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Old 01-26-2016, 08:14 PM
 
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Finally got confirmation for my interview Friday. I am giving myself an hour in car parking is hard. When I attended the university as a student I remember it being hard but I think it may be a different story for faculty and visitors...

Anyways, I want to prepare as much as I can for this job. The email stated, "
The interview will be a group interview with myself (Assistant Director), Susie W (Director), and Jane Smith (Payroll Manager) which will take approximately 1 hour. At the conclusion, I will be available to go over any additional questions related to benefits."

Maybe I'm looking too much into it because I'm a bit nervous. But group interview, so you think she meant with a group of other candidates with the managers or a panel interview?
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:21 PM
 
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Yeah, I did a group interview a few years ago for my current job at a rather large company.

Basically I showed up along with half a dozen other applicants. They gave us a tour, gave a couple of presentations describing benefits packages, etc. After a while they split us up among several supervisors and we each had an individual interview, where I assume they filled out a checklist/form/etc. We had lunch as a group with a different supervisor. Then later about half of us got a call with a job offer.

Good experience overall. And it's been a good job too.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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It's disrespectful
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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Does the email sound like it will be a group or panel interview?
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:13 PM
 
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Does the email sound like it will be a group or panel interview?
A group, that they disclosed, will be interviewing you.

Nowhere performs interviews on a group of candidates. At least, not totally. Perhaps they bring a group in, cover the basics, then split off for one-on-ones.

But, at least you were told. I felt like I was under attack when I went for an interview and it was with 7 people around a table and they hadn't told me that was what would happen.

That interview went poorly all around. When they asked me what I was looking for and I said, "Well, here's what I do now, here's what I make.. I certainly am not looking to move to 3rd shift or oddball schedules for less pay" and they then said "This is a third shift job and we can't come close to what you're making now"..
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:20 PM
 
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For my job, I first interviewed one on one with my manager. After that, he left the room and two others came in to interview me. One is a coworker in my department and the other a manager in a different department. I had already interviewed with the other department manager four months prior but didn't get the job. Neither interview was bad or overly stressful. However, some of the basic questions I already knew to expect, having interviewed there before.

I had one job years ago that was a group interview with the whole department. Everyone sat around the table and asked me questions. I was younger and less experienced and it was intimidating. I got that job, too.
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:24 PM
 
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Finally got confirmation for my interview Friday. I am giving myself an hour in car parking is hard. When I attended the university as a student I remember it being hard but I think it may be a different story for faculty and visitors...

Anyways, I want to prepare as much as I can for this job. The email stated, "
The interview will be a group interview with myself (Assistant Director), Susie W (Director), and Jane Smith (Payroll Manager) which will take approximately 1 hour. At the conclusion, I will be available to go over any additional questions related to benefits."

Maybe I'm looking too much into it because I'm a bit nervous. But group interview, so you think she meant with a group of other candidates with the managers or a panel interview?


Last time I had one was years ago and it was the frigging Town Council....

They hired another guy who had a wife and kid....He later quit, but by then I had another job.....
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:25 PM
 
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A group, that they disclosed, will be interviewing you.

Nowhere performs interviews on a group of candidates. At least, not totally. Perhaps they bring a group in, cover the basics, then split off for one-on-ones.

But, at least you were told. I felt like I was under attack when I went for an interview and it was with 7 people around a table and they hadn't told me that was what would happen.

That interview went poorly all around. When they asked me what I was looking for and I said, "Well, here's what I do now, here's what I make.. I certainly am not looking to move to 3rd shift or oddball schedules for less pay" and they then said "This is a third shift job and we can't come close to what you're making now"..


I agree! I appreciate the disclosure. I'm hoping it won't be too bad, it can't be as bad as my last interview teo years ago where 7 managers and workers swarmed me grilling me! I felt like I was under attack and even though I felt like passing out I did pretty good lol.
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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The worst are phone interviews with a group on the other end...
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:15 AM
 
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Had an Apple interview. I didn't like it.
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