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If you found out that the department's budget was losing money, had no more funding, what would you recommend?1 Answer
As a state agency and a nonprofit, I would recommend grant writing, cutting costs, fundraising does not seem appropriate, maybe private-public partnerships...(why in the world ask such an illogical question?) I would never work for a place that is losing money so that there is no program let alone a job...I would not be in that position in the first place...I would have analyzed the program way beforehand before the program was in such a state...but I really did not know how to answer. Maybe this question was a trick question but I thought that the question really should not have been asked...not relevant at all to the job. There was a second question about what would I recommend to promote the program? As an analyst, one needs to analyze before they recommend. I answered that I had reviewed the brochures for the program...maybe more eye-catching colors, webinars, promotion in universities/colleges, etc. I mentioned my experience, my work history relevant to the position. But still, this question really seemed irrelevant. After I answered, they said they had a marketing person. I would stay away from OSHPOD's HPEF. I am very qualified for this position and felt that the Executive Director was extremely unprofessional. I felt that she was doing me a favor by being there. They mentioned that this was a very competitive position. Why pay a Staff Services Analyst salary when the questions were of a consulting nature? The other panel member was friendly and engaged. Overall, I would not work there unless I was being evicted from my home. My cousin's husband worked at OSHPOD and said he hated it. I hope my review helps someone not go through what I went through. Don't get discouraged from applying for other state jobs. I have had other interviews in other departments, and overall, I am disappointed with the lack of professionalism in the State. I am going to be very choosy about my applications. I hope this review helps.