios to which I had to present solutions. The interview also gave an opportunity to understand more about the department, tasks, my role. I was shortlisted for a final interview a week later. More scenarios were given, I also had to explain why I wanted to change careers.
Pros: “Deadlines were not very strict Work took less time to finish than what they paid me for Flexible hours It was nice to get to review material and get paid to do it” – Full Review
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