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Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015
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    Management and Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at FBI.

    Interview Details

    I was recruited through the college recruitment program. Applied for an entry-level job. Initially, the HRD offered me a job in the linguist field due to my multilingual background. However, when I was contacted again after conditional job offer, I was offered a different position. Just be aware of the fact that if you are applying through the same manner as me, your position is subjected to change throughout the application process, depending on their needs.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever taken a leap of chance, and if so, what did you gain from the experience?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Support Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at FBI.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, months later I got an email asking me for my resume. Months after that I got a call from a recruiter asking me a few generic questions to see if I was interested in an entry level position and we set up an appointment for a telephone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a hard writing assignment you successfully completed and how did you organize it.   Answer Question
    • Tell me of a project you worked on with someone you did not like and how did you deal with them.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 12 people found this helpful  

    Management and Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at FBI.

    Interview Details

    Virtual Job Fair, telephone interview, security interview, polygraph, background check, fingerprinting

    Negotiation Details
    Quick
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    FBI Special Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at FBI.

    Interview Details

    It is a 3 phase process:

    Phase 1 is the online application, an invite to take the tests, and actual test taking.
    Phase 2 is the physical fitness test, drug testing, etc.
    Phase 3 is the panel interview, polygraph, background investigation and finally a FBI Academy class date.

    The FBI hiring process is extremely lengthy and competitive.

    I was one of 900 selected out of 200,000+ applicants.

    Interview Questions
    • -Senario based questions that must be answered thoroughly with much detail.
      -You must be absoloutly truthful with everything. FBI Agents are highly trained interviewers and can easily detect deception.
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No, there is no negotiation in the process.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intelligence Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very easy, interviewer asked about previous work history, uni work and family.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at FBI.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume and application, eventually got called in to be interviewed by three people. Survived that round and got called back for a very thorough 1-hour examination of my history; the person doing in was nice enough considering, but the attention paid to seemingly unimportant things can be unnerving. After they know every time you lied in grade school, you move on to the polygraph.

    There is no grey area with a polygraph. If you are justifying an answer in your head, you gave the wrong answer. If they ask you if you've ever stolen anything and you remember a pen you stole from a hotel, you better answer "Yes."

    Interview Questions
    • The amount of interest they took in some of my distant acquaintances.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Security Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at FBI.

    Interview Details

    Very long and arduous, like most government jobs.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fbi Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at FBI.

    Interview Details

    Very detailed! Nothing is left to chance. Any willful omission or lie will disqualify you from any further processing.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult is an expected question: What can you contribute to making this a safer nation? Why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The benefits are fixed by the US Government.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Special Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a year or moreinterviewed at FBI.

    Interview Details

    Applyed on line usajobs.gov

    Phase I, aptitude test at a computer testing center

    Phase II: face to face interview with 3 agents, takes about 1 hour. It's pretty tough, but if you can think fast and you are a good confident story teller, you will do fine, just don't spend too much time on each question.

    Physical Fittness Test

    Drug test

    Polygraph test

    Extensive back ground check

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Volunteer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at FBI in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied in October. Interviewed in November. Offer in late December.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a project that you've worked on and how did you resolve any issues?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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