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Summer Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at U.S. Government Accountability Office in February 2010.
Interview Details – I filled out the application on USAjobs.gov. I was called to set up an interview about two months later. My interview was scheduled for my half birthday (February 10, 2010) during the Washington D.C. snow storms so I was stood up for the first scheduled interview, but we re rescheduled :)
I was supposed to be interviewed by a panel, but because there were people missing from the office there was only one gentleman and our conversation was recorded. They asked me about times when I was part of a team, how I prioritized projects, and my writing. It was very conversational and we talked more about his experience after the "interview" portion was over. We had a very honest conversation about the two positions I was being interviewed for and the pros and cons. The people I ended up working with were fantastic. The colleagues I found at the GAO were top notch.
- Tell me about a time when you were on a team and a team member didn't pull his/her weight. Answer Question
- How do you prioritize tasks? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate, although I probably could have.
Summer Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at U.S. Government Accountability Office in April 2010.
Interview Details – The interview included a simple phone interview that last about thirty minutes. I was asked the standard fit questions and briefly asked about my technical background. The interviewers seemed genuine and soundly like they actually enjoyed their work.
Interview Question – Please describe a situation where you were required to work with as part of a team. What was the biggest obstacle? How did you achieve it? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Since it is the government there is very little room for negotiating.
Summer Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at U.S. Government Accountability Office in March 2009.
Interview Details – Applied online at USAjobs November 2008, received a call-back March 2009 and scheduled a 60 minute phone interview (with the 3 interviewers). Received my job offer in April 2009 and began working May 2009.
Interview Question – Please describe your approach to evaluating a policy or program Answer Question