What happens at the interview

I’ve been invited to an interview. What can I expect?

Congratulations! Having an interview means you are being considered for the position!  Superior Court uses different kinds of interviews depending on the number of applicants and the type of job. Here is what you may experience as part of the interview process. 


Be sure to have a quiet place to receive the call if you have a phone interview. Phone interviews are usually less than 15 minutes. Prepare by thinking about how your skills and abilities match the job. You’ll receive the questions about 15 minutes before the interview (via email). Review them and jot down a few ideas. You can use notes to help you remember the important information you want to share. 


For jobs that require a special skill, such as business writing, data analysis, or accounting methods, you may have an essay or test either before or as a part of your interview. You will receive the information and questions via email in advance, and you’ll have some time to respond to the test prompt. You’ll need to email your answers to HR by the deadline so your test can be scored. Please take time to thoughtfully respond to these questions. We’re looking for your thoughts, not the thoughts of others.  Cutting/copying/pasting from internet sources is not allowed and may prevent you from getting the job. 


For your zoom interview, be sure to test your computer equipment in advance. Dress professionally in something that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Be ready to start right on time. You will receive the questions about 15 minutes before the interview. Read the questions and take some time to jot down notes for your answers.  Most interviews take between 30-50 minutes. Review the job description in advance and think about experiences and trainings you’ve had that will help you succeed in this job. Find out everything you can about Superior Court and Juvenile Court, so you can ask great questions when that time comes in the interview. 


Be sure your references know that we may be calling or emailing them. Let us know if a reference is out of town, and be ready to give us an alternate name.