I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at US Air Force in November 2013.
Interview Details – Vacancy posted on web, I submitted a package by the posted deadline. I received an interview notification from HR within 6 business days of job close-out. I traveled to Washington, DC three weeks later and met a board of 7 senior members of the organization. Five business days after the interview, I received an informal phone call from the hiring manager (Commander) offering me the position.
Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions; no technical or detailed questions. The board asked standard, leadership/management and philosophical questions as well as a few, "tell us about a time when..." type questions. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate my report date. Military pay and benefits are based upon a standard scale and are non-negotiable. They are also available to anyone interested on annual military pay charts. Investment and personal retirement planning is also standard. Health benefits are standard.
Interviewed at US Air Force
Interview Details – Very demanding hiring process as an officer. You have to take multiple tests and compete against thousands. The interview focuses on your values, your competency, and your desire to serve others.
Interview Question – Do you want to serve the Air Force as a career? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation.
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at US Air Force in February 2012.
Interview Details – I was asked to provide reasons for why I wanted to take the job and what my command philosophy would consist of
Interview Question – Why do you want to be a squadron commander Answer Question
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