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United States Federal Government
Senior Executive Administrative Assistant was asked...24 July 2017

Are you a people person. Are you a good fit for the company brand and VP

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They are going to ask questions from your resume. Be prepared to talk about it but put it in a story format. Less

You have to understand we are in a negative economy with too many applicants. It is definitely an employer's market, not an applicant-market. Meaning that yes, the odds of you getting hired depends mostly (besides your qualifications, most applicants can and could do the job) on the hiring personnel and your "brand". First, the hiring personnel is going to stereotype the living hell out of you. Say you have a White female and a Black female interviewing a White, executive-type, with an MBA and plenty of experience vs. a less qualified Black female, but one that could easily perform the duties of the position, then the Black female wins every time, period! If you really think they care about your MBA or background at being an expert your sadly mistaken. Next, your "brand" means everything. Say the two female interviewers were very easily hired many years ago when it was mandatory to hire them (because of hiring quotas) and now they are IN CHARGE do you really think your "executive brand means anything to them? Nadda, not, zip. They will just be looking for a FIT. They figure your executive brand has ruled the roost long enough, and you will only be allowed to enter over their dead bodies! Lastly and not mentioned yet, most good or great federal job listings are not publically announced, they don't have to be. Title 5 allows for internal direct hire, meaning no interviews, etc. Your name is John, you're part of the club, there is an opening at the 65k/year level, and you just got the job. In that case, it doesn't matter at all what the two female interviewers have to say! You see, both hiring sides know how to play the game, it just depends on where you are at the time of hire, as to your chances of getting in or getting promoted. I was at Chalmer's P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus Ohio and I saw all of this, so yes it's true no matter what anyone tells you. If you're black, female, transgender, then by all means apply and you'll most likely be joining the machine and be given the directive to report to work on Monday morning for orientation. Less


I asked all the questions.

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I just had my final round Partner interview on Monday (total 4th round). As of today, I have not heard a word from EY. People say usually is a bad sign. EY is good at keep the candidate they want in the loop. Less

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Do I have any disabilities? They ask this question because GoodTemps also specializes in hiring people with disabilities.

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I have Vitiligo, a skin problem, but its much better now. They are really passionate about placing people with disabilities and I was definitely touched and impressed with that. Less

Guggenheim Partners

What is my reason for venturing out and leaving a company where i have been collectively for over 12 years.

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That after 12 years, I feel it is time for me to venture out to something new, refreshing, more meaningful and establish a relationship that will last for the next 15 years of my career. Less

Serpentine Galleries

Standard questions thought a lack of eye-contact and focus from recruiter felt like a conveyor belt experience - insincere in the approach.

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Very well, very standard questions. Except from the impromptu ‘test’ not declared before the interview. Less

Creative Artists Agency

How do you handle a manager who’s people skills are below par? Who may ignore you?

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My job is to handle his needs, not to be friends

GAP Solutions, Inc. (GAPSI)

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years

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I still myself growing with the company and also taking courses that will enhance my skill set. Less

Brandscapes Worldwide

Basic formulas from excel such as match, index and match, vlook up etc

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Easily. As I knew it all

Agency for Science, Technology and Research

What can you contribute to the company?

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I answered I'm a fast learner and I do not procrastinate as I always finished my job very efficiently. Less


Here is a list of technical terms (mostly acronyms) and I want you to tell me what they mean.

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I'm not a technical expert, nor was I applying to be one. I thought this was way out of context. Less

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