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Positive Experience

Average Interview

IT Specialist Interview

IT Specialist
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Peace Corps in November 2011.

Interview Details – Thorough and enjoyable (as much as an interview can be "enjoyable!"). They asked comprehensive questions, and gave me a clear picture of what has proven to be an excellent job.

Interview Question – I do not remember any such questions; at the time, there were not knowledge-quiz style questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Federal position, no "negotiation" per se. I am happy with my salary.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Volunteer Interview

Volunteer
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 12 months - interviewed at Peace Corps in February 2011.

Interview Details – After completing an online application form, complete with essays and letters of recommendation, successful applicants will be contacted by a recruiter who will schedule an in-person interview. Should the recruiter approve the applicant, they will be nominated for a global region and sector. While awaiting an invitation to join a specific country and program as pertains to their nomination, the nominee must complete extensive medical examinations (for which they will be nominally reimbursed). Upon receiving an invitation, the nominee will have 10 days in which to decide whether or not they will accept.

Interview Question – Describe a challenge you have faced in your work life and the strategies you employed while striving to overcome it.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Peace Corps Volunteers Interview

Peace Corps Volunteers
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 9 months - interviewed at Peace Corps in October 2010.

Interview Details – Interview was long due to questions and placement (decision was essentially made that day). Interviewer had taken his position after returning from PC service and also participating in on campus recruiting events - made me feel comfortable and at ease. Waiting 8 months to get my invitation letter to leave just 2 months later.

Interview Question – How I would deal with feeling isolated   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Recommended for Spanish speaking country and Community Health - felt I had little flexibility to ask for Africa region.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Country Director Interview

Country Director
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 12 months - interviewed at Peace Corps in August 2010.

Interview Details – This is a government agency and the hiring process is lengthy for overseas jobs. Once you get to the interview stage, though, Peace Corps' core values come through at every stage. They are genuinely nice people! Once you successfully complete the interview process, your name goes on a roster of eligible candidates and you wait for an opening to come up that fits your qualifications. It was about 15 months end to end.

Interview Question – A scenario posed by the director of the agency about volunteer support.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Short. There is very little negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Department: Director of Programming and Training Interview

Department: Director of Programming and Training
Washington, DC

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

Interview Details – Apply on line - process takes 2-6 months. Security background check takes av. 6 weeks additional.

Interview Question – Hiring is often done by the Country Director of the post in question - they may involve some members of their staff in the telephone interview. There tend to be many "scenario" questions - usually about three.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Country Desk Assistant Interview

Country Desk Assistant
Washington, DC

I applied online and interviewed at Peace Corps.

Interview Details – The hiring process included an initial panel interview including potential colleagues and a final interview with the Regional Director and the Chief of Operations

Interview Question – The questions were largely situational. For example, the interviewer presents you with a possible situation and you have to discuss how you would respond.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Brief. It was an entry level job and I accepted the salary offered.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Communications Interview

Communications
Washington, DC

The process took 6 months - interviewed at Peace Corps in April 2009.

Interview Details – Inefficient interview process, difficult to submit requested additional information due to government bureaucracy.

Interview Question – How well can you handle difficult clients?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Administrative Officer Interview

Administrative Officer
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Peace Corps in June 2009.

Interview Details – I received an email and phone call requesting an interview within 2 days. The interview was standardized and the panel took notes of my answers. It was very formal and seemed as if they had already hired someone or were just going through the motions. There was no conversation- probably the strangest interview I've had.

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