Federal Government Interview Questions

Updated Aug 19, 2014
Updated Aug 19, 2014
91 Interview Reviews

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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Federal Government.

    Interview Details

    Went to a recruiter

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Several forms are required. Submitted online through USA Jobs website and was contacted about 3 weeks later by local office. I have one interview then was given an offer about 10 days later. There was additional paperwork and background check information that had to be submitted before I could set a start date, which was about 6 weeks after I received the job offer. The whole process was very smooth and overall wen t very quickly.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you faced an ethical issue and how you resolved it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Tso Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The process was fragmented. It took place over two years for no reasonable explanation. Many tests were required at numerous locations. The tests were mental and physical. None of the tests were difficult. There was little feedback throughout. After having worked with this organization for a couple of years and observing many of my colleagues, I am not sure what the hiring and interview process had to do with selecting employees.

    Accepted Offer
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    Criminal Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Federal Government.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was handled through the HR Staff of WHS, the interviews were conducted by the agency staff. They asked lots of questions involving getting along with other cultures and races.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you hate people of any particular group?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was called by WHS and offered the job and we negotiated salary
    Accepted Offer
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Long and drawn out. Must get through the USAJOBS hurdle

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Deputy Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Federal Government.

    Interview Details

    The on line federal job search and resume site is straight forward with ease of access. No issue searching for various jobs and job locations. Filling out the resume was easy by transferring an already completed resume. Previous job experience is very key to getting an interview. The key to the interview is to stay motivated, know the job description and requirements and to show you can be a good listener. Eye contact and clear concise answers to questions are very helpful.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most difficult situation you have had at work and how did you manage it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Successful
    Accepted Offer
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Federal Government.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process varies depending on which federal agency or department you work for--and if you have prior government or military experience. USA JOBS the portal / website where all federal opportunities are posted. Although specific organizations also post jobs on their specific websites. Be aware of the window for the application. And also note your application is flagged if either you are too senior or too junior for a position.

    Accepted Offer
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    Material Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Federal Government.

    Interview Details

    HIRED THORUGH RECRUITER, ASKEN QUESTIONS ON BACKGROUND, DRUG USE, WHAT TYPE OF JOB LOOKING FOR.We're committed to protecting our community from fraudulent submissions that might affect our ratings and reviews.

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    Reasons for Declining

    GOT ORDERS

    Declined Offer
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    Federal Government Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Smooth process. 7 interviews with different managers. Mostly related to what my goals are and my professional experience. Very standard.

    Accepted Offer
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    SH&E Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Federal Government.

    Interview Details

    Know what you are going to apply for and dress well

    Reasons for Declining

    wanted you wave was too low

    Declined Offer

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