US Department of Veterans Affairs Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Veteran Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Anchorage, AK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Anchorage, AK
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    It went well and everyone was friendly. It was a two person panel with five questions which were PBI. Overall it was easier than I thought. I prepped for the PBI questions and a lot of what I saw on glassdoor was hopeful in regards to the content of the questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how you handled an irate co-worker   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supply Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Panel Intetview. I was asked 5 questions that were based on my knowledge of supply chain as well as how well I would handle conflict and working with a team. Standard questions and at the end asked if I had any questions of my own. I can't remember the questions verbatim but we're along the lines of

    1. Give an example of how you worked with an individual that was negative and describe what you did to work together.

    I was extremely detailed about all questions and used the S.T.A.R interview method I learned from another panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Medical Support Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The interview was with a panel of three people. It was very laid back and i was asked scenario based question; most of them were easy to answer. They asked a lot about who you are as a person, I guess to see if they will like you before they hire you. In all it wasn't a horrible experience and I found it to be fun. Like I said they were very laid back and we were cracking jokes in between questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work at the Department of Veterans Affairs?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 10 people found this helpful  

    Veteran Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied on Thursday (12/18) , Interview on Monday (12/22). Have not received an offer as of 12/30.

    Panel interview with 2 people. They asked 5 questions (see below) and then I was given the opportunity to ask questions and/or give any additional statements.

    After the interview, I had to give a computer-based writing sample. I had 30 minutes to answer the following question:

    Based on your knowledge of the job description, how will your strengths significantly impact the performance of this office?

    Interview Questions
    • 1) Tell me about a time you took leadership of an organizational change. What was successful/unsuccessful? Looking back, is there anything you would change?

      2) Tell me about a time you had to get someone to accept a new idea. How did you go about it? What was the outcome?

      3) Tell me about a time you had to tell someone something they didn't want to hear? What was the result? What would you change?

      4) Tell me about a suggestion you have made to your supervisor in the past year. How did you come up with the ideas? What happened? How do you feel about the way things went?

      5) Tell me about a time you had to make a difficult decision on your own. How did you go about it? When do you need to seek assistance? What was the outcome?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Inpatient Medical Social Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pitts, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Pitts, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Used Performance based interviewing. Was provided 5 questions on a sheet of paper and asked to answer in the "STAR" format. Could take notes if needed. Questions are designed to have you think back to your experiences in previous jobs and apply those situations to how you answer the questions

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you received negative feedback
      Describe a time when you did not agree with your supervisor
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Certified Nursing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview Details

    Went to a job fair took an qualified exam test and filled out application. Was accepted to do an interview,Interview was filled with scenario based questions. We were asked to wait for a while so they can interview us and we talked with each other about it. They had us review the question prior before getting the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Health Systems Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview Details

    Longer then I expected to be contacted for interview. Panel of two supervisors with about 5 questions each. Basic interview questions for the most part. Waiting for them to initiate the background check.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most stressful situation you have ever been in and how did you react?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview Details

    Application, then phone or in-person interview about area of expertise with psychologists. The whole process was very similar across the different sites. Somewhat flexible on dates to interview as well.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Veteran Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
    Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    1 month after applying I got a letter for an interview that was a month away. 3 person panel interview with performance based questions. I was asked approximately 10 questions that were pb. 30 minute interview, interviewers were friendly. Waiting now to see if I get selected for the 2nd interview. Got a call 2 days after interview letting me know I was going to be invited back for 2nd interview in 2 weeks!

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had a difficult situation & how you went about handling it.
      How would you handle an irate client?
      Tell me what you think is the most important aspect of working on a team.
      Tell me how you manage admistrative responsibilities & how you prioritize them.
      Do you really want to work here?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Information Technology Specialist (INFO SECURITY) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was conducted in a manner every expert recommends not to do. A "bum rush" of board members reviewing who was going to ask the cookie cut questions not relevant to the line of work a potential selectee is applying for. Able to use the opportunity to prepare for a different career opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle a disruptive customer?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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