×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Chronicle: Project canceled, looking for new job (4)

Chacham (981) writes | more than 3 years ago

User Journal 0

Friday was my last day at Ford, i left at about 12:00pm. At 1:00 i had a phone interview with Sarah, in New World Systems' HR department. She called me back later to say she had spoken with a manager, and we scheduled an interview for Monday at 2pm. The position i applied for is database centric. Seemingly, i foun

Friday was my last day at Ford, i left at about 12:00pm. At 1:00 i had a phone interview with Sarah, in New World Systems' HR department. She called me back later to say she had spoken with a manager, and we scheduled an interview for Monday at 2pm. The position i applied for is database centric. Seemingly, i found it via Google, landing me at jobsinlawenforcement.org showing a listing on Dice. Interesting.

After the phone interview, there was a pre-employment information sheet. In requested full employment history with interests, both career-related and otherwise. I had to call the companies i worked for for some information. Exact start and end dates, titles, and managers. Although i worked at Ford and DaimlerChrysler, i officially worked for the contracting houses. For earlier positions, i was vague. Some companies simply no longer exist.

It asks for desired salary. That's a hard one. I depends on responsibilities, venue, and the total package. I called the HR rep and asked about it. She said to put in a range, and when i was putting in an hourly rate, she reminded me this was a salaried job. Really? Oh, yeah. It's been a while, i just naturally think in hourly rates.

I asked her if i should wear a suit, or causal. In tech departments, casual rules. While i wore a suit for the DaimlerChrysler interview, my Ford interview was much less formal. Also, my "casual" is dress shirt and dress pants. Someone reminded me that casual actually means t-shirt and jeans. Oops. :)

She quickly responded that a suit was required, though i could show up without the jacket. And that interviews there are more formal. I excused myself as it having been while. But i'm still kind of glad i asked.

She told me that before the interview there are tests i can't study for. There was a pattern recognition test and whatnot. I don't remember everything she said exactly, but it came down to a series of tests or interviews as i proved to be a good fit for the company.

The pattern recognition test sounds interesting, for as an INTJ, i am an introverted intuitive. van der Hoop explains intuition as getting the entire image, or seeing a pattern without knowing what the pattern is (that requires Thinking or Feeling.

So, i got a haircut last night and now i'm wondering what the interview will be like.

0 comment

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Sign up for Slashdot Newsletters
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...