Since I do not work for the Bureau, I do not know their latest strategy about the timing of resuming interviewing.
But, I do know that people are waiting.
While you’re waiting – I encourage you to WRITE STORIES.
NEW POSTS 4/20/23
Here are two new posts from Second-Timers who failed the first time and passed this time.
Was there anything that I assisted you with that was especially helpful?
Breaking down the factors, having backups (half my answers had to be from second and third ranked stories just based on the questions), overall just confidence.
Your packet is like gold and I am very glad I worked with you. I will be able to take what I learned about interviewing into the rest of my career as an FBI SPECIAL AGENT.
Am I a great storyteller? – still not really but, you helped me be good ENOUGH and CONFIDENT sounding even though I was not as confident in my answers since some of my better ones did not fit the questions.
I am forever glad I never have to take Phase II interview again, thanks to you.
I passed – second time!!
Today is a little emotional because I remember how heartbroken I was last year when I did not pass the interview the first try, but I am pleased to inform you that I passed the phase 2 interview, and I believe that it was your coaching that made the difference!
You were hard on me, and that is exactly what I needed; you told me what I needed to hear not what I wanted to hear and that truly made the difference.
I went into the interview calm and relaxed, and I set the tone of the interview with the “Why do you want to be an FBI agent?” and the “Tell us about yourself.” questions. You helped me make my responses so much personal and I believe that the five points made a huge difference.
I received positive body language from the agents from the very start of the interview and my confidence continued to grow. I recited all of my stories just like we practiced, and there were a few questions when I had to morph my stories to fit what they asked me: another technique you helped me with.
The exercises that you taught me along with your story critiques gave me tremendous confidence, and I felt that I was in control of the entire interview.
I hope my experience can serve as motivation to others that have failed phase 2 the first time, as they need to know this: you’re so much better after a year- and knock it out of the park.
Anybody that is all in with this process and really wants to reach new heights, I would encourage them to hire you and embrace your teachings. I would also tell them that paying for your services is an investment in their dream; you were a complete game changer for me, as my performance was a night and day difference compared to my first attempt.
Thanks for everything, Carole.
ABOUT MY PROGRAMS
I AM AN INTERVIEW COACH – I HAVE NEVER WORKED IN FEDERAL LAW – OF ANY KIND.
I WORK WITH PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE – IN ALL FIELDS www.interviewcoach.com
(25 years of coaching experience – general)
I ALSO COACH CANDIDATES WHO ARE APPLYING FOR FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS
(ALL AGENCIES – 1811 jobs) www.fbiinterviewcoach.com
(15 years of this type of law enforcement coaching – exclusively)
What I offer is TIPS, TOOLS, TECHNIQUES, AND FEEDBACK. The rest is up to you. I have no way of controlling what you do with the information.
I HAVE HAD MY LAW ENFORCEMENT COACHING PROGRAM FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS.
I DO NOT HAVE INSIDER INFORMATION – OR QUESTIONS
I HAVE NOT TAKEN THE TEST MYSELF.
I HAVE WORKED WITH OVER 2000 CANDIDATES FROM ALL OF THE AGENCIES.
MY CLIENTS LEARN HOW TO “INTERVIEW” – “HOW TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN PRESENTING THEMSELVES” —- AND PRIMARILY HOW TO “BE PREPARED” FOR THESE INTERVIEWS.
I HAVE HAD CLIENTS REFERRED TO ME BY INTERNAL BUREAU EMPLOYEES AS HIGH AS DIRECTOR.
For my credentials and experience.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW MOST ABOUT ME IS – “I CARE – I WANT YOU TO PASS”
I WILL HELP YOU – BUT ULTIMATELY IT’S UP TO YOU!.
I realize budgets can make a difference regarding what you can afford – or want to invest.
A book recommendation – quiz book – to teach you how to write a good “behavioral story.”
(This book link is included in Premier Package.)
You can purchase 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 towards 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.
If, you decide to add on the coaching (we take into account what you have already purchased – and never charge for the same thing twice.)
Client who passed the Phase II with only the Self-Prep package – 8/22/19
Against all odds, I passed my Phase 2 Test thanks to your materials. I was under a time crunch and had only 36 hours to prepare because my grad school program – backed nearly right up to my interview date. If it hadn’t been for your materials (I did the self-study packet due to time constraints), I would not have known how to properly format my responses. As you know, I am not allowed to say anything about how the test was conducted, but I can say that your packets were very helpful.
You can upgrade by adding the difference in price. I never charge for the same thing twice – and there are no expiration dates.
THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BASIC PACKAGE AND THE PREMIER PACKAGE IS TIME SPENT WITH ME –
EITHER IN COACHING (2 ½ HOURS vs 2 HOURS )
AS WELL AS THE WRITING FOR YOU – YOUR 5-POINTS*
WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER THE BUREAU.
*The five-point system is a summary of what you bring to the position
The system is aligned with your five fingers to keep you focused and succinct.
A template is provided for you to write your own with the Basic Package and
I will walk you through what to write.
Basic package – you receive a template and I walk you through what to write.
Premier package – I write the 5 points for you based on our sessions
Also can be used as a summary at the end of the interview.
You can upgrade at any point – and only be charged for the difference between the two packages.
(I never charge for the same thing twice.)
Questions/problems – let me know.