Just to give you a little information in case you want to share with your other clients, the FBI is not doing panel interviews at the regional offices like they usually do, but is instead doing them at local field offices. While this helps to reduce long distance travel, it is causing a lot of slow downs and stress on recruitment as field offices have not been trained/prepared to host panel interviews. So if your other clients don’t have dates yet either, it may just be because their local office is adjusting to this major change in process.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE PHASE II INTERVIEW (feedback from clients)
Smaller offices use MASKS.
Larger facilities use PLEXIGASS
Whatever they use, just stay focused on letting them get to know YOU – THE PERSON!
DEEP SOUTH OR MILITARY — WHATEVER –
DROP THE “SIR” AND “MA’AM”
Easier said than done, but the words are too formal for this interview.
The “end-game” of this interview is for them to get to know YOU – the real YOU.
They are asking themselves –
“Would I want to sit in a car with this person for 8 hours?”
“Who is who is this person?”
“Do we want him or her on our team?”
Talk to these interviewers like they were “people” – coworkers.
This is the demeanor that works the best!
I wanted to let you know I passed phase II!
I definitely would not have been prepared without you!
I’m glad I purchased the premium package as your unlimited advice on my stories was crucial to helping me polish them.
If I could give any advice to future applicants it would be to follow all of your advice, especially about being yourself and trying to bring humor to the interview if possible.
One more thing I think should really be reiterated as the agent who conducted the group pre-interview meeting/briefing as well as all three agents who interviewed me expressed…they are on your side!!! They desperately want you to succeed and pass the interview.
They are NOT comparing you to the other applicants. They just have to be able to “check all the boxes” while interviewing you to see if you have the qualities and characteristics they are looking for.
Every applicant who passes the interview is a win for the FBI. They need agents.
Knowing this should help calm your nerves. I was EXTREMELY nervous at first and my voice was even shaky during my very first response, but as soon as I got through that first one I just relaxed and told myself they wanted me to succeed.
My ability to recall the details of my stories which were critical to answering the questions was not about memorization so much as extreme familiarity.
I recorded each of my stories on my phone and listened to them over and over (until I was bored to tears!!) just to make sure I wouldn’t draw a blank or leave out crucial details during the interview.
Carole, thanks again for your dedication to your profession in helping applicants succeed in the phase II interview!!!!!
I am extremely grateful to have found you!
Just wanted to pass along the information I learned today. I PASSED!!!
Thank you for all of your help. Such a great feeling knowing the agents consider me to be someone they want to work with and that I was able to give them that confidence.
Thank you for all of your interview coaching and for the additional words of advice that I’m sure extended beyond your services.
I greatly appreciate you and hope we can stay in touch.
CAROLE!! I PASSED!!!
I can’t believe it. I just received an email congratulating me. Thank you for your help. I couldn’t have done it without your direction and your patience. I am lucky to have found you online.
FYI— No plexiglass. We all wore masks. Small office. Intimate environment. Nice agents.
Just received official word tonight that I passed my Phase 2 FBI interview!!! I’m so excited I wanted to let you know immediately.
As for the interview itself, my biggest advice is…and this should come as no surprise…be yourself. Wait, let me say it louder for the people in the back. BE YOURSELF!
My interview was far from perfect. In fact, I had to skip a question at first and use the same story twice…BUT I feel that because I gave a wide variety of stories (professional, college, and personal) they really got to know me as a person.
I was fairly confident before using your program, but I believe you really helped fine tune my skills and ensure I was fully prepared. Thank you so much.
CAROLE!!!!!!!! I PASSED!!!!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!!!! THIS IS SUREAL!!!
Thank you for all of your help, I couldn’t have done this without you. Your preparation was GOLDEN.
I will say I was thrown off the cuff a few times but I stuck to the stories we went over and just kept talking. I knew my stories like my life depended on it, in fact I still catch myself telling the story to the trees outside.
When you said “BE YOURSELF” I took that literally in fact I was so much myself I really thought I screwed it up, but you were right. I didn’t try to impress them, I just showed them who I was.
I cant believe it!!! Thank you so much!!!!!