Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in February 2015.
It was quite simple - apparently I was the one they were looking for. My resume was complete and accurate and in good shape. I was prepared to be interviewed. It was a bit intimidating being the center of attention. There were 3 interviewers. I was called back for an interview with just my supervisor to be. Additionally, I was called back for a 3rd interview with the Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning.
- Tell me your strengths and weaknesses. This was rather easy, as I was prepared. I recommend that one always bring his / her resume to the interview, so that you can refer to it, if you are nervous. Also, be ready to take notes. 1 Answer
There was no negotiation phase.
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Secretary InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Phoenix, AZ) in May 2013.
Easy, I was a work study while a student at Arizona State University. Interview was basically just finding out my availability and brief introductions. I began work the next day which was nice and was allowed to do my school work during work hours when there was not other tasks to complete.
- Can you start tomorrow? Answer Question
Secretary InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Fayetteville, NC) in January 2012.
I was notified by telephone that they wanted to schedule an interview (got an email from USAJOBS stating I was selected...took about a week after that). My interview consisted of 3 people that were doing a performance based interview. Pretty average questions pertaining to previous employment and how I handled certain situations. Jobs I performed etc. After that they stated that they would be selecting 2 people to conduct a second interview. I was called the following week to do a 1:1 with the department head. She stated she would be in contact within a week. I was called a week later for the job offer. I then have to go through a background check and physical which I am currently awaiting on. I have heard it could take up to a month.
There wasn't any negotiation. There is a set amount that is done by steps.