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Executive Director Innovation Academy Interview

Executive Director Innovation Academy
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at University College Dublin in November 2013.

Interview Details – After submitting CV online I was contacted by email with a proposed date for an interview. Panel interview with two academics, one HR and one entrepreneur. Interview over 1 hour. Two questions asked by each of the panel members. Time for questions at the end which openly clarified lack of flexibility by the panel for the terms of the appointment.

Interview Question – How is it that your current company cannot make good use of your strong skills, knowing that your company obviously needs the skills you have?   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

Postdoctoral Researcher
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University College Dublin in April 2013.

Interview Details – I only had 1 interview. You will need to discuss with the principal supervisor and his/her collaborator. The interview usually takes about half an hour. It is good to work here. They were quite nice.

Interview Question – Technical questions. Please always prepare yourself.   Answer Question

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Programmer Manager Interview

Programmer Manager

Interviewed at University College Dublin

Interview Details – Presentation on my background and suitability for the role. 30min interview

Interview Question – Very straightforward questions mainly around the content of presentation   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Didnt think i would be a good cultural fit - interviewers seemed bored throughout interview, and not passionate about their own work

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Post Doctoral Researcher Interview

Post Doctoral Researcher
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at University College Dublin in May 2008.

Interview Details – Presentation and interview by phone. General questions about previous experience and skills.

Interview Question – What kind of releted works you have done?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Friendly

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Administrator Interview

Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University College Dublin in June 2008.

Interview Details – The interview process took around 2 weeks to organise with HR making several calls to me to re-arrange the date and time of the interview. The interview itself consisted of a panel of 3 people, one of whom was from HR, one of whom was an academic and one of whom was an in admin. They were relatively friendly but not particularly encouraging. It was as if the person had already been chosed and they were simply going through the motions

Interview Question – How many times have you had to deal with problems with an immediate superior?   Answer Question

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