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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Houston, TX Oct 2009 – Reviewed Apr 12, 2013
Interview Details – Very Simple. Two interviews asking about previous sales experience.
Interview Question – no difficult questions if you've had sales experience and have not lied on your resume. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations financially, but you were able to choose your set 40 hour work week from several choices.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Houston, TX Oct 2012 – Reviewed Dec 4, 2012
Interview Details – 2 Interviews, "always get 2 looks at all agents". First interview is with human resources, they determine if you will interview with the director of sales. Nothing difficult, both interviews were very focused on job history and daily activities of past positions. It appeared as if they wanted to determine how well you managed time, dealt with customer concerns as well as what made you successful vs any of your competitors. You will have a writing test to see how you will reply to an interested traveler as well as a math test. Figuring % of commissions to be received, you can use a calculator. Credit & background check.
Interview Question – Tell me the corporate story of your past employer, corporate origin and how you were different vs "brand x"? Expect to be grilled about daily activities and you should be fine. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Was offered another position right after my 2nd interview. Got a call next day from VTG making the offer.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Houston, TX – Reviewed Oct 28, 2012
Interview Details – I was contacted for an interview after submitting my resume via fax to the office manager. The interview was relatively relaxed and the questions were mostly behavioral in nature with some regarding work history. Following the interview, a single page proofreading test was administered consisting mostly of spelling and punctuation corrections. A dictionary was provided and the test was not timed.
Interview Question – What are your weaknesses and strengths? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Houston, TX Sep 2009 – Reviewed Jul 1, 2012
Interview Details – 2 interviews
Interview Question – Tell us about your sales experience? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Nothing to negotiate
No Offer – Interviewed in Houston, TX Apr 2012 – Reviewed May 3, 2012
Interview Details – low keyed, process was very easy going. discussed salary,benefits,working hours and types of programs offered by the company.Asked if I had any questions. imformed me that if they were insterested they would call in a few days to set up second interview.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Houston, TX Dec 2011 – Reviewed Dec 13, 2011
Interview Details –
I saw the ad on monster.com and submitted my resume, I followed up by finding the local office phone number and asking for human resources. The person in the office pulled up my resume while I was on the phone and set up my interview for two days later. The interview was relatively relaxed and informative. I got a call back that evening for my next interview two days later. They seem to have a two part interview requirement. At the end of my second interview I was given a math and language skills test, directly related to the job. End of day they called and made me an offer to start in the Monday training class contingent on a criminal background check.
It's a 90 day guarantee with a lower commission rate then is all commission at a higher rate. Six months until benefits become available.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult or surprising was asked. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I made an attempt at negotiation of the guarantee but there was no wiggle room.
No Offer – Interviewed in Houston, TX Aug 2010 – Reviewed Aug 20, 2010
Interview Details –
I saw an ad on Craigslist for an Online Editorial Assistant at Vacations To Go, and thought it looked perfect for me. They wanted a college grad-preferably an English or Journalism major (mine is English)-to write emails to clients answering questions about the company and/or its vacation packages, edit website content, and attend to various other unnamed administrative tasks.
I immediately responded to the ad by emailing my resume and cover letter to the anonymous address provided on Craigslist. A few days later, I was driving in town and randomly saw the office building itself. I took this as a sign that I should go in and drop off my resume in hopes that they would see it and respond. I did so, and the receptionist gave me the name and email of the hiring manager. The next day I wrote a follow-up cover letter and emailed it directly to the hiring manager. The very next day I got a call from her "co-manager" asking if I would like to come in for an interview the following day. Of course I said I would.
I wore my best outfit to the interview, spoke to the "co-manager" for about 10 minutes and was then informed I was to take an editing and writing test, as well as fill out an application for employment. The editing test was fairly easy and the writing test simply consisted of three questions concerning why I wanted to work there, why I would be the ideal candidate, and an example of "good customer service" I could remember and how that had impacted me. After the test I was told I could leave and that if I had not heard anything in two days I should contact the co-manager.
The very next day, the co-manager called to let me know I had done excellently on the test, and to ask if I would like to come in for a second interview with the hiring manager the following week. Once again, I said yes. Wishing I had saved my best interview outfit for the actual interview, I found something suitable and came in to talk to the manager. She was not dressed professionally, seemed laid-back and only asked me a few vague questions such as, "Tell me a little about yourself." After I explained my situation and why I believed the job would be perfect for me, she informed me about the hours I would be working, which were a little unusual, and what exactly I would be doing-which was answering emails to clients as if I were the CEO of the company, which is apparently what everyone with this job title does there.
She then took me up to meet the department head for a second interview, and he asked me questions like, "Which do you like better, creative or technical writing," and "Where do you see yourself in five years?" I answered honestly and to the best of my ability. As both managers had done before him, he asked if I had any questions for him. I asked if the emails to clients were to assume a certain "tone" or "style" of writing consistent with the CEO's, and he said yes. I told him I had asked the other managers many questions and that I was very clear about the company and the position itself. On the way back to the hiring manager's office, he asked where I lived, and if I would have to commute very far. I said no.
Once I was back in the hiring manager's office, she said that was it and that it was very nice meeting me, and I should "keep my phone near me" and check my email over the next few days, and that I would hear from them soon. She sounded very positive and as a result I was also very positive about the interview. Too positive, because two days later I received an email saying I did not get the position. I called to ask what skills I lacked or what disqualified me and was told they had hired another candidate that was better suited for the position. They gave no details about how this person was "better suited."
Interview Question – There really were no difficult or unexpected questions. "Where do you see yourself in five years" is a bit difficult simply because the truthful answer is, "Who the hell knows?" Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Dec 16, 2012
Interview Details – The process took a week. There were 2 separate 1:1 interviews and a skills test. The interviews were very relaxed and focused on previous sales experience.
Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
No Offer – Reviewed Sep 25, 2012
Interview Details – Had phone screen, interview with sales manager, then HR
Interview Question – A waste of time Answer Question
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