US Department of Veterans Affairs Interview Questions

Updated Apr 22, 2015
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    Health Systems Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    No Offer
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    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Long process. Applied in December, official offer received the end of February. Well worth the wait. Great salary offer and the benefits are fantastic. My HR recruiter was wonderful-kept me informed about process. Highly recommend!

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiations. Offer is based on boarding package.

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    Veteran Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Montgomery, AL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    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?
       
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    Dental Resident Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview

    One on one 45 minute interview with director was laid back. He answered all my questions and was very honest what the program entails. I was shown around the clinic and felt welcomed. The secretary was very nice to inform me of living options in the area.

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    Senior Veterans Claims Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The hiring process is the basic interviewing/hiring process there is three interviews. So learning about the organization will definitely be a plus to get the job, also know there core values for the third and final interview.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. why would we hire you? 2. what can you do to better assist veterans?   1 Answer
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    Staff RN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview

    After applying through USA Jobs I waited 4-5 weeks before getting a call to see if I was still interested in interviewing....I was. @ weeks later I interviewed. 3 weeks after that I was called and extended a "tentative" offer. 2 weeks after that I went to be fingerprinted. 3 weeks after that I went for my physical. That was 2 weeks ago and I am expecting a call with a salary and "actual" offer any day.

    Interview Questions

    • "Describe a conflict that you had to solve when your supervisor was unavailable"   Answer Question
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    Staff RN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview

    After applying for the position I was notified of an interview offer 2 weeks afterward and the interview was scheduled for 1 week following that. The interview was conducted by a panel of three including the regional director for the specialty I was applying for, the district DON, and a staff member from the facility that had the opening.

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    • Describe how you handled a conflict that occurred when your supervisor was not available   Answer Question
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    Environmental Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview

    - Left a resume at on a College Carrer Fair table
    -Received a callback the same day and an offer soon after a informal phone interview and in person interview
    - Questions were mostly character questions

    Negotiation

    Standard. There wasn't much wiggle room for negotiating terms. However, be sure that HR considers your degrees. ONce you accept an offer, it is hard to get them to retroactively compensate you.

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