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Updated Oct 9, 2014
Updated Oct 9, 2014
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • What would you do if you receive a better offer from other company   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Toronto in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Apply online through the job board. The application is straightforward. If/when you receive an update like an interview invitation or notified the position is filled varies a lot. Interviewed by a panel. Thorough interviews, notes are taken, variety of questions. Length varies.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if a third party asked for urgent personal information to be released but you did not have the individual's consent and no one else in your office was present?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They made an offer that was very good. I took a few days to consider. I signed the contract and started working a few days later. All within a weeks' time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Toronto in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward with skills test immediately.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at University of Toronto in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was given some behaviour questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Toronto in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Emailed the professor saying i wanted the job. He emailed me back. Set up a date to meet in his office and he asked me behavioural and situation questions. Also asked me about my previous work experiences and how it might relate to this position. Need strong math skills, and asked if I had interest in the field of work .

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Special Projects Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Toronto in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview call
    Detailed job description and interview process email from the HR department
    Initial discussion with the HR person
    Panel interview - two managers including immediate supervisor of the position and HR manager

    Be, honest yet careful as to how you state your state of employment with the current (immediate past) employer. Hard if one is leaving the current employment for non-alignment of basic values in the work environment. Although very important for me and many others, it would be hard to state if this is the main and only reason for changing jobs. It is important to have a couple of options or lines with as much truth without betraying confidentiality or compromising professional integrity.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Toronto in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Scientific: asked many questions related to my previous research (doctoral research). Detailed questions about the skills techniques learned in drug discovery and evaluation
    Team player skills: a demonstration of good team playing skills
    Mentorship abilities

    Interview Questions
    • Describe some of the important research projects you were part of in graduate school?   Answer Question
    • With examples the extend to which you have collaborated in research projects other than yours and what you learned in the process   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Administrator (Professional Manager) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at University of Toronto in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Cover and resume online; two in-person interviews; assignment; reference check; offer; orientation

    Interview Questions
    • Outline an approach you took to solve a problem in achieving a project's goal that required out of the box thinking or a challenge regarding a new opportunity. How did you come up with the approach and what were the end results?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Fair and even. Orientation was welcoming.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Student (Paid) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Toronto in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got a post-doc by emailing the P.I., I think that my publications got me the job easily.

    Interview Questions
    • They just asked me to send proof of my studies and following I got the letter of employment.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Took what they offer me. There was no negotiation. Postdoc are paid below average.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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