Since I was taken by surprise, I did exactly what no one should ever do in an interview...speak without thinking. I went completely blank and could not remember if I had done the task before and therefore said no. It wasn't until after the interview (and speaking with my current manager) that I realized I had more experience in the skill than I thought.
what was the task?
Curious to know what the skill was that was unknown to you. Was it a specific system -like ADP payroll or a computer program or just a task they named as something else? Thanks for your info and feedback. It is helpful for future job seekers for sure!
so did you say 10? did you have the talent plus phone interview? i really would like to know how they evaluate answers and how I should prepare. I have read that if you are too "honest" in your answers (being human about it) you really don't pass this thing. Since its a test of "science" I would really love your input. thanks!
I answered create a service reference in visual studio. The follow up, was "How do you do it without visual studio?" I answered "wsdl", but I really didn't have much more after that because I'm so use to using Visual Studio.
we can use svcutil, which will provide option to create service proxy and its config file. Once the proxy has been created we can add this proxy and config files to the client project and invoke the service.
I will create same type of service on local system and hots it on IIS I will access that service using service URL and then in other environment I ll directly modify URL's in web.config files.
When I answered his question about a minute later he asked me again, as if trying to get me to confess something else. He was very aggressive like a cop trying to get a confession from a criminal.
I was asked this question twice as well. I felt it was a legit question and asking it at different points in the interview was wise. I had researched Modell's and specifically pursued an interview with them because I believed it was a much better fit for me than my current employer. I answered it honestly. Both times.
I couldn't get a straight answer and it appeared that they were having trouble connecting the dots themselves. Retail locations have atmospheres/vibes that reflects the employees and people who shop there. Different people and different experiences may look to hire different types of people.
When they went over my work experience and education I was asked if I was looking for a design job with the company, because I start school for graphic design and I have a certificate in web development.
I tried to explain that I am too new to the industry of web development to get a position. And that no I am not looking for a design job because I haven't even started school yet. I tried to explain establishing myself with a company and getting to know the companies brand but it was like nails on chalk board. I don't think REI is up to speed with social networking and company brand.