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Questions in editing scientific documents.7 Answers
:( Totally speechless.
Well... sorry cactus. That's not what it said. I think you just reworded it for your own convenience.
We do make mistakes occasionally and admit when we are wrong. However, in this case, the test instruction was not incorrect and we have not reworded it.
The first test is not difficult, and I cleared it. The second test does not make sense. I am a scientist working for the NIH. I have 3 first author publications, and several second author publications in top ranked journals including JACI, NEJM, BLOOD and others. However, the recruiters did not find me suitable for reviewing/editing a manuscript. I don't think they even looked at my CV, and relied on a very specific criteria for the results of the second test. I think it would be better to send a manuscript to edit as a second test instead.
This just sounds like a disgruntled person who failed the test. Sorry. I took the test too and I thought it was a very good challenge and tests your knowledge of the subjects well.
Are you a Neuroscientist? Nice! Which test did you take? I cleared the first one. I just made a suggestion for second test. Where editing a real manuscript would be a better test. Not disgruntled at all.
They require an intelligence test.3 Answers
Can you elaborate on this test? Are there any other tests to take? How do they evaluate you on your future job performance during interview?
They give you the Wonderlic on site. They have you come in for an in person interview and then ask you to schedule the Wonderlic for a later date. They won't let you take it the same day, which is silly since it requires you sitting in front of a computer for 20 or so minutes and no outside assistance. So if you don't live near Reston you have to trek there a second time to take an online test. The lack of thrift with interviewees time and the poor planning and thought that goes into this system is indicative of how the company is run and what your experience working at Bulletin News will be like. They don't evaluate you on your future job performance in the interview. Once you start working your job performance won't be based on anything tangible and will often be arbitrary and completely contrary to guidance you have been receiving immediately prior. Management is very mercurial and will "punish" those they think are not going with the program. If you haven't taken the job and have other options I would keep looking. Most of what they told you in the interview was a lie anyway. No bonuses, your 22 vacation days include sick days and federal holidays, and they think you are a disposable POS. Run.
Hello again. Thanks for your reply. So, I assume you work at Bulletin Intelligence now since it says you accepted the offer? How long have you been there? What would you say are the positives and negatives overall? I am thinking about applying, but haven't done so yet - It seems like interesting work, to say the least. I've heard of the cognitive exam and everything else. Can you go into the writen portion and in-person inteview with the "manager"? I'm curious what they are expecting to see in your writing and how to structure it correctly + what they may ask in the interview. Some posts I'm reading here are mentioning case interviews with "how many pizza sales this year" type of questions, but that seems out-dated and sounds like they may have changed their approach, at least I hope so. I'd like to reach out to you, but don't want you to put yourself in a situation where your personal e-mail is on here... Thank you for helping by answering questions.
Have you done finishing work? Are you comfortable working within a group?3 Answers
Yes. and Yes.
I leave finishing work to finishing workers. I am the creative initiator. I do "big picture" as in: Avatar, The Matrix, Star Wars (of which I am the "biological father"), E.T. ( that's my name on Elliot's doodles that his teacher shows the camera just before the frog release), Gladiator, The Republican, Inception, Interstellar, Gravity, Gattaca, 300, Pirates of the Caribbean (first 3), Lord of the Rings (I gave them three endings and they used them all), Passion of the Christ ("But we're JEWS! They objected. I told them, "then you will be unbiased and even-handed"), Eyes on the Prize (I got Julian Bond to narrate & suggested that there "just might be" extra footage at those TV stations), Something About Mary, Django Unchained, A Beautiful Mind, Good Will Hunting, Inglorious Basterds, Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, Wag the Dog, V for Vendetta (I wrote the speeches for both V and the Chancellor character), The Revenant, No Country for Old Men, Mystic River, Mystic Pizza, see? I've worked on or contributed the entire story to 13 Best Picture Oscars, and 45 nominations.
Your salary would be in the mid $30,000, would that be ok with you?4 Answers
does this mean 30,500 or 35,000?
"With my education and professional experience, I'm looking more along the lines of..."
I think its ok for a start despite the fact that you have not specifically indicated other benefits.thanks.
What are you doing right now?2 Answers
I am in college.
Due to the Corona virus I've been staying home since 03/13/20. I had a part time job as a Behavior Interventionist/Teacher.
Name something you wish you regret at your previous job and would do differently here.2 Answers
Not get involved in other people's business, it creates conflict.
I've never been asked but this sure would send up a red flag. I think I'd turn it back on the interviewer and ask them tell me more about the question, e.g., Can you tell me more about the question, e.g., will I work with people in the office who are considered difficult? Maybe you could tell me what you consider to be difficult? I've worked with many different types of people, many different personalities.
How long have I been an editor and do I know AP style.2 Answers
More than 20 years of editorial experience. Yes, I know AP style.
The Attorney at Law publication is produced by its parent company in Phoenix, but elsewhere the ads are a come-on calculated to sell a franchise.
Can you come in for an interview on ___ Day2 Answers
Was asked to come in for an interview on a day that we had agreed would work for both me and the company. When getting to the interview I find out that the person interviewing me isn't actually there so they asked me to wait in their conference room. While waiting I realized that the woman who had set up my interview wasn't there either and that the company was completely unprepared. I interviewed with the senior editor and she was even more unprepared for the interview. Needless to say it was very awkward and uncomfortable for both of us. After that was told I would hear back in 48 hours. Its been over a week and I haven't heard any communication from neither the company nor the employee who set up the interview. Would not waste your time on a company who doesn't care.
Groundhogs' Day would be great! I did all the heavy lifting for that film. The first "ending" with everyone killed was the first attempt using the "audience reaction" of the juvenile screenwriters present at my feet. Then, the second, then the third, and fourth, fifth, and so on until we had an appropriate ending with the mature theme that life requires preparation and hard work to become a person worthy of appreciation or even adoration, like me. I play a musical instrument beautifully, for instance, and I have played with time. Now, I can cure 31 human idiopathic diseases so far with the prospect of curing all the behavioral and autoimmune diseases that trouble mankind. Good things come to those who practice, practice, practice, with a goal and truly great human achievement in mind.