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Lots of different problems to deal with and streamlined solutions to help solve larger or common issues quickly. There is much to learn about the back-ends of computers, and this job will definitely introduce students to that.
Low pay, slow to offer raises or promotions, sometimes users demand things that aren't possible or will take too long to complete for a student job. Also not very gratifying - when you do your job right, everything is normal, but when you don't do it right or can't do it fast enough, the helpdesk gets a bad reputation for the rest of the week.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks – interviewed at CSU Bakersfield.
CSUB's first round of interviews is a Skype interview by a panel of 6-8 people drawn from the area you would work with as well as any associated areas you will work with by extension. They contact you with the Skype information a week or so in advance. The Skype interview itself is not stressful at all. Their equipment is top notch so you can easily see and hear the whole panel. The questions asked were pertinent to the position, no trick questions. If you pass the Skype interview, you will next be invited on site for an in-person interview. In this case, I first interviewed with most of the people from the panel, but in person, answering some more in depth questions about my skills and experience. After that, I was interviewed by a much larger panel consisting of many of my future co-workers. In all, it was a positive experience and enabled me to get a good idea of what the position will be like.
- Give a detailed explanation of how you would handle an assignment to start a new project and gather requirements. Answer Question
CSU staff jobs are union, so you really don't have a lot of negotiating room. Zero wriggle room on benefits ( I tried ) and a small amount on salary. All positions fall within a union-negotiated salary band and you cannot rise too high above any others in your band, either. So not a good fit if you like to be exceptional and be rewarded individually for your work.
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