US Marine Corps Interview Questions

Updated Oct 14, 2014
Updated Oct 14, 2014
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    E5 - Marines - Sergeant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Marine Corps.

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    Find a recruiter online and he'll do the rest. unless you are a horrible person you'll get in. most kids are teenagers that apply so they don't have crazy records.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Administrative Specialist NCO Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Marine Corps.

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    Recruiters are looking out for their assigned mission. They have jobs to fill and quotas to meet. Unless you're desperate, be patient until you get the MOS, bonus and contract you want. Don't let them badger you. Be honest. Be patient. Be firm. If you wait out the recruiter and don't give in to their pressure, you can get a better MOS. Don't just go for whatever they say. Research the job fields, find online forums to talk to Marines in various jobs, and find out what you really want to do.

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    • They will ask about criminal background, medical history, mental health, and illegal drug use.   View Answer
    • Why do you want to be a Marine?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Military pay and benefits are established by congress. There is no negotiation. However, if you have 12 college credits, you can be automatically promoted to E-2 and have increased pay throughout your initial training period.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Avionics Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at US Marine Corps.

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    fairly simple don't lie..... tell the truth. anything in your past can come out and if you lie you set yourself up for failure from the beginning. it is something that you cannot come back from

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    Assault Amphibian Platoon Commander Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    It's a very lengthy process on both the officer and enlisted side of the house. This is to ensure that you are mentally, physically and morally capable of carrying out the duties of a Marine. Entry training is brutal, but it's for the best. Don't work for us if you aren't 100% sure this is the path you need to be on.

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    • Boot Camp and OCS continually make you question your place.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was take the commission or get out. No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Financial Manager Interview

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    No Felonies, No tattoos, No broken bones, High School Diploma, pass a written test, complete basic training, pass drug test. Must be motivated and willing to be flexible in work hours.

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    Accepted Offer
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    E5 - Marines - Sergeant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Is that a bad thing? Well, that depends on your reasons for considering a military enlistment. If you have a strong desire to kill the enemy, the Marine Corps is for you because that is what the Marines do. Either you want that or you don’t, plain and simple. If you simply want a challenge, any other branch of the military will provide you with plenty of opportunities to test yourself. Army Rangers and Green Berets, Air Force Pararescue Jumpers, and the Navy Seals all offer extreme physical and mental challenges outside of the Marine Corps. So if you are considering joining the Marine Corps, think long and hard about what that means before going to a recruiter and signing up.”

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    • Is that a bad thing? Well, that depends on your reasons for considering a military enlistment. If you have a strong desire to kill the enemy, the Marine Corps is for you because that is what the Marines do. Either you want that or you don’t, plain and simple. If you simply want a challenge, any other branch of the military will provide you with plenty of opportunities to test yourself. Army Rangers and Green Berets, Air Force Pararescue Jumpers, and the Navy Seals all offer extreme physical and mental challenges outside of the Marine Corps. So if you are considering joining the Marine Corps, think long and hard about what that means before going to a recruiter and signing up.”   Answer Question
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    Marine Interview

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    I applied in-person – interviewed at US Marine Corps.

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    Background screening, Knowledge test, physical evaluation

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Career Planner Interview

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    The hiring/interview process began when I took an accessment test. The test scores I received decided the career path I would take within this organization. The scores were sent to a recruiter who contacted me for a face to face meeting. During the meeting he presented me the job options in which I qualified for. I selected the best option and my journey began.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you feel you will be an asset to this organization?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Aviation Radar Repairman Interview

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    There's not really an interview process. It's more so just a process that ensures that you are physically and mentally capable of your job title through testing.

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    Accepted Offer
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    Maintenance Management Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Marine Corps.

    Interview Details

    Spoke to a recruiter and was scheduled for initial physical and mental test. Once I passed those, I was given a ship date and entered recruit training a few months later.

    Interview Questions
    • Personally, the hardest part was being away from home. Training was not easy, but I was prepared, nothing prepared me for the absence of home life.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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