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 Operations division.
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 everything!