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Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 1, 2013
Interview Details – I submitted a resume, was called and offered a job. No interview, no way of asking what to expect of the job. It was a blind decision, all because the hiring manager didn't have time to meet, his schedule was to busy.
Interview Question – Would have loved the opportunity to be asked a question View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. Salary is pretty much set because of the government pay scale.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Arlington, VA Dec 2012 – Reviewed Apr 25, 2013
Interview Details – Very quick for Government. Interviewed on Tuesday and was offered job the following Monday. That said - could not start until the following month. That part was slow (getting the required drug test, paperwork submitted, forms, etc.) I am not surprised - this process was faster than most in the Government service.
Interview Question – In this job you will be required to work with subordinates of varying experience. Describe your leadership style - how will you work to educate and advance subordinates who are not as capable while allowing those with significant experience to operate with greater latitude? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Non existant. Salary was directed. Take it or leave it. I was surprised by the inflexibility of this point - as I had prior military service directly related to the Deputy Director job I was taking. Given the impending hiring freeze - I was not in a position to leverage a negotiation.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Mar 22, 2013
Interview Details – I had applied as a college intern and had no real interview. The only question I was asked was if I still wanted the job (it took them 3 months to respond to my application).
Interview Question – There were no interview questions for the college intern level. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiating.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Mar 18, 2013
Interview Details – Hiring process was length and involved a lot of paper work. Since I first began with a pilot program, there was no interview involved.
Interview Question – None Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Mar 10, 2013
Interview Details – My position was eliminated and I was management reassigned to the position. No interview was required and I had no chance to apply for a different position.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Diego, CA Nov 2009 – Reviewed Jan 14, 2013
Interview Details – There was no interview, I applied online with USAJOBS. Received a an unofficial letter via email offering me the position. Followed the information in the email. Called and spoke with personnel, who officially offered me the job. Informed me that I needed to go on base and fill out the necessary paper work. Within the week I started the job,
Negotiation Details – not applicable
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