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Working at US Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) guards the public, the environment, and the economic and security interests of the US. One of the country's five armed services, the USCG is uniquely empowered to enforce military and humanitarian policies and civilian law in ... Read more

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    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding opportunities. Significant responsibility beginning at a very junior level.

    Cons

    Frequent moves are very disruptive.

    Advice to Management

    Semper Paratus

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US Coast Guard Photos

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US Coast Guard Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview

    The Coast Guard follows a pretty set process, which includes an interview panel. The panel is required to complete form CG-5527, which addresses Performance of Duties, Communications Skills, Leadership Skills, and Personal and Professional Qualities. This is later transmitted to headquarters for evaluation, along with the applicants resume.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about the Service, what draws you to the service? Tell us about your duties at a prior job and how you met your responsibilities? (Some questions about communications, especially if there are errors in the resume or application.) Provide us examples of your leadership challenges, ambitions. Tell us about your hobbies, interests and community service.   Answer Question
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US Coast Guard Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work for, Latinos for Hire, 2008

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