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I applied online. I interviewed at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam) in Feb 2021
The interview was on a zoom call with 3 employees and started with questions from one of them. I opened up and felt very safe to share my ambitions and weaknesses.
- If you happen to find yourself in a difficult position, how will we be able to recognise it and how can we support you?
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam) in Sep 2020
Eerst uiteraard CV. Toen gesprek met hoogleraar en hoofddocent via de telefoon. Daarna nog achtergrondcheck en studieresultaten in detail besproken. Voor al interesse in de reden waarom wetenschap aanspreekt en uiteraard de studieresultaten en vaadigheden om dingen uit te legeen. Prima procedure.
- Vooral reden waarom en hoeveel tijd beschikbaar
I applied online. I interviewed at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam) in Oct 2017
Het was een vrij snelle en rommelige procedure. Na mailcontact kwam ik op gesprek. Het gesprek was kort, maar dit kan ook omdat ik al wat ervaring had met soortgelijk werk.
I applied online. I interviewed at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam) in Apr 2017
It was a 40 min long skype interview with the Associate Professor of the master's and a PhD student. It was pretty casual. I was asked a bit of background information and experience in the lab and then why I have selected this master's.
- What's my favorite and my worst chemical reaction. (weird, I know)
I applied through an employee referral The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam) in Jun 2016
Knew about the position because I already had worked with the Professor offering the position. Yet, had to apply online and followed by a Skype interview. Normally a talk would be necessary, but as we had worked together already, he had watched several of my talks.
- Why did I want to work in that project? What were my career perspectives?
I interviewed at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
A regular interview with the group leader followed by a presentation. Normally only one interview and fast decision taking by the group leader. Interviews usually can be done online as well.
- Regular interview questions accompanied by research-specific questions
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam) in Mar 2016
Na sollicicitatie via de website (CV en Motivatiebrief) werd ik eerder dan verwacht uitgenodigd voor eerste gesprek. Ik kreeg de uitnodigingsmail gelijk de dag na de sluitingsdatum van de vacature. Het gesprek was met drie selectie commissieleden op kantoor. Het gesprek verliep goed en positief. Gesprek was op een vrijdag en kreeg de maandag erop telefonisch de uitslag. De keuze was toch op een andere kanditaat gevallen.
- Wat sterk punten zijn en uitdagingen.
I applied online. The process took 2 months. I interviewed at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam) in Oct 2013
Long wait period until interview but quick result. It was a comprehensive test for a good fit personality and knowledge wise. They were open to answering all questions from me. Helpful staff.
- When I could start. Very critical for grants.
The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam) in Jul 2013
Een schriftelijke sollicitatie, vervolgens een gesprek. Uiteindelijke een tweede gesprek. Echter werd ik 1 dag voordat ik zou beginnen geinfomeeerd dat ik niet zal worden aangenomen terwijl telefonisch al was bevestigd dat ik ben aangenomen.
- Hoe ik omga met de situatie waarbij vooral administratieve werk zal moeten verrichten.
I applied online. I interviewed at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam) in Jun 2011
The whole process was in three phases. The first two phases selection were based on (1) resume (2) grades (3) a presentation/motivation letter. The two phases were a first screening from a single person, and later those passing this initial screening were filtered by a committee. Then I was asked to give a presentation about my work in front of a committee who asked me about past work and fit with coming project. Basically they wanted to see (1) approach to research (2) fitting of current skills with the problem.
- First got questions about my work, then about how it relates to the project I was applying too. Later I asked questions specific to a couple of prior experiences (I was quitting current phd student position to join the new one: what tells us you won't do the same?). They concluded asking me how I approach a research question and what I look in a related-work paper.