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US Coast Guard Interview Questions

Updated Jan 3, 2015
Updated Jan 3, 2015
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    Chief Petty Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elizabeth City, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elizabeth City, NC
    Interview Details

    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.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Electronics Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview Details

    To get in the coast guard you have to be pushy. Recruiters are on a vacation duty. They don't care about you, and are only required to get like 2 people in a month. They only show up to the office when they have to so if you want in, be persistent. Its just that they've been on sea duty for years and have finally got the recruiting gig so they're just happy chilling out for the next few years. They don't mean to not call you back, there are just a lot of people that want in so they don't have to try very hard.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    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.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • Background information, medical background and criminal record   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Vessel Traffic Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Staten Island, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Staten Island, NY
    Interview Details

    Had the job as active duty, so there really wasn't an interview process. The questions as a hiring party are very vague and do not pertain to the actual job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't one
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy 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.

    Interview Details

    Military enlistment procedures with medical checks.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Its the military son.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Recruit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not a nagotiation. I agreed to a garunteed district after bootcamp. Some get garunteed a school. Probably best bet with hiring and advancement freeze
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Electronics Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview Details

    The only thing needed for the process is to meet all requirements for enlistment into the armed services.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Bookkeeper, Accountant, Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Interview Details

    Be honest, direct and explain your aims and desires. Listen to all information and take notes as necessary.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you detailed,thorough and accurate in your work..   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Equipment Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Coast Guard in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Waste of my time, I was told they already had an ex coastie that was retiring in Norfolk VA was going to fill the position.Waste of my time, I was told in the beginning they already had an ex coastie that was retiring in Norfolk VA was going to fill the position. It didn’t matter that I felt my qualification were great for the job, the 3 interviewers running the interview didn’t want to hear my qualifications. This is the third time I’ve had such an interview. Each time I tell myself “never again am I going to apply for a job with these clowns” but I did.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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