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Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Donovan Data Systems (New York, NY) in January 2012.
Beware the personality test.
After a phone screen through a headhunter (and quick feedback) I arranged an interview at the NY office. Told I would be there 2 1/2 hours and would me 4 or 5 people. Told to come with photo ID, filled out application and 5 copies of resume. Interview was arranged to start early due to current employement.
Met with friendly HR person who reviewed my resume and asked general screening questions about development and my background. Felt I answered them well. Then I was led to a nearby PC to take a personality test. Test had 3 screens. One was select characteristics about you thought by others, the next was select characteristics you think about you, the third was a 1000 or 3000 word describe yourself comment box.
I was honest, figuring this was just a routine thing and had been told there are no right or wrong answers.
When I was done, I went back to the HR persons office and waited. I was then told I lacked the managerial experience for the position. I was very shocked as I don't particuarly have managerial experience and this should have been observed when the resume was submited before was I phone screened or before I came in.
I think I did not meet their standards on the SURPRISE personality test but they wouldn't admit it. I also feel they didn't give me the candidate a fair chance to sell myself.
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