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IT Specialist Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC).
The Interview was easy and straight forward. Few technical questions and more questions about situations I have encountered and how I handled them and some personality questions.
- I was asked to pick a team I would like to work with. Answer Question
There was no negotiations.
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IT Specialist InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.
- a virtual panel interview was very difficult because you are speaking to 3 people on the phone, and cannot read their expressions as you provide an answer. All the questions are scripted, and are multipart, so it's difficult to know if you said enough (or too much) on a specific question. (i.e. Tell us about a time you handled a difficult customer or co-worker. How did you handle that situation, and what was the outcome?) Answer Question
There was no negotiation. If my former salary had been higher than the offered salary, I could have requested to be placed in the step that was closest to my former salary. I was told that upfront when the offer was made. I would have been asked to submit proof of that former salary.
IT Specialist InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks – interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Cheyenne, WY) in March 2013.
Phone interview that lasted about one hour.
- Nothing really, I was able to answer everything they asked Answer Question
There was no negotiating. It was here is your salary and when can you start.
IT Specialist InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in March 2012.
The VA interviews on a system which is referred to as performance based interviewing (PBI). A Google search will yield a whole website dedicated to this style of Interviewing, hosted by the VA.
- Tell us about a time you had a conflict with a fellow employee and how you resolved it. Did you resolve the issue independently, through an intermediary, or with the assistance of a supervisor? Answer Question
No salary negotiation.
IT Specialist InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 12+ months – interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Boston, MA) in November 2011.
very structured interview and technical.
- The old what would you do in a stressful situation question Answer Question
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