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US Department of Veterans Affairs Interview Questions

Updated Sep 9, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Durham, NC) in June 2017.

    Interview

    The entire hiring process was pretty smooth and well planned out (and not to mention fairly quick for a Federal job). I really appreciated how I was kept in the loop--it definitely made the process less daunting and confusing. Really looking forward to my first day! For anyone that's wondering, my timeline is listed below...

    -2/05/17: I applied on the USAJobs website.
    -5/31/17: I received an email telling me that I was "referred".
    -6/1/17: I was contacted to set up an interview.
    -6/6/17: I had my interview. There were mostly situation-based questions.
    -6/22/17: I received a tentative job offer.
    -6/29/17: I was contacted to set up my pre-employment physical, fingerprints, and paperwork.
    -7/11/17: I completed my pre-employment physical and fingerprints.
    -8/3/17: I received a firm job offer and my start date (I start in September)!


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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in June 2017.

    Interview

    Interview was on the phone with a panel of 4 individuals taking turns asking questions. I applied online, about a month later I was contacted for a phone interview. The next day I got a tentative offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Specifically name a time where your involvement changed something at your work place.   Answer Question
    • Name a specific time when you had to go along with something that you didnt agree with? Why didn't you agree? Wjat did you do? What was the outcome?   Answer Question

    US Department of Veterans Affairs Response

    Jun 23, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Sounds about right. Many hiring managers use Performance Based Interview questions. Offering a fair method of asking each candidate the same set of questions. Questions are typically chosen by the... More

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    Nurse Practitioner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in June 2017.

    Interview

    The questions were straight and to the point. The interviewers asked questions that I really had to think about. Remembering key experiences in your nursing career is very important.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you deal with an unsatisfied patient in the past?   1 Answer

  4.  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Portland, OR) in June 2017.

    Interview

    It was a panel interview with 5 managers from different med/surg units. They each took turns asking me questions from their question matrix. There was not very much talking besides asking/answering questions. Having said that, the mood was good and it was a positive interview experience. They said the VA process is tedious and may take a month to hear back from HR even though the decisions were being made that week. I believe the interview went very well for me but I am still waiting to hear back from them.

    Interview Questions

    • Why the VA?
      Tell me a time you could not grant a patient what they were asking for.
      Tell me a time you had to deal with a patient confrontation and how did you handle it?
      Scenario based question on a patient and what would I do in that situation.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Advanced Medical Support Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Amarillo, TX) in June 2017.

    Interview

    contacted by phone to set interview date and time. there was a panel of six and ten total questions asked. was contacted about two weeks later asking if i was interested and if I could go to nearest VA location for physcial, back ground and finger printing

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of an important goal which you set in the past. What did you do to reach it? How did you measure your success in reaching that goal? How did you maintain that success?   1 Answer

  6.  

    Voucher Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jackson, MS
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Jackson, MS) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online after the closing date , a month later got a call for an interview. Interviewed on by a panel of three asking about 4 to 5 questions each. Interview lasted about 15-20 mintues. It's been 6 weeks haven't heard anything as of yet. I contacted the recruiter by email and was told they're still in decision status.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most challenging problem I've had on a job?   Answer Question

  7.  

    Health Aide Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    When I was discharged from the Army,I heard about a job fair downtown where I met a hospital recruiter.I summited a application . I was called for an interview about a week later. I then had the interview questions were asked and answered ,I then was hired on the same day and received my orientation date.

    Interview Questions

    US Department of Veterans Affairs Response

    Jun 23, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    This is progressive recruiting! A great example for us all to remember, have local job fairs are an effective method of filling many different positions in an efficient manner. The planning and... More

  8. Helpful (3)  

    Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview

    Applied for the position in March and was called back last week to come in for an interview. I was interviewed by 3 nurses and I was very comfortable. The questions were provided at the beginning and how it is scored.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever had a conflict with another employee, what did you do, and how was it resolved?   Answer Question
    • Do you have any questions for us?   1 Answer

  9.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview

    Lengthy, took several months to just receive an offer, but the interview itself was short and to the point. Questions were fairly general and open-ended, allowing a mid range of "correct" choices.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical knowledge, work ethics, customer service, problem solving   Answer Question

  10.  

    RN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview

    I was messaged by a recruiter to come and have a guaranteed interview at the job fair. I waited in line for 1 hour, gave them my resume and license, and sat for another 4 hours before they called my name and told me that they didn't want to interview me.

    Interview Questions

    US Department of Veterans Affairs Response

    Jun 23, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Sorry that was your experience. I can not address the specific case, but I do know that career fairs can get very busy. If you are still interested, I encourage you to send your resume/ CV to... More


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Pros: “You have the ability to change jobs if you wanted to move out of the state. There is more job security than in the private sector.”“You have the ability to change jobs if you wanted to move out of the state. There is more job security than in the private sector.” – Full Review

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