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Material and Process Engineer II was asked...January 29, 2016

The first question I was asked by a team of 3 employee interviewers was, "What do you think this job would be?" Because I had studied the job description, I could give a pretty decent answer; but at NO point do they ever describe any aspect of the job to you. Two of the interviewers were OK, but the third guy grilled me to an inch of my life. He even asked me what a certain acronym was for a particular industry organization and one of the other interviewing employees said that "even he didn't know what those letters stood for." I was not offered a plant tour after traveling several hundred miles and I had to ask for one. I might add after over a 2 months process of applying an interviewing I was turned down for the job and the explanation I got from my recruiter was that Nordam felt that I had the academic background, knowledge and theory to do the job, but that I didn't fit their "overall requirement." At NO point in two months was I ever given any hint as to what would be required from me - AT NO POINT. It does seem to me that Nordam did everything in their power to make me miserable for this interview and then they turn me down. Yes, I am bitter; but I was nothing but polite and accommodating throughout the interview process. I even sent thank you e-mails and thank you notes by snail mail to each interviewer. STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY! DO NOT INTERVIEW WITH THEM!!! You will be wasting your time, I promise. I might add that if Nordam was testing behavior of a person, they went about it through cockeyed methods. A behavioral test would tell them much more than one interviewer making subjective conclusions about someone they forced to have little to no sleep before the interview and didn't offer any hospitality to whatsoever. I wouldn't treat an animal, they way I was treated.

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Its a blessing in disguise that you did not managed to join the company. Trust me. Less

I answered the question about what I thought the job would require by saying all I could remember from the job description and I even went further and said what other skills I had that Nordam may find useful. Less

I also did the same. I didn't just regurgitate the job description; I did expound on my other skills that Nordam may use. This is why even Nordam said that I had the academic experience, knowledge and theory to perform the job; yet I was not made an offer. I cannot be sure, of course, but I wouldn't discount a type of discrimination, possibly age discrimination. Less


How would you go about characterizing a new, unknown material?

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Answered based on experience with instrumentation and general materials knowledge. XRD, EDS, SEM, AFM, etc. Less

Depends, how much money you are willing to spend and how fast you want results.

IndiGo Airlines

Why should we select you ?

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Told about my qualities

I am interested for job


Tell me about you and what is your work profile in current company

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I'm currently working in textile industry at S.T. COTTEX EXPORTS PRIVATE LIMITED. Design. Security supervisor Less

Simply explan

Monocrete Construction

Site or office, for job assignment

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what i m working i Syria?

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engineer i m following all university projects


When can you start? I want to send you on a field trip to Orlando, FL. You will tour our customer's installation and document any discrepansies you happen to find.

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When can I get my travel documents? I am ready to go.

I am ready to go

Keysight Technologies

Tell me a little bit about yourself. Describe the product you worked on at your previous company.

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I showed a photo of the product and described how many per month we produced. I described the key electronics hardware chips that were inside the product and some of the features of the product. I described how it is used by customers. Less


Why is neuralink is your dream job?

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It is a great company. Great people. If the company is without you.

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