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Interviews at Iowa State University

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Iowa State University.
Interview experience
Based on 19 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 19 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 19 interviews
About a week

Interview process at Iowa State University

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a week
42%
About a day or two
26%
About a month
16%
More than one month
11%
About two weeks
5%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
63%
Phone call/screening
44%
Background check
31%
Group interview
19%
Other
13%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
0%
Presentation
0%
They have no interview
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Iowa State University

  • The interview was conducted by the supervisor and two coworkers.
    Shared on November 18, 2017 - Certification Specialist - Ames, IA
  • I was asked why I wanted the safety position and what I could bring to the table.

    I initially interviewed for a fire safety position but was offered a hood inspector position as they needed that fil…
    Shared on September 28, 2017 - Student Safety Inspector - Ames, IA
  • Extensive and the HR processing takes more time than it should. People are very nice and usually very knowledgeable about subject matter.
    Shared on May 23, 2017 - Director of Athletic Bands - Ames, IA
Interview tips at Iowa State University
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)69%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)26%
  • They didn’t have a dress code5%
  • Formal (business suit)0%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Iowa State University
  • Focus on your willingness to learn new skills
    Shared on November 6, 2017 - Graduate Research Assistant - Ames, IA
  • For EHS: They are very friendly and want to see you succeed. Stay calm and just answer questions to the best of your ability.
    Shared on September 28, 2017 - Student Safety Inspector - Ames, IA
  • Realize that you will not advance to full-time status without a PhD.
    Shared on March 24, 2017 - Adjunct English Instructor - Des Moines, Iowa
The first interview at Iowa State University
How candidates got an interview
  • Other online application23%
  • Nothing is applicable23%
  • Employee referral18%
  • University recruiting/job fair12%
  • Recruiter contacted me6%
How candidates received their first interview at Iowa State University
  • Filled out paper application and had face to face interview.
    Shared on January 31, 2019 - Grounds Crew - Ames, IA 50011
  • Application
    Shared on December 26, 2018 - Teaching Assistant - Ames, IA