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Communications Interview

Washington, DC (US)

The process took 6 months - interviewed at Peace Corps in April 2009.

Interview Details Inefficient interview process, difficult to submit requested additional information due to government bureaucracy.

Interview Question – How well can you handle difficult clients?   Answer Question

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Marketing Consultant Interview

Marketing Consultant
Denver, CO (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Peace Corps in May 2010.

Interview Details I attended an end of the year job fair at my school. My skillset is rather specific and I am going into a nontraditional industry for people with my degree. The recruiter that I spoke to was very excited about my resume and immediately wanted to interview me that afternoon. This was despite the fact that his was one of the few tables that specifically stated that they were not interviewing.

The interview went well and turned immediately into a conversation about life rather than a formal interview. Unfortunately, after an hour, we were interrupted by someone that we had gone overtime and the room was needed.

The position is setting up the marketing department at a midsized company. When we were interrupted, it became apparent that the role is a temporary issue and that the company doesn't have a set career plan for the position.

2 weeks later, I interviewed with the CEO over the phone and it also turned into a conversation. Some of my questions about the position were clarified and I was asked to turn in writing samples on the spot (without warning).

3 weeks later, the CEO contacted me to interview with the Sales Director in person on the same day. This interview was a bit more awkward since neither of us knew what we were going to talk about and the Director didn't have my resume or know about me.

2 weeks have passed and I followed up on the position. They responded that they have been too busy to make a decision or review my materials.

Interview Question – Where do you see our product as being specifically applicable to other industries?   View Answer

No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Administrative Officer Interview

Administrative Officer
Washington, DC (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Peace Corps in June 2009.

Interview Details I received an email and phone call requesting an interview within 2 days. The interview was standardized and the panel took notes of my answers. It was very formal and seemed as if they had already hired someone or were just going through the motions. There was no conversation- probably the strangest interview I've had.

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