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    Former Employee - Director and Deputy Director in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Director and Deputy Director in Herndon, VA

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    Computer Engineering Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at CIA in August 2015.


    I applied online. Process took around 6 months. Few weeks after submitting my application I got an email asking me four questions (name, major...etc) Then few weeks later they sent me another email asking me to do a timed IQ-like test. and another 200~ questions behavioral test that took around 20 minutes to complete. After that they set up an on-site interview in the DC area which I asked them to reschedule to a different date for personal reasons. They flew me in the day before the interview. Everyone was nice to me and overall, I had a positive experience (Although it did feel like one of the interviewers seemed to dislike me) The interview was completely behavioral and no technical questions were asked. Besides the fact that I kind of messed up on the interview, I think my dual citizenship/Background had a major part in their decision. As for the interview questions, forgive me, I don't fully remember them but here goes:

    Interview Questions

    • A constructive piece of criticism you got from someone and how you received it   Answer Question
    • How you soothed out differences with a difficult person you worked with   Answer Question
    • A misconception that people may have about you   Answer Question
    • How would you be able put your skills to use? What skills would you bring in to their workplace   Answer Question
    • What is your ideal job? Have you ever influenced someone to do something (positive)? How/What   Answer Question

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Top 20 Government Employers - Readers' Choice , Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government Agencies ,, 2012
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