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US Department of Veterans Affairs Interview Questions

Updated Aug 8, 2017
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    RN Case Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Augusta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Augusta, GA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Interview process was pretty easy. Asked normal questions wrote down answers as I spoke interview lasted about 30 mins. It was a panel of 3 people took about 3 weeks to hear something back

    Interview Questions


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Beach, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Long Beach, CA).

    Interview

    HORRIBLE....in this digital age! The application process can take 3 months. If one is offered a position, the salary amount is offered within the last telephone contact with Human Resources.

    Interview Questions

    • 3-5 individuals field the questions: maybe only 1 individual is knowledgeable regarding the position/job responsibilities. An absolute joke interviewing process!   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (35)  

    Medical Support Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    Phone Interview was conducted by 3 supervisors. Each asked multi-part questions. The interview lasted approximately 30 minutes. The interviewers were very thorough and professional.

    I was told at the end of the interview my scored answers to the questions would be tallied and my resume along with interview responses would be forwarded to human resources for further review.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time in which you had to follow a policy or procedure you disagreed with. What did you disagree with, why, and what did you do?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time you had to communicate with someone else in writing. What did you have to convey, how well did you do it, what was the hardest part of conveying your message and how do you feel it was recieved?   Answer Question

  4.  

    Staff Psychiatrist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in December 2016.

    Interview

    Called to express my interest in the position. Offered an interview with two staff psychiatrists in leadership positions. Interviewed for a few hours and given a tour of the facility. I was then given contact information of the other staff members that I would be working with. The entire process was fairly simple and not as stressful as some other interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a clinical situation that has been difficult for you.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Boston, MA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I received a qualification letter every time and then interview process began, that being said it was on my 2nd out of 3 times of applying for the position. However, I was currently already working in that position as a contractor for 18 months. I didn't get the job!?

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Medical Support Assistant OA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Kansas City, MO).

    Interview

    I felt that it was easy. Because I knew what to do in that position. There are a panel of at least 4 people firing questions at you. Afterwards there was a drug test and a questionnaire. We exchanged pleasantries and they said to look at an acceptance or denial letter.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Vsr Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Salt Lake City, UT) in November 2016.

    Interview

    after the online app they are forced to use a standard script based interview. ALL the questions are available on the VA website - and there is nothing tricky. there is a paper test in the interview - find the answer based on the regulation page that you are given. it doesnt say to do this - but if you cite the reference number it impresses them.

    Interview Questions

    • describe an experience where you made a difference   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (3)  

    Staff Pharmacist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Albany, NY).

    Interview

    I don't think they expected to me to be so professional-I relocated from a very competitive environment.
    Initial application involved extensive employment history with supervisory persons,employment dates and contact information.


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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Process was long but well worth the wait! With the VA everything takes a long time from the time they first call you for a interview until they decide to hire you.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you dealt with a difficult customer?   1 Answer

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    Program Support Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Tampa, FL) in November 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was conduct by panel of 3 people. The interview process started out with the question tell us about yourself and why you would want to work for the VA. Their questions were performance based. Each panel member asked 3 questions. The interview took 30 mins. Interview overall experience was great!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about time when you had an upset customer; how did you handle the situation?   1 Answer

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