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University of Southern California Project Specialist Interview Questions

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Project Specialist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2016.

Interview

An executive director called me within a few days of submitting my resume. An interview was scheduled within one day. I had a phone interview with the Associate Dean of the department which went well, and I was asked to come in for an interview with multiple executive directors. We spoke for a couple hours, and I was told that I would receive a call within the week regarding my application.

Interview Questions

  • They asked me what a manager would tell them if they asked what I needed to work on. I thought that was an interesting question to phrase it a way that would ask for a point of view from someone who is my superior.   1 Answer

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    Project Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted to schedule a phone screening. They discussed required salary at this point which I thought was a bit strange. After the phone screening to review my qualifications, they scheduled an in person interview that was relatively short to meet the prospective supervisor. Within a few days, the supervisor phoned to offer the position.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The majority of the interview consisted of the manager telling me about the job. Not many questions were asked of me so I got the feeling I was merely there to fulfill a formality so they could hire someone they already had in mind.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at University of Southern California.

    Interview

    the interview process was quiet lengthy, as I had to go through 4 interviews
    the interview questions were more behavioral, not so much skill-related
    I had a phone interview, then interview with director of the group, then an interview with both my manager and director and finally the CEO

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    Project Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Educational background, personality, and working experience for the position.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Informal interview

    Interview Questions

    • Very informal, found out about position through a referral from another USC employee. Was hired based on my educational background, personality, and a good fit for the position/USC. I met with my future boss, discussed their research/goals and explained my background. Was hired on the spot!   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    Told of salary requirements, and was assured they would be met. Didn't find out until after accepting and working on the job that my salary would not be raised. I'm not happy about that at all.

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    Project Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2009.

    Interview

    I sent in a cover letter and resume through a public policy job site and was called for a phone interview, then invited for an in-person interview with the director and project manager. The questions were straight-forward and I felt at ease, especially since the interviewers seemed a bit awkward themselves!

    Negotiation

    I had never negotiated before so I didn't ask for anything except for paid parking, which they could not give me - I later learned that they don't even give paid parking to faculty.

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