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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Jun 2010 – Reviewed Jun 25, 2010
Interview Details – Once the online application is completed and reviewed, a human resources person or recruiter contacts the applicant. If the applicant meets the requirements of the position, their application is then forwarded to the hiring manager for that position. If the applicant is selected for an interview, the recruiter then contacts the applicant to schedule the interview with the hiring manager. Prior to the interview, the applicant meets with the recruiter or human resources person to discuss details about the hospital, department, salary and benefits offered. The applicant then proceeds with the interview with the hiring manager, that usually takes place in that manager's office. Depending on the position, the applicant may also meet with other leaders that have a stake in the hiring decision and this may occur during the initial interview, but the applicant may also be asked to come back for this as a second phase to the interview process. Once this is completed, HR or the recruiter will contact the applicant to let them know the hiring decision made at that time and how the applicant will proceed if applicable.
Interview Question – No questions stood out as difficult or unexpected, but I was very prepared. My advice is have a couple of questions pre-formulated to ask the interviewers because they will ask you if you have any questions for them. Also, during the interview, try to come up with a question or two to ask that are specific to what was discussed in regards to the position, manager or department. View Answer
Negotiation Details – The recruiter that I worked with was great about assessing me (the appliacant) and what my needs and wants were for a position. I was able to determine if I was interested in other opportunities that were available and negotiate whether my application was then also forwarded on for other positions before any initial interviews were scheduled. I was also able to negotiate the salary. This started prior to the interview process with the recruiter asking me what the minimum pay was that I would accept for the position. Be careful here because they used that minimum amount I stated as the amount they offered me when I was offered the position, so don't aim too low or negotiating for much more will be difficult. After I was offered the position and told what the salary offer was, I was able to negotiate, through the recruiter, for a pay offer increase that was closer to where I wanted to be.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Sep 2009 – Reviewed May 23, 2010
Interview Details – I was a little untraditional in my approach for getting this job. I actually looked for the labs I was interested in and then emailed them about my interests to join their lab asking if there might be a position. I got several responses most of which were that they didn't have any positions but they would pass my resume along. I did end up getting an about 3 different labs there that were interested. They all were nice enough to collaborate together and set up two days where i got to meet everyone in the lab and ask questions which they got to do the same for me. Very relaxed no pressure at all. Afterwards, they told me that all 3 labs were interested and they gave me an offer and they decided that they would stick to one offer and not compete against each other. Afterwards, they set up everything through HR and I just followed the process. Overall, was a great process for me. Oh another nice thing is that they helped with the ticket to fly me out there.
Interview Question – What are your salary expectations View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a little. I knew what I wanted and I just looked online to see what other research assistants were getting and just had to get the nerves up to ask for what I really wanted. We were able to come to a consensus and I'm glad that I took the initiative to not just take the first offer but to really think about what I needed as I was going to be moving from out of state. My advice is to look at your experience, look at what other people are able to get and the expenses you will need to take care of. Be confident in what you do and just have the information to back up why you should have a higher salary.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Mar 2009 – Reviewed May 12, 2010
Interview Details – Questions about myself...experience
Interview Question – Describe your past experience Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Apr 2010 – Reviewed May 10, 2010
Interview Details – The interview lasted 15 minutes and was basically personality
Interview Question – Name a time you were critisized by your employer and how did you handle it? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Jan 2010 – Reviewed Jan 19, 2010
Interview Details – phone interview then interview with Director and Day time nurse coordinater
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Jun 2009 – Reviewed Jun 8, 2009
Interview Details – I send my resume to the departmental secretary to circulate between professors. I got 2 invitations for an interview. One was for a core facility. The interview was easy, 2 ways. The hiring manager explain about the position in detail, very honestly stating all the negative and positive points. I realized right there that this position is not for me.
Interview Question – How do you handle repetitive work? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – No possibility of independent research
No Offer – Reviewed Nov 13, 2012
Interview Details – one-on-one interview with 3 physicians. They were generally nice, one of the people had a very mean attitude and seemed disinterested to what I had to say. Most of the questions pertained to my background, why I chose to go into medicine, etc. There seemed to be a more informal feel that I thought.
Interview Question – Give an example of when you were feeling distressed, and how you solved it. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Aug 11, 2012
Interview Details – Applied online, was contacted to take assessment that consisted of spelling, typing, MS Word and Exce. Spoke with recruiter after receiving result. Was contacted a few hours later to schedule interview.
Interview Question – General interview questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I accepted the initial offer, as it was satisfying to me.
No Offer – Interviewed in Dec 2011 – Reviewed Mar 11, 2012
Interview Details – I applied for this position through LinkedIn and the recruiter called me the next day. In the phone interview, he talked about what he does in daily work. I felt like this is not the job I am looking for.
Interview Question – why do you think you fit this job Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2012 – Reviewed Feb 23, 2012
Interview Details – I waited 25 mins past my appointment time of 10AM before I met with a recruiter who interviewed me with very basic and generic questions. Then I met with an actual lab manager that gave me a proper interview and showed me the lab I would work in.
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