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New York City Department of Small Businesses Interview Questions

Updated Apr 24, 2017
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at New York City Department of Small Businesses (New York, NY) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I was referred by a program manager in a different department where I had originally applied for. I met with the department director for about an hour, and met with the program director, to whom the position reported directly, the following week. They were trying to move the hiring process along quickly, and both were very accommodating when scheduling. I discussed my past experience and interest in the position, was asked to give a little context about why I was interested in changing jobs, and was offered ample time to ask my own questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in moving out of nonprofits and working with businesses?   Answer Question

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at New York City Department of Small Businesses (New York, NY) in October 2009.

    Interview

    The person who would have been my boss contacted me directly via email. I was asked to do a phone interview. The person requested a writing sample before the phone interview which I sent through email. The interview questions were challenging. When I wasn't able to convince the interviewer of my answers, he started to remark why he does these phone screening interviews. He may have been nice but it came across a little harsh.I got a second call from the interview after two days for an in person interview. However, I declined the offer politely.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York City Department of Small Businesses (New York, NY) in May 2009.

    Interview

    Initial screening was done by an HR rep over the phone. Secondary interviews occurred in SBS's office with three separate people. Each interview ran for about an hour. Every last person complained about being over-worked and all but the head of the group admitted to disliking a significant part of their job. IN the end I did not receive an offer. I was notified by email that I did not receive the job. The email was sent by the person who would have been my immediate boss. The email was addressed "Dear ____," Yes. Dear underscore.

    Interview Questions

    • What specific ideas do you have about how to run this program?   Answer Question

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