This anonymous interview is with someone who hires for a:
√ Special Library
Title: Vice President
Titles hired include:Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Strategic Intelligence Data Analyst
Who makes hiring decisions at your organization:
√ The position’s supervisor
Which of the following does your organization regularly require of candidates?
√ Online application
√ Cover letter
√ Oral Exam/Structured interview
√ More than one round of interviews
Does your organization use automated application screening?
√ Other: Don’t know
Briefly describe the hiring process at your organization and your role in it:
I am at a large corporation. Our department writes a job description and gives it to HR, who advertises for the position and screens applicants. The position’s supervisor interviews candidates, and if she likes them I interview them as head of the department. Once we decide who we want to hire, we let HR know and they make the job offer and handle the rest.
Think about the last candidate who really wowed you, on paper, in an interview, or otherwise. Why were they so impressive?
She came to the interview very prepared. She prepared a few PPT slides to share a project she had handled at a previous position, and spoke to how that would support our position.
Do you have any instant dealbreakers?
What do you wish you could know about candidates that isn’t generally revealed in the hiring process?
How interested they are in the job; are they applying for lots of positions or were they selective about ours
How many pages should each of these documents be?
Cover Letter: √ Only One!
Resume: √ Two is ok, but no more
CV: √ We don’t ask for this
What is the most common mistake that people make in an interview?
Do you conduct virtual interviews? What do job hunters need to know about shining in this setting?
Have your video camera on if possible
When does your organization *first* mention salary information?
√ Other: As of April 2022, it’s part of the job ad
What part of the world are you in?
√ Midwestern US
What’s your region like?
Is your workplace remote/virtual?
√ Some of the time and/or in some positions
How many staff members are at your organization?
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