US Coast Guard Interview Questions

Updated 3 Jan 2015
Updated 3 Jan 2015
40 Interview Reviews

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    E-4 Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview

    Easy stuff. Have your finances in order, don't pop positive on a drug test, don't have any felony charges, and don't be a complete idiot. If you're 17 or older and you have generally made wise decisions up to that point in your life.....then you should have no problem enlisting into the Coast Guard. Depending on the financial status of the military, you may have to be prepared to play the waiting game once you sign

    Interview Questions

    • There is NOTHING difficult about getting into the military........unless you're dumb, you smoke weed, or you stole a car in your younger years!   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase. It's cut and dry.....either they will accept you, or they won't.

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    Seaman Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview

    I met with a recruiter once with an appointment and it was pretty simple. He asked me some basic questions about what I wanted to do in the CG and how to get the enlistment process started. I wasn't like interviews for other jobs.

    Negotiation

    Hardly any negotiation. He did offer me a guaranteed district, but I am not sure if they are doing that anymore. They were not doing any bonuses of any kind when I signed up.

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    Master Chief Petty Officer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    No interview process, rank is achieved through recommendations of your command, technical tests, service wide exams, evaluations, and time in service. Depending on your specialty will determine the number of Master Chief positions that are available, in my specialty there are only eight Master Chiefs in the entire Coast Guard.

    Negotiation

    No negotiations.

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    LTJG Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview

    Research all information on OPM and USCG.mil. Getting in is not easy, but getting kicked out is near impossible. Once you've made it through the process you will likely accept your job. The CG spends a ton of time vetting you and they leave nearly no stone unturned. Make sure you meet the minimum requirements before you start or you will be wasting your time.

    Interview Questions

    • No interview. Probably filling out the clearance forms.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. If you've made it that far in the process, you know its for you. Get ready for some boot camp!

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    Petty Officer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Recruiters tell you things that aren't true. Do your homework before signing the paper. Make sure it's what you want to do because it's a big commitment. One of the toughest but best decisions I ever made. Tough of great benefits and experience.

    Interview Questions

    • committing 4-6 years of your life without knowing where you will go after basic training.   Answer Question
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    Enlisted USCG Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at US Coast Guard (Montgomery, AL (US)).

    Interview

    There's no initial communication unless you meet a recruiter at a school job fair. I had to hunt and find a recruiter myself before the internet existed. Once you complete all of the paperwork, then the recruiter can guide you through the process. It helps to be fully qualified without needing any waivers for physical issues or pay behavior difficulties such as bad debt or criminal behavior.

    Interview Questions

    • Dozens of pages with questions necessary to obtain a security clearance. Be prepared to research all of your previous addresses, family, phone numbers, employers, etc.   Answer Question
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    Boatswains Mate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    posses the ASVAB scores necessary to become a Boatswains Mate. after a minimum of four months you can place your name on the A School list. After your name is on the list you wait at your unit till you get orders to school. Upon graduation you will be cycled into general population again to perform the duties as a Boatswain Mate 3rd class.

    Negotiation

    none

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    Base Commander Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview

    Natural career progression for active duty senior officer; internal selection board. Initial selection for officer accession points normally do have interviews through the Officer Candidate School or the USCG Academy in New London CT. This was a natural career progression and advancement.

    Interview Questions

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    Enlisted USCG Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Coast Guard (San Juan, PR (US)).

    Interview

    Pretty straightforward although recruiters didn't disclose much of the "crappy work" a junior enlisted would be doing until after contract was signed (LOL). You need to pass a test called the ASVAB and your score would determine your eligibility to various "ratings."

    Negotiation

    "Sign here. "

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    Seaman E3 Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview

    Recruiting process with a military recruiter. Difficult process. Coast Guard is very picky to whom it takes pinto the service. Background checks, drug test asvab test scorecard ect...

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing is difficult if you are a model citizen if you have a shady past don't bother big brother will find it.   Answer Question

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