I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at University of California Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) in September 2011.
For psychology department. Job posted through Work Study website; sent in resume and was emailed back directly by hiring manager. She invited me in to office for interview and asked mostly personal questions, digging about what kind of person I am - probably just trying to assess whether you are reliable, self-sufficient type with a can-do attitude (most of the tasks required are repetitive, rather unchallenging anyway)
No negotiation. Compensation is posted in job listing and not even discussed.
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