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Oxfam Interview Questions

Updated 28 Jun 2018
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Oxfam (Washington, DC (US)) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Responded to an ad for an associate position. Got an email back requesting a phone interview. Had a nice talk with a young woman from the department doing the hiring, and told her I was going to be in Boston not too long after, she said she'd be in touch. Never heard anything back again.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I wanted the job, why I was interested in microfinance.   1 Answer

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    Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Oxfam (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    Phone interview was scheduled by a junior staffer, then changed, then interviewer thought it was at a different time than confirmed. First round was fine, sent thank you email, never heard back from anyone. 1-2 months later emailed interviewer to follow up (didn't want the job anyway at that point), who apologized and said they hired an internal candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard questions, nothing too creative or out of the ordinary.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Oxfam (Boston, MA (US)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Very basic. They wanted to get to know who I was more than anything. They asked about my education and skills to get an idea of what I would be doing for them and what kind of contributions I would be able to make

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    Campaign Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Oxfam.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a call a few weeks later. There was a phone interview, followed by a group interview with people related to the department, policy area, and HR that lasted about an hour, and then a one-on-one phone call to clarify the previous interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about how you would advance this policy using limited resources. What unique strategies have you leveraged to move policies?   Answer Question

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    Fundraiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Oxfam (New York, NY (US)) in October 2015.

    Interview

    They'll ask you to come in for an interview, then they will take you to a room with other applicants, they will tell you more about the position and they will train you on fundraising. They accept everyone.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work as fundraiser for Oxfam?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was basically not negotiation phase, they accept everyone


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    Sector Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Oxfam in December 2014.

    Interview

    The process was professional. Although the application and interview process did drag on. It was 2 rounds of interviewing. The first interview was a panel interview by 2 current staff members. The second interview included four current staff members. It was nerve wracking but overall, it was a good process.

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    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Oxfam in February 2013.

    Interview

    Pretty standard interview process, with high caliber-level questions and discussions. The level of the conversation can be intimidating with strangers, but, the interviewers were some of the nicest I've met. First part was a telephone interview with a person, then, a schedule for a panel interview at their HQ. Panel interview had about 6 people, all who had 2 questions related to their position within the organization. References and background checks were also contacted.

    Nothing unexpected, but nothing taken for granted either. Overall a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing really; most of the questions were to be expected.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation; union set the salary. It was a good package, so, there would have been little I would have negotiated anyways.

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    Program Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Oxfam in August 2014.

    Interview

    An phone interview was set at fist as a sort of pre-screening. This is done by their HR Department. HR changed my interview time twice before it actually took place. Joan is a lovely lady that eased me into the conversation. After a couple of days I was informed I had been selected for an in person interview.I was to be interviewed by a panel of 5 people, since the program involved different departments. The hiring Manager did most of the questioning; the rest did not seem too involved. I got positives vibes/feedback from all the ladies, but the single male interviewer seemed annoyed at the whole process.

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    Digital Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Oxfam.

    Interview

    They don't accept CVs. You will have to fill out an application in a Word template. If you make the shortlist (between 3 and 10) you will be asked to come in for an interview. There may be additional interviews, but usually no more than two or three. The will call referees before making an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here? It's usually the first question. Think hard about how you answer this -- if you don't know much about the organisation then you'll likely answer this question poorly and be unsuccessful. Do your research.   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Oxfam (New York, NY (US)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I applied for the position online, and received a phone call within a week or so from an HR representative. After an initial phone screening, I was then invited for an interview via video call with a panel of 2 HR staff and the hiring manager for the position. Communication throughout the process was great, and the panel interview was straight-forward and relaxed. They mostly asked questions about my relevant experience and why I wanted to work with Oxfam.

    Interview Questions

    • Are there any areas listed in the job description that you are less skilled at or inexperienced in?   6 Answers

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