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Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015
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    Temporary Employment Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at UC San Diego in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    After submitting my resume for multiple TES listings, I was contacted to set up an interview. This consisted of a fairly typical ~30min interview (focusing on administrative skills in my case) followed by a software skills test which took about an hour. It tests for proficiency in Word, Excel, and includes a typing test. At this point they run a back ground check (including a live scan). I came in about a week later for a group orientation, and then it was a waiting game for them to get a position that lined up with my skill set. So far I have only been placed once, and it took about 2 weeks for them to have something for me.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult part of the interview for me had to be the Excel proficiency test. I had always thought of myself as fairly well versed in Excel, and had taken a course on it several years ago and used semi-frequently in previous jobs. I did not expect it to be so in-depth, and they are looking for you to know shortcuts, as they are judging how quickly you can manuever the program as well.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for Temporary Employment Services.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UC San Diego.

    Interview Details

    Got contacted via email about an interview opportunity and had one via skype since I was out of the country. Typical interview questions about how you would handle situations in an office and previous work experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you came into the office when it wasn't your shift but saw that your co-worker was struggling to deal with a long line?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Operations Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone Interview. Resume Submission. The Standard protocol.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    ESL Instructor Interview

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    Interview Details

    I had to submit my transcripts along with a lesson plan and fill out the on line application. The interview was informal and mostly just small talk.

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    Negotiation Details
    They offer you the job right away but you don't know what your hours will be like
    Accepted Offer
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    Student Involvement Leadership Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UC San Diego in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    - Group interview, make sure you get your points in on how and why you would be a great asset to the team

    Interview Questions
    • - There will be a mock group effort project that changes for every interview. Have quick wits and use teamwork to succeed.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    - You go through Fall training retreat
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at UC San Diego in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    normally student filled position with high turnover rate. boring and not too stressful, except for not being able to sit or relax very much during downtime. not much activity during the summer, but good pocket money.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation, they had all the hiring power
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Project Scientist Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at UC San Diego in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    email with P.I in charge, then had a phone interview and went to visit the lab. stay for a full day in the lab and spoke with all lab members then we went for dinner at night

    got the offer the day after my interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation, paid according to NIH scale
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    -telephone interview
    -question on experience, background, urgent care, passion for counseling center work
    -will ask about your fit with rotations
    -6 postdocs are accepted
    -will call to offer position

    Interview Questions
    • Ask about your fit with the different rotations offered   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Technical Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UC San Diego.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was easy, but long and drawn out.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Setup and Field Lining Coordinator Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UC San Diego.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is relatively straight forward. I would say it was not too difficult and kept a laid back attitude. It is important to reference skills of working on multiple projects simultaneously. The actual hiring process can take a while for all of the paperwork to go through so be patient. The training with the initial hiring can be tiresome.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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