ns hiring session

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hook327
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Re: ns hiring session

Post by hook327 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:15 pm

Josh, Heard anything yet?

Has anybody heard "good news" from NS ...after hearing nothing for weeks ,past the 3-5 days they claim they will contact you in ?

Ive been interviewed at two sessions in Knoxville and never heard a thing, good or bad

tnman
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Re: ns hiring session

Post by tnman » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:16 pm

Hey hook what pos. did you interview for in knoxville?

hook327
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Re: ns hiring session

Post by hook327 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:57 pm

Conductor, in June and again in September, Interviewed both times

gp80mac
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Location: here. Or there.

Re: ns hiring session

Post by gp80mac » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:35 am

Railroad has 2 speeds:

wait and wait some more.

-or-

Hurry up, you need to get all this done by Tuesday!

They may have you waiting around for months, and then expect you to do 50 things in 2 days. Plus they wonder why they have such a hard time finding decent people.
Yep.....

hook327
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Re: ns hiring session

Post by hook327 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:57 pm

Heading to session for conductor later this
week, is a suit over kill? I wore one last time i interviewed

THX 1138
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Re: ns hiring session

Post by THX 1138 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:43 am

Hook, did you get an interview? I posted in another thread about the NS Knoxville 9 NOV session.

My afterthought was dress like the managers do, jacket, button-down and khakis, in case you get an interview. I did not get an interview.

Wondering if anybody has insight into the multitasking questions. I might be looking at them in the wrong context. From my past, equipment/vehicles are always multitasking. Maybe they are talking about goofing off while you work, or doing some things halfway to get a lot of things half-done.

hook327
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Re: ns hiring session

Post by hook327 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:16 am

THX I went to the one in Chatanooga, and wore a suit, didnt get an interview this time..i believe the question was to make sure your are good with multi tasking..i answered all the questions exactly as before when i got an interview ..(blew. It last time) so im not sure what they look at.

THX 1138
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Re: ns hiring session

Post by THX 1138 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:14 am

hook327 wrote:THX I went to the one in Chatanooga, and wore a suit, didnt get an interview this time..i believe the question was to make sure your are good with multi tasking..i answered all the questions exactly as before when i got an interview ..(blew. It last time) so im not sure what they look at.
I was a little sloppy with my wording.
From an outsider perspective, to me working on a train seems quite linear. One task at a time, with many sub-tasks, but not multiple tasks that can be put off as new issues arise. Similar to a convoy movement, first everybody gets their vehicles ready, line up convoy, depart, some elements of convoy leave for other destinations, main body arrives, check everything and dismiss (over simplified for discussion's sake).

The questions like "does it bother you to be interrupted" come across to me as something I expect anyway, but no I don't like them to interfere with the task so I dislike them. I do prefer getting one thing at a time done and done right, but I know that is not a practical expectation.

hook327
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Re: ns hiring session

Post by hook327 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:19 am

@ THX did you recieve an email yet, just wondering because ive been to 3 different ones 2 were in knoxville and i never heard a word from them after interview and it wont let me reapply

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Re: ns hiring session

Post by THX 1138 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:55 pm

hook327 wrote:@ THX did you recieve an email yet, just wondering because ive been to 3 different ones 2 were in knoxville and i never heard a word from them after interview and it wont let me reapply
Only email was from NS to invite me to the hiring session and I did not get an interview after I tested. Only one I have been to.

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