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Old 05-10-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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Go to glass door.com and see if the company is listed and the interview process
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: El Camino Real
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A few more hints.
Don't cross your legs or arms during the interview. It's a sign for being defensive.
Do not look above the interviewer's head while answering questions. It's a sign of lying.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:13 PM
Status: "Ask me why I will never buy a GE product again!" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: Lancaster, CA / Henderson, NV
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So the 2nd interview was like a marathon. 1 hour with the department manager that I would be working for, then an hour with the entire team (8) on one side of the table and lonely me on the other. Plus it was bring your daughter to work day so there were 2 daughters also on their end of the table. Then 45 mins or so with the director then back to the manager for another 15 minutes or so to wrap things up.

I think I did OK. My brain totally froze on the very first technical question from the group but I answered well though not completely. When I was wrapping up with the manager I asked if I could visit "Jeremy" to clarify my answer, which I did.

There was also a question about ports. Anyone in IT knows that ports are a pretty big deal when it comes to computers and applications talking to each other. They asked the ports for FTP and SSH. My answer was 21&22 for FTP and 23 for SSH. Turns out 20&21 for FTP and 22 for SSH. Normally I'd be like eh so I was one off. But in this line of work, 1 off is the difference between communication and no communication. I am a little bugged by the fact that I missed it but now I will just head back to Calif. to my current job and see what develops from these 2.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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So the 2nd interview was like a marathon. 1 hour with the department manager that I would be working for, then an hour with the entire team (8) on one side of the table and lonely me on the other. Plus it was bring your daughter to work day so there were 2 daughters also on their end of the table. Then 45 mins or so with the director then back to the manager for another 15 minutes or so to wrap things up.

I think I did OK. My brain totally froze on the very first technical question from the group but I answered well though not completely. When I was wrapping up with the manager I asked if I could visit "Jeremy" to clarify my answer, which I did.

There was also a question about ports. Anyone in IT knows that ports are a pretty big deal when it comes to computers and applications talking to each other. They asked the ports for FTP and SSH. My answer was 21&22 for FTP and 23 for SSH. Turns out 20&21 for FTP and 22 for SSH. Normally I'd be like eh so I was one off. But in this line of work, 1 off is the difference between communication and no communication. I am a little bugged by the fact that I missed it but now I will just head back to Calif. to my current job and see what develops from these 2.
I would guess I have done a couple of thousand interviews of technical types. Part of it annoyed the hell out of me. I was used by the executives to interview people who would end up my bosses boss.

My pet tactic is start out warm and friendly and then imagine the interviewer naked. More fun if a girl but it really makes no difference. Now you can't smile or even bat an eye...but the thought puts the interview into context.

Group interviews are tough. But it is actually easy to score. Go into the educating the uninformed mode. When they nail you just admit it and claim it is the sort of thing known only to a tight practioner. Have a couple of anecdotes that no one in the world should know about to use as counter examples.

I have a wonderful and elegantly simple problem that deals with the behavior of capacitors when you change their dimensions rather than the voltage. I have probably used it a thousand times and perhaps two people knew enough to deal with the question. And neither of them could handle the development of the concept from that point.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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So the 2nd interview was like a marathon. 1 hour with the department manager that I would be working for, then an hour with the entire team (8) on one side of the table and lonely me on the other. Plus it was bring your daughter to work day so there were 2 daughters also on their end of the table. Then 45 mins or so with the director then back to the manager for another 15 minutes or so to wrap things up.

I think I did OK. My brain totally froze on the very first technical question from the group but I answered well though not completely. When I was wrapping up with the manager I asked if I could visit "Jeremy" to clarify my answer, which I did.

There was also a question about ports. Anyone in IT knows that ports are a pretty big deal when it comes to computers and applications talking to each other. They asked the ports for FTP and SSH. My answer was 21&22 for FTP and 23 for SSH. Turns out 20&21 for FTP and 22 for SSH. Normally I'd be like eh so I was one off. But in this line of work, 1 off is the difference between communication and no communication. I am a little bugged by the fact that I missed it but now I will just head back to Calif. to my current job and see what develops from these 2.
You gave it your best and thats what counts C A Braun. You got a lot further than others looking for the same type work as you.

Good luck to you, you already have a home a here and a home/job in Cali, you win either way!
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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so, what makes you want to change your job to Las Vegas? I wouldn't think the salary would be higher here than CA for the same type of work. But I could be wrong.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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A few more hints.
Don't cross your legs...during the interview.
Especially, if you're female!
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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so, what makes you want to change your job to Las Vegas? I wouldn't think the salary would be higher here than CA for the same type of work. But I could be wrong.
Cost of living
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:49 PM
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Location: Lancaster, CA / Henderson, NV
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so, what makes you want to change your job to Las Vegas? I wouldn't think the salary would be higher here than CA for the same type of work. But I could be wrong.
Actually I have received an official offer from my first interview yesterday. It is a more senior position than what I have been doing in California for the past 15 years in I.T.

The base salary is only slightly higher than my current salary by about 6% but throw in an additional 9.4% that I won't be paying in state income taxes any longer + bonuses that I have been told to expect with this new position and I am looking at a 50% - 60% pay raise.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Actually I have received an official offer from my first interview yesterday. It is a more senior position than what I have been doing in California for the past 15 years in I.T.

The base salary is only slightly higher than my current salary by about 6% but throw in an additional 9.4% that I won't be paying in state income taxes any longer + bonuses that I have been told to expect with this new position and I am looking at a 50% - 60% pay raise.
And considering the cost of living here -- houses, groceries, etc. -- it's even better than that.
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