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    Student IT Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Microsoft Word/Excel Test:
    Simple test to ensure that you have basic computer literacy

    Group Interview:
    Games and questions to see how you interact with others and in team

    Individual Interview:
    Personal interview to see what your past experiences have been and to get to know you better.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    They were nice, and it felt like an informal chat. It was a panel of interviewers, and had some pretty technical questions. They are prompt with email responses.

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    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dunedin, Otago
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at University of Otago (Dunedin, Otago) in October 2015.

    Interview

    The interview itself was very intimidating, whilst there was water available, the panel were very stern and not open in their mannerisms. This made me feel that the position had already been filled and they were just going through interviews to tick boxes. I felt very deflated afterwards.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a problem you encountered and how did you resolve it   Answer Question

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    Student IT Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dunedin, Otago
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Otago (Dunedin, Otago) in September 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process had three stages that took place over a few weeks. I was initially invited to do a Word and Excel test, followed by a group interview, then finally, a panel interview.

    Interview Questions

    • In the panel interview, you are asked general interview questions like, "Describe a difficult situation that you encountered and how did you respond"?   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Otago in March 2015.

    Interview

    Just had a skype interview with a prospective supervisor, and that is all I did to get an offer to do PhD. I applied for a PhD scholarship and later was also offered.

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    IT Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dunedin, Otago
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at University of Otago (Dunedin, Otago) in October 2008.

    Interview

    I applied via HR for the position of IT Trainer. I did a training presentation, as I have had to do with every training job I have ever applied for. I then had a face to face interview, where I was asked questions by my prospective boss and colleague. It was a good interview process with my boss asking questions related to my work style and experience, and my colleague asking questions regarding my technical prowess. As this role requires software training, admin, and some technical support of the systems we use, it was necessary to satisfy a wider range of skill criteria.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of manager do you need?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did attempt to start at a higher level, but was not successful. I would advise others to ask, but to understand that the University does not tend to start people on a higher level than the base of a step.


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