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Peace Corps Interview Questions

Updated Mar 15, 2017
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    Administrative Officer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in June 2009.

    Interview

    I received an email and phone call requesting an interview within 2 days. The interview was standardized and the panel took notes of my answers. It was very formal and seemed as if they had already hired someone or were just going through the motions. There was no conversation- probably the strangest interview I've had.

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    Secondary English Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Peace Corps in February 2017.

    Interview

    Interview Process was pleasant, I spoke with my interviewer on skype for about two hours between her asking me questions and me asking her questions about her specific experience in the job.

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    Environmental Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Peace Corps in November 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was done over the phone. It began with pretty straight forward questions but later in the interview some of the questions sounded like trick questions. Basically I was told that I was borderline qualified which made no sense to me. I was told not to get discouraged because I was a perfect fit and that an additional essay question would be sent by email to determine my Spanish writing ability but that email never arrived.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Peace Corps in June 2016.

    Interview

    Standard phone interview with PC recruiter in DC. Total interview time was about 45 min and half of the interview was conducted in Spanish as this was a requirement of the opening. I ended up not receiving the offer because they do not allow spouses to travel with the volunteer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a conflict at the workplace and how you resolved it?   Answer Question
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    Literacy Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Online interview with a little flexibility as to when it would occur. I was given a link to open slots and chose the one (within a to-week window) that worked for me.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you deal with being isolated and away from your loved ones for so long?   Answer Question
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    Business Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Peace Corps.

    Interview

    Received an email to schedule a Skype interview. The audio/video quality ended up being bad, so the interviewer changed the interview to a phone interview. It lasted about an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly basic behavioral interview questions. Have a compelling answer prepared for why you want to work for the Peace Corps. They might also ask you what about the country/region interests you, so be sure to do your research.   Answer Question
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    Librarian Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview with myself and 4 other staff in different time zones. Questions followed behavioural interviewing style, and interviewees were also asked to provide a 5 minute presentation on an online information tool of their choice.
    The interview itself was fairly straightforward but after 4 weeks of no response I had to enquire about the search committee's decision, the HR rep then advised me they had selected another candidate.
    When I enquired if it was normal practice not to notify unsuccessful candidates of hiring decisions the HR rep did not respond.
    I found their behaviour very unprofessional and lacking in transparency, and probably reflective overall of poor communication practices within the organisation.

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    Pcmo - Caribbean Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Peace Corps.

    Interview

    Expert went to 4 interviews for a tie break. Medical knowledge test, phone then panel, when didn't get job told very clearly why not in straightforward transparent way . Good interview team, knew their stuff and what they wanted, very mindful of 'the system'. Not intimidating, multiracial and national group and peppered with previous volunteers. Approx US 50000 to 80000 was base salary - about what pc nurses earn in the US

    Interview Questions

    • What was my opinion of alternative medicine was the deal breaker ...   1 Answer
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    Administrative Specialist - Office of Inspector General Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewed with three staff members who had similar (or in one case, the same) job titles to the position that I was applying for. Initially the Assistant Inspector General was in the room, but after briefly describing the office, she left. They were friendly and professional, had prepared questions, and at the end were willing to describe their work experiences to me. Lasted about 45 minutes. Contacted me by email within a few days to request a follow-up interview, which was conducted over the phone with a superior.

    Interview Questions

    • When working on a team, what role do you usually assume?   Answer Question
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    Management Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Pretty normal interview scenario, especially for government employment. I was called after about three months, and then interviewed in person the following week. The interview lasted about an hour. Three people interviewing using several preselected questions. Most were basic "what is your experience with xxxx" or "describe your past financial experience." One person on the panel would be my boss, and the other two were from different departments/divisions.

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have working without a lot of direction (both written and oral instructions)?   1 Answer
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