I know that many interviews are being postponed, but postponed does not mean — cancelled. So, I encourage you to keep preparing.
Once they decide that we can go back to our everyday lives, I am sure they will jump fast.
I am very flexible – I am in CA – “lockdown,” and have more time to spend reading stories or talking to clients or potential clients.
THIS IS FROM A CLIENT
Yes, that’s correct. They have canceled all travel unless it’s mission critical.
My interview was here in DC but the agents fly in from all over the country so I believe that’s why it was canceled. Or maybe because of the close proximity. All of the above I’m sure.
PHASE II – PHASE III — INTERVIEW
Please let me know what is
happening with your interview. I am offering to do “brush-up” sessions with
anyone what has completed the coaching and are waiting for a new interview
Most people want to have the
information – “fresh.”
I also am willing to read
whatever you want to have critiqued. Just send whatever on over.
If the process has been slowed
down for you and you’re hesitant to get started – you can still prepare. This
is a good thing because you can get a head-start.
Here are some options that are
not “coaching sessions,” but a way to begin to prepare – just in case they open
I realize budgets can make a difference regarding what you
can afford – or want to invest.
All I can tell you is that I have worked with over 2000
candidates in the past 15 years with a high rate of them passing as a result.
I passed my second try at Phase 2, and I know it was your coaching that made the difference. I walked in my first time over a year ago with confidence that my prior job experience was more than enough and failed. I walked in this time, humble but ready to share more of myself and be genuine, and as you already knew, that made all the difference.
I gave them as much as I could in my first question to include my five points in case I didn’t have an opportunity later; as it turns out that was a very good move. I definitely had to morph almost all my answers. Only one question did I have to pull a story that I had not previously prepared.
Again thank you.
Since the federal government’s hiring process can take up to two years, and the fact that you can get disqualified at any time during the various phases, I’m applying with as many agencies as I can.
I’m excited to share that an
opportunity presented itself to me in the private sector recently that I hadn’t
even considered before, working at xxx’s world headquarters in their Security
I applied and was invited to interview and was able to utilize all of
the same interview techniques we worked on.
After a month of waiting, I was
offered the position on Friday! There are so many different jobs there,
including internationally, that I can use my education and federal internship
experience with that I’m excited to see where this takes me while I’m
continuing with the federal agency hiring process.
Who knows, it could end up being
a path I want to stick with for my career.
Thank you so much again for