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    Security Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jamaica, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Queens Library (Jamaica, NY) in June 2016.

    Interview

    You email your resume and cover letter in. After which, you will receive a phone call from HR setting you up for an interview. The interview is panel styled with 4 to 5 people.

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    • What would you do if two people were yelling at each other.   Answer Question
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    Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Queens Library (Jamaica, NY) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I was interviewed when I initially volunteered to teach a class. After a few weeks the site manager spoke with me after a class and asked if I was available to teach a class and I then completed the New Hire package and went to HR.

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    Pager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Queens Library.

    Interview

    this interview was very quick. I was sent to see human resources. they told me to fill out a bunch of papers and then told me that I got the job. there was practically no interview at the time.

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    Teen Net Mentor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Queens Library.

    Interview

    First they bring you upstairs to talk. Then they give you a little tour of the workplace. Followed by a short talk about your goals and your intentions by working at this company.

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    Assistant Library Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jamaica, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Queens Library (Jamaica, NY) in October 2015.

    Interview

    The hiring process leaves a lot to be desired. I sent an application in July. Then out of the blue in October I get a phone call (which I almost didn't get because I don't really check my phone during work and they refuse to use email even when you say over and over that it is BY FAR the best way to reach me). After some phone tag, the recruiter finally called me on my cell. I them that I would prefer to interview in the morning so as not to miss work. But no. It had to be done on the day of their choosing at the time of their choosing. It was very difficult to get someone to substitute for me on such short notice but I managed to dragoon someone.

    I was interviewed by panel. I did not think that part went horribly and they actually seemed nice enough. However, they knew I never worked at a “public” library which is why I do not understand why they selected me for an interview since my lack of public library experience is why I did not get the job (either that or I am not that all important “culture fit”). For instance, they laid out a scenario about competing priorities (phone is ringing, copier guy is waiting and a patron is on a malfunctioning computer and needs to be moved. In which order would you handle the problems. ) I haven't a clue what the right answer would be because it is purely hypothetical. Other questions include: what I would do if someone was viewing pornography on a library computer; how would I deal with someone angry about paying a fine; what if someone wanted to dump their child off and leave before a story time. I don't think I had very good answers for those (but I was right on most of them considering I have never been in that situation). The job description made it sound like they were willing to consider trainees who have library experience (any kind of library experience).
    As much as I thought I probably blew it, I wanted to find out for sure so I could stop obsessively checking my phone messages. They finally did let me know two weeks later, but only after I badgered them and reminded them that I had to turn my entire schedule upside down and jump through their hoops, missing work and forcing a coworker to miss their lunch hour to cover for me. In other words, stonewalling me after all that is just plain rude.
    As annoying as all this was however, I should add that this actually represents an improvement over the last time I applied for a job here in 2007. At that time, they knew I was coming all the way from Philadelphia and they scheduled me for the first thing in the morning. This meant that I had to be on a 4:00 AM train and spend over $120 on Amtrak because it was the only thing that would get me to NY in time for the interview. When I got to Flushing (well ahead of schedule) I found that the doors to the library did not open until 10:00 when my interview was scheduled for 10:00. At the time I didn't think much of it, but could not figure out why hundreds of applicants were already ahead of me. I didn't even get interviewed until about 11:00.
    Funny thing is I later found out that there was a back service entrance I was supposed to go to but never found out about it because they repeatedly called my home number in Philadelphia. After about 200 frantic tries, they got my husband on the phone at about 6:00PM the evening before the interview. However, all they told him was that the location of the interview had been changed from Jamaica to Flushing and to give me the message.

    My question is, if they could not get me on the phone, why not try email? It would have been much easier than calling me 200 times and then having the message garbled. I would have had everything in writing and confirmed it within five minutes. I don't think I will be applying for many more jobs here, but I am still wondering why these idiots have jobs when I don't. The upshot was that after inquiring of these people politely to just TELL ME if the position had been filled, I got the same stonewalling behavior I did this time....this after I spent a lot of money and took an entire day off of work just to get the bums rush. They really have no respect for an applicants' time or money.

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    Youth Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Queens Library (Jamaica, NY) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Group interview, basic questions, mostly information regarding working with youth. It may help if you have experience working with teenagers possibly within an after school program, Most be able to work well with others. Must be able to implement programs on a daily basis.

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    Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jamaica, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Queens Library (Jamaica, NY) in February 2012.

    Interview

    They give a blue booklet to study & on the day of the interview there are two process, 1) the supervisor puts you into the test of how well you organize books. & 2) if you are sucessfull they'll send you to Central Library to get your official badge

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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Queens Library in January 2011.

    Interview

    Phone screen and 2 in person interviews

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