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FTC Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

Average Difficulty
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Legal Intern Interview

Legal Intern
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FTC in January 2013.

Interview Details – Simple interview process. Got hired after one phone call with two attorneys.

Interview Question – Was there a time you were ever pressured by a boss to do something unethical?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Paralegal Interview

Paralegal
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at FTC.

Interview Details – Two interviews were conducted, and both were behavioral interview questions. It is an entry level position so there is nothing out of the ordinary about the questions asked.

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate because the salary was higher than my previous salary. However, I have heard that negotiations occur and salaries are settled on with little push back (so long as the number ranges with in the General Schedule (GS) step system.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Honors Paralegal Interview

Honors Paralegal

Interviewed at FTC

Interview Details – Phone interviews for me. Very straightforward. Have an understanding of the FTC and why you want to work there.

Interview Question – Asked which division I specifically wanted to work in within a particular Bureau. Required knowledge of what those were called/did.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Set salary. Ask.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Law Clerk Externship Interview

Law Clerk Externship

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at FTC in February 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online through the PILC fair in New York. Received a 20 minute phone interview where they basically focused on why I want to work for them and went through my resume asking further questions about my experiences

Interview Question – Mostly about why the FTC and why I am qualified. Nothing particularly difficult.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Staff Interview

Staff
Washington, DC

I applied online and interviewed at FTC.

Interview Details – Three attorneys, 30mins each.

Interview Question – Standard questions: Tell me about yourself…why this position/office…why are you better than any other candidate?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Honors Paralegal Interview

Honors Paralegal
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at FTC in July 2011.

Interview Details – One round interview seeing a minimum of four interviewers in two separate interviews. The questions and answers are what you'd normally expect from any interview; the environment is relatively calm. But be prepared to research a lot about which specific bureau/office you are assigned to, because the FTC does quite a lot of stuff.

Interview Question – What are your greatest strengths/weaknesses?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Legal Mediator Interview

Legal Mediator

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FTC in April 2011.

Interview Details – This was a simple interview where they asked me to elaborate on my resume and explain what was going to make me a good fit for the company. There were questions about leadership experience and people skills as they were a a major part of the job.

Interview Question – Name some leadership experiences.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Executive Assistanr Interview

Executive Assistanr

The process took 3 months - interviewed at FTC in August 2010.

Interview Details – Phone screen , then 2 in person interviews

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