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I applied online – interviewed at IRS (Washington, DC) in May 2014.
The government interview process is pretty standardized. You submit your application generally through USAJobs for most agencies. Opm will screen the applications and send the best qualified to the agency. From there hiring managers will screen out more applicants and narrow the field further and select candidates for interviews. The interviews are standardized and conducted in form of a panel meaning you'll be in a room with 3 or more panelists asking questions. Everyone is asked the same set of questions. Some agencies may do this over the phone others may ask you to come in.
- What are your strengths and weaknesses Answer Question
Yes you may be able to negotiate a higher pay grade or step but it'll depend on the office budget and what you were making at your last place.
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I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at IRS (Washington, DC) in January 2012.
Applied through USAJOBS about 3 months before actually getting an interview. USAJOBS kept me updated of the status of my application, and the HR people were not helpful at all - just not responsive. Eventually I got a status update that my application was being referred to a hiring official, and within a few weeks, they called me for an interview.
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I applied online. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at IRS (Washington, DC) in June 2010.
Submitted my information online for a fellowship program, received an email acknowledging that I made it to the next step of the process, received a phone call from the hiring manager to schedule the interview, 1 in-person interview with hiring manager and director
- None. All questions were very standard. Went over resume and answered situational questions. Writing test required for the position. Answer Question
Job was on GS scale, so no negotiation allowed.
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I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at IRS (Washington, DC) in April 2008.
- What databases have you worked with 1 Answer
no negotiation possible
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