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Getting an Interview
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- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at York University (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2015.
Informal. There were two interviewers and they outlined what the position entailed and why the project was been conducted. They asked about my availability. I asked questions about their research method, sampling etc. to highlight my understanding of the subject area.
- Why are you applying for this job? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at York University (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2015.
The first interview involved a panel interview, where I was interviewed by the head of the department, a manager, and a HR representative. The questions asked were difficult. I assume this is because the position was a contract position and they needed someone who could step in right away. There were many technical questions about the types of grants that would be dealt with, or how I would deal with auditors. The second step involved some testing. I was asked to book an appointment with the people in charge of testing. I had to do a series of tests evaluating my abilities in MS Word, MS Excel, data entry, math, and proofreading. The tests seemed quite unnecessary. I was asked to block off 2.5 hours of my time but the tests took approximately 45 minutes to complete. The third round of testing involved some tests more specific to the role. The first test was related to using MS Excel to analyze data. The second test was more accounting-oriented, and involved writing journal entries, and applying other guidelines to real-life situations. The second round of testing was probably what gave me a bad impression of the whole interview process. The MS Word and Excel tests were definitely not indicative of a person's true skills in using either of those programs. Also, I felt frustrated at the inefficient use of my time. I felt the second and third rounds of testing could have been combined to save me a trip.
- What qualifications make you appropriate for this role? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at York University (Toronto, ON (Canada)).
I was a teaching assistant prior to being hired full-time as a professor. I was lucky that a position came up within my faculty. New full-time positions within most faculties are few and far between. In many cases, you need a good sponsor within the faculty to get you into the running for a position.
- The interview questions were not difficult. It was really just discussing my prior experience as a TA and my educational background. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at York University (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in July 2015.
Sean, the head of the department explained how they work and asked several questions in relation to my possible duties and expectation. It was all amicable and good. I was honest and he liked to have me as colleague but could not go beyond his limits. So we left the rest for a possible future.
- Expected salary 1 Answer
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at York University (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in May 2015.
Was very relaxed, but not sure why they needed a 3 people panel for a summer job. They first phoned and did a quick interview then called for the in person interview.. They all scribbled notes during the interview which made me question why this job required such an elaborate process...it's just answering phones and takin messages..
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at York University (Toronto, ON (Canada)).
After receiving an email requesting an interview, I went to one in-person interview with two interviewers (one HR and the manager of the division). They followed a Union-approved list of questions after which I took a one-hour test.
- Experience related questions, and situational questions (i.e. If you had a large project and a short deadline, how would you handle it?) 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at York University (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in February 2015.
applied online and waited forever to get a phone call the come in person to get a phone interview. I do not recommend working at York University, there is no room to grow, if you got talent and you are willing to work hard to become something that matters, please do not enjoy the university, the culture here is very laid back and people are not motivated to go the extra mile to help students and deliver a better customer service to the student who paid a lot money to the university.
- What does your boss describe you? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at York University (Toronto, ON (Canada)).
Applied online and received a scheduled phone interview in which the hiring manager tested me on a script we were provided with earlier. The script resembled exactly what we would ask during a call on a day to day basis. After that phone interview, I was told that I would hear back from them soon if I was selected. I received an email one week later stating that I had been accepted as an annual fund representative and was asked to bring in my legal documents (SIN, Payroll info etc..)
No negotiation because the manager was rather rude during the process.
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at York University (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2014.
there was no interview as such he just went over my responsibilties as the job was a part of my scholarshp. the professor didnt really care about the interview as he was busy
- what is your major what are your subjects Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at York University (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in August 2014.
- Quick interview - involved a review of my resume, skills, knowledge, qualifications, teaching experiences, teaching values, approaches I use for teaching, etc. - Discussion about expectations, course details (textbook, syllabus, structure with other sections), compensation, etc.
- - Please describe and review your teaching experience, etc. - What are your core teaching values? - What approach do you take to your teaching? Answer Question
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