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Federal Government Interview Questions

Updated Jul 31, 2017
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    Claims Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Federal Government (Newark, NJ) in May 2017.

    Interview

    This was a three panel interview. Each person had prepared questions. They each took turns asking them. They were asking for examples of previous employment skills that would transfer into this type of job.

    Interview Questions

    • Each person on the panel asked questions. One of the questions was how are your customer service skills.   1 Answer

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    Senior Executive Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Federal Government (Washington, DC) in July 2017.

    Interview

    The first thing is they want to know are you a people person. Because you will be representing the VP or CEO. Which also important is in the absence of the VP can you represent the office, brand, be completely and, competent. You have to be able to demonstrate these qualities and it will be good to take one or two and expound on it with a story

    Interview Questions

    • Are you a people person. Are you a good fit for the company brand and VP   2 Answers
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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Federal Government (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    It is a behavioral interview. Fit type questions. Tell me about a time when you etc etc etc etc etc. The end. Is that 30 words yet. I think it is bye

    Interview Questions


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    Deputy Division Chief Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Federal Government (Washington, DC) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I walked into a room with a panel of interviewers around a table and one empty chair with a piece of paper on the table with questions. I was told I had 30 minutes to answer the questions. So began the process. I read questions to myself and then began to answer them. No one around the table said a word the entire time I was at the table! I answered all the questions and everyone just kept writing on their own paper. No one asked me anything.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you define your success after one year in this job?   Answer Question

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    Current Employee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Federal Government in April 2017.

    Interview

    Simple, over the phone, easy as pie. I'm only adding more because this damn website requires I use 30 words. If I wanted to have to write 30 words I would have done it somewhere else.


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    Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Asked a lot of structured questions with three interviewers. Interview was by phone, people were pleasant. Wanted information about experience and history. Need to know background of Agency

    Interview Questions


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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kernersville, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Federal Government (Kernersville, NC).

    Interview

    I went to the Air Force Recuiter and signed up. Basic Training into the United States Air Force consisted of 6 weeks of fun getting into shape and playing silly mind games

    Interview Questions

    • Hey boy, did you falloff the Turnip Truck today?   1 Answer
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    Senior IT Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Federal Government (Vienna, VA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Long and Difficult - There were 3 separate interviews to get the job. I first spoke to the Senior Group Chief or Senior Executive in Charge of the Intelligence Community Technology Group; then I ended up working for his Deputy because I broke my ankle right after the 2-day onboarding process; which explained the purpose of the organization; introduced the Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, or Chiefs of Staff of the organization; then put individual employees into the 'care and feeding' or general management of the specific section where one was supposed to work.

    Interview Questions

    • What did or were the restrictions that your doctor put upon your work? This was included in the Second Round of Interviews which included several of my colleagues because I had broken my left ankle while out running to get exercise because my previous employer- the Defense Intelligence Agency required or encouraged its employees to get exercise by setting aside 2.5 hours of work time that one could get - that is the Defense Intelligence Agency - exercise!   1 Answer
    • How much sick leave in hours had I previously accumulated?   1 Answer
    • To handle the most difficult of the existing problems because I had - under doctor's orders been out of the office for 3 of the 2-4 weeks the doctor specified. I chose 3 weeks because the first of 3 required surgeries had been completed the last working day before I had returned to work.   1 Answer

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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Federal Government (Phoenix, AZ) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Two step, first with HR, then hiring manager. Found it to be somewhat elementary. Company did not have a professional presentation. Did not connect well with hiring manager. I was over qualified for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavior based questions from HR, technical from hiring manager   1 Answer

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    IT Network Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Meridian, ID
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Federal Government (Meridian, ID) in January 2017.

    Interview

    A phone interview with the HR representative and then a phone interview with the hiring manager and potentially other individuals. The HR phone interview was a rehash of my personal information that was on my resume.

    Interview Questions


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