Very Difficult Interview
The process took a day - interviewed at US Navy in March 2008.
Interview Details – Questions regarding principles of nuclear reactor operation, thermodynamics, atomic physics, chemistry, materials, and electrical engineering with practical training as supervisor of a Nuclear Reactor operation team.
Explain Nuclear fission?
Explain radiation control measures.
Negotiation Details – none
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at US Navy.
Interview Details – Invited to DC to interview. Had technical interviews with three SESs and a final interview with the Director. The technical interviews were 45 minutes and largely focused on calculus and physics problems, but there was also a good amount of time spent in discussion. There is a fit process going on throughout the whole interview.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you showed leadership? Some of my answer sounded like management to him, so I had to refine mid-course to focus on the leadership side. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at US Navy.
Interview Details – Must possess a crystal clean record (medically, legally)
Pass 2-3 hours of Technical Interview (Math, physics)
Pass 5-10 minute Personal Interview (4-Star Admiral of the Nuclear Navy
Graduate Officer Candidate School (Physical and Academic Training)
Graduate Nuclear Power School (Classroom - 6months)
Graduate Nuclear Prototype (Practical - 6 months)
Graduate Submarine School ( Classroom and practical - 10 weeks)
Negotiation Details – No negotiations, you take what they offer or you walk.
Very Difficult Interview
The process took 7 months - interviewed at US Navy in December 2009.
Interview Details – Call to the nearest "Armed Services Career Center" and setup an appointment.
If you had previous employment and/or notable academic and extracurricular involvement, bring a resume showing all these and the skills you gained.
Take the ASVAB, it is a measure of your strengths.
Take additional tests such as the DLAB and pass.
Perform the entry-level exercise tests.
Choose your job.
Come to meetings if you are in DEP/ Waiting for an opening in your "dream" job.
Receive enlistment orders.
Fly off to boot camp.
Interview Question – What type of job are you looking for? View Answer
Negotiation Details – For THE YOUNGER CROWD: Do not base your entire decision on a single interview or a small number of interviews, these are limited to personal experiences and not reflective of the entire organization.
Do your research before hand, both negative and positive sides, and then decide if this is right for you. Be sure of the type of job you want and the skills you want to gain before you start to interview!
If, when you are signing papers to join the Delayed Entry Program, your desired job is not immediately available, I encourage to wait inside of this program until an opening comes up. The intake population limit for your "dream" job maybe full when you sign up for DEP.
If you have even the slightest instinct of feeling pushed in a direction you do not like, stand your ground - there are standards and regulations even for those in DEP and at every part of the enlistment phase. Use Them!
They will accept anyone into service, this not necessarily a bad idea. Many have used this opportunity to completely change their lives around for the better.
Study for and pass the ASVAB, this will show your strengths and your opportunities. The more well rounded and stronger you are mentally and physically, the better chances you have for challenging assignments.
Lastly, if you are getting the slightest feeling this is not for you SAY SO and stand for it. They give numerous opportunities up to and including when you first step into boot camp. Do not fret, they can understand if it is not for you - just be calm, reasonable, and clear.
The experience you receive is directly related to how you handle the situations as they arrive.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at US Navy in October 2010.
Interview Details – I had inquired about the position through my local recruiter's office. The application process takes a while but once the date is set for the interview then things get moving pretty quick. The interview(s) consist of two 1:1 meetings with nuclear engineers in which they will test your knowledge of common engineering concepts. Once those are passed, then the third interview is with the admiral of the nuclear community. This interview is pretty much the deciding factor. If all goes well, then you are selected on the spot.
Interview Question – Why do you want to train nuclear operations in the US Navy? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at US Navy in July 2009.
Interview Details – Talk to your local Navy recruiter. Pass the ASVAB. Talk to your recruiter about the Delayed Entry Program. Be willing to give up x amount of years to the government.
Interview Question – Should you lie about your background in order to enlist, and risk being charged with fraudulent enlistment? I.E. Have you ever used drugs or drank underage?
Your recruiter will tell you to lie, but your recruit division commander at boot camp will threaten you to confess the truth. To this day, I still don't know which of them genuinely represented the Navy's best interests. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Negotiation? Since when can you negotiate in the military?
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at US Navy in November 2009.
Interview Details – Is a complicated process with many forms and many copies to be made you go to a recruiter, than take an asvab educational abilities exam and then your rate is chosen for you depending on your scores
Interview Question – Are you prepared to give 120% to every waking hour to defend the population of the United States and defend the constitution of these united States Answer Question
Negotiation Details – it was AQn intense and positive experience to be part of the US Military
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at US Navy.
Interview Details – Hiring done thru Navy recruiting command. Must pass a rigorous physical exam. Officer candidates must have a degree (4-yr). Many medical specialties and excellent medical scholarships.
Interview Question – What is your motivation to be an officer in the US navy? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate for advanced rank because I had a Masters degree
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at US Navy in January 2010.
Interview Details – There is a flight aptitude test for this position and one can buy the study guide at Barnes and Noble. One actually has a better chance of receiving this position if they apply while still in college because all the slots are open.
Interview Question – What are your grades? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I received two different positions within the military as offers, supply corps officer and intelligence officer for USN
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