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Federal Government Interview Questions

Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014
94 Interview Reviews

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    Advertising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Federal Government in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact via phone. Subsequent in-person interviews - three.

    Interview Questions
    • We can clearly see that you did an outstanding job and achieved so much throughout your career. What exactly brings you here?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Healthcare Administrator Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Federal Government in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    At the time of the BRAC, was transferred from a different hospital.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to NOT use your Lean Six Sigma skills for a while, while we go through BRAC?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Already salaried at same level. No negotiation took place.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Federal Government in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    had 2 interviews, the first was a telephone interview, followed by a proper interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    went on as i expected
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Loan Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Federal Government in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Panel interview with a writing sample. Not impressed with the interviewers. Asked questions that did not pertain to the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever lost money and how did you turn it around.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Federal Government in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    A phone interview was conducted and then was called to meet with further individuals although not in panel format. The interview itself was formal. Questions asked pertainined to experience, systems knowledge, clearance necessary, salary, etc.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Have a salary in mind.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Paralegal Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Federal Government in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Intereviewed in Feb 2011. Hiring freeze was then put into place. I was contacted in Aug 2012 and offered the position. I was currently working and not looking. They offered to increase the offer. I accepted

    Negotiation Details
    I can't discuss the negotiation process
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Federal Government in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Identified for position based on previous work.
    Discussed position and previous work.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    One Sided
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Economist Interview

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

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Federal Government in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    headhunter found me on LinkedIn.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you solve a specific problem they face?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Hired at the top of range with minor negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Federal Government in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Recruiting process, recruiter steps you through the entire process until you're in your job. They even picked you up at home and also took you to the airport. There were tests that were given, to include a 200 multiple choice test, a drug test, and medical test.

    Interview Questions
    • Having been in the position for 10+ years and then have to run an entire different program without any formal training.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Federal Government in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    A successful phone screening is followed by an in person panel interview.. Questions geared to learn how a candidate might react or respond to on the job circumstances and challenges. Also to access skills for interpreting and applying complex policies and procedure and being able to explain to internal and external customers.

    Interview Questions
    • Being asked how you would deal with a specific hypothetical issue or situation can be very tricky if one you have not had that exact experience.   View Answer
    • Some questions are role playing with specific questions about a specific complex and technical question. You are asked to provide an answer, citing agency verbiage that supports your answer.   View Answer
    • Having considered computers, software, and programming as being "technical", it took me aback when it was used in terms that dealt with questions that were geared toward how to answer or handle customer oriented issues. In government agencies. there are many policies and procedures that impact the lives, livelihood, and safety of the public being served.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Federal Government employment, salaries are based based on prior experience detailed in the resume and the supplemental questionnaire, This must be supported in your resume and supplemental questionnaire. Your resume must demonstrate accomplishments and the percentage of time savings and or monetary savings realized by the your job, department, and or agency as a result your accomplishments. Mentioning awards received helps support your claim.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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