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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    I applied online and interviewed via phone. awful experience!!! They were in a rush. They called me 20 mins before the scheduled time because they finished another interview earlier?! I am overseas. don't know if that's the problem. I could hardly hear what they were saying. it was like they conducted the interview in a football stadium with all the noise around!

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    • I could hardly hear what they were saying. based on a few keywords, it sounds standard interview questions.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Deakin University (Melbourne).

    Interview

    You have first apply resume and cover letter online > then the team will asked you to fix resume and reapply > if your resume is qualified you will receive a link to record a video interview > if you past you will be involved in a face to face or group interview.

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    Admissions Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Deakin University (Melbourne) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Thee interviewers. 2 from the job department and one from a different department
    They greet well and start asking general question like where are you from, your education etc.
    They ask if you have had any experience previously.
    Even though everything is mentioned on CV, I think they are looking on how you react to questions and how well you will interact to queries.

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    Senior Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Deakin University.

    Interview

    Horrible! They conducted the interview over the phone-could hardly hear what they are saying.


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    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Deakin University (Melbourne) in April 2009.

    Interview

    Pretty standard process. They short listed the applicants and followed up with a phone interview. The interview was focused on skills and how you want to progress research. I got an offer within 30 days after the interview. It surprised me that I only had to do the phone interview. I was living overseas, so they may not have had the budget to fly people in. It tells me though that they are pretty skill driven, rather than behavioural driven

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    • The interview was very predictable. No unexpected questions   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very little room for negotiation. They have set levels of pay.


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    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burwood, New South Wales
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Deakin University (Burwood, New South Wales) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Interview was pleasant and consisted of a panel interview via phone. The selection committee made me feel at ease and were happy to answer any questions. The interview was well structured and coordinated and kept to time. The committee stressed the flexibility of the work culture and their emphasis on work/life balance.

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    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Deakin University (Sydney) in April 2018.

    Interview

    In my view, the whole process was awful and non-academic. This university does not know how to deal with perspective staffs.

    I saw the job advertisement that said that someone having experience in very generic area is required. Asked the HOD (whose email was given in the advertisement) if I will fit to the call. Got a positive response and was encouraged to apply. I applied online and got shortlisted for the first round of interview (panel). Cleared the round and attended last round of interview. After the interview, was asked to send extra recommendation letters “as soon as possible” as the process was supposed to be finished in few days. Thereafter, the real drama started. I did not hear anything for 2 weeks after the interview. Sent an email to the hiring committee, got no response. After three weeks, contacted HR, who told me that the process would finish in two days, and someone will definitely contact me by then. But, got no response. Then called HR, who apologized and told someone will surely call me after 2 hours. Two weeks passed, no call/email. At that time, I found the job being advertised again with the more specific requirement. Again contacted HR asking about the status of my application. Got the same reply: “the process will be completed by the end of the week, and I will hear something soon.” No one contacted. After a couple of weeks, called the HR, and categorically asked if I am seriously considered as the position is advertised. She said she is going to talk to the hiring committee then only, and someone will surely call to describe what’s going on within an hour. Again a week passed, no one contacted.

    Finally got more curious, and talked to some professors from different universities who have served in hiring committees. They were surprised by this treatment of the university. They advised that probably they are holding my application but have advertised the position again. Although this process is normal, the way the university communicated is something I must consider if I want to work there (even if I do not have a permanent job). I also thought that I would not fit into the culture. Thus, withdrew my application after several months of the application. To my withdraw email, someone replied and told me that “the process is ongoing and will take a few more months.” However, before my email, they did not have the guts to tell me that (i) we like your application, but not to a point we can extend you an offer, (ii) so, we want to advertise the position again to see if we can get a better person than you, (iii) and if we fail to find someone better, we may consider to offer you, (iv) so bear with us for a few months. Rather, they treated me like a ping-pong ball by giving a lot of dishonest answers.

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    Service Desk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Geelong
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Deakin University (Geelong) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Great interview. The panel were great and welcoming. They asked a lot of valid questions regarding the role. I had fun throughout the interview. They offered the role within a week.


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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Geelong
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Deakin University (Geelong) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Typical Interview questions and discussion, 4 interviewer following protocol of interview questions, not very personal, approximately 10-15 questions, most of them very outcome focused and future orientated, open discussion at the end, but interviewer did not leave much space for thinking, expected prompt answers (as of my feeling), felt pressured.

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    Technical Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Deakin University.

    Interview

    Went for an interview quite a while back, answered questions discussing technical stuff. Later turned out that most of the stuff I discussed was too deep for them. The interview was typical, the boss was an old woman who had no problems interrupting people in the middle of sentences, and gave a dictatorial vibe, the others seemed intimidated by her. Two of the other interviewers seemed nervous and flinched sometimes when I made eye contact during my answers. Overall the questions were vague, and I got the feeling that my answers were going over their heads . Later I heard that they had hired someone they know.
    I would advise people from going to their interviews, because most of the time they hire people they know, and basically hold sham interviews to fill out the paperwork, and uphold the pretence of a fair chance, since it is a public university.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you fit into the team (How would I know that without meeting the team...)?   1 Answer

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