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On-campus recruiters came to my school; I submitted my resume and was asked to come the next day for an on-campus interview for a science/technology analyst. The 2 female interviewers were nice, but asked challenging questions. Maybe 2 weeks later, I was emailed to take online tests -- a personality one and a timed IQ-type test. I thought that I did well enough on the IQ test, but probably didn't pass the personality test (I have anxiety issues that it asked about). I got a rejection letter in the mail a few weeks later.
- What is a science/technology issue currently facing the US, and what would you do to address it? Answer Question
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Analyst InterviewDeclined OfferEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at CIA in February 2014.
After meeting with the recruiter at a career fair, the next day I got an interview. The interview was easy and fun as long as you remained honest (and signed a do express detail clause). After the interview, I applied online for the position and was contacted to complete some tests. The problem with that is the test kept breaking (I could not get a prompt to come up-which was very frustrating) They sent a conditional offer and asked me to come up to DC for a week to do another interview session and testing. SInce I said no, I did not go past that point.
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I did not want to wait a year to start work.
Analyst InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at CIA (Washington, DC) in January 2008.
The interview lasted for about 1 hour. The questions were both about my professional qualifications, along with my personal situation. At one point the interviewer had me explain to him my understanding of the political situation in a region outside the US. I could choose the region I told him about. The interviewer was very interested to know my language skills.
- Tell me, in detail, your understanding of a political situation of a country outside your area of expertise. Answer Question
Analyst InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at CIA in February 2010.
Laid back interview, about a half hour, basic behavioral. Seemed a little unorganized, but the security at the place was intense. After an hour long presentation (nothing new, all mostly found on the website), I waited about two hours before the interview. This was about two months after a lengthy testing process. Open, welcoming.
- Explain an experience in which you had to deal with time constraints and many commitments. Answer Question
Analyst InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at CIA in September 2009.
It was a normal behavioral interview. One specific question she asked was to relate a current event to the CIA and give a briefing on it. Overall extremely friendly.
- Please give a current event that relates to the CIA Answer Question
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