The interviews will start after the first of the year.
NOW is the time to keep preparing – write your stories to the behavioral questions.
The only way to answer the questions in the interview is with SPECIFIC examples presented as stories.
It will take time for you to write your stories – START NOW!
A book recommendation – quiz book – to teach you how to write a good “behavioral story.”
This book link is included in the Premier packages for the FBI Interview Coaching and the Federal Law Interview Coaching – found at https://fbiinterviewcoach.com/fbi-phase-two-interview.php
You can also purchase it on Amazon.
Boost Your Interview IQ – Second Edition (white cover – published – 2012) – for a quick brush-up on Behavioral Interviewing as well as other questions. It’s a quiz and you determine which is the strongest answer.
FROM SOMEONE WHO DID NOT PASS THE FBI EXAM THE FIRST TIME
“Boost Your Interview IQ” by Carole Martin provides you with the essential skills and techniques you need to apply in any real-life interviewing scenario. If you are truly interested in exploring the fundamentals and learning the essentials of job interviewing, then this book will be an important guide.
Before I read Carole Martin’s book, I must admit that I was lost when it came to interviews. As a young lawyer with three years of experience in my field, I truly thought that I knew everything it took to effectively express myself and market my skills to a potential employer. I had conducted countless client interviews myself, and so I thought I had most question and answer techniques down to a science. But when I flunked my first major interview for a dream job with a prestigious employer, I realized that I needed help from an expert. In hindsight, I wish I had sought out this information earlier. Perhaps because I was too accustomed to being sought out by others as an expert in my own field of law that I did not realize I needed an expert’s advice on basic interview techniques.
I am thankful that I contacted Carole Martin and found her book “Boost Your Interview IQ.” I feel that I have begun the journey toward interview success. In my opinion, learning real-life interview techniques should not be about “gimmicks” or “tricks”. Instead, Carole Martin provides a wide range of examples that point you in the right direction. You will learn through a question-and-answer technique designed by Carole that will give you a thorough understanding of the basics. Reading this book is the beginning of a journey that will equip you with the essentials of interviewing. So if you are curious about how to interview, then I recommend you read this book first. The rest is up to you!”
You can do the self-help package –
“Self-Preparation Package” and start the prep now.
I will critique a story for you with this package – important to know if you’re writing the stories in an acceptable manner.
Just wanted to say thank you for everything and your hard work.
You helped me to be better at telling my stories and not spend so much time on the situation (that was hard for me) and give a lot more about my action and feelings.
My interview was far from perfect and I stumbled/rambled on two questions but I went in confident and laid it all out there for them.
There was definitely pressure I put on myself since it was my last go at it but just let my preparation do the talking and was myself.
Thank you again.
Questions/problems – let me know.