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Novotus Interview Questions

Updated Mar 5, 2017
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Novotus (Austin, TX) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and set up a call to talk with the recruiter about his client. He interviewed me telling me how happy he was that I had such a great background that was so relevant to what he needed.
    I then had to follow up multiple times on a biweekly basis before I even got a reply. I then never heard back.

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have that is specific to this industry?   Answer Question

  2.  

    ROA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Novotus (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    I had 3 interviews and took a test. I was left hanging and my e mails went unanswered. I finally decided i would call only to be told my position went internal and that there was another position available a Junior Recruiter . She told me I had to call her back and remind her to send me information because she had no idea what a Junior Recruiter does!!! Very Unprofessional

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    • What chance did an old boss take and what was the outcome?   1 Answer

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Novotus (Austin, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted on LinkedIn by a recruiter for a position. We had an initial phone interview that was brief and introductory. We set up a date and time for a more formal interview. The interview seemed to go well, but at some point the phone cut off. I immediately called the recruiter back but she did not answer, so I left a message. She never returned my phone call, and subsequent calls and emails were not returned.

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    ROA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Novotus (Austin, TX) in December 2014.

    Interview

    There were a lot of phone interviews. More for this small company than I've ever had at previous large companies. There were 4 phone interviews, and one in-person interview.

    Questions were very standard

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about my previous experience in the field, and tried to see if it related to what I would be doing with them.   Answer Question

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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Novotus.

    Interview

    I applied online for a position in Novotus' Houston office. Then I was subsequently e-mailed by a Recruiter.

    The Recruiter's secretary scheduled our telephone interview for 1:00.

    The Recruiter was 15 minutes late to the interview (Strike 1).

    Be that as it may...

    There were no real questions during the initial screening process as the Recruiter was very unprofessional and ill prepared.

    With that said...

    She asked me the basic introductory questions in pertinence to my last job, what I had done, and etc.

    Then, completely out of left field, she proceeded to tell me how completely under-qualified I was for the opening at hand (she told me that she needed someone who had experience recruiting welders...Again, my resume told her my experience. Furthermore, the job add said absolutely nothing about that. As a matter of fact it stated explicitly that Novotus was seeking ALL LEVELS OF RECRUITERS for several openings in Houston. Since I've been Recruiting for the last 5 years I thought I was qualified, hence the reason I submitted an application).

    If I was so woefully under qualified then why did she even reach out to me for the interview?

    Then, very unprofessionally (which was a theme with her), she laughed about how her hiring manager would shoot her down if she submitted my resume for this position.

    I thought to myself, "I will never work for Novotus Houston, ever."

    If this is the type of "Recruiter" that the Houston office has on it's team then I'll go find another RPO. I could not deal with this type of person everyday. So I feel fortunate that this did not go past the telephone interview stage.

    The interview was horrible and it left me with a very bad impression of the company.

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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    It is a very lengthy process. Met with 8 different people. The last being the CEO. Everyone has their own competency that they need to see if you have. The big thing that they look for is whether or not you will fit into their culture, which of course is a good ole boy network.

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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Novotus.

    Interview

    I had two phone interviews and two onsite interviews in a period of three weeks. In retrospect it seemed like it was more of a personal interview than professional one considering the questions I was asked. It took a long time to get an offer but I was working so it did not seem like a big deal. Had I been unemployed I am not sure I would have been as patient.

    Interview Questions

    • What is most important to you?
      Tell me about your family.
      Tell me a out your background.
      What so you do outside of work?  
      1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Long. They really lowballed my base.


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    Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Novotus in June 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted a couple days after submitting my application by email to set up a phone interview. The phone interview lasted about 30 minutes and covered all the basics of my background, the position and Novotus. There weren't any hardball questions. At the end of the interview the recruiter gave me some feedback about my resume and made a few suggestions for me to implement before she sent it to the hiring manager. I edited my resume as instructed and she was very pleased with the updates. She told me that she would get back to me the following week and on that Monday she promptly got back to me to inform me that the hiring manager was moving forward with other candidates. Overall it was a fairly positive experience and the recruiter was very kind.

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  10.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Novotus (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    Initial phone interview and then series of on-site interviews meetings. Met with a Director, group interview with 2 Recruiters, CTO, President. Process has changed recently and may be more structured and involved.


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    Senior Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Novotus (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    4-5 Interviews - detailed 1 hour with behavioral interview questions

    Interview Questions


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