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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Mar 2011 – Reviewed Aug 16, 2012
Interview Details –
Applied through HuskyJobs (http://careers.washington.edu/HuskyJobs).
Had one phone interview with the hiring manager and then had a panel interview with the entire time to answer questions on my portfolio and resume.
A lot of questions were on my passion, what web design and coding work I've done before, what classes I took that is relevant to this position, and what I want to work on with the team.
Interview Question – What do you think of jQuery? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No room for negotiation, this is a student position.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA May 2008 – Reviewed Jun 26, 2012
Interview Details – I met everyone in the lab, and interviewed directly with the lab manager and another investigator.
Interview Question – Faced with a managerial issue, how would you handle a confrontation with a co-worker and/or superior? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate much of anything.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Feb 2010 – Reviewed Jun 21, 2012
Interview Details – My new manager had me pre-picked as the destined new hire for this position. She had hand selected me from my former position at the University of Washington and knew I was a faithful and reliable and smart worker. The interview was a formal process in order to get hired for the posted position.
Interview Question – How have you helped a struggling coworker incapable of doing their job? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No, there is no negotiation when one is forced to be in a union contract classified position.
No Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Feb 2012 – Reviewed May 2, 2012
Interview Details – This is an interview for the operation internship for Goldman Sachs. It is a two-round interview. One round is half hour, so it was one-hour long in total.
Interview Question – Given a scenario, say, you need do a presentation for your client. The presentation is supposed to last for at least 2 hours. But your clients have to rush to another meeting, so you only have 20min left to get this presentation done, so how can you deal with this situation? View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Tacoma, WA Jun 2011 – Reviewed Apr 6, 2012
Interview Details –
Through an employee referral, I applied online. Within three weeks, I was invited for a 20-minute phone interview with a selection committee. They asked a variety of questions, including but not limited to student development, event planning and diversity. The following day I was invited for an on campus interview, which was planned two weeks later. The on campus interview was a day long process, where I invited with different members of the campus community, individually or in groups. However, I did not hear back regarding my candidacy following the interview. I found out that the position was offered to another person online. However, the campus is small but growing and has strong ties to the surrounding community. Mostly everyone I interviewed with loved the work that they, which all was in support of the students.
Please know that I am a very mellow and calm yet collection kinda guy, but one interview, in particular, from my campus visit left a bad taste in my mouth. It actually changed my mind about the position, and after walking away from that, I realized I didn't want to work for a senior level administrator, who was really aggressive, not welcoming, and too proud. This is not a reflection of others.
Interview Question – Please describe your diversity philosophy, and how you incorporate it into your work. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Feb 2011 – Reviewed Jan 4, 2012
Interview Details – Submitted resume and was called in for an interview. Answered the standard questions, and was called back for a second interview a few weeks later. At the second interview I was asked more program specific questions, like how I would handle organizing multiple programs at once, and what experience I have dealing with students from other countries (the position was in an international programs department).
No Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Dec 2009 – Reviewed Nov 27, 2011
Interview Details – To get an interview at the Univ of Washington, an individual needs to submit an application for a specific position to the UW Human Resources Department. The Department reviews the application to ensure it is appropriate for the position applied for. If the applicant meets the job criteria, the application is rated by and HR person for appropriateness for the position applied for. They select the top applications and forward them to the requesting supervisor. The supervisor selects the candidates they wish to interview from those forwarded to them, and contacts the application. An interview is set up. The applicant may have to pass specific tests within each dept, depending upon the position. The applicant gets an opportunity to ask any questions he or she may have. The hiring person hires the candidate they think is the best for the position. The candidate may leave their application on the HR site, and forward it to other open positions they are interested in, as these positions get posted.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Oct 2009 – Reviewed Nov 15, 2011
Interview Details – Interviewed with HR representative, hiring manager, key department heads and finally the head of Department.
Negotiation Details –
University has published salary ranges.
If you know names of staff you are benchmarking, go see their state published salaries to know what can be asked. Salary data will be a year old, but don't worry. University salaries have been on a freeze third year running, so data is perfect.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Jan 2009 – Reviewed Oct 24, 2011
Interview Details – A few people sit in during the interview process. Questions regarding your previous experience doing technical support and communication abilities definitely arise. They want to see if you can accommodate for a wide range of people who ask for help; be it students, staff, visiting professors, to people who are just visiting the public library.
Interview Question – Do you have any previous customer service experience? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Sep 2011 – Reviewed Oct 18, 2011
Interview Details –
10 minute phone interview. Took about 2-3 weeks to get called in for a panel interview after having asked for an update about my candidacy status. Panel interview consisted of 3 ppl. Some typical "what would you do if" questions along with questions related to the actual position.
Took another 3 weeks to get an answering concerning a second interview. First request for an update went ignored by HR even though I was told to contact them if I did not hear from them by the end of the week of the interview. I waited one more week to ask about the second interview again, which finally got a reply that I had not been chosen for a second interview.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for the University of Washington? View Answer
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