US Coast Guard Interview Questions

Updated Oct 18, 2014
Updated Oct 18, 2014
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    Accounting Student Trainee Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Coast Guard in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    The application is as expected, and if you are called into an interview, expect a table of 2-3 interviewers. They are warm and welcoming, giving you information first before asking questions. If you are called back with an opening, you will need to submit a lengthy questionnaire for security reasons as most federal jobs require.

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    • Questions asking to recall "a time that...." were hard   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview
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    Recruit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

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    Hardest part was meeting a recruiter and getting all my previous employers.

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    Not a nagotiation. I agreed to a garunteed district after bootcamp. Some get garunteed a school. Probably best bet with hiring and advancement freeze
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    Difficult Interview
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    US Coast Guard Information Technician Senior Chief Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cape May, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cape May, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

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    Military enlistment procedures with medical checks.

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    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Its the military son.
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview
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    Master Chief Petty Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

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    Visit to recruiter, large amount of administrative and HR paperwork to fill out, verbal interview, background check and then wait for selection approval.

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    • Background information, medical background and criminal record   Answer Question
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    Difficult Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cape May, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cape May, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at US Coast Guard in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The process for entry into the US Coast Guard in not unlike entry into any of the other armed services. For entry into the enlisted ranks, the firth step is to contact any local recruiter. Google US Coast Guard recruiting stations. To enter as an officer there are three options. The first is to attend the US Coast Guard Academy in Conn. This is a service academy but does not require a congressional appt like West Point, Annapolis, or the Air Force Academy. The second option is Officer Candidate School (OCS) and the third option is by receiving a Direct Commission (DCO). This is typically when you are an officer or Warrant Officer in another service although there are others such as Layers, merchant mariners who can apply to this program. For the OCS or DCO programs you can contact a recruiter. For add'l info again a Google Search can provide a lot of information.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were building a bar, what would be the first bottle of liquor you would stock?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview
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    Seaman E3 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 10+ monthsinterviewed at US Coast Guard in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Actually, shockingly, there wasn't really an interview process for this. I enlisted and joined.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult questions was about drug use. I didn't want to admit it,. but lying about it   View Answer
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    no, there was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Seaman E3 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

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    Recruiting process with a military recruiter. Difficult process. Coast Guard is very picky to whom it takes pinto the service. Background checks, drug test asvab test scorecard ect...

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    • Nothing is difficult if you are a model citizen if you have a shady past don't bother big brother will find it.   Answer Question
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    Bmc Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at US Coast Guard in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    They will give you a Physical exam, a written multiple choice asvab testing. you will also take a drug test, which tests for a fraction of what a civilian employer tests for. So make sure your clean for at least 2 months.The NYPD is bigger than the Coast Guard so they can be very selective. If you think you can risk a positive test and just go back when your clean forget about it. Once your out you are out. You will then meet with a recriter who will schedule you to go to Cape May, NJ for 8 weeks of boot camp. Once you graduae boot camp you will become an active or reserve member of the Coast Guard, Also the Coast Guard Academy in New London CT accepts cadets strictly on their own merits, This is unlike the Air force Academy, West Point of the Naval Academy which all require a Congressional appointment.

    Interview Questions
    • Boot Camp was only a mental team building game. It does not matter if you can do 30 or 100 push ups. It will never be enough until you learn how to work as a team. That is what it's all about.   Answer Question
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    easyonce you jumped through all the hoops.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Chief Petty Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elizabeth City, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elizabeth City, NC
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    The hiring process is standard military. Meet with a recruiter, pass the ASVAB, medical battery, drug screen, etc. Process through MEPS, 8 weeks of boot camp then off to your assignment.

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    CPO Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is as simple as going to see a recruiter. The hardest part is finding the recruiter because they fill their quotas very quickly. I would recommend calling and emailing several times and even showing up at their office if possible. The ASVAP test will need to be completed with the highest possible score. A minimum of 30 is necessary but, it will more than likely require a score of 50 or higher to get in.

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    • Answering all questions truthfully is the best idea. There will be questions about past criminal behavior and drug use which should be answered carefully and truthfully to avoid disqualification later in the process. A drug test will be performed several times and after that a random test will be completed to ensure personnel are drug free. Theses are the major concerns regarding the questions asked by they United States Coast Guard. All others are a matter of interest by the person applying to join this service.   Answer Question
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