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US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Interview Questions

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Secretary Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Kansas City, MO).

Interview

The entire process took about 4 months. The job that I applied for had a close out date in August 2014. I was notified that I was referred in September. I interviewed in November, and was notified that I wasn't hired in December.

Interview Questions

  • Name two things you did to better yourself in your last position   Answer Question
  • Name a technical skill that you used most in your last position   Answer Question

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    Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in February 2015.

    Interview

    It was quite simple - apparently I was the one they were looking for. My resume was complete and accurate and in good shape. I was prepared to be interviewed. It was a bit intimidating being the center of attention. There were 3 interviewers. I was called back for an interview with just my supervisor to be. Additionally, I was called back for a 3rd interview with the Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me your strengths and weaknesses. This was rather easy, as I was prepared. I recommend that one always bring his / her resume to the interview, so that you can refer to it, if you are nervous. Also, be ready to take notes.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation phase.


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    Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Phoenix, AZ) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Easy, I was a work study while a student at Arizona State University. Interview was basically just finding out my availability and brief introductions. I began work the next day which was nice and was allowed to do my school work during work hours when there was not other tasks to complete.

    Interview Questions

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    Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Fayetteville, NC) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I was notified by telephone that they wanted to schedule an interview (got an email from USAJOBS stating I was selected...took about a week after that). My interview consisted of 3 people that were doing a performance based interview. Pretty average questions pertaining to previous employment and how I handled certain situations. Jobs I performed etc. After that they stated that they would be selecting 2 people to conduct a second interview. I was called the following week to do a 1:1 with the department head. She stated she would be in contact within a week. I was called a week later for the job offer. I then have to go through a background check and physical which I am currently awaiting on. I have heard it could take up to a month.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a goal you had to meet and the timeframe you had to do it in.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time where you had to enforce a project to others. Did they comply? If not, how did you handle it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There wasn't any negotiation. There is a set amount that is done by steps.


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    Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in September 2009.

    Interview

    I interviewed with a panel of three individuals, a male and two females. I also was required to type a word
    processing document. I was asked questions regarding computer skills as well
    as past job experience, supervisors, etc. The personnel were friendly and the
    work culture seemed relaxed and casual. One of the questions I asked one of the
    interviewers was what was the management style of the supervisor.

    I recall being asked what the minimum number of times a phone should ring before
    being answered. I am a former federal employee with career status but for some reason
    cannot seem to get another federal job.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell about a time when you filled in for your supervisor and what was the outcome.   1 Answer

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