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Updated May 23, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at University of Toronto.

Interview Details – Applied online for a non-paid position as a research assistant in the department of chemistry. The application consisted of questions about my subjects of study, GPA, prior research experience. I was asked by the professor to come in for an interview. I was offered a job on the spot after touring the lab and accepted.

Interview Question – What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Teaching Assistant Interview

Teaching Assistant

Interviewed at University of Toronto

Interview Details – you have to apply before the deadline and have all your paper docs ready. sometimes you get a phone call interview from professor who is interested your background and like to have you work in his/her group. but if there is no professor like to have you then you will not hear back from the department. as long as you have the offer, you can just give applications and the department staff will arrange your TA work

Interview Question – Why do you want to teach   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Teaching Assistant Interview

Teaching Assistant

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at University of Toronto.

Interview Details – I applied online to TA job postings. The corresponding professors contacted me by email to arrange an interview if I was selected for that stage. I believe only their preferred applicant is interviewed for quicker hiring, but one professor said he was interviewing others as well. The interviews were short and informal, often focused on education and experience with the subject being taught and the role of a Teaching Assistant. Developing a rapport helped because you work directly with them and represent them. Skills like detail orientation and reliability are also important. Availability is huge, always asked about in my experience.

Interview Question – How do you handle a student disagreeing with their mark?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The wage is set in the collective agreement and very favourable. However, we did discuss number of hours expected after I accepted the offer, which was signed by both of us to determine the pay I received.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Post Doctoral Fellow Interview

Post Doctoral Fellow
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Toronto in September 2011.

Interview Details – What is your vision of Postdoctoral fellow and after this job?
What were major research challenges in your PhD?
Why do you think?
What are future research direction based on your PhD

Interview Question – General question about vision.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Information Assistant Interview

Information Assistant
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at University of Toronto.

Interview Details – Apply at the door, simple interview process for work-study.

Interview Question – What are your strengths and weaknesses?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

I applied online - interviewed at University of Toronto in July 2011.

Interview Details – First step : CV screening
Second step: Interview:Introduce about yourself?What is your strengths and weakness,company's knowlelge,why do you choose company?
Third step: Group discussion
Fourth step: Final interview

Interview Question – What would you do if you receive a better offer from other company   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Research Student (Paid) Interview

Research Student (Paid)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Toronto in March 2010.

Interview Details – Read up on the professor's research and talked about the areas that I was interested in... My strengths and weaknesses, Was asked about my past research experience and availability to start. Was given different options of projects that the professor was working on and was told to take a look. Second meeting was about a week later and gave my choices.

Interview Question – There wasn't really a difficult question per say, as you mostly have to read up on the professor's research and understand what she is doing. Above all, show enthusiasm and that your interests are in that field.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at University of Toronto.

Interview Details – Initial interview was about an hour long followed by a skills test.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you were faced with a stressful situation that demonstrated your coping skills   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Programmer/Analyst Interview

Programmer/Analyst

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at University of Toronto.

Interview Details – Hired through the u of t portal. they asked varied in depth and semi structured questions. Try to be prepared with past experiences prior to interview

Interview Question – Conflicting results   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Toronto in May 2011.

Interview Details – Straightforward with skills test immediately.

Interview Question – "Tell us about a time when....."   Answer Question

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