Name a time your need to deal with ethical dilemma.529 Answers
Seems to be the most frequently asked question based on previous postings.
Just found out I passed the WCST on Tuesday. Waiting eagerly to hear about a phone interview. Today was the last day to take the exams, so I would assume we will hear beginning next week once they've ranked us. Anyone out there apply for the Large Bank position? I was surprised there's only one location for that one. There were so many for the Small/Community position.
Congratulations Betty, I think you are right, phone interviews should be scheduled in the next week and taking place between 10/30-11/3 week( based on comments from past recruiting cycle), and career day should be in the 11/15 week and we can possibly hear the final results before thanksgiving or 1-2 weeks after that. In terms of big banks examiners, I guess they just don’t need that many this cycle. BTW, which districts did you apply? I applied San Francisco and Houston, probably not a good idea (both big cities and not in the same districts). :(
Thank you! Congrats to you, too. Fingers crossed you get your top pick. I think I read somewhere that you won't be considered for your 2nd choice if it's from a different district. Is that true? I went Large Bank, so Pittsburgh/Monroeville for me. I already live here, so I'm hoping it's an "unattractive" destination for others. Haha
Thank you! I actually want my 2nd pick lol, when I applied I have no idea what I was doing lol. I am not sure if it is true or not that I won’t be considered for my 2nd pick but it might be a good question to ask during career day. I didn’t go large bank because of the location, so your guess might be right.😜 Please keep us posted for your progress. It is said people who passed the tests will at least get a phone interview, sounds like survivor bias to me but it’s time to brush up interview questions!
I think it makes sense that they wouldn't allow it. The location you'd be invited to for CED would be different between two different districts. One district wouldn't be able to make an employment decision for another district. With that said, it would be nice if the rules were clearer from the beginning to give people more of a chance. I found some of this process to be arduous... Though I suppose the most difficult parts are still to come. :)
I agree with you that you should not be able to make 2 selections across different districts if they are not prepared internally. That is not fair for candidates who are not familiar with the organizational structure of OCC. But one of major requirements of this position is traveling and relocating, so I guess we all need to be prepare to be assigned to where ever we are needed. There are plenty of opportunities to move around when we get in, so I am not to frustrated about it, I will be comfortable where ever as long as my family is happy and opportunity to grow. I agree with you that we have several challenges to overcome in the coming 1 month, try not to over stress it, first of all, there is always a 2nd chance, and secondly, this is just a job application. Hopefully we will have more candidates joining the conversion soon and by then, we should have a better overall picture.
Hey guys, I took the exam 10/5 and I found out I passed the WCST on 10/6. They said by 10/20 we will receive a phone call so I am still waiting as well. I started to get nervous for a minute because some time has passed but from this thread it seems as if we are all still waiting for the call haha.
Hi, Dc_94, congratulations on passing the test and welcome to the discussion. There is no need to worry, the test deadline was 10/12, and the written portion needs 72 hrs to be graded(although it seems everyone gets their result in one day). So I believe they just got all the results last Friday. Next week they will sort all the application/test result and making list for the phone screening. Brush up your interview skills, it will come before you know it!
I also passed the two portions of the assessment although I was concerned that I didn't do the written section well. The knowledge portion was by far the easiest exam I've ever taken. So now I'm anxiously awaiting from them about screening. Interviews have never been my strong point, so I'm a bit worried. This is my only opportunity for work/internships as no other companies invited me to an interview for busy season. So I'm pretty much putting all my eggs into this one basket.
There are lots of smaller companies that don't necessarily hire for "busy season" that will provide challenging and rewarding experiences if you don't make it this time around, Chris. There's no shortage of entry-level accounting jobs out there, for sure, and you can always apply again next cycle and have the upper hand. This is a very competitive program, from what I gather of it, but you probably did better than you think. Keep the faith, and good luck!!
I took the tests very early in the process, so I have been eagerly awaiting this week to find out about a phone interview. Applied for the small bank position for June 2018 start dates in St. Louis and Indianapolis. I am hoping these are less of a preference for many. Good luck to everyone!
Hello everyone, this will be my third time applying for the job. I have gotten all the way to the interview part but did not receive an offer. I hope this time I can get the position.
Welcome to the discussion, it is very nice to know that you trying for your 3rd time, keep up the good spirit! I believe we can consider you the most experienced here, could you give us a brief description of your past experience with OCC? The good, the bad and tips and tricks... Much appreciated and hope you can get in with the ideal location you have in mind!
Welcome, Chris, Damien04! Please keep us posted if you hear anything about the phone interview.
Hello and good luck to everyone. I passed both tests, but I wished I'd have known about the issue with applying across two separate districts. I'm hoping that Cleveland isn't a preferable location for many, but my 2nd (Philadelphia) probably is. This is my first time applying, but I have some banking experience which I hope might help. I actually live in Pittsburgh as well, so I'm crossing my fingers for that one, although there are not many vacancies from what I understand.
I'm glad to see a fellow 'Burgher among the ranks. Did you apply for both Mid and Large, RS403? I didn't know you COULD apply for both at the time, so I didn't. Though if I had known, the salaries in only cities I would leave PGH for wouldn't allow me to survive in them (NYC, San Fran, Boston)! I have experience, too, and taking a pay cut for this position is doable here, but feels impossible in most other cities because COL is so high. I just don't know how you get in, otherwise. I have 6 yrs of experience, but my application for a Level/Pay Band V position was rejected almost immediately.
Welcome, RS403! Hello, Betty7, it looks like to me that you get in as a NB III, in 1 year, your got promoted to IV and 1 year after that, when you pass the exam and get commissioned, you get your NB V. So it is impossible for external applicants to apply for V as you would need to pass the exam, which is only offered internally.
That does seem to be the case, Aurther. I've been watching for almost a year and have never seen a level IV position offered. So start at the beginning or you have to get commissioned somewhere else (FRB, FDIC, etc). The ad said being commissioned wasn't required, but I'm sure commissioned candidates are given preference!!
Betty7, I think you should have better prospects at Band IV than most applicants with your level of experience. I only have 1.5 years out of college and I believe that I'm up against far more experienced candidates for III. Are any of you aware of individuals that have gotten hired either directly from school, or less than 2 years out? I do see your point on COL. One of the things that attracted me to the 'Burgh was its low COL, but unfortunately that means that salaries are lower as well. This position would represent about a 25% increase from where I stand now, but that might not mean much in Philly - definitely not in NYC!
RS403, if you look through all the posts on glassdoor, you will notice several posts mentioned that they applied through school, which could mean they don't have experience, yet they still got the position. Don't talk yourself down, present yourself well and that is all you need, I don't see a point of considering how good/bad other candidates are.
Hi everyone, please update if you got a call or email to set up a phone interview. If not, I believe it is safe now to call it a day and assume nobody got any news from OCC so far.
Be sure to post your district if you hear, either way. Also, if your status changes on USAJobs, let us know that, too!!
Does anyone know if calls for phone interviews go out exactly on the 20th? I just emailed Recruitment yesterday and they said if selected for phone interview then I would get a call before the end of October. Getting antsy!
& in reference to the above question---because the email that I got for passing the written portion indicated before Oct 20th
Hello, JM! Thanks for busting the silence here! LOL, I am anxiously waiting too. Unfortunately, I do not have prior experience for the recruiting cycle, but I believe they will set up a time with you first for a future time in terms of phone interview instead of cold calling people and goes into interview immediately. I have not received any calls from OCC yet, let us be patient and have faith team! BTW, if anyone got calls from OCC, please do share with us, thanks!
I believe Oct 20 is the deadline they will set up phone interviews with "in the run" candidates.
Hey, everyone! I passed my knowledge test on October 11th and found out that I had passed the written test on the 13th. I'm impatiently waiting to see if I will be moving forward in the hiring process. This is my dream post-college gig! I listed the Philadelphia office as my first choice location, and the San Francisco office as my second choice location. Good luck to everyone involved in this round of hiring! I'll provide an update when I receive any new information.
Will I be rejected because of a recent collection on my credit report if I receive an offer? (debt has been paid)
Good luck to you too, PhillyExplorer, welcome to the discussion. Looks like we are all nervous at this time, but based on the past posts, wait until after Career Exploration Day folks, anxious gauge will probably go through the roof, LOL.
Hi, Mac, that is a good question but I am afraid that is the question only OCC HR can answer and I will probably NOT bring it up until the career day when they have experts in that subject on site and ask in private, but that is just my suggestions.
I hear it, Aurthur. I interviewed with the Fed in NYC in May and it was July before they got back to me with a rejection. I've barely come down from "red alert" from that. I'm not emotionally prepared for a long wait on this! Haha! That's a good question, Mac. I know from previous posts that they do pull credit, but I have no idea what the criteria for "acceptable" credit are.
Hi, Betty, how are you doing? It already past 5PM there on the east coast so I guess it is safe for you to call it a day and go home, kick off your shoes and put a movie on. It will be a torture to us as the career day will be around Thanksgiving and waiting for some news for such a long holiday is not going to be fun, maybe it will be a good time to take some part time jobs during that time frame to switch focus a little. Fed is really difficult to get in as far as I know, last time I checked the employee profiles on their website, most of them have a PhD in economics...And Fed does not even use the USAJOBS channel to accept the applications, that just tells me how cocky they are LOL, so don't beat yourself up too much. It seems nobody got called so far, that is a good sign to me..
Well... The Federal Reserve is gov't affiliated, but they aren't a gov't agency. I'm pretty sure they can't use the USAJobs portal. I'm good, otherwise. Just impatient. You? Here's to hearing something tomorrow!
Still Waiting.. LOL. I'm glad to know we are all in the same boat though, makes me feel a little less crazy !
Today is the 19th and we still didn't hear anything, this is weird considering on the previous two times I have applied for the position, the employee from OCC called me promptly to have the phone interview
Well at least we are ALL in the same boat. I'd be crushed if you all had heard and I didn't. 😎 Did they cold-call you on the spot for the phone interview without setting up a time?
Not need to worry team, as long as none of us got any calls so far. Keep faith up, finish the book you are reading, continue working hard at your job, spend time with your family. Once the wheels start spinning, we won’t have much time for those.
I’m 1000000000% sure that they email you with directions on how to schedule the phone interview, if you get selected for the phone screening. They don’t call to set that up.
Looks like they're bringing it right down to the wire.......
Almost 5 p.m. on the east coast. looks like we'll hear tomorrow
Well, hopefully this is the last day of compulsively checking the phone for an email or call. Good luck, everyone!!
too late. i've already lost my mind. it is no more
Hey guys! Just saw that my status on my application changed from "received" to "reviewed" and it says I met the minimum qualifications! No email yet though! Anyone else?
No status change, but I got my email. My phone interview is Monday. 😁
i applied for the large bank and midsize bank positions... rejected on large bank, still waiting to hear on midsize. I suspect if i'm rejected on one i will be on the other too, but we'll see.
Just received the email for phone interview!
Congratulations!! Nothing for me yet...patient patient... Has anyone heard from south or western district yet?
i applied to southern and western. nothing yet
I only applied to Western and nothing yet :/ Last year I applied to Southern & Eastern, they seem to be quicker about the process.. From what I read in the previous forum, Southern district tends to take longer during the application process.
Still waiting, but starting to freak out! My status on USAJobs still says "received", I haven't received any form of communication yet, and it's 1:47PM here on the East Coast. I applied to the Eastern (Philadelphia) and Western (San Francisco) regions. I'll try to stay sane for the rest of the day!
Hi all, Ive been watching this chain for the past week..I just received the email to interview next Wednesday for Large banks ...my status for that app also changed to "reviewed". My app status for small to mid is unchanged. I applied last minute..took the exams the last day. Im in Rochester but want to get out of WNY...my background is in mortgage banking and Roc has no more plentiful opportunities like it used to with an underwriting background so why not
Congratulations, team! Just got my email for Large Banks, but no status change for MCBS. Just hang tight. :)
UPDATE: I received my phone-screening interview email shortly after 3:00PM! I will be interviewing with the Philadelphia office. Good luck to everyone else! I'll be back when I find out how I did on the phone interview.
UPDATE: Hi, team, I got my interview email just now (12:40 San Francisco time) for next Tuesday! Looks like western district is sending out invites now.
Anyone else apply for Santa Ana & LA?
Congrats to everyone who has gotten a phone interview, I applied to Central, for the Midsized and Community, haven't heard anything, and the status is still received.
Are they gonna send email to tell you if you are NOT selected to have the interview?
Has anyone heard from the central region? I haven’t heard anything from them for small banks. My large bank application says reviewed and I met minimum qualifications but no email yet.
Actually just got the email to schedule phone interview from large bank I believe. Still waiting to here from central region for small banks good luck to everyone waiting!
Still waiting on Central as well. Slowly but surely losing my mind!
Has anyone been contacted about their phone interview yet? From the email I received after passing my exams, we would hear something no later than today.
My application status says reviewed & I met the qualifications but no email :/ 8PM here on the east coast.
I just received an email today for scheduling the phone-screening interview. I applied for the Central district for Community/Mid-sized banks.
As of 11:16 PM, I received an email to schedule to Midsize bank phone screening for the central, just letting you all know.
I assumed that I would receive an email telling me that I either did or did not manage to get an interview. Maybe I'm wrong, but that seemed to be the idea. As of Saturday morning now, I have yet to get anything, and my application still shows a "Received" status. I suppose this just means that I wasn't accepted which I pretty much assumed would happen from the start, but it would be nice to hear that from them directly rather than guessing.
Mine says “reviewed”. Not sure what that means in this process.
I was losing hope, but received an email this morning for a phone interview. I hope everyone else has heard back by now. Btw, I applied for the Midwest region.
anyone else get an incomplete? It says not further for consideration, guessing I didn't make it...
I applied for both a large bank position (Pittsburgh) and also a MCBS position. I was emailed Friday for an interview that seems to be from the large bank division, but have not heard anything from the MCBS. Is it possible this one interview will encompass both? Since it is Saturday afternoon, should I assume that I am NOT going to be interviewed for the MCBS position?
I finished scheduling my phone interview for this Wednesday for the West Coast region. I'm pretty nervous about it as I'm trying to recruit for a job after I graduate this May. Anyone have any experience with the phone interview and what kind of questions do they ask?
Alright, here we go! It's real now! I actually just got my email inviting me to my screening for MCBS on Wednesday (I honestly don't remember/know what that stands for). This was a lot later than I expected, but I'm very excited to still be in the running. Good luck to everyone else!
Update: Got the email last night around 10PM to interview with the Cincinnati Office!
Has anyone heard anything for MCSB Pittsburgh location?
Hey everyone! When I applied I listed my top choices as the Philadelphia office and the New York office but it looks like the employees who are setting up the screening interview are from the Pittsburgh office. Did I mess up or can you still get scheduled for interviews from offices that weren't your top two choices?
@Oats - You can review the 162 other interviews on this website to get an idea of what they will ask. From what I understand, both the phone and in-person interviews are 99% behavioral questions. @Anon - I didn't think there was a Pittsburgh location for MCBS, just LBS? I'm gonna kick myself if I missed out on doubling my odds of getting an OCC job without moving. Lol @Ben - I wouldn't sweat it. It seems they're behind the 8 ball this cycle. Pittsburgh might just be helping out to get everyone scheduled ASAP.
The person doing your interview and their location has nothing to do with the location you applied.
I just got my email as of 11:00 am there's still hope if you didn't receive one yet!
I was told that if you applied for both large and midsize you still only have one phone interview, and that will encompass both.
I passed the OCC written test and I was suppose to receive a notification by Oct 20. I have not received an email at all. Any thoughts?
Had my phone interview for LBS. Was exactly as expected. Lasted about a half hour, give or take. She said that CED for LBS will be in Chicago this year. I love Chicago, so let's hope I get to see it. Let the anxiety begin!! 😬
Congratulations, Betty7! Sounds like you nailed it!! Could you share with us a little bit of the questions the interviewer asked? Also, What date the CED might be and when do you expect to hear anything back for the CED? Again, good job! Looks like the research and practice do pay off.
Just had my phone interview for MCBS! We actually went a little bit over since the call took about 48 minutes. I don't think I did so well (I'm very sick, so my voice isn't all the way there), but I'm still hopeful. She did ask a lot of follow-up questions and seemed interested in my answers! She also told me to get well, so at least she realized that I'm sick. I was told that CED for the Northeast region will be the week of November 13th, and that we'll know something by November 9th. I'm going to take a break from this site to avoid becoming overly anxious in anticipation, but I really hope to see some of you in NYC on the week of November 13th!
Thanks for all the information, PhillyExplorer! Hope you get better soon, time to get ready for the CED I guess. Still nervous about tomorrow myself lol, please share with us about the questions interviewer asked or anything you think worth mentioning. My interview is 4:00 PM at interviewer's time so I don't want to keep her for too long and she probably wants it over sooner as well...
Interviewer asked STAR questions we've all seen: Difficult team member, a time you went above and beyond, a time you had to deal with change, etc. Also asked a few other random questions about willingness to travel, what you expect to get out of the experience, etc. Literally nothing I wasn't expecting. I forgot to ask when we'd hear back. That was silly of me, but I was kind of keyed up. 😁 CED will be a 1/2 day meet n' greet with Execs and EICs followed by the panel interview.
scheduled for phone interview on wednesday. i think i screwed the pooch since i submitted an lbs application for pitt and mc for a station in the western district and another one in the southern district. based on what i've read in this thread and last years thread, will they just ignore my 2nd and 3rd choice and leave me only with pitt?
-failson: Yes, you will be considered for the lBS only unless there is a shortage of recommended candidates for your 2nd choice. The 3rd choice is almost guaranteed to be ignored unless something else happens or your 2nd and 3rd choices don't have enough candidates that applied
-PhillyExplorer and everyone else: The CED will be in the headquarter office of NYC on 340 Madison Ave. OCC will be placing you in a 4 star hotel near time square, most likely a Sheraton for the night before the interview. After the interview is done they will take you in for fingerprints and a small chat from other assistant national bank examiners. After that you will get a call back after one week to notify you that you have gotten an offer or send you an email 2-3 weeks later for rejection.
well thank you for confirming my suspicions. i may as well apply next round to multiple cities in the same region =/
@Aurther of this post I can't guarantee that you'll get the same questions, but I suggest thinking about your answers to why you chose the OCC/why are you interested in finance and banking, times you've worked in difficult groups, and times when your actions made a positive impact. The willingness to travel and relocate questions are pretty self-explanatory. Hope that helps a little! To the anonymous poster: will the OCC put me in a hotel if I live in Philly? Also, will they put me on Amtrak instead of flying me into JFK due to the relatively short distance between the cities? Thanks for that big slice of helpful information!
^That last post was mine, btw! I forgot to add a name to it haha
Congrats to all of you. I didn’t pass the WSCT.... and I was so shocked beyond belief. I definitely did not expect that. How did you guys write your assessments? I didn’t think I was not concise. Any tips? (For next time!)
We can't share anything regarding the exam as agreed in the terms upon taking the exam. I'd say read the guidelines they provide on the cover page of the written exam.
Good luck to you today, Aurther. Let us know how it goes!
Just had my MCBS phone interview for central, it went a bit over, which I hope is good, we talked about a lot of behavioral situation, do work above and beyond, handle change, etc. Chatted a bit about international travel experience, told me a lot about the training period and what I would expect. Said I would hear back at latest by 11/9/17. Does it sound like it went well to you all? Hope everyone else is having good impressions from the phone interviews.
I just had my phone interview too, I don't know how it went but I felt it was decent. Mine lasted about 25 minutes for MCBS.
Does anyone know how many positions are available in Central?
Hi, team, I have finished my interview, I think I did OK... I was asked about 4 behavior questions, and they all have been covered in the past posts, so preparation is key and don't forget to answer in the STAR format. Other than that, we talked a little bit about my past experience, and the travel and relocation related to this position. The lady who did the interview with me was nice. The interview lasted about 45 minutes. Just like everyone has been informed so far, CED is gonna be in the week of Nov. 13 and we shall hear something by 9th. I need to relax a little bit now and catch up with my work and school before the big day comes... Not sure if I missed anything, if you have any questions, please ask and I can see if I can relate. Thanks everyone for your support, great team here and good luck to everyone!!
i think i did extremely good in this interview. i don't believe i made the cut for lbs (pitt) but my interviewer said that if i pass the CED for western district is in denver since i applied for iowa. so based on these answers it looks like each region's CED will be located at their central office: Eastern: NYC Western: Denver, CO Midwest: Chicago South: Dallas hopefully this should clarify everything for some people since i was confused at first. good luck to everyone
I want to revise that - Eastern - NYC Western - Denver Midwest & LBS only - Chicago South - Dallas Both MCBS & LBS - ??? (Has previously been in D.C.)
betty you might be correct but if i am not mistaken was pitt the only lbs location in this recruiting round?
How can I know if the interview went very well or not? Would the interviewer comment on it at the end if it was good?
Yes, you are right. PGH was the only location for LBS, which is what I applied for. The interviewer told me LBS CED is in Chicago.
It's likely if you are interviewing for *both* MCBS and LBS (regardless of what district your MCBS spot is) that it's in Chicago, too, I just can't confirm because I didn't submit a MCBS application.
>It's likely if you are interviewing for *both* MCBS and LBS (regardless of what district your MCBS spot is) that it's in Chicago, too, I just can't confirm because I didn't submit a MCBS application. that seems reasonable to assume. i feel like i should've cleared that up with my interviewer
I was told that for sure if that you are selected for both midsize and large the career exploration day will be in Chicago. Also I wouldn’t put a lot of stock into how long your phone interview was. Mine was almost a hour but my interviewer dominated the conversation so I do not think it went that well.
Is today the last day of phone interviews?
No it's not mine is tomorrow.
The last day for interview should be tomorrow because in the interview email it stated that if the proposed time for the interview is not convenient for you, you can suggest another time but it must be before 10/26 COB, which is tomorrow. I think it is important to look back (if you have done the interview) and review the notes to see what you did well and what you kind of stumbled then make improvement, after all, it's all about the CED interview and phone interview is a good practice. It's a good idea to sort of reverse-engineering and try to figure out what OCC is thinking but overdoing it is probably not a good idea. I would suggest take all the present and past comments, what your friends and neighbors said into consideration, but always only take OCC website and direct communication with OCC as the only valid resources. It's really nice to see so many of us advanced this far, don't forget why and how you started and keep on fighting!
Hi guys, I had my interview today, and I was wondering a few things. First, if you were to live 7 hours away from your CED location, would the OCC pay for your flight and hotel? Second, I think I did fairly decent with my phone interview, and I was wondering how everyone else is feeling? Good luck to all of you!
Yes they pay. However, sometimes the hotel is paid through reimbursement.
but if its reimbursement, one always has the option of just doing airbnb in chicago right?
I had my interview this morning, it went well. My interviewer was great, answered all my questions. There was nothing that participating in this forum did not cover or help me prepare for. I am being considered for LBS although I applied for both LBS and MCBS (I assume because of my background).
Failson, the travel for CEW is centrally booked by the OCC. They'll simply tell you where you are staying
Congrats Shar. So your interviewer told you that you are considered for LBS?
My app status never changed, still received. Anyone’s the same?
I don't consider myself an expert when it comes to USAJOBS.GOV applications, but I did apply for about 30 openings so far and from my personal experience, the status is NOT a good indicator of anything except the "received" you got initially. The best indicators for this position is following: 1. Test Invitation Email (you application is received correctly) 2. Phone Screen Interview Email(you passed the test and have met the minimum requirement) 3. CED invitation email (you passed the screen interview) 4. Offer Call! (you passed everything! Well, I am not sure if they're gonna call or email, but from past post, seems like it's going to be a call) I got about 5 applications in USAJOBS that are referred, 3 showing reviewed and 9 showing received. They don't make a difference to me.
In terms of traveling, from the past post, OCC will book your ticket to the CED (airplane or train), so no worry there. But when it comes to hotel, it's a mix bag. It seems in the past that OCC only made reservation for the hotel but did NOT pay upfront. On CED you fill in a reimbursement form for that cost. It could be some time before you get reimbursed, so it's probably a good idea to set aside some money to cover that.
The occ pays 100% of your transportation and lodging for CED. They reimburse you for meals and per say you had to leave your car at the airport garage.
Thank you Author for the explanation.
I just received an email stating that I did not qualify for LBS yet they confirmed that I did a phone interview for MCBS. The only confusing part is that they said I'll get a response by Nov 17th regarding the status of my MCBS application. This kinda contradicts what's been stated in this whole thread since CED is on the week of Nov 13th. This means I'm not in the running for my first office choice but nothing else.
^Aurther I meant.
-PhillyExplorer and Everyone else: When chosen for the CED, Occ will ask you to choose how would you like to travel to the field office to have the interview. There are three options to choose from: 1. Drive your own vehicle. OCC will pay at a flat rate in regards to how many miles you have reported for traveling to the office and back home. 2. Flight tickets will be issued to you if you choose to fly, you have to submit your location and the preference to travel either in morning, afternoon or night time. OCC then will book the flight for you. 3. Amtrak. If you live closer to the filed office for CED and choose not to take the flight, a preference of taking the train will be available to you. Same procedure with above, you have to submit your location and the preference to travel either in morning, afternoon or night time. OCC then will book the Amtrak for you. For all methods of traveling listed above,reimbursement for taxi is provided. For example even if you choose to drive to the filed office location and stayed in a hotel the night before, you can still call a cab to arrive at the field office the next morning and not have to worry about where to park your vehicle. Meals will not be reimbursed, so keep that in mind.
Anybody knows if they check with the supervisors you listed on the resume? I did not quite get long with one of my previous boss but I listed her as it seems to be a requirement when you fill in the resume through USAJOBS.
If same questions from screen interview were to ask on CED, will you answer with the same example for behavioral questions? What is your opinion?
Absolutely. I've already been over and over and over my responses. I've picked the best anecdotal stories I can come up with in the six years I've been an auditor. An in person setting will afford a little more time and opportunity to expound on those stories, so as to answer the questions more completely and give the interviewer more of a clear picture. I wouldn't try to come up with a second explanation that doesn't answer the question as well, just for the sake of having a "new" response.
I was just invited via email to CED in Chicago on the 15th! Good luck everyone. Get ready for your emails!
Hi. Had my phone interview. Was curious if anyone knew how long you're away for CED since it's in the middle of the week?? I applied for southern district so I'd be going to Dallas.
@JM - The entire event is 3 days (13th-15th), but the part you have to be at is 1/2 a day. How long you are actually in the city will entirely depend on what you coordinate with the scheduler, and how far away you are from your headquarters.
Congratulations, Betty7!! Great news! Refreshing my mailbox every 5 mins. 😂😂
*Update: just got my invitation to Denver for CED ! It’s gonna to Nov. 16th for me.😊
Congrats Betty7 and Betty7! Hope you both nail it! Still waiting on mine for Central, were yours for MCBS or LBS?
Thank you. I'm LBS. Aurther is MCBS Western, I believe.
Sorry, Betty7 and Aurther
Congrats, Betty and Aurther! I guess the Western District is starting to send out invites. I'm still waiting to hear back from the Northeast. Best of luck to you two!
Hi, team, I am applying for MCBS. Wish you all good luck!!
Got the invitation for CED in Chicago on 11/15. Good luck to all! Is anyone familiar with the travel process? My CED begins at 7:30 A.M. on a Wednesday, I assume they would fly me out the night before? My flight would only be about 1 our, but is a 5 hour drive.
Just received an email inviting me to CED November 14, 2017 in Denver! Good luck to you all :)
I just received my invitation for the CED in New York for the Northeast
hell yes got invited for CED on 11/15 in denver. i was panicking because i thought the invitation email was a phishing scam so i checked the original headers and ssl certs and everything looked fine i guess. good luck to all of you!
Just got my CED in New York for the 14th, did anyone get their CED on the 13th? I'm trying to figure out if they are doing CED from 13-15 or 14-16 for the northeast
Has anyone heard (or not heard) about CED in Chicago for MCBS?
I just received my invitation for CED in New York on the 15th. So I believe it’s the 13-15.
Invitation for CED in Chicago, on the 16th!
LBS or MCBS?
NYC on the 14th here. I applied for LBS and MCBS. Does anyone know if they're in the running for both or one or the other?
Received invite for Chicago on the 14th.
Am I the only person that found it extremely strange that they requested that we elect a cell phone carrier. I've been a federal employee for quite awhile, and have moved a few times across agencies, and found that quite strange. Anyway, see you NYC peeps Nov 14th :)
They provide you with a cell phone. It will be a Washington DC based line. You can pick AT&T or Verizon, or you can use your personal number and it'll be subsidized some.
does anyone know what they mean by 'departure address'? do they mean your home address and the time it takes to reach your preferred airport?
Found out I will be in Denver on 11/15 for the western district CED. Who else from here will be there on that day? Congrats to everyone
Got an invite to CED on Nov 14th in Chicago. I saw that someone else had a CED on the 16th in Chicago. Are the dates random, or is there a certain reason some people go to an earlier CED? Also, how many people usually get invited to one of these? It seems like almost everyone here who got a phone interview got an invite.
It does seem most have gone on to the next round and it is exciting but in all honesty I do have reservations about moving twice long distance in a 6 mos period and the logistics of that as a single person. (After hire travel is no problem). General high turnover of the position seems apparent, something I ordinarily treat as a flag when job hunting.
Did anyone who did their phone interview with the Philly office get invited to CED?
Anyone have any knowledge of the day that you were given for CED having any meaning, or just being random?
I am not sure if the dates mean anything, maybe OCC HR knows. In my opinion, team, everyone has his or her equal shot at this point at CED. OCC is paying for everything for us to go there and experience their culture and opportunities, so I appreciate their gesture and efforts and of cause the money. I am not worrying about who is in front of me, behind me, with me for the CED, I am not worried even if Alan Greenspan is in my group at that day. It’s all about you now, sharp up everything for CED and you will be fine. BTW, I am really excited to see Denver(never been there). Good luck, folks!
this is probably speculation but i would gather turnover is a function of the ratio of travel (ie the share of travel in excess of 50 miles so your put into a hotel vs regular vehicle travel to client sites) and the general office culture. i would also imagine office culture plays a crucial role in this.
Well, guys, I didn't make it this time. I received my rejection email about two hours ago. I suppose that's what I get for trying to do the interview while extremely sick. Oh well, I guess I'll apply again in January. Congrats to everyone who was invited to CED! I will no longer comment since I'm out of this recruiting cycle's round, but I will likely continue to watch and see how some of the posters that I recognize advance in the process.
-PhillyExplorer: Best of luck to you, just remember there are people who applied 3-4 times to OCC to get an offer. See you in the next round of recruiting cycle.
Just found out about this thread. I applied early in October and took my test Oct 11. Found out I passed the following week and had my phone interview the following week. Got a call Oct 31 that I got invited to CED. My CED will be between Nov 13-15 in Dallas. Does anyone know what to expect? Type of questions they will ask?
@PhillyExplorer, please come back and check the feedbacks everyone got from CED and I am sure with all the experience you have now, you will be much better prepared for the next cycle (which is right around the corner after holiday season). Compare with other government agencies, OCC has a much faster pace when it comes to recruiting. Good luck!!
Hi. Does anyone remember what they said the start date would be for the position? I have my Interview the 14th, but I am trying to plan a trip during the end of December and beginning of January. Thanks guys!!
This may be a stupid question, but since they are flying me down and putting me up in a hotel, I assume I am in charge of finding my own taxi to the building.
based on what they sent in the invitational email the instructions say that flight and hotel costs are billed directly to the OCC (ie theyre paying for it) and i think you can get reimbursed for taxi expenses from your hotel to the office and other expenses.
I made it to CED in Dallas back in April and I was reimbursed for my mileage to and from the airport, parking, and my Lyft to the interview and back to the airport. I didn’t eat anything that day, but I assume that they would have reimbursed me for that as well.
According to OCC we don't get reimbursed for meals. Just airfare, mileage, hotel, and transportation to and from airport & hotel.
Any idea on if they’re still sending invites to CED?
CED invites are done
How do you know they're done? And do you mean for a specific region or all regions?
I was told CED invites or rejections would be sent out at latest by November 9th, but this was from my phone interview for MCBS in Central. I haven’t heard back either way.
Is the hotel usually pretty close to the office where CED will take place?
Has anyone in the Southern District received an invitation/rejection yet?
Also, if they do reject you, do they email you or just leave you guessing?
@Tobo- Some people in this thread have already received rejection emails so I assume everyone will get an email at somepoint
They will tell you by November 9th for sure. In the meantime, as long as you haven’t received the rejection email, you shouldn’t give up hope, my 2 c.
Do you have to put in a specific request for a hotel? If I'm 70 miles away will I qualify?
I flew in and out the same day when I went to Dallas. I’m not sure what circumstances constitute getting a hotel room.
My flight is in and out of Denver on the same day. I think that your travel preferences (departing morning, afternoon, or evening) that you selected in your candidate profile determine whether or not you get a hotel. I chose morning, so of course the least expensive thing for them to do is avoid a night in a hotel. Makes sense to me. Does anyone know how long CED will last?
KCx - what else did they tell you when they sent your itinerary? I'm thinking I may also get flights on the same day since my time is 12:30 and I was curious as to how that will go down. Also, I believe it's 4 hours.
Anon, that was all unfortunately. 2 flight numbers.
What are the chances that they send out invites/rejections today. I’m tired of flapping in the wind, i would enjoy my weekend much more if I know what’s going on.
I'd say 50/50. Acceptance of the invitation to CED was due by noon today. If people don't accept, it seems reasonable that they'd start going down the line inviting the next most qualified candidates. Good luck!!
Curious, is everyone applying for the January start date?
Yes, I beliece this is what's going on. That is why until the 9th, as long as no rejection letter yet, there is still chance to be invited.
I'm LBS... June start.
I applied for NY. June start date. I haven't received anything yet regarding the CED. No acceptance or rejection yet.
Everyone with CED invite got their travel info yet? I have accepted the invite to NY on 14th but did not get any travel accommodation yet.
NYC on the 14th also, haven't heard about travel accommodations yet
CED invites are finished, if u didn't get it then you aren't invited, at least for the northeast region it is true
How do you know that?
A friend of a friends brothers girlfriend read it somewhere and told them so.
Well, since we are all waiting anxiously, which offices did everyone apply for?!
I'll see some of you guys in Chicago on the 16th. I won't receive housing or transportation since I live less than 10 miles from the Chicago Central District office.
Does anyone know how roughly long CED is? My begin time and departure time are only about 6 hours apart
Depends. Afternoon is from 12:30-4pm
I emailed my interviewer, because I thought the same thing - my flight home was too early. She said that they made some changes to the campaign this time around and that the whole thing is only about 2-2.5 hrs. Hope that helps.
Anybody receive a recent invitation/rejection to the CED (within the past few days)? I'm still waiting for an email in general regarding CED. Haven't received an invite OR rejection for southern district. I was told i would hear back by Nov. 9.
What time is your return flight? My session begins at 7:30 and my return flight is about 1:30. Seems like this may be too early.
For those staying in a hotel, what do you plan on doing with your bag while at the interview? I assume we will have to check out of our rooms before hand. I'm going to pack light, but i will have that one bag with me and I don't know what to do with it.
Didn't stay in a hotel last time but I had a backpack and they had a storage room, this was NYC office
7:30+2.5 hrs = 10am. That's *plenty* of time to make a 1:30 flight. The hotel they put me in is about 3 blocks from the event. I am leaving my bag with the front desk of the hotel after I check out. If you don't feel comfortable asking them to hold it, just bring it. Lots of people will be doing the same thing.
As stated, you can leave your bag with the front desk at the hotel or you can bring it with you. They will have a closet/storage area for your bag(s) at your interview location.
Has everyone received their travel details? I am still awaiting mine.
I haven’t received my itinerary neither.
I received my itinerary on Monday (11/6). My CED is in Chicago on the 14th though so itineraries might come later for later CEDs.
Received mine today. If you haven’t received it, you may contact them to find out.
Do they send a rejection email or is it just an acceptance email for ced?
I'm new to the thread, and concur with timelines above. I've heard the time from CED to offer can be 2-3 weeks (yikes). It's been a long two+months of anxiety for me! I'm headed to Denver for CED next week as well. I have less than 10 years in finance industry, zero experience in public sector. I always had great experiences working with OCC Examiners in the past, so I'm excited to finally bite the bullet and go after this position. It's definitely a pay cut (initially), but I'm intrigued by the numerous career paths and specialties available. Best of luck to you all!
Has anyone received their itinerary for NYC?
No, I’m still waiting for my itinerary. My CED is in NYC also.
I'm confused at why I haven't received an acceptance or rejection email regarding CED
^ Same here. I thought they were supposed to send SOMETHING by Nov. 9
They are still working on the itinerary for the CED in NYC.
People still waiting to hear back from NYC?
I am still waiting to hear back from NYC
I’m still waiting on Dallas. Would’ve been nice if they had sent a rejection letter so I could’ve moved on weeks ago. USAJobs still shows ‘reviewed’. Guess they forgot about me
I finally received my itinerary for CED in NYC!
I wonder if every district sends rejection emails or does NYC just leave you hanging?
If your flight will arrive about 3 to 4 hours before my interview starting time, how would you spend the time? Can we report to the office earlier than scheduled and wait there?
Anyone still waiting on an itinerary for NYC? Not sure if they're going to give me assistance on my hotel so I emailed again
I am still waiting for any sort of reply from them. Hopefully hear from them soon. I did not receive an acceptance or rejection email yet
^ same. No rejection or invitation from Dallas. (Pretty annoying)
Those who are wondering if being left hanging is specific to a region, I haven't heard anything from about Chicago for MCBS. I'll be trying again next time around, but it's fairly annoying that I haven't heard anything
Does anyone know what kind of questions they ask at the CED interview? Looking back at older Glassdoor posts, it seems the questions are very similar to the phone interview questions in any given hiring quarter, but the questions seem to differ from quarter to quarter. Someone who's been to CED before - does this sound right to you? Should I just be refining the answers I gave during the phone interview?
I will be in Colorado on the day of the 14th but my interview isn’t until the 15th. Does anyone else have a schedule similar to this? I’m kind of wondering what I should do the entire day of the 14th.
Dx, I'm in the same situation. I get flown out to Chicago on the 13, stay in a nice hotel, then have CED on the 14th. I'd just enjoy the city you're in, prep your interview answers in the hotel, and just relax.
Anyone else still left in the dark about CED? Getting pretty frustrated.
My interview is on Tuesday and I still didn't get my hotel arranged. I'm booking my own hotel for this
Dx, same situation. I might go sightseeing since I'll get to my hotel at 12 and then probably sleep at 7. Not sure at what time you'll check into your hotel
I also didn’t get my hotel arranged, I called and emailed multiple times. I booked my own, hopefully they will reimburse me.
I still haven't got an itinerary and I'm not sure if they've booked a flight for me? Im in ohio and I'm supposed to be in NYC wednesday....
Guys!!!!!! Check your emails. The person in charge of traveling for the northeast have replied just now!!! Cancel ur hotels if you can!! They won't pay u for hotel if u booked ur own
For those who are freaking out because they haven't heard anything. I emailed my phone interviewer and he was surprised nothing is being sent. He is asking around to figure out what is going on.
What's so sad is the person claiming not to have heard anything and getting everyone in an uproar is most likely the same troll that was on the previous feed of over 700 comments and they are here on this feed again because they haven't ever been invited to CED or was invited and got turned down they are sick enough to create confusion and make everyone life miserable because they are miserable! I'm certain that OCC is competent enough to notify it's candidates! So don't believe the hype of this one troll that posted several of the same comments making it seem like there are several people that haven't received information-sick!
Saw some of u guys today at the interview but none of you said hi
Anyone have trouble checking in their hotel?
Might be a dumb question but who makes the hiring decision? Is it the interviewers or the district offices you applied for?
How's everyone's interview? The northeast ones should be all done by today
My interview went great. PNC's Examiners that lead my interview were a delight. The presentation about the program was super informative. The initial phone interviewer said all offers for LBS would be made before Thanksgiving. FYI - they are hiring four people into Pittsburgh's LBS. Relieved it's over, and I am cautiously optimistic. Off to the airport!
How many are interviewed for these four positions?
More than 20
Hello, Betty, it’s great to know that your interview went well! I am stuck in SFO now because my plane is delayed, I wish I am in the position now I can be relieved too. Lol Hope everyone had great experience at CED so far and wish everyone best luck for tomorrow!
Good luck to you, Aurther. You're prepared. As expected, it was exactly like the phone interview, just in person and different questions. My interview was 2:1, and the two gentlemen just took turns asking behavioral questions. Literally nothing that wasn't covered in this forum. I didn't ask the total number of candidates, but if I had to guess, I would say there were probably just over 20. Given that there were only 2 people in my group, and presumably groups at 8, 10, 12, and 2 for three days. MCBS was much larger. There were at least 5 candidates in the group that was at the same time as me.
Is there any way of knowing how many positions there are for MCBS for the Northeast? Also, I thought CED was 14-16? Or was it only 2 days in NYC?
It's only 2 days for northeast
Hello! I applied for the MCBS Position for the Southern district with the preferred start date in June. I have yet to receive an e-mail regarding a CED invite for the specified visit. A few minutes ago, I called and left a voicemail for my interviewer regarding my concerns. I am hoping to hear something back. Until then, I will remain positive and keep praying for the CED Invite for the Southern District. Good luck to Everyone!!!
Anyone know how many examiners the central office typically hires per location?
Sorry to break it to you but the CED are Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday of this week, if you were not invited then you are not invited and have to apply again next time
Do you guys know how to submit reimbursement for food?
I'm pretty sure they don't reimburse you for food
Hello, team, I am done with interview about 2 hrs ago, sitting in the airport, very tired. The overall experience I had was very good, although I was asked a lot of questions during the interview, I think I got 10 at least in total, and about 7-8 were behavior questions. But like Betty said, there were no surprises on the questions , it just strikes me that I thought it was going to be like the phone interview for about 4-5 behavior questions. Anyways, great relief, I did the best I could for sure. Wish everyone gets the offer call starting next week!
Truth to be told, if you are on the second day and even the third day of CED, chances are you are very unlikely to get selected. Your CED date as well as the group you been put in is designed specifically in mind with your overall score from the written test/multiple choice test and your phone interview. The best ones were to put on the first group on the first day, meaning they are the first ones get interviewed. It also means that if you do qualify for the job they will be considered before the candidates in the later groups or even in the later days. Keep in mind there are 4 groups per day and each group consists of 14-18 people. Considering the fact that each field office only hires 3-5 people, you can do the math yourself.
Does it matter? Even if it’s the case, how many here would still go to CED if they are placed on 2nd or 3rd day? I know I would.
Just letting people to be prepared as what will come next. Of course do attend CED
I would rather have an HR representative to tell me if I must re apply. I don't think anyone here is an HR specialist employed by the OCC, therefore I cannot trust what is speculated. Tomorrow I shall receive an e-mail regarding my concerns for the Southern CED which has NOT taken place yet. Thank you!
Check the other replies earlier, the southern one is in Dallas and already happened. The CED for all districts happens in this week November the 13th, reapply again next cycle and stop being delusional
Calm yourself. You're a professional. Act like it.
I do apologize for using such harsh word for the situation. I do believe all the CED are done, is that correct?
I agree. It's not the place to be nasty to each other. We are all stressed and anxious. A lot of posts on here seem negative just for the sake of being negative. Let's be supportive. If we make it into this program, playing nice in the sandbox is kind of mandatory, or it will make for a long five years. FWIW, I went back through. I didn't see a single person on this thread who indicated they were actually invited to Dallas, so it's quite possible the Southern District hasn't had theirs yet. It would also explain why one person said the recruiter told them they'd hear about CED by the 17th, rather than the 9th, although I also have no idea what district that person was from. Also, FWIW, as I already indicated, there were only 5 or 6 people in the Central MCBS group during my time slot, not 14-16.
I wouldn't really trust what anonymous is saying about the day of your CED. I doubt someone who was part of recruiting for the OCC would be commenting on this and if they're not part of it they really don't know. They wouldn't fly you out and pay for a hotel if they weren't interested. I'm not saying it's a guarantee, but I don't think that just because you were on the 2nd or 3rd day that means it's unlikely you'll be selected. Not that it really matters. The only thing to do now is wait. I want to thank everyone in this thread, it was a great help when preparing for both interviews. Good luck!
Just finished my interview few days ago, do people think they did well on the interview?
Also I will just wait for the call back result, it might takes a while due to thanksgiving is just around the corner.
Does anyone remember the training locations for the Western district? I know there are 4, and I remember what 3 of them were: Des Moines, San Francisco, and Wichita. I can’t remember the fourth one for the life of me.
No idea, I only know the location for northeast ones
What are the locations for the northeast training? And I'm guessing no one and confirm the thing about day of your CED?
I was told training in the NE would be in the central district, in either Columbus, Cincinnati, or Louisville. I am LBS, though, so I don't know if MCBS training for NE is actually in in the NE or not.
Hey everyone, we are all going through the same process all feeling the same anticipation to find out if we were selected, if you have negative speculation please keep it to yourself. Until December 4th we all have an equal opportunity to be selected. The person who commented saying the day you interviewed determined the likelihood of your selection spoke inaccurately. I know fellow college alum in the occ who told me the day of your interview has nothing to do with the chances you have of being selected. So let’s please keep this thread positive and not make the anticipation any worse. Thank you!
For NE it's possible to train in NYC because one of the tour guide is in the NY field department and he trained in NYC too
Also for northeast you might be trained in DC
The district recruiter for the NE said during my CED that all training for MCBS will be done at whatever field office you're going to be working out of. For the Northeast specifically I don't know about other districts and large banks could obviously be different.
The district recruiter for the NE said during my CED that all training for MCBS will be done at whatever field office you're going to be working out of. For the Northeast specifically I don't know about other districts and large banks could obviously be different.
It's not 100% guaranteed to be trained at the field office you applied. Most likely you will be trained at one of the bigger district location for training
Anyone get callback yet?
Does anyone know how many they will be hiring for Mid-Size in the Northeast as a whole or by field office?
They won't tell you how many they are hiring
Actually Nyc is hiring 5, according to my interviewer
Only 5? That's very little considering they aren't planning to hire again in January
The lead recruiter said they try to fill up all their hires for northeast for June right now and not hiring for the next cycle in January unless they can't fill up the positions
I think it's pretty tough to tell how many they are hiring. Each training team consists of about 5, so I would assume each field office is hiring about 5 people. I'm not sure how it works for NYC specifically, because they're hiring for Manhattan, Jersey City and Edison, so IDK if that means 5 for each office or 5 for New York as a whole. I believe what they mean by hiring again in January is if a lot of people don't accept offers. Again, I really don't know, just doing my best to speculate.
For my session the lead recruiter specifically said that because in the past they have been hiring in October and January so they often have to break up the training session into two and it's much easier for them if they just hire once and train all the new hires together. So for this time they wanted to try to recruit everyone in just one setting and not have to worry about train the new hires again in January unless they can't fill the positions. This is only for the northeast district
Good luck everyone! It's started!
Started what? The calls?
Indeed! I hope everyone gets the position they went for!
What? Really? How do you know?
They made the decisions this fast? Wow 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Everybody, stay calm. The process has just started, keep an eye out next week and the following week for calls/emails. Last cycle it was roughly two weeks from first-last offers with some divisions starting several days ahead of others. I hope everyone was able to get the position they were going for! Don't be discouraged either way and reapply the spring round if you don't make this round. I know one guy that was hired in April (June start) was finally accepted on his 4th attempt, so don't be at all discouraged if you are interested you'll be even more prepared. Good luck everyone!
Also one more thing, I read on here that they would hire a lot of people then trim it down to the ones they wanted to keep during training. Is this true? Also by looking up reviews by the associate and the assistances on here most of them reflect the same issue with training and first starting out until you made it to UCE. Can anybody confirm if this is true?
To the person who stated I was being "Delusional", please do not manifest negativity. It sucks enough that I did not get the second interview and this is my Second time applying. My entire future outlook on my career is desired by becoming an OCC employee. Although not being informed ahead of time and having to reach out to the agency about my status after ALL CEDs have taken place is a bit discouraging to my career goals, but your comment and outlook is a bit disturbing and doesn't help others that have to look forward to other career opportunities. Be mindful, please and take care of yourself. To everyone else, CONGRATULATIONS!! I wish you all the best on your endeavors!! Have a great weekend!!
Don't worry about what other people have said here, I know people who are going through this application cycle for the third time and still trying! Just reapply agin next time in January and be prepared!
Most definitely!! Will do!!! Hopefully, the 3rd time is the charm!!! Thank you!! Good Luck!!
Best of luck to you too! :)
Anyone hear anything yet,
Also should we be worrying about the training part like what majority of the reviews said here on Glassdoor?
Majority? I only saw a couple. I'm definitely not sweating the petulant words of a few disgruntled employees. Training will be what you make of it.
Thank you! I really wanted to stay with occ if I made it
Anyone received anything yet? Acceptance or rejections?
Nothing for me yet.
I doubt anything will go out on the weekend
My recruiter gave me my itinerary for CED and answered a bunch of questions at 7:30pm two Saturdays ago. So never say never, but I haven't heard anything, either. Doesn't seem like anyone has, except one person who I personally think was making an obvious attempt to troll.
Ok thank god. I was wondering why the offer calls would go out on Friday night, nearly got myself a heart attack
Do people think they did well on the interview? I heard once you made it to the last interview their decision on giving you an offer or not solely depends on how you performed for the interview.
Yeah, I definitely wasn't trolling but like I said before, good luck everyone and I hope everyone gets the spot they were going for!
Literally only a couple of offers get sent on Friday, the majority will be starting in the morning. There should have been at least one ambassador that was a Friday hire at your CED. But yet again, that doesn't mean anything to be worried about. 99% of offers start the following week.
Nice! But I'm surprised some people got their offer on Friday
I'm just excited I got one! Lol. Looking forward to hopefully seeing some familiar faces from CED again at orientation! I'm also not the person who was being negative to other people previously, in case anyone didn't know. I'm looking forward to more of you guys getting your offers as well! It's a very exciting time!
Congrats! Do you mind sharing what office you applied to?
I don't want to say anything yet publicly even anon, until other people start getting their offers. I'm sure you can understand.
No. No one understands. Which is why people think you're trolling. 🤷
Background checks take at least a week and they need that before making an offer. When did you interview?
Don't think anybody got their offer yet, the guy is definitely a troll
Also according to the thread with 700+ comments, most offers should be given out this week. So if people didn't get their offer this week chances are slim to get the job
have anyone gotten an offer call yet? Or a rejection email at this point?
I can confirm that calls have started to go out for the Northeast...
Hello, everyone, as we are all calmly waiting for the offer calls, if you could use the following format when you hear anything from OCC, I would greatly appreciate it! *Update: Offer Call! Name: (please make up something so we can distinguish) Time: (rough time would be enough) District: Category: (MCSB/LBS) Other comment: (If you can kindly provide any additional information, that will be great!!) Please do not imply or say you hear or know someone got the call, only update when YOU got the call. Please don’t just come here to stir anxiety among legitimate applicants, find a good movie to watch instead, the Blade Runner 2049 is on, I highly recommend it.
And I will provide the following summary information 3 times a day: **Summary: Offer Call! Sequence: 01 Time: 1600 (EST) Date: 11/20/2017 MCBS: NE (0)/ CEN (0)/ SOU (0)/ WES (0) LBS: NE (0)/ CEN (0)/ SOU (0)/ WES (0) Other comment: I am not confident about the credibility of the offer updates we have received so far in the discussion, therefore the offer count are set to all 0. Thanks.
I agree. If you're not prepared to actually say that you got an offer don't comment something cryptic that maybe you did/maybe you didn't.
Offer NE District LBS program 4:00pm EST Training location: Columbus
Offer call Time: 1:15 pm central time Date: 11/20/2017 MCBS: central Recruiter gave me a call told me I was offered the position. Summarized the location, salary, training location, etc.
So we have two offers already send out? That's fast
Yes I was surprised...I interviewed in Chicago on 11/14
It's weird considering the background and credit check takes a while to go through and also the fact that during last cycle people waited much longer to hear back
Congratulations!! And thanks so much for updating us!
Congratulations and what is your location of the central MCBS?
I have my fingers and toes crossed for you, Aurther! To the other offeree: in addition to your field office, where is your training?
My office is in Milwaukee and that is where the training is also.
Offer call: 1:45pm EST MSBS Northeast Recruiter stated I passed the preliminary background review therefore offer is contingent on passing a full background check
@Betty7 Lol and thanks so much~ @NE777 Congratulations! Do you mind sharing with us about your field office (it's totally fine if you prefer not to say).
Feels like I'm not getting an offer this time...... since the offer calls are already been giving out 😭😭😭
Breathe! There will be offers made tomorrow and Wednesday, as well as a few the following week. Keep the faith.
I believe!!!!!! I believe in myself and each one of you!!! We got this ☺️
Exact same thing as NE77. Did he use a recording or something? lol Offer call: 1:45pm EST MSBS Northeast Recruiter stated I passed the preliminary background review therefore offer is contingent on passing a full background check
So we have 4 offers here already? wow think im not getting one this time :(
Did anyone received an offer from Central yet?
Who else have got an offer
**Summary: Offer Call! Sequence: 02 Time: 2000 (EST) Date: 11/20/2017 MCBS (Total 3): NE (2)/ CEN (1)/ SOU (0)/ WES (0) LBS (Total 1): NE (1) Comment: I realized this cycle for LBS is only in Pittsburgh (Please correct me if wrong), so I change the location to NE only. I think it is safe to call it a day now, congratulations to the fellow glassdoorer who scored big today!! For the rest of us, good luck to you all tomorrow!
Anyone from the western district?
Is there only one offer from Central so far?
I'm worried I won't get an offer because I still didn't get a call yet. Did anyone found out if they have their credit pulled? What about the USA job job status????
To the people who gotten an offer, which day did you have your CED on? Was it the first day?
To the people that got offers is your start date January or June?
Hey everyone. I received an offer for the western district earlier today. I am here to clarify the misconception regarding Which day you had your CED. I was a day 3 CED candidate so I genuinely don’t believe the day you went has anything to do with your eligibility. Good luck, I hope you all get selected !
My CED was on the 15th (day 2}. June start. I haven't gotten an alert from Capital One yet that my credit was pulled, and my job status is still "Reviewed" on USAJobs with a last updated date in September.
Day 1 of CED, no credit alert[I think they just do a soft pull that wouldn't show up though) , no change on USAJobs.
What's the field office you will be working in for these of you who gotten an offer?
I'm worried that the competitive ones will be a lot harder to get in
Hi, Dx, congratulations! Which office did you apply?
Field Office - Washington DC Call came in at 1:45pm I missed the call and called back. My CED was on the 15th (Day 2) Training location - Washington DC No credit alert
Are the calls over? No more offers?
**Summary: Offer Call! Sequence: 03 Time: 1030 (EST) Date: 11/21/2017 MCBS (Total 4): NE (2)/ CEN (1)/ SOU (0)/ WES (1) LBS (Total 1): NE (1) Comment: we should expecting more offers today and tomorrow, so LET THE CALL BEGIN!!
Yes, and best of luck to each and everyone of of you. I hope everyone gets what they wanted and be successful ❤️
Anyone got an offer today?
I think so
Think most of the offers are given out already
anyone from CED on the 15th receive offers?
I received an offer today!!! I will begin in June 2018 at the San Antonio, TX, field office! I completed by interview on November 13th & interviewed in Dallas, TX.
**Summary: Offer Call! Sequence: 04 Time: 1530 (EST) Date: 11/21/2017 MCBS (Total 5): NE (2)/ CEN (1)/ SOU (1)/ WES (1) LBS (Total 1): NE (1) Comment: Up to this point, it seems folks have received offers from all 4 districts, please update us if you got an offer, thanks.
i received my offer at 9am this morning - my training and permanent location are both in central district for mcbs
Which central districts have people received offers for?
It is safe to say the offers are finished at this point?
my offer was columbus!
Hey all, Those of you who receive offers, could you also post what your credentials were going into the final interview and what you think gave you the upper hand? It's be really helpful to those of us who plan on reapplying next round!
They said in CED that the NE region do not plan to hire again next time unless there are positions need to be filled
Think all the offers are out at this moment, thinking about reapply again next time
I have a feeling more offers will be going out tomorrow. Don't update with guesses, just update if you actually got an offer or not. None of us really know.
I have a feeling more offers will be going out tomorrow. Don't update with guesses, just update if you actually got an offer or not. None of us really know.
The last person who posted about getting an offer last year got the offer on November 30th. CED was over roughly the same days this year, and the end of the month is over a week away. I'm just speculating, but I highly doubt all the offers are out. Though I'm sure that someone will ask again in 3 posts. 😆
**Summary: Offer Call! Sequence: 05 Time: 2100 (EST) Date: 11/21/2017 MCBS (Total 6): NE (2)/ CEN (2)/ SOU (1)/ WES (1) LBS (Total 1): NE (1) Comment: Last summary for today in terms of offers update. Again, congratulations to everyone who got the order already and for the rest of us, keep an eye on your cell phone, got another day before holiday, don't we? :) BTW, if anyone got a offer call from San Francisco, please kindly let me know. I checked my credit report, I know, I know, I don't have soft pull from OCC yet.
I'm worried guy....... I really really really wanted to work for the occ..... I'm scared what if I don't get the offer
It’s allright, I’ve known of people who applied 3 times and got in on the 4th try ... just keep on trying...
To the person asking about San Francisco - I received an offer for SF on Friday, November 17 around 4pm. My training is also in SF. :) We were told on CED (held 11/14) that the offers would start on 11/20, and they should wrap them up by 12/4. There is still hope!
Has anyone gotten an offer for St. Louis?
How many people do they recruit to each field office? And how long do they give the offerees to decide on the offers?
I'm not certain on the number of people that are recruited for each office but I was given 48 hours to accept/decline the offer.
Thanks and Congrats.
It is safe to say that as of right now all the offers are been given out and we should just reapply next time?
😂 9 posts later. No one knows. No one can answer that for you. Based on the trends from prior years, NO.
Ok thank you! I wish i can get the job!
Hi, elbie, I was the person who asked the question about SF, thanks a lot for updating us and congratulations on your offer!
Thanks, Aurther! I hope you hear something soon!
**Summary (LAST): Offer Call! Sequence: 06 Time: 1330(EST) Date: 11/22/2017 MCBS (Total 7): NE (2)/ CEN (2)/ SOU (1)/ WES (2) LBS (Total 1): NE (1) Comment: hi, everyone, this will be my last summary. I am taking my focus off this forum and this application in particular now. For the past 1 month, especially the last 2 weeks, I have spent most of my time and energy on this application and I want to switch gears and spend more time with my family, gym buddies and my studies. It's been a great experience and thank you all so much for all your support, sharing your experience and comments with us, I greatly appreciate it! Congratulations again to all the ones who have received the job offers and best wishes to the ones who are waiting. Happy Holidays Everyone!!
Hello everyone, I think it's safe to say that if we didn't get a call by the end of today, chances are very slim we would have an offer for the position considering tomorrow is thanksgiving and flex Friday afterwards. So it's either today or maybe the next Monday for calls to going out, and that's it
Yep... I know previous cycles offers went out later, but i am losing faith as wel. Guess better luck applying next round.
Yep... I know previous cycles offers went out later, but i am losing faith as well. Guess better luck applying next round.
For what it’s worth I’d say never give up. This is my third time applying for the OCC and I finally received an offer. Yes I was upset and kind of discouraged the first two times but I redirected that energy into performing better the next recruitment cycle. First time around I failed the knowledge assessment, 2nd time I passed knowledge failed the WCST, 3rd time I passed both portions and the interviews.. If this is really what you want keep working for it , eventually you will get it!
I'm thinking about applying for an undesirable place to start working as oppose somewhere lets say NYC because how competitive it is to get an offer
Hey Dx, how did you prepare yourself for the interview? I think I didn't get an offer because I didn't do so well during my interview. Also is the field office you applied a competitive location where a lot of people were trying to get in? Thank you
I just spoke to my recruiter. He stated that offers will still be going out over the next week or so. Take it for what it's worth.
Hello there, may I ask what district is the recruiter you spoke with? Thank you
I got nothing!! Not even a rejection e-mail. I had to call to ask about my status. Of well..good luck to those who actually made it to the end with an offer. Enjoy your new found employment!!
Sry Lea. Best of luck, hopefully this was at least a positive learning experience.
Oh thank you..... do people think offers for other regions are all finished
I want to believe offers will still go out for other districts next week. It’s hard to believe so many of us didn’t get offers, but I’ve also somewhat lost faith.
From what o recall there were 49 that made it to the CED and they were hiring I believe 15-20 if I remember correctly. These are southern district numbers.
From those with experience, is it easier or more difficult to get hired for a June start from the April hiring, or is it really just luck?
To me it felt like the offers are done, it's just hard to believe how so many of us didn't get anything
Also the fact that occ tends to over hire and then trim down people from training teams. More than half of the people don't make it through
^^ is that a fact??
Sadly it is. Even my phone interview told me the fact that passing the interviews is not enough to keep the job. The train period consists of 6-7 months followed by 5-6 months of probation period. If your monthly evaluation period is ever came back below a satisfactory grade, you will be removed from the position. If you do not believe me you can look up the reviews on Glassdoor and see how many "helpful" upvote some of the reviews received when they talk about how much people get trimmed out by the training and probation period.
I got a notification the OCC pulled my credit but I haven't receeived an offer. Does anybody think that's a good sign that offers still may be going out or do you think they just do it for everyone?
The reviews don’t say that regarding training and probation is 12 months from when you start
Training teams do not have 50+ percent attrition rates. Most people make it off training team and make it off probation. There are a few who simply aren't cut out for the job, but that's the exception. That person will have warning and be given an opportunity to improve.
Keep in mind that people are a lot more inclined to come and write a review if they had a very negative experience. So you're likely to read about a lot of those negative experiences here, and it isn't necessarily an accurate representation of the number of people that don't make the cut.
Then what is the more accurate rate of attrition that you know of?
I prepared myself for the interview honestly by doing my own outside research on the OCC and remembering the questions they asked me on the phone interview and coming up with new examples to similar questions. I researched the OCC's history and their mission/purpose, reiterating it in the interview. Aside from that just being calm and confident in what i could bring to the table, you know? You are your own greatest asset in this life, when you truly believe that people will see it. Just have faith in yourself and your abilities! Also, I applied for the LA field office, I hope this helps! & I hope you all get offers this coming week, best of luck to everyone!
I wonder if they’re done making offers in the Northeast
I think they are done making the initial offers. I’m sure a few people will turn down offers which will open up spots this week.
Yeah offers are done almost 100% just reapply next time I guess
At this time it's safe to say that the offers are done giving out
Also hard to believe so little people on here got offers. Maybe they aren't hiring that many people afterall
I wonder why they don't hire more people when the agency is understaffed and there are people who jus sit around all day and don't do anything
Again it's not safe to assume anything. That being said use some quick logic. Offers were starting on Monday of last week. The week ended for most federal and state employees on Wednesday (most also took a half day that day as well)
^^^^What they said. Impossible to know if they're done giving out offers yet. My guess is that they'll finish giving them out this week but we'll see.
Hey, everyone! So I was one of the unfortunate recruits who was denied during the phone interview stage (I interviewed while being extremely sick). I'm checking in after over a month of being absent from this forum. I'd like to start off by saying congratulations to all that have received an offer! While reading through the comments, however, I noticed that someone mentioned that the Northeast District isn't really looking to hire January recruits. That sucks, as I REALLY wanted to work out of the Philadelphia field office my first time around. Now that I'm preparing to start the process over again in January, that statement now has me rethinking my initial plans. Did anyone successfully make it (at least an interview) to a district outside of the district that they reside in? If the Northeast District isn't looking to hire anyone, then I wouldn't mind applying to either Central (Chicago-Downers Grove) or Western (San Francisco).
The lead northeast recruiter said specifically that the northeast isn't trying to hire in January unless they can't fill the positions. Also SF is very competitive to get in plus the rent is very high, maybe Chicago is easier but I'm not sure
It looks to me they prefer local candidate/s; seems the few who received offers are living in the same cities where the field offices located.
They interviewed so many people during the CED but hired so few.
I do not live near where my offer came from FYI
You must be a super strong candidate among those they interviewed for that office then.
Or the office is in a undesirable location that anyone who applies will get in
To me the OCC HR likes to do industry hires with people who's been working for 1-2 years. Do they not consider OCC' turnover rates? It makes more sense to do less industry hiring when the candidate is clearly leaving a company behind after the firm's initial investment and training in them and look for something else, just like how they came to interview with the occ and leaving their old company behind. Do OCC not see the fact they will do just the same in a few years and go somewhere else? Leaving the same place understaffed and lose of investment in candidates
Appreciate the kind words. I prepared a bit for the interview but once I got in there it all went out the window.
The sad truth is the OCC isn't hiring that many people for their entry level positions due to the fact that there are people who doesn't do any work in the government and still gets paid like everyone else knowing that they will never get fired. The latest company review on OCC clearly stated that there are people who comes in and just stare at their computer screen all day/sits around do nothing meanwhile there are so many of us who eagerly wanted to be part of OCC and willing to do the hard works. It's just how government works and nobody can do anything about it.
^welcome to adulthood. I wouldn’t focus energy on things you can’t control, if the OCC is your dream job, figure out what they want and make sure you have it before you apply again. Best of luck!
Did anyone ever see their status change? I think I’ve officially lost hope. Made it all the way to CED, and thought St. Louis and Indianapolis wouldn’t be among the most desirable locations, guess I was wrong.
Are they gonna send rejection email at all?
Yes. I think they will be sent the same time offer letters are sent, which is next month.
The office I’m going to is large and a few states away. For those applying in the future, I don’t think you should be swayed by the location in reference to where you currently live.
How about share some of your credentials with us so we can have some clue? Years of related experience? Super charming character? Connections? Luck? It doesn’t sound like a good advice to others to apply for somewhere far far away in general.
Also keep in mind that an unpopular location might also have a smaller incoming number of new hires
It is safe to say all the offers are made at this point and we should just reapply next time?
Sorry if you took what I wrote as advise, it was just my experience. This might be hard to believe, but I think they just thought I was a good fit for the position. Maybe I scored well on the test. Maybe they liked my interview answers, I wouldn’t know and won’t drive myself crazy trying to speculate. Best of luck to you though!
No one want you to guess anything, just want to know what kind of qualifications you have so others can compare and gauge themselves. And the main point is that your experience doesn’t reject the local candidate advantage at all.
Stop being so harsh to him. He doesn't have to tell you anything, the fact that he is willing to help you and explained what he thought was the reason made him get the offer is already fair enough. Maybe it's your attitude that made the OCC rejected you for the position
For people who are applying again next time are you going to apply for the June start date or the January start date?
For the poster asking for advice, I think a major key is attitude showing confidence but not arrogance. That you are willing to learn and are able to articulate yourself clearly and concisely. I have an accounting degree and worked an internship so I talked a bit about how my intern assignments helped me to developed transferable skills. And outlined those skills and how they relate. Also make sure you seem team oriented as almost all your work will be in a team. That’s the best I can offer you ask questions that are indicative of longevity with the agency. Hope this helps whoever applies next round. Also make sure ur responses to the behavioral questions hit all points as they use a star interview approach (you can google that)
If you reapply again can you even apply for January start date? I would assume when the next cycle starts it would pass the January time
Should we all just assume that it's the end of it? Reapply next time?
Just waiting for my rejection email now..
Yeah..... it's sad to see only so few of us made it through the interview. I wonder did they hire less people for this time or what
I wonder why they took in so many people to the CED if they knew they are hiring fewer; too much of waste for both sides.
I think next cycle will be even tougher, as the trend of tightening government agencies continues.
anyone contact their HR Rep?
Yeah I think it's only going to get worse and worse from now on if we don't get in on this cycle
Some may want to try starting at the state level as an examiner. Would give you transferable skills for the federal level
Next cycle begins in February, the earliest starting time will be June.
Anyone got Cleveland field office? Could you please share when did you receive your offer? Thanks.
Losing hope at this point. It felt like occ have a definite need in mind and just called in so many people for last round to get only a selective few
I haven’t heard anyone got Cleveland or Cincinnati either.
Anyone contacted the head recruiter yet?
Listen - do not give up hope! they have probably made the first round of offers, but that doesn't mean that everyone who applied will accept. Hang in there. I know it is hard to be optimistic at this point, but the process is not officially closed yet.
Thank you. I really appreciate and needed these positive support
Quick question, if they wanted to contact you for an offer, does the lead recruiter calls you directly or it's someone from the HR?
In my case, the recruiter called me directly first. Then I received an email with all of the details.
Offers are still being extended, at least in Central. I've just accepted one for Cleveland.
Received offer by phone yesterday and accepted today. I didn't ask what part of the hiring process they are in, but I'm fairly sure they still have a few more to go at this point. You are given 48 hours to accept or decline.
Feels so good that one more of us got an offer, even though I still didn't get anything 😭
I'm curious, if you missed the offer call do they leave a message for you to call back?
i missed the offer call but received a follow up email .
Congrats r403, hopefully more central offers are coming, but I’m not holding out much hope
For those that got their offers, do you have a start date yet?
did anyone else get an offer from western district?
so to reiterate: lets ignore 22,23,24 since most people will take off or leave early. 20,21: offers have been extended to almost all districts minus the north east 27,28,29: offers have only been extended to central, nothing at all for west or south is this correct?
Only one offer was extended this week, maybe just an atypical situation.
thanks ggwpnore everyone
Has anyone heard from the Indy or Louisville office ?
Keep in mind that there are people who applied and perhaps received offers that aren't posting in this thread. Take everything you read here with a grain of salt. It's not over until it's over (if you receive the rejection letter) Until then, keep pushing on and stay positive!
For those who made it to CED more than once and finally got an offer what did you do different the second or third time?
I would email my recruiter but he probably wouldn’t give outright rejections because they stated until the 8th or something
My recruiter told me that central is done with their offers
How recently were told that about the central being done with offers, and were you told via phone or email? Thank you in advance.
I emailed my recruiter yesterday and he called me today
Offers are done last week, before holiday; the one received offer this week was a rare case that someone either declined or didn’t pass background/credit check, he happened to be the first on the waiting list. With him accepting offer yesterday, there is nothing left.
It's hard to believe so many people didn't get anything
Given the lengthy process I'm not sure if I will go through it again knowing OCC will again invite way more people for last round of interview and only give out so few spots for offer
I’m going to email my recruiter and just get the rejection over with. Hopefully he will have some tips for next round. I’m going to apply to even smaller cities and hope that works out..
That's rough to hear it.... keep on applying and keep us updated :)
I emailed my recruiter (central) and he called back I missed the call and now he is out of the office. If it is a rejection I wish they would have just emailed me instead of waiting until Monday to find out. I guess I still have some hope but not much.
My recruiter said that offers are done for central; I called yesterday.
Yeah that’s what I figured . I just don’t know why he would have me call instead of just emailing me like I did first. Did they say anything else about your status going forward?
Well i just got my rejection email so it looks like those will start officially going out.
Just got my rejection email! Honestly don't think I'm going to apply again.
Oh no! Sorry to hear that. Best of luck in your future search
Given how the process turned out for most of us I don't think majority of the people would reapply again.
What is everyone's rejection email looks like? As far as I know there are two types of rejection email, one saying you were not recommended for the position and other one saying the process is very competitive and you were not selected for a position.
The second one meaning you were among the recommended ones but not high enough on the list to make it meanwhile the first one just straight out rejected you
A rejection letter is still a rejection letter at the end of the days, but mine states.... Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Our hiring process is extremely competitive and we regret to inform you that you were not selected for our entry-level bank examiner position. If you are interested in reapplying to this position during future cycles, you must submit a new application and any required documents during the next open period. You will be required to re-take all of the requisite Assistant National Bank Examiner tests (knowledge test and written communication skills test). Your interest in the OCC is truly appreciated and we wish you much success in future employment endeavors. Sincerely, ANBE Recruitment
but in regards to the post above, I do plan to apply and take my chances again for a June start date. I do not graduate until May anyways, just sucks that the next CED if i make it will be in the heart of busy season
This is mine, do you see the difference: Thank you for your interest in employment with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). We regret to inform you that based on your Decision Interview, you were not recommended for a position with the OCC. If you are interested in reapplying to this position during future cycles, you must submit a new application and any required documents during the next open period. You will be required to re-take all of the requisite ANBE tests (knowledge test and written communication skills test). Your interest in the OCC is truly appreciated and we wish you success in your future employment endeavors. Sincerely, ANBE Recruitment For mine reply, it shows I'm not even recommended
What regions was your? Mine was central
Could vary by region. I do not think one has more or less meaning than the other.
I'm NE and I got the "Our hiring process is extremely competitive and we regret to inform you that you were not selected for our entry-level bank examiner position" email. Applied earlier this year and got that as well
Yeah who knows
For who those who have gone through the process multiple times did you apply for different cities the 2nd or 3rd time?
Don't think people will keep coming back to here now since everything is over
I received my offer from Western!! My location will be with the Honolulu field office
Lol there is no Honolulu field office. Seattle and SF split those examinations. Nice try though.
Lol there is no Honolulu field office. Seattle and SF split those examinations. Nice try though.
I applied and got to CED, but I got my rejection email on Friday Dec 1. I wish the email didn't say that "based on your decision interview, you were not recommended" though. I mean, that's pretty obvious, but it's also really discouraging because it sounds like "Hey, you did well in every step, but boy did you really screw up that interview" to me. I'll be honest though. I really want this position, so I might reapply at some point...but I really don't want to. Every step in the process was a constant spike in anxiety for me, and the whole business of flying out to Chicago was a continual source of stress.
Did anyone get their refunds for expenses yet? I feel like it’s taking forever.
It's the government what do you expect
The refunds takes around 3 months so if you need the money right away don’t expect it! I learned that from the other feed of over 700 comments-sorry dear!
Merry Christmas everyone
Has anyone received their offer letter yet?
If it’s for NE June start, they said this month, not sure what date.
Yes it is, that’s what I thought as well. Thanks!
Did everyone have happy holidays? Has anyone heard back with acceptance letters or anything else?
Still waiting... Northeast.
Yep, NE here...still waiting.
I thought waiting for the phone call was nerve-racking...
I think it’s fine, we have time as the start date isn’t until June. As long as we got the phone call, we’re good!
Any word yet?
So is this feed over ? No has posted an update in a while! Has anyone heard from OCC on acceptances letters or training? Also have you received reimbursement from interviews?
If given four projects of equal importance with the same due date, what would you do. Be specific253 Answers
So this interview was for the job announcement posted 2/8/16?
Yes, this was for the Patent Examiner (Mechanical) posted 2/8/16 and closing on 5/1/16. The first cutoff for consideration was 3/13/16. At a career open house at the USPTO in Alexandria I was told all the applications received by the 3/16 date but not selected for interviews would remain in the queue for consideration in subsequent rounds of interviews.
Keep us updated when you recieve a decision.
Ok, I was referred to a selecting official on march 31 but I never received an offer for an interview. I assume that means I was passed over this round since you already interviewed.
I applied 2/11/16 and had a phone interview April 15th 2016. Anyone know when I will hear back? this is for the alexandria location and biomedical position
I was also referred to a selecting official on April 1, but I never received an offer for an interview. I am not sure if that means we were not selected?
To give a vague answer to Jon's question, the SPE that interviewed me told me the interview questions and their interview notes go into a database the other SPEs can select candidates from. It could be a few weeks to a few months before you hear anything further. At the career fair last month a HR rep told me there will be new-hire orientation groups in June, July and August. That might give you some indication how long the offer, paperwork verification, etc. will take.
they are making selections this week. I would give it another 1-2 weeks before you hear back from HR for this round. what are some of your backgrounds and education? I have a ME degree, with 3.5gpa and also a few years of industry experience(although, that doesn't matter much since pretty much everyone starts at GS 7/9).
I applied 02/11/16 and had a phone interview April 11th, 2016 for Chemical position (Alexandria).
yea i interviewed on the 4-13-2016 for the electrical engineer position. we'll probably be updated either next week or the week after since they'll be interviewing the next round of candidates soon.
Does anyone know if design examiners been interviewed?
Regarding the Design Examiner interviews. I received an email on April 1st with a status change of "referred to the selecting official for further consideration", but I have not received any further communication. Has anybody heard how many Design Patent Examiners they are hiring.
I received the same email and also was never contacted for an interview. I'm wondering if interviews are being extended just as the deadline was. I was told they are hiring 30 design examiners, 15 in Alexandria and 15 in San Jose.
I checked with the HR person and was told that they will send out email in 2-4 weeks for the positon of patent examiner at Alexander site
they seem to be dragging it out i guess- selections have been made already last week. probably because the next class(training) doesn't start until June
supervisors make the selections though and pass on a list to HR. they then go out and contact selectees. I was told by someone inside that they were making selections last week. it usually takes 8 weeks.
So I'm assuming we will find out in 2-3 weeks. it can't be 8 weeks if they have training starting in june
so in like a week or 2 we will hear about it? is that for every discipline or just select ones? has anyone heard how many Biomedical Examiners they are looking to take?
No I meant 8 weeks from cut off. They usually have the same starting dates for all disciplines.
so the 8th week would be next week. so hopefully we find out next week.
so basically i was told that the interview is a formality to see you don't raise any red flag. all of our response were rated 1-5 and you just needed minimum 3
so we should hear back by May 13th? that's what I was thinking anyway and hopefully we all at least get a 3!
Good luck everyone!
This thread has been great while we wait for the interview results. Please keep posting if there is something new. I will post a reply when I hear back from them. Supervisor told me 2-4 weeks from the interview date. My interview was on Aptil 14th and he told me it was the last day of the interviews for the March 13 cut off date. And I'm only talking about Electrical patent examiner position. So yeah looks like we are going to hear back by May 13th max.
Agreed, the thread has been very helpful. While there is some confusion about dates and electrical/mechanical/bio-medical positions, it looks like mid-May is the likely time for offers or status change. Post when you hear something about utility examiner offers or design interviews/offers.
just some more info while we all wait(i know this process is painful- ive been through it a few times without good luck, unfortunately) June 13th is the tentative start date for ALL examiners for this round of hiring so that should tell you a lot. i just heard this today and apparently the Supervisors are apparently suppose to turn in their lists by tomorrow so calls/emails obviously follow after that is done. We might hear something later since the start date would be further down the road. i'll keep updating if i find out more or hear back from them. btw, the chemicals and computers i think hear back first and the electrical and mechanicals may hear back later as their interviews were conducted in that order.
@xyz before this how far did you get in the process so I understand the chances of getting the position post interview.
I've always made it past "referred to selecting official " and then an interview . However, you r interview is valid for 1 calender year- so I wasn't interviewed for this round as I had one last year in April. It's really easy to get past all this right before a selection because all they look for is GPA>3 and egr/technical degree. The problem is their interview process is pretty lame as in the person who interviews you in most cases don't even hire you or have any openings in their art unit. They just rate you and pass along info to a common "database " if you will. Then, folks who are actually hiring pick up your application if you are lucky -kind of like a lottery I'm my experience lol But , I will tell you this- if you have a EE background then your chances are usually better as the demand is usually higher. hope this helps. Good luck.
"Eligible must meet education requirement" does anyone know what it means? I already had the interview and the application status says that
RE: "Eligible must meet education requirement" Did you graduate yet? The position description included a provision to apply before your degree was complete so a conditional offer could be pending your final transcript.
What position were you interviewed for? EE? ME?
Thsnks. So does it mean i was selected or it's just a reminder that i have to graduate to be considered anyways. And yeah I haven't graduate yet. I will be graduating in May. I was interviewed for EE and Computer Engineering both.
Great thread guys, I don't have anything to add besides being another person waiting to hear back for this round. I applied for BME and CHE and had the interview 4/13
even tho I've gone through application and everything my status remains unchanged. is that the case for anyone else?
Yes the status hasn't changed for me either
Mine hasn't change either
I interviewed for the EE position on April 14 and am still waiting to hear back as well.
Has anyone applied after the first cutoff (3/13/2016) and heard anything? I applied this April 20 and have not heard anything.
Also does it matter that i changed my application (today) before the cutoff date? Does that make a difference?
I interviewed for an EE position on April 13 and am still waiting to hear back. The interviewer told me it would take 2-6 weeks for a decision.
I don't think people that applied after the cutoff will hear back until people that already interviewed hear back because they'll probably get interviews and stuff based on if the position has been filled or not. if people that got interviews already filled all the positions they probs won't get anything this round. sorry. maybe they may interview you and keep your application open for next years opening
Well this year the EE might not be the most eligible . The number of patent applications in electrical keep decreasing.
From a variety of sources (but not directly from HR): They are hiring 200 examiners, the priority is to fill the satellite offices first. EEs are still in high demand. This last round of interviews was 65 candidates (maybe more). So it is possible that many applicants who have not had interviews or received a "referred to a hiring official" status change may still be potential hires.
That makes a bit of sense given that there are 3 sets of start dates (June, July, August). So, if understand this correctly, the first set of interviews that went out were probably for the June start date. And the second closing date of next week will be for candidates that made the first and second closing date (all candidates that were not interviewed).
Has anyone had any status change?
Had an interview April 14 and still waiting.. Reading this thread has been very useful :) no status change yet
Spoke to HR today and they said that I should hear back in a week or so. I applied in February, so before the first cutoff date and had my interview 4/15/16. I applied for the BME position
So I'm guessing next week is the big week
I was told they have the lists back from supervisors- going through internal checking to finalize. I would advise anyone reading this to follow up with their respective HR specialists from the vacancy and ask status.( probably in the afternoon) reporting back here would be appreciated by everyone too so please continue this great thread.
I contacted my HR specialist today for the chemical engineer position in Alexandria, VA. She said we should hear back tomorrow
just called HR. she told me told me everyone will know their status by next week. I guess that means offers are going out this week
I'm the candidate who posted the question that started this thread. All went well (I think) with my interview and I also have a solid resume, but I just received an email let me know I was "not selected" for the mechanical patent examiner positions. Best wishes to all who are still waiting.
So i'm guessing they're sending out emails this week. based on major/department.
just got a referred not selected email for ME=( hope you guys have better luck=)
what does referred not selected mean?
apparently I got selected for GS7 and not 9(the one I got an email earlier). They will make calls later on in the week. referred, not selected means you were referred to the selecting official(interview stage) but were not selected for the position. good luck
hey xyz, how did you know you were selected? was it thru USAJOBS?
Anyone heard back about EE or CE or has it just been ME for now?
i know a chemical that heard back and was selected
I received a referred not selected for the ME position email today as well. Good luck to everyone else. This is the second time I have applied and gotten the same result. I had a 3.26 GPA in ME and now have 2 years of government engineering experience. I am not sure what I can do to make myself more attractive to the office.
I called and then also got an email. I got another offer so asked for an expedited response but think they let everyone know today for ME anyway. This is probably my 6th or 7 th time applying before I got selectedlol. It's not how good you are or how strong your background or experience is. I consider my credentials pretty solid(I posted them earlier) but luck plays a huge role with their ridiculous selection process(also posted earlier) BUT it helps to network and know people. I've networked with many people, some supervisors over the past year or so. A few friends of mine work there but networking with supervisors really help. They have yearly recruitment info sessions and visit college career fairs every semester.I would suggest going to them and connecting with them if you really want to get in.
I'll monitor this thread for a while- if you guys have specific qs on the selection process, I'll try and help answering them. Don't be discouraged be though- they regularly hire people. Sticking to it, learning the ins and outs of the process, and, talking and networking with people is an experience worth having in its own right.
Thanks Xyz, you really encouraged me since i'm hesitate to go to my Fridays interview, because it's my second time applying ... Did you encountered the same supervisor who interviewed you from last few times?
LJ, are you talking about design examiner interviews? If you have gone through the design examiner interview process, can you please shed some light on how many they interview compared to how many they hire? Also, are they done on campus only?
Glad to be of help. There shouldn't be any interviews scheduled yet as one round just finished. Although, that's for patent examiner positions which are phone/webex interviews only. Design patent examiner interviews are probably different. For me, I was interviewed last year on the phone with a preset list of behavioral qs outlined in the reviews. Pretty easy. In person might be different. I can tell you from the other job offer I got- almost all federal job interviews(in person) are panel type with folks going round the table asking from a preset list of qs. If it's in person, I'd guess they are similar. Look up the other interview reviews on here and filter to design examiner. Good luck
Hey yall, I just got an email stating I was selected for the Biomedical Engineer Patent Examiner. Is this the only interview they do or should I expect another interview?
abc, that means you're hired and they'll send an offer letter soon. did you get the email tonight? for those selected, when is the first day?
I did get an email tonight and it just said basically said I was selected and will be contacted by someone from hr within the next day
I wish i knew the order they were getting back to people. for those that got emails already when was your interview time and date
I wish i knew the order they were getting back to people. for those that got emails already when was your interview time and date
I interviewed April 14th 2016
And was selected for the job MAy2nd 2016
I interviewed april 13 and havnt heard back yet
What position were you interviewed for?
i also interviewed on the 13th and havent heard back. ee examiner
I interviewed for a ChemE position
I interviewed on April 13 for EE. I haven't hear back yet either
Just wondering for those who have heard back what's the first letter of your last name? I interviewed for a ChemE position on April 13th, my last name begins with "R" and haven't heard back. Wondering if response is alphabetically based considering it doesn't seem to be linked to offer/no offer, EE/ME/ChemE, date of interview.
I interviewed on April 13 for EE. I haven't heard back yet either; thinking of reaching out to the respectable HR on the job position to get status
I also interviewed for ChemE position on April 13th. My last name begins with "R" haven't heard back either.
I talked to HR person for ChemE position yesterday and seems like the offers haven't been sent out yet. She said we will be notified this week, but didn't specify exactly when the offers will be out.
I also interviewed for ChemE position on April 14, no word yet
Pls. update here, if you receive any email for ChemE.
I believe the HR specialist for chemE is out on training today. so we might not hear back today
I applied for the position (Mechanical, Chemical, and Biomed). I interviewed on April 13. Yesterday, I received an email stating that I was referred but not selected for Mechanical. Then, later in the day, I got an email from the HR person who handles Chemical. The odd thing is that her email asked me to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment by May 5. What does this mean? I have not been contacted about a status update nor a job offer. Any insight? PS: My last name begins with "N".
I think that could be part of the process of making an offer? I would call the HR person who emailed you and ask what that means to clarify. Please update here when you have any further information.
I interviewed on 4/13 for a BME position and received notification on 5/2 that I was selected. In a follow up email for the Declaration of Federal Employment form, they indicated a tentative start date of 6/13. Hope this info is helpful for those still waiting - good luck!
Great informational thread, thanks to those involve! Interviewed for BME on 4/13 late in the day. Still haven't heard back but am feeling hopeful. Have BS in biomedical engineering, concentration in EE and MS degree in Engineering. Just wondering if those who applied and received offers have similar background. I want this job because job searching makes me die a little bit every day on the inside. Anyways, best of luck to all those waiting to hear back. <3
I interviewed on April 13th, for the ChemE position. I have not heard anything back yet, I have applied before, and usually the office follows the timeline outlined on their website exactly. So i figure if you hear back this week then you are hired, otherwise at the end of week ten(according to the cut off date of your listing) a automated email is sent out, saying you were referred but not selected. good luck
Also interviewed 4/13 applied for BME and ChemE since i have my BS in BME and MS in ChemE but i still have not heard back. so i am hopeful sometime soon. hopefully tomorrow
Anyone hear back on EE roles? I interviewed on April 14
I haven't heard anything on my EE application yet. I interviewed on April 13th.
Interviewed for EE and CP. April 14th. Didn't hear back yet. As people said in this thread we should hear back by this Friday. Good luck everyone
I applied for EE position and just received notification that I have been selected. Last name starts with "C" and interviewed on April 13th. It seems that the selections for EE and Comp Science will begin to be sent today. It may take until Friday for HR to finish sending all decisions to the applicants. Best of luck to everyone and very grateful to all who have contributed to this posting.
I am one of the few design examiner applicants and I haven't heard anything. I'm assuming we're on the same time line as the engineers. Are there any other design applicants watching this thread who may have more information?
Regarding Design Examiners - I was contacted late last week to schedule an on-site (Alexandria) interview this week. I was told the "selected" notices would go out by the end of May with a start date (if selected) of June 27.
Do they only do on-site interviews for design examiners, or phone interviews too? Also, do you know how many interviews they are having?
Re: Design Examiners. They are interviewing on-site in Alexandria over the next two weeks (not sure about San Jose). The interview includes a visual aptitude test, so on-site is the only way to accomplish that. Short test and then a panel interview with three SPEs and concluding with a campus tour with an examiner.
Has anyone else gotten yes/no since may 2?
still waiting for a decision and i haven't been able to reach HR
Haven't heard anything at all.
AHC, the first made a comment on today May/4, said he received a job offer today, and his last name starts with "C". As for me, I still waiting for the decision and my last name starts with "I"
I have not heard anything yet. And my last name starts with "B"
^ what deparment/major are you guys waiting on? I'm waiting on chemical and biomedical
Waiting to hear about EE, interviewed on the 14th. No status change yet.
I applied for EE, and was interviewed on April/13
I'm biomedical and I heard yesterday and spoke to HR
Any ChemE heard back?
bme and still waiting to hear! last name L
I'm ChemE and haven't heard anything
EE and CP. Last name with "S". Interview date April 14th. Haven't heard anything.
I posted on May 2; ChemE last name N; still no word.
I spoke to HR yesterday and they all seem to be quite flustered. I think that their strategy of having the posting open for three months and having the cut-off of 03/13 has backfired. I applied for both GS levels and only received one email. The offer letter finally explained the GS level that I was hired. So, quite different experience from XYC a couple of days ago. I would not be surprised if they do not get to all candidates this week. However, since week nine begins next week for those who submitted the application by 03/13, I strongly advise you to call your HR contact next week and ask for the decision. The delay does not necessarily mean that you will not get the job, just that they have their hands too full.
I interviewed April 13, 2016 and received an email on May 2, 2016 that I was referred but not selected. Applied for ME.
I called and they said we should hear back by tomorow
Which department's HR did you talk to?
has anybody been able to get in contact with the EE HR? 3 days now and I haven't been able to reach her. AHC who did you speak to?
I haven't been able to get a hold of the EE HR rep either :/
FYI guys- I applied for both ME and EE. got selected for ME and haven't heard back for EE. It has been my experience from the past that they typically contact the selected people first and then the non-selected ones. If you are waiting to hear back for any discipline- I'm pretty confident you should do so by tomorrow. If you don't, you can assume you were not selected for this round BUT they should be starting again for the next round. remember, there are classes(patent academy training-4months) starting in June, July, and August.
At xyz so are you saying they've already picked all the selected people and they already emailed them earlier this week?
Will they select people from this interview round for the next classes or will they go through the whole process of interviewing again?
Thanks for bringing everyone's hopes up xyz :/
Do they respond to emails or just phone calls?
So i have heard through a friend at the office, that offers have gone out for all disciplines. HR keeps it open ended just in case some people reject the offer, which happens more then you think apparently, in which case the supervisor can select another from the list. I would still keep hope through 2morrow, but if you are still waiting by next week, unless someone rejects their offer your chances are slim. The part that sucks is that HR will keep it open ended till the end of the 10th week sometimes, to send you the rejection. Sry to be a downer but that is what i was told, so i figured i would pass along. Good Luck to all
xyz is right. it's common practice for the office to send the rejection emails a week or two after the've made selections. it is also common that they hire folks they have already rejected for later classes.
well, i guess that's that. hope we all have better luck in the next round
Just got an e-mail I was referred not selected :( Good luck guys!
Just got an email I was referred not selected as well for the EE :( I also got an email about Computer Engineering about tentatively selected and requested an OF-306 form. But I'm not sure what happen next. My status has not change yet on the website
Did you get the OF 306 form today? That's federal employment declaration form. So they're still sending out notifications of selections today/tomorow
Anyone got email for ChemE?
@SR nope I emailed ms. Bridgette (I'm assuming that's your HR specialist too) and she said we should hear back by tomorow. But I do know a cheme that got an email Monday with just the federal employment declaration attached it didn't say anything else
RE: ChemE; @SR; I also got the email monday that said to send the Declaration by today (May 5). I assume there is a backlog on contacting applicants but the automated process must continue. Thanks for all the updates.
Yes she is my HR too. Hopefully we will hear by tomorrow.
I just received the rejection emails for both EE vacancies. I thought my interview went well and I have BSEE, MSEE from top 20 Universities and 10 years engineering/telecomm experience in private sector and USG. Any thoughts on how I can round out my application for next time? Perhaps taking and passing the Patent Bar will help? Good luck to everyone!
I think it's as xyz mention; networking, going to the job fairs and talking to several of the SPE. Not sure if not getting selected is solely based on qualification. Of all the SPE I spoke to at the job fair non of them has the Pantent Bar. Good luck everybody :)
I got rejected for EE too.
maybe they'll hire more EE's in the next round. i have worked at the office before and my class was 70 percent EE's
I also received a rejected letter for EE. How and when to apply in the next round?
MMO, it will be automatic and we won't have to interview again
Just received a referred but not selected for ChemE.
Same here. Referred, not selected for ChemE.
also, i received the referred not selected before and still got an offer a month later
referred not selected from chemical
I got selected for ChemE (Last Name "N" from post on 5/2).
@stu, how did you get an offer after? did you apply+interview again? maybe your rejection was for one grade (gs9/7) but your acceptance for the other (gs9/7)?
@Jake, i had only aplied for gs7. and no we won't have to apply or interview again. my guess at the time was some folks dropped out before the start date
here's the message i got last time As noted in the vacancy announcement, interval cut-offs dates have been established for this particular vacancy. If you are not selected for the cutoff date under which you applied your application will continue to be valid and therefore carry over to the next established cutoff. Your application will continue to be considered for the position until the vacancy is closed completely or you withdraw your application via USAJobs.
"Selections and offers are still pending" response i got from biomedical department
^ this was the email response when i asked for a status update
Unfortunately for me and other ChemE candidates it doesn't look like they're hiring for the July or August class as USAJobs only shows Vacancies for ME/EE/CompE. Congrats to all who were offered.
^^^^ not true. those vacancies are for the Detroit positions
referred not selected from chemical :(
Referred not selected for ChemE. :( Congrats to those who got offers.
I emailed last from biomedical and she said they're still doing selections by selecting officials
I got the form on Tuesday. I got my tentative offer letter today for the CompEng position.
I applied for cut off date May 1st as I was not able to apply earlier. I still have a chance?
Anyone still waiting on biomedical it seems like all other majors for the majority hVe heard back
I applied EE and CE, still haven't heard back. Anyone have any info?
Interviewed for EE and CE GS 7. I also applied for GS-9 but didn't get any interview fro that. Yesterday received an email "referred not selected" for GS-9 EE position, which I knew I wasn't gonna get selected. Still waiting for GS-7. emailed and left voicemail for the HR. Will update when I get a reply.
Still waiting for BME. Interviewed on 14th. Are there any other BME applicants waiting? I'm thinking if I haven't heard anything by now my chances are pretty slim :(
^ so i interviewed on the 13 and I'm still waiting to hear back. i emailed the HR person and she was like offers and selections are still pending. if you can get in touch with them and you heard something else please lemme know
was reading through this today (it was very informative, thank you) and reviewing my submitted application when I saw the line "Applicants must have submitted application before March 13th to be considered." I submitted mine on March 23rd - does that mean I am not going to be considered for this position at all? I don't understand why they would leave the online cutoff date open until May 1st but only consider applications submitted until a non-posted date. I have only received an email saying that my application is in the "HR Review" status and no word on an interview (although it has only been a week) Does anyone know if there will be a second round of hiring/interviews for applicants after that March 13th date?
I applied mine on May 1st. HR said it was second cutoff date and you were eligible to do so. I guess your application will be reviewed after May 1st.
Question for the individuals who got selected last week - 1. How long does it take to get an offer letter after receiving the "selected" email? 2. Does the offer letter come in a separate email? Or does the HR call first and then send the offer letter? 3. How long did they give you to make a decision? 4. After accepting the offer, how long does it take for the background check and all other paper work?
Re: Design Examiner positions. Got a call on May 1 to set up an interview. Interview is this week.
Do you know how many they are interviewing for Design Examiners?
RE: Design Examiner - Don't know how many interviews there will be, but I was told there would be two weeks of scheduled interviews for 15 open positions in Alexandria. When I interviewed (last week) there was another candidate waiting in the security checkpoint line with me, so for at least some time slots they are conducting at least two at a time. The skills test, interview and campus tour lasted almost 1-1/2 hours. Again, not sure how many of those they do in a day.
Thanks for the info Andy. Were the on-site interviews just for the Alexandria location, or for both the Alexandria location and San Jose office? I am asking for a friend, he had a phone interview for the design examiner position. The skills test was computerized, and the phone interview was with a panel of three people.
RE Design Examiner. Not really sure how the interviews vary between the two locations. I live several hours from Alexandria and received a call to set up a time for a live interview. The phone interview option was not offered. I believe you choose a location (Alexandria or San Jose) during the application process.
RE: Design Examiner: My interview was last week. Was told there's over 100 interviews in 2 weeks. they'll make decision on next Tuesday. We'll get the result no later than early June. Good luck
Does anyone has any more updates on EE and CE? Selection/offer letter/final offer?
For those still waiting to hear back for the Biomedical, I was contacted and received an offer letter last week around may 4th or 5th. I applied april 14th.
Has anyone received FIRM offer letters for the examiner positions starting June 13th? Haven't heard of any new developments after I got a tentative offer and need to give notice to my current employer soon ..
Re: BME offer letter on May 4th or 5th. Congratulations! Very glad! Total processing time for you is about 3 weeks. When did you have interview?
Got my tentatively selected email at 3am for EE. Wow they work early
nono, give hr a call if you got a tentative offer. thanks I had my interview on april 14th. fairly quick turn around for the government
anyone heard for 2nd round interviews? I applied march 23rd and have only gotten the "your application is being reviewed"
@ T my roommate is waiting also should be coming soon no later than next week I would assume. first round to be referred took me about 2-3 weeks
Great thread everyone! all the information was really helpful for the 1st round of hires congrats to those who will be joining in june!
Re: Design. I received selected email for San Jose today (5/18) I interviewed on Wednesday (5/11) at the Alexandria location.
Re: Design, Congratulation! Did you only apply for one location or both ?
Re: Design, Thank you! I applied for both. I actually live near Alexandria and was hoping to be able to stay in the area but it looks like I will be moving. Does anyone know the start date for design examiners?
RE: Design Start Date. During my interview on May 10 I was told the Alexandria start date for new Design Examiners was June 27. Don't know if that will be the same for San Jose. I only applied for Alexandria (I'm also local), but now I kinda wish I had applied for both locations. Enjoy the west coast.
RE: Design-It looks like they gonna fill up San Jose's vacancy first. Anyone got any update from local?
For those who applied after the first cutoff, I just received an email stating that my application has been verified and will be fully reviewed before it is forwarded to a selecting official. (BME) Has anyone else got that?
mmp, you will be receiving a qualification email real soon
I applied last march 10, 2016 and interviewed April 13, 2016. On May 2, 2016, received email that "referred not selected". However, today, I received another email stating that I was referred for selecting official. Does anyone know what this mean? Am I on the second round? Do I need to have another interview?
^^^ you are in the second round and wont need to interview
Similarly, I applied for BME patent examiner position and got a "referred not selected" email on May 11th; however, today I was sent an email that stated I was "referred to the selecting official for further consideration." Assuming this means I am in the second round pool, can anyone comment on the timeframes for second or third round offers in relation to the start of the June, July, August training sessions?
I received "Application received" email on May 9. and I received referred to the selecting office email on May 20. This is for CE. I guess next step is interview.
Does anyone know the difference between GS7 and GS9 in work wise? Does all new hires start from step1 of pay rate?
Any design examiner receive their tentative offer?
Regarding GS7 VS GS9, it's all about production. Not sure of the specifics, but I think GS7 is 85% of expected production and GS9 is 100% of expected production. Where you start on the 1-10 step pay scale I believe is based upon experience/salary at your last position or your grades if you are coming straight out of university.
Did anyone hear from the computer engineering (CE) posting? I see the EE and BME got selected but I have not heard about CE getting selected.
My USPO status didn't change and I never got an email, but my status on the career connector page changed to "referred to selecting official" Any idea what that means?
@anon I also received the same email for BME I'm assuming the second round will start in july
Does anyone know how many there are hiring for the second round in the VA office. Or are they just now looking at satellite postings.
Design Examiner: I was interviewed on site in VA on May 3rd. I was told they were interviewing a total of 14 people that day and they would be selecting a total of 15 people for that location. I thought the interview went well and I have an MFA (I don't know if that is a positive or negative as far as the hiring process is concerned) I think the interview went well but I have not heard anything back yet. Has anyone else heard anything or know when we will hear back? I was told that the start date should be around the end of June. It has been 3 weeks so I am starting to get concerned I am not sure how long this process takes it has exceeded the projected 10 weeks at this point.
RE: Design Examiner: This is week ten since the announcement closed, so I would expect selections or not-selected notices to go out this week.
I applied on 05/01/2016. Did anyone who applied the same time receive a response?
I received referred to the selecting office email on May 20. I guess they are selecting people for interview now.
@sssss - did you get an email/did your USA jobs status change? my career connections status changed but not the USAjobs page
I just received a Referred to Selecting Official. I was interviewed on April 14th for ChE and didn't make the first cut. I thought all openings were already filled.
@T I got the email and USA jobs status changed.
RE: Design Examiner (Alexandria) - This morning I received an email with a tentative offer of a GS07 Design Examiner Position with a start date of June 27. I assume it's tentative while HR confirms my transcripts and background check.
Congrats! I am still super nervous I haven't heard anything back!
Andy what is your background? I have a masters degree and I am not sure if that is a positive or a negative.
Kay - My degree is technical art and I have some intellectual property work experience. By reviewing the many comments on this thread, I'm not exactly sure what the criteria for the ideal candidate looks like for any of the examiner positions.
@Andy - Congrats! Did you do interview after receiving an "referred to selecting official" email ? When did you do the interview and totally how long did it take to get offer ?
When does round 2 start?
@ssss week after referred to selecting you get interview email so this week and next week would be your interview and you hear back like 2-3 weeks after interview.
I applied in February and recieved an email that my application was sent to the selecting official April 1. I was called to schedule and interveiw on April 29th. My interview was May 2nd and I still have not heard back I called hr and they could not give me a time frame but said I would hear back either way. It is a long process. Hope that helps
ssss, which field did you apply for? so everyone who had gotten referred in may are really in the third round it seems
Hello all, I was "referred to hiring official" twice (mechanical) and received my second "referred not selected" email today for the "second round consideration". We'll see if I get a chance in the third round.
I got the same email (refereed not selected ) for ME. however, I did not receive that email for the other disciplines (EE, BME, CE). Is that the case with everyone else?
got an email from chemical saying they're not hiring anymore cuz they have reached hiring goal for fiscal year
Yep, got the same ChemE e-mail that I was referred but hiring goal had been met. Bummer.
Me too. I received the same email for CE, Referred but not selected'. Can I still hope? For BME, email said' not meet the educational requirement'. I have MS in technical with a strong BME research background. What should I do?
Wow and here i thought we had another round of hiring. Thanks for the info guys
^ when did you get the BME email? I think they prefer that the degree match with the position applied. If people are getting the email about quota filled I wonder if they will do 3rd round then or just close it off.
Did anyone else hear back for Design Patent?
For BME email, I received it after 3 weeks of submission. I was surprised too. What to do?
at this point your application won't be looked at until further point. i would suggest just applying again at a later date but just apply for whatever you have a degree in. it seems like you got pretty far in CE. have you applied to the dallas or san jose position for bme?
Thank you. I will apply there too.
any other departments/majors heard from second round. or is the hiring closed for all. I'm sorry for people in third round who won't even get a chance due to this.
i got an email from bme saying selections not made.
Just received email referred not selected for the second round. I applied in the first round for EE.
I interviewed for the design patent position about 5 weeks ago and I still haven't heard back. Has anyone received an offer or not selected? Should I call HR I am assuming I was not selected but my status has not changed?
Jay - RE: Design examiner, I received my formal offer letter last week along with the information to begin the pre-employment background check. The start date for this group of design examiners is June 27. So, I would assume if you have not heard from anyone in HR, that you were not selected. Keep at it, I believe there will be several waves of new examiners joining the PTO.
Anyone applied again to San Jose positions?
I applied again to San Jose positions with CE after not selected at VA location, interviewed on July 14. Still waiting for ...
it takes about 2-3 weeks after interview for them to get back to you. so maybe by beginning of next month
Re MTD: Did the interview questions changed from the first interview? I received the referred to the selected official email on June/30, but haven't heard anything about a second interview.
Re Celo: The questions are kind of almost the same as first interview ..
I interviewed for san jose on the 14th as well. Any else apply to the alexandria posting.
hi all im hired for the detroit position for PE ME but i live in texas and also i applied for the dallas one too. my application was referred to officials for dallas. do you think they select me for dallas too since i live here?\ thanks
Anyone applied to San Jose positions hearing anything back yet?
I just received referred not selected email for computer engineering, but I also applied for electrical engineering which is my undergrad degree.
im in still under selecting official for both dallas and san jose. hope i hear from dallas this week. i start on Monday in Detroit next week.
Re Celo: When did you interview for CE/EE position?
I was interviewed in April for the Virginia position (EE), but wasn't selected. Then I applied for the San Jose CE and EE. I received the not selected email for the CE yesterday, and waiting to hear about the EE. Best of luck to all of you guys.
Did anyone here re-apply again the same place after not selected within a few month? Since VA is open again ..
do you know how it take to hear something after been referred? i got referred on jun/30 but i got hr email on jul/7
I applied to VA again, its a long way before they start reviewing our application. another 2 weeks
I received referred not selected email for computer engineering for a week ago.. is anyone here to hear anything about Dallas position yet?
Got the OF 306 form via email for Dallas fairly recently
they've started reviewing applications for position in alexandria
has anyone applied to the alexadria position again?
I did receive an e-mail with the confirmation that I got selected for GS-9 (Computer Engineer). That's for Alexandria, VA.
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Thanks for sharing your experience. How long did it take for them to contact you after you received the conditional job offer? I know they do an extensive background check but how long did you wait? Thanks!!
when I received my CJO I was whisked to HR for immediate processing and given my class start date that same day. Class was to begin a month and a half after my CJO. which during that time the extensive background check was done. I hope this helps if you have anymore questions don't hesitate to ask I am currently in training and loving every moment!
I'm currently awaiting for my background check to done. How long does it take to hear back from them? This process is like another interview! Lol Training starts in mid April. Thanks for your help!
I want to thank you for posting your interview process. I was successful with my phone interview and was told I will get a call from the senior recruiter. How many days are your class and the times? Also, are you able to have freedom in which you can spend time with friends/family?
Classes are 6 days a week. There isn't much time to spend with fam an friends. You only get Sunday off and by that time you are so exhausted you need your rest.
I had an online interview where I recorded myself answering questions. Do you know of anyone who went through that process? I have a face to face interview on Tuesday morning. Do you think the online interview will help me at all?
Ok I got the same thing I did the online recording myself interview. now I have a face to face interview on Thursday at 7:30am. Does anyone know how long you will be there for. Do they have a time that everything ends and they put you back on a plane back home?
not sure about the online interview i didnt do that. the interview takes about 4 hours
Thank you so much for your post! I am currently out of state and scheduled for a face to face in ATL Thursday. I was given a ticket to return home that same day. If everything goes well, how quickly is a background check/Drug test given ? And when would training begin?
This was a really helpful post...thank you so much! I need to do on online face to face (kinda like a Skype thing I guess)...does anyone know what kind of questions will be asked?
This was very helpful, I just completed my online interview this morning and hoping I get an interview face to face with them! Thank you.
I got a call asking if I had a valid passport. My passport is on the way as I type. Freaking out that I will be pushed aside because of not having a passport in hand!?!?!?!
They also called me when my new passport was on its way. I called them back and told them the situation and they said it wasn't a problem at all. I called back again once I received my new passport and had a phone interview and then I did an online interview this weekend. Does anyone know how long it takes for them to call back after doing the online interview? Do you hear back either way?? Thanks!
^^ I am interested to know the answer to that!
Hey I had a phone interview Monday, a few hours later I was sent a link for the online interview. Less that 48 hours later I received a call to schedule my face to face interview which is Monday at 12:30p! Wish me luck!
Have you heard of anyone being offered a CJO after the f2f? If you were not asked to stay behind, is that a guarantee they did not choose you or maybe they are checking references?
Ty for the interview tips! I Just had my phone interview. They said they are sending my interview & resume to someone then they would be in contact. Is this a bad sign!?!?
Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I did as you suggested, I smiled and introduced myself to everyone in the room. Everything went exactly as you've mentioned. I received my cjo yesterday!!!!!
^^AWESOME!!!! What happened after your phone interview? And how long did it take to hear something? When does training start?
I'm going crazy & it's only the NEXT day after my phone interview!!!!!!
If they ask for your address, email, phone # in your phone interview is that a good sign????
Love this post! Question!, after the second phone interview, is it normal for them to say that a Senior Recruiter will be in touch if they have anymore questions? I'm freaking out!
To the ppl who made it past the phone interview. What did they say at the end of the call????
I made it past the phone interview! I thought I didn't make it because at the end of the call the representative said "if anymore information is needed, a Senior Rep will contact you." Just received the invite to do the video interview! Will keep you all updated.
Sorry everyone i have been away for a while I am in training trying to focus on graduating training. But as far as the online interview process I can't speak on that because I have not gone through that. If they say someone will get back with you they will just have patience. I know you are anxious just as I was but they will let you know something one way or the other. And to chocolate girl congrats I am glad i could help.
Congrats on your video interview. Remember it's an interview, so dress professionally. Good luck! I received my invitation for my f2f a few days after I did the video interview.
Please tell me all about training! Is it intense?
Thank you for creating this post! I was fully prepared for my f2f. I'm excited to start training!
I had my first phone interview today and several hours later, I got an email for a video interview.
I was just wondering if any one knows how long it will take for them to call you for a f2f after you have done the phone interview. I did my phone interview last Friday and still haven't heard anything. I know my application status still says that I'm under review so I'm assuming that is a good sign cause I haven't gotten any rejection emails or calls. I'm just getting a bit anxious. thanks for your responses.
i received a call from 000... number on friday and i think, it was Delta, how do i call them back?
If a worker was removing things from the aircraft, would you confront him or tell management? How would you respond that? I'm confused
If you received a call from 000 yes it was Delta! they would have left a message so check your messages. Dominicanboyz >Well i can't answer that question for you because the reason it is asked is to see what type of comprehension of right and wrong or professional and unprofessional behavior you have. Confronting a person could lead to altercation or angry exchange of words. Think about it, is that what you want to have happen in a professional environment? Always think of how you could handle this on a professional level? I hope this helps you to answer the question.
No they didn't leave a VM, However, I called people scout and they conducted an interview for me right away. Today, they sent me am email congratulating me, and that I have been moved forward to the next step. Now, they said I need me to record a video answering some questions and send them back to then.
Hi, just received my invite for the phone interview. I know the questions they will be asked. Would anybody please tell me what you answered. If you rather pm just let me know. Thank you
Do they pay you during the training?
OMG, I have the video interview but I have no idea what the questions are. Can anyone help me with that? Thanks so much for sharing!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to write this informative post.
Yes training is very intense so be prepared. Yes you get paid during training. And if someone is taking things from the aircraft don't assume the worst they could be under the direction of the company or supervisor to do so. I would just ask them if they had permission to do so and according to what that tell me I would then make a decision as to what i would do. If they are not authorized to take something I would inform my supervisor. And if they are authorized to do so i would not do anything.
I received a reply back from delta for a virtual recorded interview FRiday. I am pretty nervous, does anyone know what to expect? what questions will be asked,etc?
i just did one and they had basic interview questions like how would you handle working with someone who was slacking at there job, name a time you went above and beyond your job to please a customer, and name a time you received and advancement within your job. They give you practice questions that really help you for the real interview I was still nervous but I think I did well. I just did mine yesterday wish me luck and I will pray that you as well make it through you will do great.
I am waiting for the f2f interview. She said it will probably be in September. I'm so excited but nervous! Can anyone tell me what the questions are, if they have changed? Thanks so much everyone!!
Okay i was referred, did the app n took the assessment. Now do i just wait for a call? I havent spoke to anyone at the moment.
Seems like some of us are going through this differently. I have done the initial application, the behavioral assessment and I did the video interview a few days ago. I got an email yesterday saying that I would get a call within 7-10 days and to have my passport ready.. I am guessing that is the phone interview that everyone else has done already?
The call is not an interview. You will be asked about your passport expiration and some other 'housekeeping' type questions. No behavioral STAR questions!
I am still waiting patiently I see none else has gotten a call back yet so I am not discouraged about it I keep myself prayed up. If anyone has gotten a call back who applied at the end of August please do share this I would just like to see if I am the only one waiting.
Does anybody know what happens if i miss the first phone interview, due to a job commitment? Please let me know if anybody has more info
They'll call you back I missed 2 phone calls. They left a voicemail and called me the next day. I got invited to a f2f.
I did my video interview about three weeks ago; it had 5 behavioral questions. And Today I received an email for a phone interview! Can someone tell me what to expect? Nervoussssss
when did you get drug tested? before or after training? what were the post difficult questions that most people had a hard time answering?
I just did the online interview questions. Does anyone have an idea of when I will hear back?
Can you share how long you had to wait to hear back from Delta after the online video interview?
Everyone phone interview is different. It's basically a occasional conversation not really an interview.They ask you do you have visible tattoos, how do you feel about the uniforms,being well groomed, why would you make a great FA, etc. Then if they feel you've answer they questions correctly and your personality show over the phone they intend an invitation to atlanta (F2f). They don't give you the exact the date. They tell you will receive an email with some dates 7-10 days later.
I had my phone interview September 18. Wasn't really a phone interview. I was told I was being invited to ATL for a f2f and should received an email about the dates available for the f2f. Couple hours later I received the email with six time slots to choose from; I chose September 25. Wish me luck!
Is anyone going to the interview on Oct 3 at 12:30?
Im going October 3rd
I'm getting a little skeptical as to whether or not I will hear back. I submitted my video interview last Tuesday, September 16. Immediately after, I received an email from the third party interview website confirming my completion and saying that I would hear back from Delta. It has been over a week and I haven't received an email or a phone call. I checked my status on the Delta career page and under current, it now says "no jobs found" but under archived, it says my status is under review. Can anyone make sense of all of this? I'm really hoping to at least get a F2F. They wouldn't just not contact me, right? Even if it is a no??
^^ I finally got the call and have my F2F next Wed. Oct. 8th!!!! How have everyone's been going??? Any new suggestions???
I'm flying out in the morning for my F2F interview! I'm nervous and excited! I really hope I stand out and get the job! Good luck to all those candidates that will be there with me!
If its to ATL for the F2f Can u fly with your Gov issue ID. Am kinda nervous because my Passport just expired. Also does anyone who has gotten an offer is it all the same? can you renegotiate? what is the salary? Thanks
Is anyone going oct 13th at 12:30?
Love to hear any information about what is the language video interview look like?
I wonder if those are the same questions for interviews for fall2014
Hey guys! Hope this can help you a little bit. I'm 21 and I have my F2F tomorrow (face to face) I had my video to video, its 5 questions A week later I received and email stating they would be calling me for a phone interview, literally the next morning they called me, missed the first call because I was at work, called again around 4. They asked for my passport ID/Exp. Date. Then asked if I had any tattoos & piercings. They ask if you agree with the uniforms, if you're willing to relocate, so on. If they like what they hear, they'll offer you the F2F. I have mine tomorrow morning at 12:30. My best friends mom is a flight attendant herself and said that the F2F is about 5 hours long. Best of luck to everyone!
What a rush! I was backpacking in Asia for 3 weeks and the day before leaving I did my online video interview. I was in Bangkok 5 days ago and received an email from Delta asking me to do a second online video interview, this time in french. I flew home and did it the next day. Only two days later I received a phone call from Delta telling me that they wanted to interview me in Atlanta, the nice lady said I would receive an email in about 10 days... but I received it the next day, yesterday!! And today I received an email with my flight schedule for a flight tomorrow... wow! so tight! The interview is the next day. Nov. 12th (my birthday)... I'm nervous because I get in ATL at 9pm, the interview is at 7:30 PM and I'm still jetlagged from crossing so many time zones and catching 4 flights with 55 hours between leaving Bangkok and arriving home. I'm also super excited though :) Thanks for all the good advice, glad that you are enjoying training.
The video interview for foreign language (mine was French) is a mix of STAR questions and other. First I was asked to read a sentence in French, then to translate from English to French, to make an onboard arrival announcement, to tell a good customer service action I experienced and what I would do if a baby was crying, all in French of course. Because I lived in Paris for 4 years (working at Disneyland Paris) this interview was very easy and actually fun! Bom courage!
I have been invited to do a F2F in Atlanta but didn't do any phone interview. I mean, nothing that I would called an interview. A lady called me and asked for my passport info, then she went through uniform and grooming expectations, asked me if I had any questions and said I would receive an email later for a face to face interview, which arrived the following day. Is that the phone interview you guys are talking about?
Does Delta fly you out for the F2F interview or are you required to handle your own arrangements for the interview. Just curious because im in charlotte NC and closest to me is ATL. I just received my email to do my digital interview so im soooo excited! Praying Gods favor over me and you all as well!
Does Delta fly you out for the F2F interview or are you required to handle your own arrangements for the interview. Just curious because im in charlotte NC and closest to me is ATL. I just received my email to do my digital interview so im soooo excited! Praying Gods favor over me and you all as well!
I did my video, spoke with someone regarding passport and uniforms, but like some of you was not asked at the end of the conversation for a F2F, does this mean I didn't not pass certain qualifications or did some of you get your F2F invite at a later time? Thank you in advance.
I do not have a passport but am needing to do an interview by tomorrow. Should I start the interview and tell them I do not have a passport. It has expired.
I had my virtual interview first.... A few days later I received an email that someone will be in contact with me and when they do make sure my passport is handy. I got my call on that Friday and was asked my passport info. I was given info on delta, uniforms, training and some other things. I was then offered to a f2f which I just scheduled. I'm really excited
I need pointers on the video interview anyone... I have to do it within 3 days. I applied about a week ago.
I completed the video interview questions late last night. I believe I did well. When do you think I should get passport information together? Also, I'll be 21 in April do you think they'll continue with me until then or just tell me to reapply? I know most of you said it took months anyway right?
Will someone Or anyone that knows of someone whose successfully made it past training that will so generously take the moment to give a couple of questions they were asked and how they answered those questions in the particular "S. T. A. R." Format? I don't want to overthink the answers and process but it doesn't appear that there's always a "T" for "Task" required in all situations Sooo am I presenting what my mental "Task" was in solving and resolving this situation? OR am I still missing it? 😕 Someone(s) Please share & advise. Thanks in advance.
I did my application online and the assessment, couple of days later I received the video interview the 24th. I did it the 26th and I'm still waiting for the phone interview has anyone hear anything recently or applied?
I completed my video interview and I am anxiously awaiting a response. I do have one concern; I don't have a passport. I am going to apply for one tomorrow and get the ball rolling, but will that hinder me from receiving an invite for the F2F interview? Any help/info would be great! Thanks!
@annonymous-i dont have a passport either. I completed my online interview and I was going to start the process of getting one once I get a call back asking for a F2F or some type of further instruction. Idk how I did with my online interview, I think I did good, I smiled, gave stories, but I think.my nerves we a bit obvious since I paused a few times to gather my thoughts mid recordings. So who knows. I did my recording 12 hours after getting the email. Anyone get any word back since the recording that did it recently. (Within 2 weeks)
Describe a conflict that you had with a manager, how did you handle it? How was it resolved? The Situation my co-workers and I were participating in a training exercise I was being tested along with others on giving intramuscular injections. The Task I had to do was to give a patient a shot intramuscularly, and I thought I did well. But my manager said although I injected correctly my technique was wrong. I was embarrassed and hurt by the comment she’d made in front of my co-workers. The Action after training exercise had ended I asked if I could speak with her privately, she agreed. I explained to her I felt embarrassment and hurt by what she said and how she said it in front of my peers, she explained she didn’t intentionally mean to hurt or embarrass me in front of my peers she was just trying to make a bold statement in order to teach my peers and myself the importance of good safety practices. I listened and understood what she had to say and it made sense. I asked her what I could do to get my technique better she gave a few pointers. The Result was the next time that I gave the injection she was there to observe and she said it was perfect.
@missB I did my recoreded video on the 17th I just checked my status on delta and its moved from current to archived status under review is yours like that that I hope thats not a bad thing
Does anyone know how many training classes are offered per year? Is everyone waiting on the January training class. Thanks
Does anyone know if you mess up on your video interview or do not complete one question, will they still consider you to move forward????
I had my recorded interview. If they choose not to hire you, do they send you an email stating thank you but not at this time. I'm just curious
I have my video interview tonight. I'm not nervous so much as curious in regards to passport info. While filling out for the position I started I did not have a passport book but I do have an enhanced license. I'm not sure if my license it's sufficient for the time being? Anyone have any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.
I'm in the same boat as C.S. I applied on Jan. 3, completed my application on Jan. 6(be sure to do that!!!! You think you're done but there's one more step) and got my email to do my video interview early Jan. 7th morning. At this point, I don't have a passport and my closest facility to apply for one is in Atlanta. I'm hoping I can submit my video interview and still be able to get my passport before(hopefully) I am called for a phone "interview"
I have to complete my video interview tonight, but I'm in Wisconsin and if I get to do f2f does Delta pay for the flight to Atlanta or am I going to have to make my own arrangements?
I put my application in on December 24th got the assessment that same day. On Dec. 29th they said I was on to the next step the video interview. I was freaking out I was so scared to mess up but after I say the questions they asked I was fine. Jan. 2nd they emailed me and said they received my video interview. Jan the 5th I got an email saying they will call me between 9am -9pm next week to 10 days. Same day I get a call from Delta saying did I have my passport I told her it was being expedited. she asked when did i put it in and she just rescheduled the time she would call back. I am currently awaiting my passport and also the next step when she calls back in two weeks.
My question is I am currently in school... after you are chosen for the position, can you ask for a later training date maybe in may I hope. or what were the dates you were offered?
I applied on the jan 5th and completed on the 6th. Received an email at 12:30am on the 7th.i didnt have my passport went today and I go to pick it up tomorrow. Video interview will probably be tonight or tomorrow
Those who were offered CJO's were you offered full time or ready reserves? I go for my interview in Atlanta on Monday.
Hey guys! I have submitted my video on Thursday the 8th..Today,on 12th, I noticed my application has been moved from current to archived - still under review. This is a bit frustrating, especially not knowing what it means.. Has anyone happened to deal with this kind of situation? Thank you in advance! And best of luck to all !:)
About the language video interview, there are 5 questions, two of them are read out loud with one having to be translated from english to spanish. The other three are situational, such as "how would you handle a crying child on the plane as a customer?" You literally have only 15 secs to prep and 30 seconds to answer.
I'm have enjoyed reading all of you'll post it has helped me out so much, i just received my email to do my digital interview.... hope and pray i do really well on it.....Nervous wish me luck
Thanks everyone for your questions and feedback. I received my email today to do the video interview and I must admit that I am super nervous and I'm sure I'm over thinking the whole thing. I feel like I haven't interviewed for so long and this process is so detailed you just want to make sure everything is good. I noticed a couple other people ask but no response, I'm assuming Delta covers the expense for flying you out especially being that they don't give you that much time to plan...am I correct? I also wanted to know how often do they offer training classes as I think I'll miss the one starting this month? Best of luck to all!
Thanks for the great info! Video info is tomorrow! Can someone post their five questions asked? I know, mine may be different, but knowledge is power!
" Hey guys! I have submitted my video on Thursday the 8th..Today,on 12th, I noticed my application has been moved from current to archived - still under review. This is a bit frustrating, especially not knowing what it means.. Has anyone happened to deal with this kind of situation? Thank you in advance! And best of luck to all !:) " Anastasia any update ? This same thing happened to me today . anyone know what this means or had it happened too them ?? Im nervous.
I completed my app, got an invite to do the phone interview a few days later. Still waiting ( and hoping) for an email for the phone "interview". I too have noticed my app is still under review but has been archived. What does that mean? I supppse if we haven't gotten a TBNT we still in the running!! Keeping hope alive
Im sorry I meant video interview not phone interview.....
For the video interview they give us three days to complete it, can we access the video interview at anytime or do we need to request a time to do the video interview?
So I've done the application, online assessment, and just now completed the video interview. Has anyone completed the video interview and not gotten a call?
What do they look for in the background check?
Hello everyone, I just got an online assessment to test my French & I am a little nervous because I don't know French that well. What are the questions that they ask? Thanks for your help :)
Would anyone who was offered a CJO give any advice or provoking questions which would be great to ask during the F2F? I will be going to ATL soon for my interview. Any tips are highly recommended!
So as for the STAR format questions, during my I video I made sure I stated each thing, however I didn't say "The Task was Blah blah" "the Result was Blah blah" I just made sure to include it. Is that okay? Or was I supposed to specifically say what the task was.
"k" on Mar 17: that's how I repliedon my video interview as well and it must've been okay because I received an email telling me I was moving forward and to expect a call whithin 7-10 days.
So, I applied and uploaded my resume a couple weeks ago, got an email instructing me to complete a much more in-depth application a few days later, and received a link and instructions on how to do the video interview two days ago. I just finished the video interview and am now wondering what comes next? Does anyone know when the next FTF interviews will be conducted? When the next training class starts? I've heard both April and May. I was really nervous when I did the video interview, but for those of you wondering - they let you practice beforehand, as many times as necessary. The questions aren't that bad, and the actual interview should only take about 20-30 minutes.
Thar - How long after your video interview did you have to wait before receiving the email telling you that you were moving forward?
After you received your call, did you get several emails each changing the date you could have your interview, or did you receive one email with 3 dates and were given your flight info?
Just completed the phone call with an invite for a f2f. It wasn't an interview. Just information regarding the new uniforms and policy as well as grooming info. and if you have any visible tattoos They ask for your passport number and your name as it appears on your DL for your airline ticket...waiting on the email with dates and times for the interviews. Training is late April or early May, she didn't give specific dates or if they were 2 separate training classes....stay tuned
Anyone have their f2f on Tuesday the 21st at 7:30? :D
I mean 31st!
I have a f2f on Thursday, April 2 at 12:30 but I do not have my passport. I applied for my passport last week so I should be getting it soon.The person I spoke with two days ago during my phone interview informed me that I would be able to do the f2f but I have to have my passport before I start my training. Does anyone knows if she gave me the correct information? I read somewhere that I will not move forward with the interview process without a valid passport because they ask you for it before starting the interview. Someone please help!!!! I am so nervous.
What were the online interview questions they asked?
Can someone tell me what are the tattoo guideliNes? I have a tattoo on my foot, one on each wrist and my chest. All can be covered.
I will be having my video interview soon, a little nervous here.
I need help on what I should wear and how to do my makeup and hair for the video interview :(? I applied before and was rejected after the one sided video interview. I need help guys ! Anything will do ! Thank you babes
I have my f2f Friday April 24 at 12:30pm. I also told the interviewer that I didn't have my passport but that it is on its way, she told me the same thing that I would need it if I were selected for training. I sent them an email reiterating that because the follow up emails keep insisting I must have it! I'm stressing out here about it. No tatoos on arms, wrists, legs, face...no visible anything
I have 2 small wings on the back of my neck which can be covered up by wearing a scarf. Will that be a problem in me moving forward?
I am planning to do my interview questions, with my cell phone. Is this good or bad?
It has been three weeks that my application has been in and it still says it's under review. I haven't received any phone calls or emails regarding it. I check it several times a day and it still is under current applications and under review. Is this normal? Should I be worried?
Has anyone EVER been contacted AFTER the interview that initially got rejected?
I am currently at Atlanta Georgia for my FTF at 730 in the morning. I am beyond excited and nervous at the sametime. Your post is very very helpful!
I applied about 3 days ago and have not received an email. Can anyone please inform me what the process is after you apply online. greatly appreciate it
hi.. I applied literally a week ago from today and haven't relieved anything.. how long do it usually take to get a response ? on my profile it still says "under review"
Applied August 6th and got an invitation for the digital interview.
still waiting on SOMETHING 😩
I have a question. I live in Houston tx and i see that the training academy is in Atlanta. Do they pay for my ticket to fly there for their academy, or are those expenses mine to cover?
they emailed me asking me to take the second assessment but when I go on my profile there's no assessment?!? anyone know why this is ?
They will send you an assessment email again. They were having technical difficulties previously with their system. Check your email today you should have received an email saying they have fixed the problem with their system. Make sure you have time to perform the assessment 15 - 20 minutes and then complete the application which may take you longer.
I applied August 18th and finished all my assessments that same day. I received an email today August 20th for the video interview. Planning on taking it tomorrow morning. Can someone please help with some sample questions?
Just got my invitation for the digital interview....NERVOUS...
Me too. I got my video interview email this am I'm gonna take it later
Me three, I have to take my video interview. Does anyone know when the next training class is?
I missed two calls to do my pre screening and schedule the face to face. Does anyone know if they will call back after two times?
I have another question. I was wondering if anyone received their pre screening call on a weekend day?
never mind. They called me today and said I would get an email listing the available dates and time for my f2f! I am so glad to have made it this far.
😁😁 invitation for a video interview looking up sample questions now
i have a f2f in 2 weeks, if offered a CJO does anyone know if they drug test you that day or before/after training?
I have a phone interview within the next week to 10days. My passport hasn't arrived yet. What do I do when they ask for my passport information?
To Ashley! I got the email for my phone interview yesterday and the call the same day. I expedited my passport and told the lady which she said was fine, but if you have paperwork saying so then bring it to your face to face! Let me know how it goes, we could be there together!
To Anonymous that's so much. I got the email yesterday as well and the call 2 hours later. Like literally right after I posted my question about the passport. I explain the passport situation (which I had expedited). She said it was fine and proceed with the phone interview. I got invited to a F2F, she said I should receive an email within 7 days. How did your interview go? Yesterday I also called to check the status of my passport. The agent that is handling my app said they are backed up on the processing but promised I should have my passport by August 31 no later then Sept 1st.
Typo **Thanks so much**
Does anyone who did the video online remember any of the questions that was asked as I know mine maybe different I just want to get an idea of the kind of questions that will be asked.
To Anonymous I got my email for my face to face on Sept 11th. Good luck on your interview!!! Does anyone have a F2F on Sept 11th?
To Ashley! Well good luck on your interview, I'd love to hear how it goes for you! I was actually sent the same date and had to reschedule, if we're both lucky and make it through we could possibly be in the same training session!
To Anonymous I will definitely keep you updated I have your email. That would awesome let's keep our fingers crossed...good luck!!!
Ashley, I have been invited for f2f and sent in my preferences. i haven't been given a date yet, but one of my choices was the 11th. Anonymous, when did you reschedule for?
I did my hirevue interview on the 24 and haven't heard anything back 😩
no email, phone call.. nothing 😢
Has anyone received an offer after the left the f2f?
Still haven't heard back from Delta.... not sure what that means.
My profile still says "under review".
This has been so incredibly helpful and best of luck to everyone! Anonymous (debmarie887), hope the F2F went well! Do you mind if I email you with a few questions? I'd love to hear about your experience and I'm really not sure what to expect. My F2F is scheduled for Tuesday the 22nd! Please let me know!
good luck everyone
I have my F2F @ 7:30am on 9/15. Anyone else scheduled for that time?
Hello everyone. Thanks for sharing all of your experiences! This post has been so helpful. I had my video interview (w 5 STAR questions) on sept 2 and have not heard a word from as of yet. I did receive notification that my interview was received by third party. How long did it take to receive an offer to move on to the F2F interview? My application is still current and 'under review' but I am starting to get a little worried. Will Delta at least let you know if you are out of the running w a follow-up email? Again, thanks for any and all feedback. Best of luck to all of you!
Hey Everyone. I did my digital interview on the 28th of August and I'm still waiting as well, patiently but anxiously. This site has been very helpful. My status still says "under review"
I submitted my video interview on 9/4. Got my next step email on 9/14 and just last night at 11pm Atlanta time, I got a call from the nicest lady. I got invited to the f2f but still waiting on email to choose a date and time.
@nina when is your f2f? Maybe I could schedule same as you if I get the email soon
I did my hirevue webcam interview on 9/4 and still haven't heard form delta. No calls or emails and I got my passport expedited within one day just to be sure I would have it when they called. It's now 9/16 and I'm nervous but my status online is still under review so I hope that's a good thing.
To Chrissy, I haven't heard back from Delta yet. No phone call and no email. It's been three weeks since I completed my Hire Vue Digital Interview. My application still says "Under Review". I am trying to stay hopeful, but I am quite nervous and anxious. Yes! That would be great if we could go on the same day, making me feel more at ease. I hope you get your f2f soon!
To anyone who already had their f2f, what were some the questions that were asked? This is critical because they are watching and listening to your every move. I just want to make sure I am prepared! First impressions make their decision!
@nina, i received the email with avail dates and times and I got my first choice which is 9/25 @ 12:30pm. I'm preparing for it but I'm pretty nervous just thinking about it. I hope you will get a call soon. If not, do you think you could send a follow up email perhaps. I've heard some people get a next steps email as early as 2 days after video interview but I got mine 10 days later. Keep ur hopes up. I heard if it's still under review then it's a good sign
@chrissy were you refered by a Delta employee? I'm so nervous now after seeing how soon you got your email. Study hard I'm sure you will do great.
Did anyone email/call Delta because they wanted to show interest about the job? Especially if your application is still "under review" and its been over three weeks since the digital interview? I am getting worried.
I have my face to face interview September 24th at 12:30 pm anybody else going to this one
@nina I'm starting to get worried also but I have heard some people waiting longer than that and still get the f2f interview
Waiting is a good sign everyone who didn't make it hears back a week before me @Jenelle
To Jenelle: Yes I'm hoping and praying that waiting is all there is to it. I wouldn't want to call/email them and sound too pushy or needy. I am sure being patient is what they want to see from all the applicants who haven't been invited to the F2F interview yet. To Cambreashia: How do you find this out? Is it really true? Who else has done their digital interview a little bit over three weeks ago and hasn't heard back from Delta?
@nina. I did mines on 9/4 which is a little over 2 weeks and still haven't heard back so I'm in the same boat as you
@nina I had friends who did their video after me and heard back after a week that they didn't get it I didn't find out I had it until a little after two weeks that I took it so I do believe waiting is a good sign after the video
Cambreashia: I too, believe waiting is a good thing especially if you are still in the running, however you never know what the outcome really is. It could be a yes or a no. There's just so many steps in the process, but it's all worth it! Shanny: It's been three weeks for me. Four weeks this coming up Thursday. Keep me updated.
@Jenelle -no, I was not referred by a delta employee. My f2f is 9/25 @ 12:30pm. I'll keep u guys updated with how that goes. I hope you'll get a next steps email soon
I applied online 8/23 and I just got an email to the second online assessment today
@nina well all we have to do is just be very patient. Let me know the second you hear from them and I will let you know as well. @cambreashia thank you so much you made me feel alittle better at waiting. Good luck and keep us posted. You can do it :)
Thank you @Jenelle and I will be on here as soon as my interview ends Thursday regardless of the results
Sounds great really appreciate all of the tips and info. I'm excited for you! @cambreashia
Good luck to Chrissy on her F2F interview! Thank you for being so supportive guys. I don't know what I would do without this forum! I am hoping to get a call/email this week.
Hi! I have my f2f interview tomorrow and I'm so excited!! Seems like a long but fun day. Will they be doing the background checks/drug test that day? How was everyone's experience?! Can't wait to hear about it!
@Nina does your status still say "under review"
Hi! I have my f2f interview tomorrow and I'm so excited!! Seems like a long but fun day. Will they be doing the background checks/drug test that day? How was everyone's experience?! Can't wait to hear about it! (Realized I left my name out) anyone else going tomorrow at 1230??
Jenelle: Yes, my application is still under review.
jessica let me know how it goes im going in on friday at 730
@Nina I'm trying to understand how some people hear back so quick and other take so long.
Doesn't look like I made it. Went to archived.
Hi everyone. I am so grateful for this post. I applied yesterday and received an invitation today for the video interview. I really didn't expect to hear back so soon and I am not fully prepared. Any help? Need to know what questions to expect please help
Nina: What does it mean if it is archived? I would think you still have a chance...
Archived means you are no longer a person of interest for the job position. No I don't, actually.
I didn't hear back after my video interview for 3 weeks so do not worry about the time. I was told they need as least 2 people to watch and study the video interview. Now I have my face to face Monday at 7:30 am-Sept 28th-anyone else??
@akt I have my interview on Friday at 7:30 am as well.
@nina I guess I didn't make the cut either, nine went to the archive tab as well. Though it still reads "under review" and I have not received a TBNT email
I got my TBNT letter this morning and mine went from "under review" to re-apply to other positions with Delta.
My f2f was today at 12:30 ended at 4:30 I wasn't offered a cjo but overall it was a really great experience I can't discuss too much just remember to use the star method and good luck
Got my f2f today and they called about 8-10 people but didn't get it. It was a great experience and everyone was so welcoming that it helped take away all the nerves. Good luck to all.
I'm not really sure what Delta is looking for anymore.....People who really wanted it and worked hard for it, didn't get it.
After three weeks of anxiously waiting for the results of my digital interview, I finally received an email two days ago informing me to wait for a phone call. I got a call a few hours later, missed the call, and then a lady called back the same day, asked me about my passport and went over dress code, and then invited me to a face-to-face interview. Anybody else interviewing Monday, September 28th at 12:30PM?
My interview is on Monday and somehow I never received an email telling me what to bring. Can someone please tell me what I'm supposed to bring? And does my badge say anything else besides my name?
I went to f2f on Thursday and after seeing who they chose, left me confused with the kind of people they are looking for. They chose the ones that didn't dress professional and the ones that were so loud and obnoxious. Basically, if you go there dressed professional and hair up looking polished, don't be surprised when your name is not called. Then they tell the people not offered a cjo to be checking their email and junk mail giving us false hope. Why can't they just be honest? Was told the reason most of us weren't chosen is because the background checks have not come thru. If that's the case, then how come the ones offered cjo were taken for finger printing for background checks. For a company that people speak so highly of, I am just disgusted how they treat the ones not chosen. Just be straight forward and tell us we are not chosen plain and simple. The bus ride to the airport was silent. A bunch of people that looked so polished and answered so well in group interview yet was not chosen. I noticed, all chosen were from group A. I heard prior to the f2f that group A are the ones they really want. So for those going to f2f, don't stress to much about how you look and what to wear. It really doesn't matter.
I have received the link to do my video interview. I am planning on doing it later today. Is it 5 questions and can anyone offer any insight on what is asked? I am very nervous! I know they will fly you to f2f interviews if it is domestic. Is anyone travelling internationally? I am prepared to pay for my own way if necessary. I know every airline is different. The last airline I worked for would cover the cost regardless of where you are coming from.
I got archived today
When was your interview @??
@Shanny how long have you been waiting since you did the digital interview?
Hello guys!! just wanted to share something with you all. i recently interviewed with delta and was given a conditional job offer pending a background check in mid sept 2015.. Never give up just keep studying and researching the interview process. it took me three times to finally be offered a position. I know it can be nerve racking but, if this is something you really want you'll never let a couple of rejections get in your way. there looking for someone energetic and outgoing, this was an obstacle for me because ive always been somewhat of an introvert . just practice in a mirror!! the introduction part of the process is very important you have to be able to talk in front of a crowd. my advice to you is to keep a smile on your face at all times even, when others arent smiling it will make you stand out ,study the star method, talk to as many of the flight attendants and HR people as possible, Make sure you memorize at least 5 questions to ask them (even if you have to ask them all the same questions atleast ur showing effort and interest), dress professionally and neatly, practice ur posture and most importantly stay calm, cool and collected!! if youve had an interview and failed the first time or second time take a page from my book and try again. And, if this is ur first go at it i wish you the best!!
Guys, Do They Give You Flight To Go To The Interview Or You Do Have To Pay For The Ticket ?
Hi guys I just applied on Sunday and also completed the assessment the say day right after the application. I got an email early Tuesday morning for the online interview. I am very nervous but I want to be prepared. I see you guys stating that there are 5 interview questions does anybody remember the questions. Please help
At what point was the drug test? And what type was it?
Had digital interview yesterday!! Do ayone know how long it take after digital interview?. Or did anyone else do a digital interview?
Had digital interview yesterday!! Do ayone know how long it take after digital interview?. Or did anyone else do a digital interview?
Had digital interview yesterday!! Do ayone know how long it take after digital interview?. Or did anyone else do a digital interview?
soo I completed my online application on the 22nd through a referral, however, it doesn't show my referral on there.. anyone else having that problem? and also, how long does it normally take to receive the follow-up email after completing the application? this thread has been so helpful! I've read it a hundred times before I even applied!
@CYBS, I was referred as well, but when I was referred I got an email in my email account specifying that I had been referred by "Jason." I then went through everything and filled out all the appropriate information and I have been watching my status all week. And since there is a huge interview group at the end of this month and the Delta HR are probably setting up for the interviews this weekend. I hope to hear from everyone!! Let's MAKE THE DELTA DIFFERENCE!!
thanks, "anonymous" lol. good to know I'm not the only one stalking my application! I literally wake up with anxiety before I check my status! hopefully we can both make it through!!
@Shanny Mine was moved to archived as well and still is "under review" I read on a forum that meant that the job listing has been closed to the public but if we are in the process of the interview we should be good. Although, I am still freaking out ughhh >.<
@Shanny. Did you hear anything yet. I'm in the same boat as you. I heard archived isn't a good look, but still no tbnt letter.
Lole what was your application timeline?
I got an email yesterday saying I need to complete my digital interview within 3 business days so I am going to complete it on Monday so I can study some STAR questions and answers. I also do not have my passport yet. For those who have received a CJO what do they check for the background check? I have no criminal records or anything just curious since it takes a month and a half. Any tips would be GREAT!!
For those people who are offered a CJO, will they allow you to go to training if your passport is valid less than 28 months? I have a foreign passport which is valid till July next year, I applied for a renewal but I was informed that it will be released within 10 weeks since all passport will be process overseas, and they don't expedite. I am really worried because they told us that the anticipated training date will be sometime in Feb. i may not have my updated passport when training starts. will they allow me to go to training if my updated passport is still on process? Please help. Thank you.
When do you take the drug test....and is it intense
Does anybody know their policy on tattoos?
Don't know their tattoo policy however did u just recently apply?
Hello everyone. I am new to this Glassdoor and found this after submitting my application. I applied for LOD position and I was wondering if anyone else did too? I heard there are two sets of video interviews. Good luck to all of you and I too hope I can make it to the f2f.
Hey guys! I just received a f2f invite the other day and I'm going on feb 23rd at 12:30pm. If anyone else is going at the same time let me know!
Hey I have the same f2f interview date and time at 12:30
I brought my best to the f2f today, despite being nervous I gave it my best shot. Maybe I should have prepared myself in the STAR format, I don't know. There is always room for self-improvement and I can't relax until I know why I wasn't chosen for the hiring process. I am picking at things like maybe I did this wrong, or maybe they thought I was reaching for my phone when I was fixing my giant bag on the floor and disqualified me. By the end of the experience, I was gaining confident that I was a shoe-in. Especially after my one on one interview, I was under the impression that I did far greater than most. I was very relaxed and connected instantly with the interviewer. Yes I was nervous and I should have treated it more professionally but I decided to bring my honesty forward, after all I know I am made for Delta. If they can see the good in me, then they are perfect for me as well. Yea I am over thinking and worried! My main question and concern is: Only 5 were called out at the end of the Group A and Group B scenario. 5 people who seemed shy out of the whole load. Maybe they answered more on prompt, unlike me, more relaxed. I was surprised to see most of us dismissed. Including some of the candidates whom I was certain would be an instant fit with Delta. Is there a possibility that they missed me? Will they call? What are they basing their hiring decision on? How can I improve myself from future misconceptions? After I gave my best shot, I was honest and this is my dream job, custom made for me. How I could not be selected is astonishing to me. As long as I know the why, I am ok? Does any one have any advice or input on this? What are the really looking for? What could have I been doing that has created a misconception? Does it really rely all on the Star format? AND NUMBER ONE QUESTION THAT HAUNTS? AM I GETTING A CJO ANYTIME SOON? or I should pursue my dedication towards another company?
How do I learn more about STAR format?
Do you get a email after you submit the long application saying they received it?
How long does it take them to contact you after you apply online I am at the beginning stage
Hi everyone! I applied online 7/20, VI on 8/18. I was referred by a current FA who used to be a FA manager, he has been with Delta for 28 years. I just received an invitation for F2F on 10/13 and just realized after pulling out my passport that it has my maiden name on it...My F2F is this Friday 10/21 and I am panicked to say the least. I do not have time even to have my passport expedited now so I am thinking if I tell them that I was afraid to apply for a new passport in the event that I would be called in for a F2F and taking my marriage certificate. I am going to apply and have it expedited but am not turning in my old passport. Any thoughts/ideas on this??
Do you wear uniforms during training or are you required to wear your own work clothes?
Hello friends! I am just curious as to the time frame of your interview process. I applied 11/11/16, received my invitation for online interview 12/13/16 and submitted on the 15th. How long after submitting your online interview responses did you hear back from Delta?
Did you receive your online interview request by email?
Yes I received my online interview request by email via HireVue
What are some of your strength
I just got the email to complete my video interview, can anyone tell me what type of questions I should be prepared for? Thanks in advance!
With all the airline interviews whether its Delta or the other major International airline. You have to be yourself and not overthink it . They need you to be upbeat but calm as in any given emergency situation you have to be able to respond to a given situation in a manner that is quick but not panicky. You have to be professionlal in every contact to the passengers and your colleague. Personable and always willing to adapt in any given situation. Flight attendant is one of the best job esp. when you are young and wants to see the world. STAR is the procedures most company adapt but they still will look at how you conduct yourself when you answer the questions they give you. I used to work for Cathay Pacific, Silver jet UK and QANTAS.All of them great companies , have various ways of interviewing but ultimately its about how you treat people in your daily life and how you resolve conflicts. BE truthful and just be Yourself
What kind of questions did they ask on the vi interview I want this job so bad I hope my lighting is good
I just did my VI but I think I did something wrong. After the 8th question about whether or not i have a visible tattoo which i don't, the next question was if you answered yes to the previous question, please explain. I answered, yes i do not have any visible tattoo, or at least i thought i did, so what's to explain? . Did I actually read it wrong and answer yes i do have a visible tattoo? For the explanation I reiterated that i do not have any visible tattoo but I feel like I messed it up right there. Up to that point it wasn't too bad. I didn't answer one question in the star format. I had a great story to tell but completely forgot and just answered it as what i would do in that case about stealing. I hope I did well but feel like i messed up big time about the tattoo thing.
Can anyone who is a flight attendant now or a former flight attendant tell me about how many hours does a flight attendant work in a one week period??? Also for the month, about how many hours can you fly, I heard there is a restriction on how many hours you are allowed to be in the air. Thank you
What are the questions they ask you in the phone interview the first one
What are the digital interview question?
So I had my f2f about 14 business days ago, they said to expect an email within 7-10, but I have yet to hear anything back. My delta profile still says “under review”. I’m crazy nervous right now. Does anyone know if it is bad news that I haven’t heard back yet?
I got my iv interview after five months I had applied
F2F Interview and then herded with other rejects to a waiting bus. Super negative 😟 i have no idea why.
So I messed up the first question terribly, I was stuttering because of the terrible connection and lag I had and ended up cussing and than quitting, you think it’s worth it to finish it and hope they got a good laugh and invite me to a f2f interview?
I received an email with link for me to schedule video interview to one of Delta crew but when I clicked the link it says no available schedules as it has been filled or something. Does anyone of you have problems like I do? Will they send me another invitation? I’m just getting worried
It’s been a month and my video call still shows under review. Awaiting f2f. I am not sure as to what if anything I should do, to move the process along. Hoping they didn’t forget about me. Because I am positive I provided a great virtual Interview, in addition I am relocate from NYC to ATL.
I did my phone interview then I received a face to face interview and since that time I haven not received any update about my application so in my status aplication says under review so what can I do because I know many applicants were offered the job and inviting for teje training in Atlanta.
Have not gotten any interview questions yet.230 Answers
Which locations did you pick? My first time applying, the tests weren't as bad as I was expecting.
I applied for the Northeast and San Antonio, the first time I took the WCST it was very different than this time around, which I’m glad they changed it, where did you pick?
Northeast and Central. I live in Pittsburgh, PA so they are the closest geographically. Not interested in a move Texas/Cali.
Texas is my second choice and I would also prefer to stay in NY, but if I have to I’ll move where ever they need, have you gotten anything for the phone interview ?
Nothing yet on phone interview. Yesterday was the last day for testing though.
picked Dallas and la here, I wonder if the amount of people who pick locations affects chances of employment..
Hi guys , I passed the test too. It was my second time. I think it is easier this time. I wanna be in DC / NY but they don't have it. I have to pick SF/LA. They said you cannot relocate till 5 years. I think I may reapply.
No matter what they want candidates who are okay with moving and traveling, I say if you get the chance now to interview and the offer take it, 5 years will go by fast and if you are an outstanding employee I’m sure they would value that and give you more opportunity to go anywhere you want
I agree with Shawn, this time around the tests were much easier; I took two hours to complete both tests this time(passed the written portion for the first time) where before it took me four hours. I tested on 02/19/18 as soon as I walked out of the testing center I received an email stating that I passed the written portion, I have not heard anything since then.
Yes much easier this time, which I’m glad they changed, the first time I took the exam was in the fall and the loan documents was part of the written, I actually ran out of time, but okay I applied later this time and didn’t take the exam until the 21 which was the last day, heard back the same day as well about passing, hoping to get the email for the phone interview
I am waiting here. Passed the test on the 19th. I picked OK and Kansas. Hopefully the lack of people interested in tornado cities would give me a higher chance.
Hope that gives you a better chance too, I’m sure it has too since it’ll be a smaller number of candidates to choose from
Good luck to everyone. This is my second and hopefully last time going through the process. I made it all the way to career exploration day last round.. hopefully applying to a smaller office (Peoria IL) gives me a better shot.
Good luck you’ll do it!
This is my first time testing and I passed. How soon should we hear back to schedule phone interviews? Has anyone gotten the call or set up their interview?
From my experience last cycle, they are very slow in scheduling phone interviews so I would not worry.
Thanks for that! I sort of figured the phone interviews would go out fast.
I feel like we should here something this week, if not then idk lol.
Has anyone heard anything? I've been scared to ask for fear one person has.
Someone email their recruiter and ask lol
Just got my email to setup the phone interview!
I just got my email too! Anybody else?
yeah, interviews begin Friday and go through sometime next week. Good luck to everyone.
Keep us posted on how it went!
I just got an email for phone interview too. Good luck everyone
For those who received an email for the phone interview, which locations did you applied for?
still didn't get mine...maybe they haven't emailed everyone yet?
I also haven't received an email yet. The email that said I passed the exam also didn't indicate when I should hear back by.
Hang on guys you’ll get it every District works at different paces!
Just got my email for a phone screening from the Western District
anyone who applied in the southern district still waiting?
I am, I applied for San Antonio & Dallas.
Just had my interview for central region.. nothing too unfamiliar why OCC, a time you had a difficult group, ask about the travel, etc. good luck to all
I still haven't received an email for the the phone interview yet, but I did pass the exams. I applied for the western district. If I still didn't receive the phone interview email by now, does that mean I'm not selected?
I haven't received the email as well. I applied for Los Angeles and Santa Ana location, passed the test on 2/8 and haven't heard any feedback since then. Now we can only hope that the western district is working at a slower pace lol.
Even offices within the same district works in different paces. There is still hope!
Who else had their phone interview already? And western y’all will get the email be patient
I am going for a small western district office and I have my interview on Tuesday. I'll update as soon as I complete it.
I applied SF and LA. I received an email to schedule phone interview on 3/7/18. My interview is on 3/12/18. In the email, it says they conduct phone interview from 3/8/18 through 3/14/18. Not sure about other districts.
I had my interview today for the LA office. The questions are the same as the ones listed above. Good luck!
Based on these answers, I'm guessing passing the exams does not guarantee a phone interview. Is there a number I can call to request for an update or is there only the recruitment mailbox?
Only recruitment email it’s okay to follow up others have in the past. From reading the previous feeds.
Anyone applied northeast region? I still haven’t received email either, I selected Syracuse and San Antonio.
This is my second time applying. Last time around I was invited to career exploration day. Looking at the 2 emails after passing the writing exam I noticed a few different details. 1) they have come from different servers/gate keepers. And 2) the email before gave me a date that I will hear from them. The recent email for passing the writing exam did not have a date of by when I would hear from them. These results can be read different ways but I think of your email did not have a by when date that you were not selected for the phone interview.
I have heard before that if you passed the exams you automatically got a phone interview, but this could have changed since other things have changed as well. Also from last session it took about a week from my phone interview until I heard back about CED. Probably the same this year. So we should know something by the end of next week most likely...
I think they review the candidates that passed the exams and then select ones they want to do the phone interview with.
I asked the lady who interviewed me (she was super nice btw) and she told me we should hear back by the end of next week or the week after that as career exploration day is second week of April.
anyone from southern district still waiting? confused
I haven't heard from the southern district as well. Has anyone else heard from the southern district?
Had my phone interview with central district. Same basic behavioral questions listed above. Also, are you ok with travel/relocation. CED should be first week of April in Chicago, but didn't have a specific time frame when we would hear back. Good luck everyone!
Just spoke to them and found out several locations decided not to hire at all. If you applied for a location that decided not to hire they will not consider you for any other location.
Had my interview today. Talked a lot about travel and training schedule. Interviewer asked mostly behavioral questions. I hope everyone has made it this far!
The person that just spoke to them.....did they say specifically which locations decided not hire at all? And will they contact us to let us know we’re not being considered?
That seems dumb to even give people the chance to apply only to close the application... could be true though. I’m pretty sure central is hiring atleast a couple spots as it was advertised heavily.
I got an email saying that TX and OK locations are not hiring after all
Fort Worth, TX Lubbock, TX Oklahoma City, OK San Antonio, TX Tulsa, OK These are the locations I was sent thay cancelled the hiring all together
Wow.. I feel bad for you guys. That isn’t surprising though as on the message board from the last recruiting (fall 2017) a lot of people were invited to CED for spots that didn’t actually exsist or offices that hired much less than originally planned
Ced invites should go out next week. Good luck everyone
So how many of us got to the phone interview?
Should have been everyone that passed the test and applied for a location that is still hiring
^ that's not true. I applied to SF and LA, passed the exams, but never got invited for a phone interview.
My fault lol. Maybe the west district is behind. I would reach out.
I did and they said it is possible to pass the exams and not get to the phone interview, so I'm pretty sure there's another filtering between passing the exams and phone interview invites. Probably will get an official update sometimes this week.
looks like i passed the exams but never received the email for the phone interview.
Just checked my emails from last recruiting season, and I was invited exactly one week after my phone interview and 2 weeks before CED. Invites should go out this week most likely.
this may seem like speculation but i feel like many people may have not gotten a phone interview because they significantly changed the written skills section from that mock memo from past recruiting seasons to an open ended one. this means they could probably disqualify you for whatever reason but that's just me. kermit_sipping_the_tea.jpg
It's probably pretty simple. If a lot of people pass the test, they have to cut the number down to conduct the interviews. If they have the manpower to interview everyone that passes, they do it. I know my interview last ~50 minutes. One person can only do 8 a day. From the email I received, the ran interviews from the 9th to the 14th for this district. I don't believe they are doing weekend phone interviews, so one interviewer can only do 32 interviews during that time period (if they have no other duties and are only taking a minimum amount of time to organize notes). I'm not sure if they have more than one interviewer or not, but I'm assuming this is the limiting factor.
Just received a call to let me know I'm invited for CED in Chicago on April 3rd. Email to arrange travel is to follow today. Good luck everyone!
Also just got mine for Chicago on the 3rd, good luck to all
Maybe I’ll see you there!
To the individuals who got their invite to CED, what offices did you apply for?
Peoria office. I believe it was the only office available in the central region
I just got my invite for western district. Good luck!
I just got my invite for Denver as well for the 3rd. Good luck to all!
Yeah, Peoria was advertised heavily.
For the western district people which offices did you guys applied to?
Kansas, western district
What is career exploration like?
Read about it in the previous long feeds
From the people I’ve spoken too it seems like clerical paperwork, some meet and greet q&a type of stuff, and an interview. At this point it seems more real and I’ve started to do a little planning on a relocation.
There is also fingerprinting, etc. that they mentioned in the emails. Its basically just a brief over view of things and there will probably be a few examiners there for questioning, and then we all have our interviews. The process doesn't take too long. As far as relocation I know the OCC provides you with like a $2500 pre-loaded card essentially, but does anyone know if this is taxable income?
It got real for me too. Stayed up all night crunching the numbers. Thanks for the info on CED. Every time I open the prrvious big thread of discussion, glass door app crashes me.
Did anyone hear anything about training for Peoria/central? The phone interview lady didn’t have any info if it would be in a different city.
Hey guys, I applied for the LA office and I still haven’t gotten a reply about CED. Is anyone else on the same boat?
I’m not saying this is what is what is happening with you, but I believe they keep some people as backups in case an applicant invited for Ced decides not to attend.
for other(s) interviewing in the central region what time is your interview on the 3rd?
745 am. I’m hoping the hotel is walking distance so I don’t have to deal with any traffic
Should be fine. Last time we were in the grand Sheraton downtown. It only took like 10-15 minutes I’m an uber to get there from that hotel. Idk if it will be the same hotel though, as they had problems with the bill. Long story short we had to pay for the hotel out of pocket. The occ quickly resolved it though and refunded it In a day or two.
How long until we get our travel arrangements?
I got mine earlier today. My flight out isn't until several hours after my interview
I got mine today as well.
The hotel in Chicago is within walking distance of the central region office
I'm attending the Syracuse exploration day on the 6th. Anyone know how long the day usually lasts or if they will provide over night accommodations since i'm flying from a distance away? Any good resources I can look out to find out more beforehand? This thread has been a great help!
From what I know they pay your hotel but you pay up front and they reimburse you that sometimes can take up to 2.5 to 3 months
More than likely you will get a hotel and flight paid for if you are traveling a great difference. If you have to pay anything taxi uber etc it is reimbursed. Food is not though.
The hotel is not paid for read previous feeds
Hotel is definitely paid for if you accept their travel itinerary.
It is paid for. There was just an error last time and we had to put a card on file. I was reimbursed the very next day.
For anyone that has been to CED before, did you come across any questions that have not been mentioned in previous posts?
Has anyone who got the invite for CED not received their itinerary yet? I sent in my documents via the special platform but no plans yet. Am I the only one?
I haven't gotten mine. I assume it would come this week. They said in the invitation email that the itenery would come 1 week prior. I have to fly in the night before and am anxious to see it ahead of time.
No, questions will probably be similar to the phone interview and questions mentioned in other feeds. They just want very specific situational answers.
Any idea of the type of "specific situations" or other questions they might ask during CED?
google STAR interview questions.. Does anyone have their CED Monday? I assumed not because of Easter being Sunday.
I wasn't offered a hotel. Is there anyway I can ask for one since it'll be a lot of travel for one day or should I just not say anything?
Is anyone going to Denver on April 3/4? I will be there at noon on the 3rd for an interview on the 4th
So is CED an actual all day event or just the final interview at your scheduled time?
Final interview, some meet and great, and some paperwork
How many candidates do they typically interview for each office? Any idea?
Probably varies office to office, depending on need and actual size of the office.
I'll be in Denver @ 1200 on Tuesday.
We’ve only seen people talking about Ced on Tuesday. I wonder if they are only doing it over one day this time out
Good luck to everyone my flight was delayed slight so hopefully no one else has weather trouble
I just landed at Chicago. Had a slight delay too.
Was the central office only today?
Wishing everyone good luck on their upcoming interviews. I am a new hire from the western district from the fall recruiting cycle that will be a June start. Curious to see what others thought of the interview process and what locations were applied for.
The CED is a comfortable environment. You get to meet with a few current examiners, learn about their experience, and kinda just chat. Then you go do fingerprints, followed by interview with a more experienced examiners. The interview questions are almost a replica of the phone interview. So , no surprises. Hope everyone did great and enjoy the CED
Does anyone remember when is the exact start date?
I believe orientation is June 11th
For the Western district.
Yeah, it’s the 11th for everyone and most likely in DC. Offers should be out probably middle of next week on past experience if they not they told us by the 20th at the latest
Yep. From other threads the earliest offers would start is Friday afternoon with next week much more likely. I was given the April 20th date as the latest as well and that most likely includes time for someone to decline an offer and them to go to the next person on the list.
So training locations likely won’t be set until after the 20th, correct?
They will have a firm training location when offers are sent
training location is known when the offer is made and if you have to move for training and permanent location, you still get the 2500 relocation bonus twice
Anyone think they’ve got the position secured?
Nope! I’m hopeful but it’s all up to what they are looking for. How do you feel about it?
I couldn’t get a good read, but like you I’m very hopeful!
I believe offers may be going out today and/or tomorrow.
My USAJob profile switched to "referred". No calls yet, but they are doing "stuff"!
Mine also changed. Not sure the significance of this, but last session it did not change as it stayed at revived.
No offers are happening until around the 20th!
And why would you say that? That is the cut off date Incase people don’t accept. From the last feed people knew the very next week
When I interviewed in November, they called the following Tuesday I believe.
yeah, I assume things will be done last week. They wait awhile to send rejection letters in case top applicants reject, or don't pass background screening.
Well here’s to hoping for offers tomorrow
They gotta let us sweat a little we should hear something by weeks end!
It’s hard to get through a workday and these meetings while waiting. Lol
Atleast we are all in the same boat for now. Who had their status change on USA Jobs?
Or has anyone seen an inquiry on their credit?
Just so people are aware, when I got my offer from the OCC it happened at around 6:30-7:00 at night. So, stay by your phone even after normal business hours.
I know my credit was pulled as I received a call on Monday that they were having technical issues, but this was resolved. My status changed that same day. Those are not for sure signs of an offer though.
I got an offer in November, no credit pull from what I could tell, and my status was and still is “referred”
I think referred is the last step, but not a sure sign from other feeds. The credit pull shows up on some repairing agencies, but not others. Atleast that’s how mine looked.
Second time “Atleast” was used it’s not a word Lol thought I’d poke a little fun
Bored at work and scrolling through feeds, and looks like the spring has taken longer than the fall in past years, but who really knows.
lol I know the feeling. Just got off an hour long conference call about preparing daily reports, tons of time to look through
what offices are people going for? Hard to distinguish since everyone posts anonymously
Peoria/central for me. I’m mostly posting from my phone so no other choice.
same here. I asked the questioned about which office.
Any Western District people?
Wonder if they were having issues setting up training or orientation
yeah, there has to be something holding this up. I know multiple people were supposed to be hired for Peoria, but it wasn't sure if the training team was going to be there.
Okay this is the big day things should be going down—offers Friday! Good luck!
Let's hope so!
Maybe we all just suck
If we got there for CED we don’t suck. We are definitely qualified for the job but their may be better applicants or the timing isn’t right
I was just being pessimistic. The optimist in me says they just haven't made offers yet. Because I am sure one of us would have heard something.. Especially since a few of us had our statuses change to referred etc.
To the person who already works at the OCC, how long did it take to here about your offer?
I told y’all it would be the 20th Lol patience’s is a virtue!
I understand. 2 weeks is just a lot of time for anxiety to build.
I was offered the Friday after the CED so it only took two days. But, I believe they were getting close to being done with the hiring process by the end of the 2nd week. They for sure had already made the initial offers by this time. Maybe they are just taking their time with figured for out the training locations. I’m anxious too where everyone gets hired so I can find out where I will be training.
That’s what I am hoping that it’s scheduling the training teams is what is holding up the process, but maybe not. What region are you from ?
Thanks for the support. I am banking on the scheduling of training being what slowed things down. I haven't lost all hope, but it is getting to that point. I planned on emailing my recruiter on like Tuesday if I haven't heard anything by then. Hopefully he can provide some clarity one way or the other for all of us.
If I were you I wouldn’t do that it reflects bad on you. They may decide against you because of doing that. Although in previous feeds some did email their recruiter. Either way best of luck!
What is the logic behind deciding against someone who inquires about it with the recruiter? Will the recruiter turn around telling hiring managers that the candidate should be turned down for lack of patience?
Yes, I’ve been told it’s makes the potential employee look impatient, pushy, desperate among others. Like I said some on previous feeds did contact recruiters but we don’t know if it affected their outcome I’d rather be safe than sorry. I mean what’s the harm in simply waiting it out. If you don’t get it you could follow for next round on what you could do to improve your chances.
One last thing you contacting them for sure won’t make them say oh since this employee contacted us let’s move faster! They will when ready make offers.
I am not asking them to move faster. I am asking if they can tell me if I am still in the running, and if not I can turn my attention elsewhere.
They won’t tell you that until they send you an official email. It sounds like you can turn your attention elsewhere and be patient and wait. If it works out then you can let the attention elsewhere go I suppose. Besides really what attention elsewhere can really happen from Tuesday vs Friday? I think you just want to know when you what to know instead of being patient, but do whatever you please as I’m sure you will.
Until an official email or phone call.
Also they may offer you based how many reject the offer so it’s a process and not on your timeline but OCC timeline
okay tough guy lol. I do not have a problem waiting, obviously things will be on their terms. I am fine with that. Who wouldn't want to know their status sooner? Especially when it involves relocating.
Lol okay I get it! But you will be surprised what waiting patiently will bring good things! You’ll get the J-O-B. Lol have a great weekend
Don’t be that person. Operate as if you don’t have the job until you have the job. Not sure why you’d ridicule someone giving you good advice. You’ll find out when everyone else does regardless of you emailing them or not.
I’m in the same boat waiting but this process has been more regulated and on a stricter timeline than some other jobs I’ve interviewed for at the bank I’m at.On an internal posting, I had 5 interviews with various hr levels and managers over the course of 4 months with no timetables. I knew the only other person being interviewed and in the end they decided to eliminate the position instead of hiring either of us. No emails were sent positive or negative. So this is relaxing in comparison. I’ve also been turned down for internal posting because my manager refused to release me for the transfer. All sorts of nightmares.
It is hard to believe that asking hr about your situation would affect the result at all; it’s equally hard to understand someone who got an offer last season would have such keen interest in this thread though, so anything is possible.
I’m not someone that received an offer from OCC. So no keen interest sir!
Lmao. Anyway, here’s to hoping to hear good news for us this week.
So we have 2 central people and at least 1 western person on this thread still waiting, any other western?
Western for me too. I applied to Santa Ana and LA.
Do you know how many interviewed for those locations, and did your status change to referred or anything?
I have no clue how many interviewed or how many are being hired. My status did change to referred but who knows if that means something. Has your status changed?
Yeah my status changed last Monday. But no idea if it means anything either. I just know last time mine never changed to referrer and obviously I wasn’t selected
Received the offer call today. It wasnt for the office I had CED at which I thought was a bit odd but still an offer! Good luck everyone!
For what office? And the office you interview at for CED is that regions headqharters..
seems somewhat trollish.
Applied and interviewed for North Eastern and was offered a position in Iowa
So you’re saying they offered you a position you did not even apply for?
It was my second choice on my application but I thought since I didn't have CED there I wasn't being considered.
oh okay, that makes more sense. They may have been low on applicants. Hopefully offers are still going out then.
what day was your CED if you remember? it has been awhile now.
Man, knew I should have put Iowa as my backup. Congratulations! Nice to get some confirmation of offer calls going out too!
My CED was that Tuesday I think the first day. I’m just starting to think I’m not getting an offer. If it comes though then great.
We may have been the odd people out for the Peoria office. I believe they interviewed around 6 people and planned to hire 3-4..
Possibly. When does the fall hiring open?
In September I think.
Any more offers today? How about the lady that so impatient did you get an offer? If not when you do either way let us know who you are so we’ll know say I was the impatient lady I did or didn’t get an offer! Thanks and good luck everyone!
Are the offers coming in form of call or email?
Never mind you said call above
They will be in a call. Most likely from the lead recruiter in your region. I spoke with someone who has worked at the Peoria office for a couple years and they may actually be behind on the offer process, But who really knows.
No offers today?
Not for us lol
Hang in there!
Well two more days until the 20th we’ve got to hear something by then folks!
One would hope!
I’ve read before that they give you 48 hours to accept/reject. If that’s true, it seems today would be like a cut off. I really have no idea though.
Hope is running out..
Guess today and tomorrow are out last chance, and then the rejection letters will come.
I really don’t think they had very many positions to fill this time around!
Yep. Just hoping there isn’t some sort of hiring freeze for a bit. They did good of selling me on the job at cde. Lol
Well the last day not unless it’s going to take longer into next week because they will get the accepts or rejects later in the day!
Yeah I really don’t know. Maybe we will hear a rejection today, and can stop hoping. Are you guys going to reapply if so?
Rejection letters will be coming, the recruiter just got back to me.
So all offers are already out?
Yes, unfortunately. The fall application opens in early September. No idea what locations will be hiring. But they do hire for January and June start dates that vary by office.
I’m so sorry to hear this sad news
I’m so sorry that you spend you’re time on here, when you had zero reason to.
*your going to correct myself
I thought they were sending rejection letters? I never got one
official communication will be sometime next week, and it will probably mention the next hiring period
Just received my decline letter. See you guys next cycle!
What exactly did it say?
Also was it an email or mail letter?
It’s email and says that you didn’t get it and apply next time lol it’s a rejection letter it doesn’t really matter what it says.
Any more rejection email yet?
I guess NOT! It’s a wrap people!
Y’all don’t love me no more cause I can’t get no comments since rejection letters! Who got theirs?
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What happened to the other post???
I was wondering the same thing?
It probably got removed cause someone posted a link.
Any of the Southern folks still here? Haha
Anybody from the Southern district hear anything? I was told by the interviewers I would hear back by the 20th but that is too long! I want answers!!!!!!!
Southern District here! Haven't heard anything.
I'm here southern region.
I'm here southern region.
Southern District: I see some of the NE candidates interviewed after us, and got calls today! DANG!
still no call from NE, so I think I didn't get it...
I believe that is it. I am in the NE district and I did not get a call
Southern here as well! So maybe (hopefully) they didn't call today!
Maybe they did call for Southern and those who got the job are too busy celebrating to be on glassdoor. Or maybe all of this waiting has me paranoid.
Me either southern district! I'm getting nervous...when was the Southern district supposed to hear
Anyone here for the western region? Seems everyone is ne or southern
I was told by the 20th.
Another NE who still didn't get a call. so far 3 in this one.
I didn't either
Lol anyone from north east still praying for a miracle?
I am. I just don't understand. I walked out thinking I nailed it and had the job. Now I'm sitting here wondering what the heck happened.
I'm from Southern Region and I just received an offer!!
Congrats! Which office?
Has anyone heard anything from the Western District?
Congrats! which office for southern region, offer and what did they say when they called?
OH MY!! Southern District making offer?? I'm officially NERVOUS!!! Which location did you get?
From western district. Havn't heard anything yet. Suspense is killing me. anyone else from western district hear anything?
i haven't heard anything from western district
Congrats! What location for the Southern region!? What time did they call you!?
What location southern district!?
If you made it though to the last step of interviews is it wish to go for the job again
Sorry should I try again
I received the call late in the offer call in the evening around 6pm (eastern standard time). Hope you all hear back soon!
*the offer call late in the evening. Sorry for the typo.
Hi everyone! Did any of you send a follow up letter or email? If so, where did you send it? I am in the southern region.
For those in Southern District, I got an offer from them about an hour ago.
San Antonio. I did not send any follow up letter or e-mail.
Do you know if anyone for the Fort Worth location has been chosen!?
I know Fort Worth was my number one choice when I applied (although I strongly hinted that I'd prefer San Antonio during my interview, so that might not be as telling).
So there is a chance that you can get chosen for your second choice!? I chose Fort Worth and New Orleans...I'm really nervous and I hope I get chosen...did they say a date in which we would hear by
From what I understand, everyone in Southern District should hear by the 20th. It seems possible they are still calling on New Orleans. Good Luck.
Thank you so much...I really need it!!!
Congrats on your offer!!! Good luck to you!!!
What did they say when they called you?
Did anyone from the western district receive a call yet?
Still waiting southern district :(
Same here. Which office did you apply for?
From Western district nothing yet
Fort Worth and New Orleans....what about yourself!?
Also nothing from western. C'mon Rod!!
Southern region received an offer for the Miami location.
Congrats! Good luck to you! Are they done with the Texas and Louisiana locations!?
Nothing from central or west yet!
Congrats @Miami! I'm pretty sure we met at career day. It doesn't look like I'll be joining you :( Good luck!
Congrats! What do they say when they call?!!?
Keep the faith people!! It's not over yet :)
There's always Sept guys.....AND we'll have the interview experience to help.
So it's really over!?
Congrats Miami!! If you were there on the 7th, we probably met.
Anyone from western district heard anything yet?
From the Western District and I have not heard anything yet.
I hoping one more call for miami. One of the ambassadors mentioned they were filling 2 miami positions.
Any New Orleans positions filled?
For the people that got NE offers, which cities were they in?
Spoke with one of the Southern District candidates, she got an offer for Birmingham.
Nothing yet from western. Anyone else?
Nothing from western either. Sounds like no one has heard anything from western which puts me at ease for now. Western was hiring for a lot more offices so wondering if that is why they are taking longer.
Did anyone here go on the 8th!?
I was Western but I went on the 9th in the afternoon. Were the only Career Exploration Days the 8th and 9th?
8th AM session. An ambassador told me they had days on 7th,8th, and 9th for western.
I was on the 8th pm session
I went on the 8th for the southern region. Nothing yet.
I went on the 8th pm session as well nothing yet!
Southern region ^^^
I went on the 8th, in Dallas, TX. I was told we would know by the 20th... So I'm holding on to hope and keeping the faith! Don't give up guys ;)
That's the same day I went as well...we just gotta keep praying and keep the faith
Good luck to us all!
My fellow southerners who went on the 8th in Dallas, which locations are you all hoping for?
What about yourself
New Orleans, as well! Haven't seen anyone on here with a New Orleans offer yet so...
Still nothing from everyone in the Western Region?
I got an email notification from usajobs overnight that my status changed. Since I didn't get an offer yet I guess that's it for this round. Good luck to the rest of yall.
Sorry to hear that. What region were you?
Feels bad, man.
What did your status change to? I received a notification as well.
Can you see what the status changed to!?
Did anyone who already received an offer have a status change as well? This could be a good thing.
Southern region. It doesn't state what the status was changed to.
Same here. Keep hope alive. It's not the 20th yet!
Same here. My status changed too. Southern district. Haven't heard anything. :(
Southern region here. No status change or phone call :/
I'm one of the Southern District people that's received an offer. Don't get too discouraged by the change in USAJobs status. While you probably got the e-mail this morning, the status actually changed yesterday, before offers were made (I got up and checked it at 9am, got my offer at 9:10). When I got my offer, while they impressed on me the importance of deciding quickly, they noted that I technically have 48 hours to decide. I did make my decision quickly, but it's possible someone else who was made an offer will say no. And if you end up not getting it, just keep trying. If you got to the point of interview, they're biggest concern was probably long-term interest, by going through the process, you show your dedication. Good Luck to everyone, I hope you get answers soon.
Has anyone applying to the west or central have their status change yet? I'm just seeing south. I applied to the west and central and haven't had my status change, so maybe these districts are taking longer
I'm from the western region and received the notification last night at 11pm
No notification at all :( southern
I am the Western region and received a status change notification last night (at about 11 PST), but it does not say what the status changed too on USAJOBS. It's pretty confusing
So nothing new from the western region?
Nothing from western district for me.
Western nothing either
Any news from western district?
Nothing here for Western either.
Nothing from west or central
So is there still no news from the Western and Central regions?
What was the call back deadline given for the western and central regions?
For the western district, Rod said to contact him if we don't hear back after two weeks.
There is currently a snowstorm in Denver. Perhaps, it might be the cause for the delay?
Southern region, any New Orleans offers?
Anyone hear anything from Central region? My application status on USA Jobs is still the same. I was told today would be the latest we would be notified.
Nothing for the Southern region....as of yet...still hoping though...
I've been through the 5 stages of grief at this point haha. Hoping for a miracle. Applied for the southern region, Miami office. No phone call, no usajobs status change :/
Still nothing from the Western Region. Has anyone from Western heard anything at all?
I've probably come up with a 6th stage of grief at this point!
Nothing here from western district
I wonder how many people are here from the western district. It seems like no one from the western district has heard anything.
Western as well and nothing. Which I think is a good thing for us westerners. I am thinking we won't hear anything until next week.
I just saw somebody who interviewed in Denver wrote an interview review post on 4/14/2015. It shows that he/she received an offer and accepted it. I think it might be over for those who interviewed in Denver or western district?
I saw that too. I find it odd that western with all of the open offices had sent out offers first (assuming from the post it was 4/14) before all other districts and that no one else from western who is posting on here has heard anything. I'm not going to count it out yet.
Could just email Rod and ask for a status update
I will post when I hear something back
Received an Email back from Rod and he said my profile was still being reviewed and to touch base again if I haven't heard anything back by the end of the week
I too just got an email back. He said all districts have begun the process of sending out offers but the process takes 2 weeks. I am thinking we are all still in the running for western. I figured they made th decisions and then started making all the calls. Must not be the case. Maybe they do it office by office or something like that.
When you say "Rod" What district are you referring to?
He/She is referring to the western district.
Anyone from the central hear anything yet? The central seems to be the most quiet on here
I'm also still waiting on Central. I'm sure we'll have our answers soon.
Any southerners still waiting?
This southerner is still waiting and hoping !
What offices in the central did you apply for?
What offices are the southerners waiting to hear from?
What office are you waiting to hear from?
People from the south is there anyone that we could contact if we haven't heard anything!?
New Orleans... What southern offices have already heard? --They probably aren't even checking this anymore since they've received offers, but thought I'd ask ): --
Who can we contact to check out status!?
Still waiting on Indianapolis or Detroit
Does anyone from the South know who we can contact to check out status!?
It's hard to believe nobody from the western district has yet to receive an offer. The person who made the interview review post about receiving an offer just confirmed that he/she didn't get the call but did it so he/she can gain access to view more contents on glassdoor. I wonder what is taking so long...
Well, Southern district, I received an email from Maria Solis stating that the process was still ongoing and that I should hear back by close of business May 4, 2015. So if you want to check your status, maybe try contacting her, see if she says the same or something similar. I guess that's pretty decent news for us, ehh?
Thank you so much for the update for the southern district!!!! That's kinda a relief!
I just received the same email!!!
From Ms Maria?
Southern District: So now I'm wondering will we be receiving a call and/or a letter...? Hmm..
Yea it was from Maria....I have no clue but whatever it is I'm hoping it's an an offer!
Southern District here: I received an email as well. I considered sending a response email for clarification. It says the evaluation process is still ongoing, but then it says I will receive written notification by the 4th. To me that says, we haven't filled the position, but you are not being considered. What do you all think?
It wouldn't hurt to get clarity, since it seems like we all got the same email. So I'd say yes, respond.
Reading all this, I am very thankful I was in the Northeast region. We have been able to breathe for a week now. Best of luck to all of you!
Northeast: how did you receive your offer?-- phone and/or letter? Also, what was said when you were offered the position?
^ I received my offer via a phone call last Tuesday. That is when the Northeast candidates were called. I was offered a position and a salary. I was informed there would be an official offer letter coming in the next two weeks.
Has anyone from the south received an offer since the email had been sent out by Maria?
I haven't seen any new posts confirming offers? Has any region received an offer lately!!?!!?
Nothing here yet....south...
Nothing from west or central, I was told by Rod we would hear back by at least tomorrow
Okay, keep us updated everyone.
Nothing from western. Was told end of week. Really hoping to hear something today.
Nothing from west, hopefully soon, but my status on USAjobs changed on the 15th
I hate to admit it but I think it may be over for us. Based on past reviews, most people received their offers after 7 or 8 days. There were only 2 reviews that had people received their offers 2 weeks later...
I guess tomorrow is the moment of truth
It's not over til the fat lady sings, and she ain't even humming yet!
^^ but I see her gradually making her way up to the stage haha
^I lol'd at that comment!
This is driving me crazy! I've been debating saying I just received an offer to cause a mass panic haha
Did everyone in the south that's still waiting receive an email from Maria?
This is getting pretty ridiculous. It shouldn't take this long to notify people on whether they got the job or not, especially if offers were supposed to start going out over 10 days ago.
I'm still waiting received the email from Maria Tuesday saying the process was till ongoing...I hope that means they are still hiring....I hope they let us know something soon!
Has anyone heard anything in the past week?
Western nothing. Was told to contact Rod if I don't hear anything by today. Plan on calling Monday if I don't hear anything.
Western^^ Let us know how that goes on Monday!
Rod told me even though I was a strong candidate they decided to go with someone else and that I should reapply in September, sorry everyone!
^^did you receive a prior notice that the process was still ongoing for that region like the southerners received? Or is this the first you've heard since career exploration?
This is the first I've heard anything and I had to call.
Did Rod say you'd receive a written notification of this? And that the hiring process was complete?
For western, I was told the same thing through email.
^^ same thing as the person who called?
Any Southern updates?
Western- same email as above from Rod. This sure sucks.
If you don't mind, will you copy and paste the email on here (minus your name of course).
Yeah no prob. Here you go: It was a pleasure meeting you during the OCC Career Exploration Week for the Western District. The OCC Selection Committee has made a decision regarding your candidacy. Though the Selection Committee believed your candidacy was strong, another candidate was selected. There will be additional notification to come via e-mail from OCC concerning your candidacy. Please consider reapplying for our ANBE positions in the Fall if you are available, the announcement is tentatively scheduled for September 14, 2015. I will be sure to keep you posted on the announcement date. Thanks again for your interest and I hope to connect with you again soon! Rod
Thank you! This is the email I received 6 days ago, it is quite similar to yours, so idk what to think. (Southern region) It was a pleasure to meet you recently and we want to thank you again for your continued interest in the Entry-Level Assistant National Bank Examiner position with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The evaluation process for this vacancy is still ongoing. However, you should receive a written notification by close of business on Monday, May 4, 2015. If you have not received a notification, please call me immediately so I can follow-up with the appropriate point of contact. Again, thank you for your interest and your patience. Best Regards,
South ...I received the email above as well ^^
Anyone from the South got the nerve to call just to see where there process stands and if there's even still a shot...? -__-
I'm nervous but I guess it's over I sent an email still nothing...don't want to call
If it is over, I wish they'd just say that! Instead of dragging things out for no reason!! It's almost been a month, they know if they want us to work for them or not!!! They handed out offers the week after interviews, so why play around! I'm more frustrated than nervous at this point!!
I'm both frustrated and nervous...frustrated because it's taking so long to find out and nervous because that means I possible didn't get an offer.
I was a little more hopeful when I received the email from Maria... Until I found out it was a generic email sent to basically everyone who hasn't heard yet!
Honestly, why send that email instead of a rejection letter? Clearly they have already made their job offers, why string us along if they have no intention of hiring us? This is meant for the southern region btw.
That's exactly what I'm saying!!!!! I don't even understand!!
Bit of a random questions, but has anyone gotten their reimbursement for travel to the Career Exploration Day yet?
Nope...I haven't been reimbursed
No reimbursement here either.
Souther region= Nothing! We are supposed to hear SOMETHING, ANYTHING by Monday May 4... So, I guess I'll be calling Tuesday!
Guess I'm right along with you
has anyone been reimbursed yet?
No reimbursement here
Anyone from Northeast received their rejection letter/email yet? I obviously didn't get a acceptance phone call but making me wait this long for a official "no" is a long time.
Should we call today or tomorrow!?
Should we call today or tomorrow!?
Have you heard
NE here, I already got my reimbursement, and don't be shocked when it's higher than what you turned in, they gave me over $100 for meals that I never filled out for. I also talked to David Andersen, he was nice enough to tell me how I could improve my interview next time if I apply again, I would encourage everyone to call and talk about the interview, it was helpful. Good luck to all in September!
What advice was given?
Thanks for the information. When did you receive the reimbursement, if you don't mind answering.
My reimbursement was direct deposited to my checking on April 30th. Also Mr. Andersen went over how they scored me, and said that my communication score was what I needed to work on, that meaning I scored low on the in person interview. He will also tell you how you did on the tests in comparison to others if you ask and other general knowledge on how to better yourself next time around.
I emailed NE recruiter and he told me that even though I was not selected that out of Highly Recommended, Recommended, and Not Recommended, I was scored as a Recommended. He also said that they call all the Highly Recommended people first then move on to the Recommended. I guess none of the Highly Recommended people said no. Still a positive thing for me. Looking forward to improving myself for next time.
Has anyone talked to Maria
She emailed me. I was not selected. They could have said that weeks ago.
Has anyone else been reimbursed? And if so on which date? I am still waiting. Think I might call the number they gave us.
No reimbursement here..who do we call
Has anyone from the south been reimbursed!?
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Hi there, when did you had your interview? Have you heard back from HR yet? My interview was on 2/6 and I got an email from HR today saying the interview panel determined that I was suitable for employment with the DCAA, but due to the hiring freeze, they are not able to give me a TO or FO at this time. Once the freeze is lifted, they will contact me to extend the job offer... just wondering if anyone else is in the same boat. Thanks
I got the same response yesterday. Congrats to us both. What's everyone's best guess on the freeze?
I think the freeze will end late April. On another note, President Trump asked OPM to come up with a new personnel hiring plan that is more efficient, I am afraid once the freeze is lifted, the new hiring plan becomes effective, and that might effect our hiring process/job offer. Any thoughts anyone?
I got the same email on Tuesday. From what I read on the hiring freeze they have 90 days to come up with this plan, starting Jan 22/23. The full 90 days takes us to the end of March. Hopefully thinks will work out for all of us sooner than later.
Obviously I'm getting ahead of myself. The freeze could potentially last until the end of April not March, although March would be great.
Crossing my fingers for the freeze to end sooner rather then later. I read somewhere (forgot where) from someone who is already working in the government, he said that the OPM are finalizing the new hiring plan and that fed agencies should know the details by March 1st.. don't know how true that is, but I am really hoping that is true and that we will be hearing from HR soon after 3/1.
yes i got the same respond email.
I received the same email. Congrats to us all. Hoping the freeze will be lifted and a start date given. Who knows we may see each other in Atlanta.
I interviewed on 3/2 and received an email on 3/6, stating I was also suitable candidate for DCAA. I also received another email later that week just giving me updates about DCAA and that DCAA was still interested in me as a candidate. Hopefully, we are all in the same hiring training class as well. Good luck everyone.
No news yet receive the same second email saying they are still interested and with brochure about dcaa mission
What locations did everyone apply for
Scottsdale Az for me. What about you guys?
I got the same second email. San Diego, Ca for me
Hampton, VA and Marietta, GA
Got a 3rd update email with information about preparedness and still no update yet on hiring freeze
I will keep updating on here my status.. hopefully everyone does the same maybe we will see each other in training...good luck to everybody.
I also got the 3rd email. No updates on hiring freeze but at least they are still showing the interest in us. The SF86 is horrendous 127 pages long. My goodness. Lol
I'll continue to update my status as well. I also got the same 3rd email. Regarding the SF86, I know right?! They really want to dig into your background! Haha
Anyone else notice the job announcement on Facebook from DCAA on starting their 4th recruitment and hiring phase. Could this be good news that either they have an exemption or the freeze is thawing out?
It looks like DCAA will send out tentative offers at least within April. I received today status update email mentioning preemployment process.
I got the same email, it does sounds promising :)
Did anyone who received the first couple of update emails not get this new one yet?
I received the first couple of emails but not the last one.
I didn't receive an email this week but last week received an email about the pre employment process such as the SF86. Maybe the emails are going out in waves.
Haven't received anything this week. Hopefully will get something next week the last email I received was the sf86 form and pre employment process
The email I received last Thursday was about fingerprint card, sf 87. I wonder why they're sending this email out to some of us or in waves?
I just got an email stating that they may have too many qualified candidates for the open positions n may not be able to extend offers to everyone. They stated I am still in consideration though n I will find out definitively at the end of the freeze.
I just got the same email as well about too many candidates. What area did you guys apply for?
I am in the D.C. Area and didn't yet get the email about maybe not getting an offer. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. The last correspondence I got was the email about the st86 on March 23. Anyone else in that same boat?
For the person whom received that fingercard email. Who is your HR person? I have Amy. She just sent out an email about too many candidates.
I apply for the Baltimore DMV area Thas email I got was the one about the sf86...I didn't receive anything about fingerprint card or too many applicants maybe that I good the last one I got was the march 23rd... my he person is Ann Parker
What grade did you guys apply for. I was referred for GS9 for Scottsdale Arizona area. Latest email was also today about too many candidates. Ann parker is my HR
I got the too many candidates email today n I applied for GS-9 Central Islip, NY. My HR person is also Ann Parker. Does anyone know someone with the DCAA that can tell us whether or not this email is a really bad sign?
I guess we can hope and pray that when the new job posting is posted this Friday that our locations are on there. That would be a good indicator that our locations are in need of auditors.
My HR person is Ann too. I didn't get the email about too many candidates. I did get the "status update and pre-employment details" email. I applied for several Florida locations.
Mine is also Anne Parker, and I did not get any emailed regarding too many candidates.. I applied for GS9 in San Diego, CA.
Did anyone got both the finger print card email AND the too many candidates email?
Multiple sources are reporting that the freeze will be lifted in the morning. CNN and the Hill to name a few.
I didn't get the finger print card email. But I got the too many candidates email did you get both?
I only got the one regarding the finger print card.... on another note, news are reporting that the hiring freeze will be lifted tmrw
I got my finger print card in the mail today, although I did not get a TO yet.
I read today on another site that the agencies within DOD are waiting for guidance from DOD due to requirements in the memo lifting the freeze before they can start hiring.
Are you a pathway employee or regular permanent auditor ? I know these positions are not subject to the freeze? My husband works for DOD and also said HR are awaiting guidance from DOD before proceeding with any TO.
I have Ann Parker and my last email update was on April 6th, regarding finger print cards. I never received an email about having too many qualified candidates, and also my state is NOT listed on the new job listing. A few days ago, I got my S87 in the mail. I'll be a GS7.
Anyone receive a job offer yet? If so, how long are you given to respond? I feel like I am on the fringe of being hired and may need some people to drop out of contention. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.
I originated the post no I have not yet received an offer stilling waiting. Last email was the pre employment and the the one about the sf86
I received a fingerprint card in mail the other day and haven't received anything after that. I contacted HR a few times by email and they haven't responded to my emails. Has anyone received any update or TO?
I also received my fingerprint card. I also have Ann Parker as my HR person. I emailed her two days ago about what's next. And she said there awaiting guidance from DoD on how to proceed next.
I received a finger print card. No offer yet.
I received a finger print card as well. No offer yet.
I have finally received my tentative offer from dcaa today 5/1/17. I didn't receive a fingerprint card because it may have been lost in the mail she said she will send a new one. This for the Baltimore Location.
I will continue to keep everyone posted.
I have received my tentative offer as well for the Tucson location.
I got my TO today too! Hooray!!
Did you guys get a start date?
Yay!! I don't have my TO yet. But I'm so happy to hear about you guys. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel :) I'm very ready to quit my current job. When you got the offer, did they call in addition to emailing?
Yes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel! HR called first to confirm I am still interested and then sent me an email. I am waiting for the official TO letter. Good luck to all of you!
I got a start date of June 11 (because 5/14 is too soon) the HR Rep says TO email will go out today but I still haven't gotten anything yet.. did anyone received theirs yet?
I got my call and offer letter today for Hampton,VA. She said start date would be June 12.
Got the TO no start date. Those who have a start date did they let you know about Atlanta yet. Do we have pay for it and then they reimburse later us or they have something setup for us already.
I just got my offer! About an hour before the phone call, I read your question, so I asked on your behalf! Travel to Atlanta will be 100% covered. They are paying for it upfront so they'll be no need to worry about reimbursement. We are staying at the Embassy Hotel, downtown. My start date is June 12.
That good to hope to see you all n meet look like we going to have the same start date
I received a TO email and am still waiting for the official TO letter with a start date. Any one in the same boat?
Same here to but no start date yet
Haven't gotten any emails or calls about TO yet. I emailed my rep and no answer. Getting worried they might not want me anymore lol
Cheer up! You've wanted 2+ months for the freeze to end! Your call is coming eventually. Patience :)
Did anyone get an email from the DCAA Security yet?
I'm waiting to hear from security, too
Same here I'm waiting as well to hear from Security. I sent Everything else just waiting for security to send us the eqip and for my fingerprint card to arrive in the mail.
Me as well. I'm waiting for my start date. Did you get a start date, though?
No I didn't get a start date yet.
I just got my TO from DCAA. Now I'm waiting on the email from them. Exciting stuff!
Yay! So glad to hear good news from everyone! I got my TO this past Tuesday, and now waiting for email from Security w the Eqip. I still have to mail in my finger print card tho, but that's it :)
I email hr rep today she said look for the security eqip Monday if not received by Monday contact her because security is backlogged she may have to contact them directly
Anybody here still waiting for TO? Haven't heard anything from them yet ...
I just got my TO via email. I got one previously via phone call in Friday. I never got the fingerprint card so I guess I have to wait for that as the next step.
I haven't heard anything either. Keeping my fingers crossed that good news will come soon.
I emailed HR yesterday, she said she's really behind so just be patient:)
I am still waiting for my start date. I received verbal TO but haven't received an official TO letter with a start date from security yet. Any one in the same boat?
It seems like a majority of us are waiting on security. -sw
I received my TO letter this afternoon via email. No one called me.
Yes we all are waiting on security that got tentative offers
I just received my eqip this morning
Did you reach out to your hr person or did you just wait it out?
I email her Monday told her I didn't receive it and she said she would email the directly
So happy for everyone who received TOs! I'm still waiting.. Did anyone else that received the email about too many qualified candidates hear back afterwards?
Got my TO last week! Mailed my fingerprint card this week. Haven't received a start date.
My HR told me to wait to send the fingerprint card to security until after I receive the official TO letter with a start date from them. So I am still waiting to hear from security.
I received the too many qualified candidates email also. I still haven't heard anything back yet. Hopefully, the end result is positive.
I also received the too many candidates but also reapplied to the April postings.
Anybody else heard from security? I emailed my hr person Wed about not hearing from them and I haven't gotten a response from her. I haven't gotten a response to my offer acceptance email or references. I'm getting nervous and starting to think she didn't get any of it.
I got a TO on May 3rd. By May 10th I still haven't received a security email, so I emailed my hr rep on the 11th. She replied and told me to wait until the 15th.
I also received an email about too many qualified candidates. I reapplied for the April posting though . I'm so disappointed.
Don't be disappointed. It will happen. I got the too many candidates email. Reapplied in April and just going to wait it out. Everything happens for a reason.
The HR and security are probably just busy this week, preparing for the people who are on boarding next Monday for training.. I think we will hear back from both HR and security next week. Don't lose hope!
I also heard that you won't hear from Security until your finger print card has been processed. That's their preliminary scan of you.
I thought the same way. So, I asked HR whether I should send my fingerprint card since I received the TO email and her reply was that I needed to wait for security to contact me first and then send it afterwards.
Oh really? My HR told me otherwise. She asked me to send in my finger print card when she called me to give me the TO verbally. -J
Just got my email from security
Nice! Hopefully my security will come today. Waiting patiently is hard :)
Is there a start date in the email from security? If so, what dates are available? Do they give you an option to choose?
The is no start date from security just eqip code so you can fill out the eqip
We all don't probably get start dates until at least 2-3 weeks or until they run out fingerprints at least because the eqip investigation takes minimum of 2-3 months
Those who have a start date can you give your timeline of when you applied what you submitted.. just trying to get estimate of how long we have to wait Ex. Date applied: Date of TO: Date of fingerprints submitted: Date of eqip: Date of form306 n references sent: Date of firm offer: Date of start date
Verbal TO was on May 5. Email TO was May 8. 306 and references were sent May 10. I got my fingerprint card in the mail on Friday and overnighted it to them today. So what's the next step from here?
Received E-Qip Today.
Anyone else received their eqip yet? I got the TO on 5/3, return SF306 and references the same day, turned in transcripts and fingerprints card on 5/9, still have not heard from Security yet as of today (5/17). I just emailed HR so hopefully she will get back to me on what the status is. -J
I'm still waiting on my security. Got TO email on 5/3. Sent my 306 on 5/3.
My timeline was the same as yours my hr rep said security was backlogged so email your person again notify you have not received the eqip... I received mines two days after I email her Monday last week received eqip Wednesday
I just received my eqip email from Security :) -J
I submitted my E-QIP last night, now I wait again lol
I am having trouble creating my eqip account :( it keeps saying Failed login... :( -J
Has anyone received a start date?
No I have not received start date it been almost week n half since I sent everything my reference has been contacted just waiting on a start date.
Just submitted my eqip! My references has not been contacted yet... (gave HR my references on 5/3) all there is left to do now is wait wait wait...
Is anyone else relocating for this job?
Yes I'm relocating to CT from NY.
Did anyone who had to reapply for the April postings hear anything yet?
Yes, I didn't have to reapply but I did reapply for the position n April because the pay was more and the had other locations That i was willing to go to in the DMV area..I didn't have do anything the use my same info n sent me a TO. I also never got the too may applicant notice....so make they'll get to you eventually especially if they say you were suitable for employment.. they're back up hiring 400+ applicants, the still have schedule everyone for Atlanta training as well, so we just have to play this waiting game out hopefully we all who have submitted everything get something within the next 2 week or so.
I'll going to keep updating everyone on the process , even once I start training whenever that maybe lol...
I received the too many candidates email and reapplied in April just in case. I got an email Thursday saying I qualified for the April position and my information is being sent to the employment agency for consideration. This was the same email I received prior to HR contacting me for the interview last time.
I just got a call from HR telling me I am cleared from Security to get a firm offer. Firm offer letter will come next week w start date of 6/18. Yay!
That's great! What location will you be working?
Congrats on the firm offer! When did you get your TO and submit your E-QIP?
Thanks!! I will be working in the San Diego location. I got my TO on 5/3, and turned in my Eqip just last night! :) -J
That's great J! Congrats! I talked to my Security Specialist today and she said things are backed up. So the wait begins. :(
Thank you! I feel like Security just ran my fingerprints (which I submitted 1.5 weeks ago) to determined my eligibility to get a firm offer, because I literally just submitted my eqip last night, how could they process my eqip that fast for me to get a firm offer today, right?? But then again, this whole process is mysterious in its own way, so I am. It sure.. -J
So I am not sure***
I just received the Eqip email from security.
Received a call for my firm offer. Start date is July 10th. Opted for a later date because I need to find an apartment to move into. The dates that are available is June 4th, June 18th and July 10th so far
That's good to know. I also need to find a place to live.
Does anyone know if we have to take care of transportation to and while in Atlanta or is that taken care of for us?
Just got my firm offer letter, start date is June 4th. :) -J
Got my firm offer this morning only call she said she going send email with offer later today or tomorrow, won't start til June 18th . Hey, J did they tell you anything about Atlanta in the firm offer like how transportation n the hotel.
They are NOT paying for a rental car. If we want one, that'll be our expense. I didn't ask about them paying for transportation between airport and hotel...
They are paying to/from airport to home, and I believe they are paying for to/from airport to hotel as well. A travel agent will be assigned to you and that person can answer any travel related questions you have. -J
I received too many candidates email. I applied to philly and Long Island ny. I had reapplied in April and now they contacted me for an interview. I hope this one goes through. My hopes were so high at first. I was so disappointed when the first one fell through.
If we attached the transcript with the degree completion date to the initial application, does it still need to be sent in as part of the TO requirements?
I submitted Eqip last night and got a call from HR this morning. My start date is June 19th. Hang in there everyone!
Does anyone else have Edmund Owens as their HR rep? I interviewed in early Feb. and he said I wouldn't hear anything until after the freeze was lifted. I have sent two emails since Apr, when it was lifted, but he has not responded to me. I do not have any hope, but it would be nice to have an answer.
This is starting to feel real! Just got my itinerary this morning for my trip to Atlanta! -J
To the person who interviewed not February and didn't receive anything did you Aleta get the suitable for employment email of your interview I received mines 1st or second week of march
To the person who interviewed February and didn't receive anything did you get the suitable for employment email of your interview. I received mines first or second week of march.
J -hope you have a safe travels and everything goes well..let us know how everything goes. Good luck in training
Thank you! I'll keep everyone posted :) - J
Anyone interview on or around May 22nd? Did you hear anything back yet?
I interviewed May 31st. The interview panel said it would take around a month to hear back.
I interviewed May 24, haven't heard anything yet.
Those who are scheduled to attend or already have attended the training in Atlanta: did you meet your supervisor before the training? Did you visit your assigned office beforehand?
No, Did not meet them. You meet them after training the do give you the contact info beforehand
No, Did not meet them. You meet them after training the do give you the contact info beforehand
No, Did not meet them. You meet them after training the do give you the contact info beforehand
Thanks so much for your response! A month to hear back? Still within that month so, fingers crossed.
-J how was first week of training? I go next week can't wait!
Is there anyone who got their TO May 2/3 still waiting?
Still nothing on my end. I have to learn patience :)
If you got a tentative offer in May, but no progress as if June 30, that sounds like a real problem. Have you tried calling? You may want to reach back and call + email everyone from the DCAA that's reached out to you this far (also contact the person who setup your interview.) I applied in Dec. Interviewed in Feb. Got my TO and FO in May. And I attended the training on June 18th.
Did anyone who applied in April and interviewed in May hear back yet?
I didn't hear anything yet. I contacted HR about 2 weeks ago and was told that they were still conducting interviews and that we should start hearing results in mid July.
I talked to HR and they told me end of July
I interviewed in May. Just got a phone call today letting me know to look for an email with a TO in the next day or two.
Same here, got the call today. So excited! Was also told to look for TO tomorrow in email.
I interviewed in May for New York position . Was told I would hear back mid July. No response yet . Where did you guys apply?
I interviewed for New York May 31st. No word yet either.
I am one of the ones that got a phone call today, I applied for a CT position.
Applied April, for perm. Interviewed May 22nd. VA/MD locations. Call today, hopefully the TO tomorrow in email.
I interviewed in June and got FO last week. DMV area. How was training anyone? or office life? hard?
Y, what date options did they give you for training in GA?
They gave me 7/23 and 8/30. I took the 7/23
Thanks, Y. Only got TO so far, so I can't help you with your question about training and such but from what I read from others, training was easy and fun! So Y, you are DMV area. Are you relocating? If so, what is the best plan of action? Did you find a place before training so that you were all set right after? Or are you going to find a place after training?
and not just Y, anyone can chime in.
No, I am not relocating. my office is nearby my house.
I'm also in the DMV area. I interviewed on May 25th. Still haven't heard anything. I guess I didn't make the cut. Good luck to you guys for the rest of the process.
Y, thanks for your response. I have to figure out my relocation plan, and soon. To the interviewer on May 25th, when I talked to HR, she told me that TOs were not going out until end of July, so not sure why mine came more towards the middle. She said CA, MO, and NY were still interviewing so that was the hold up. Don't lose faith. No news ISN'T bad news.
To the person who interviewed for New York . Did you hear anything as yet? I have not
I haven't either. I really hope the good news comes to us soon.
I hope so too. Patiently waiting here on the west coast for a TO.
Someone on the west coast in another forum just got a TO, so maybe they are starting to go out to other areas outside of the DMV.
My HR person hasn't been returning my emails. Starting to feel discouraged
I haven't heard anything yet either. Anyone have any incite???
Who is currently waiting on a decision in the NY area? When was your interview date?
I interviewed for Ny on June 5th. Still waiting. My hr person hasn't been answering my emails .
Don't worry ny HR haven't returned ny email as of 2 to 3 weeks ago. So I called HR that was listed on job posting and they told me when I called mid July they were still interviewing and will hear something soon.
I interviewed for NY May 31st. Still waiting.
I guess we just have to play the waiting game until someone gets back to us
any updates anyone?
No word yet.
Yep still waiting too. I am tempted to call HR
Received email this morning to expect TO soon. West coast here. Finally some movement.
They are still doing interviews this week.
Got my TO Friday, Received E-Quip today.
What location did you apply for?
I got Arizona.
So I applied to NY. Got an email saying there wasn't enough vacancies for all candidates so they had a list of other locations where I could choose from .
When did u get this email?
September 7th . No reply back as of yet
What were the other locations listed? Did you choose another location?
Have anyone heard anything from the August interviews? I talked to the HR person and she said the process could take up to a month before we hear anything back. Good luck to everybody!!!
Wow the still doing interviews. I thought they completed all interviews in July.
Yes they are. These interviews are for the June posting. I had my interview on August 24, 2017 and the HR stated that it will take up for a month for the interviews to be complete. I hope I will hear from them sooner than later. These positions are for the Virginia, Washington, and California area.
It was a long list. About 15 different locations all around the country. I responded with my choices but the hr rep has yet to get back to me.
Have u had your interview yet? I got a email to choose my three geographic locations preferace then I had my interview but have t heard from anyone as of yet? Have anyone heard anything yet? Any TO's?
I had my interview three days ago. How long does it take for them to reply if you get it or not. I really need this job.
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Did they tell you when they are going to get back to you
Hi, I'm not the original poster. However, I also interviewed today. The interviewer told he they'll get back to me next week. Did you interview today also?
To add to my comment above, not sure if they'll actually going to get back to me next week or not since I've read on previous interviews that they normally send out offers 2-3 weeks after the interview.
Question for the original poster (or anyone that interviewed): besides the four standard questions, did they ask or talk about anything else? The interviewer only asked (including the four questions) me which technology I'd be interested in, when I can start, have you worked at the USPTO before and talk very briefly about the position. The interviewed lasted only 20 minutes, and the interviewer didn't really sell me the job. They didn't ask me about my exoerience on my resume at all. I already have bad feelings.
Anon314159 - my interviewer said this week is for interviews, HR starts reviewing next week, and sends out offers when they are done. So I am thinking it will be Dec 13th-19th for a decision. As far as other questions - my interviewer was very laid back and let me dictate the flow of the conversation. So I highlighted some of my past, my knowledge of the PTO, and asked him what the strangest invention he had come across in his 10 years as an examiner (funny topic and went over well). He also let me ask questions about the training program and GS system near the end. No offense, but I don't think it's his job to sell you the position...
Some Guy, I worded my statement wrong about the interviewer not selling me the job. What I meant is that they didn't explain the responsibilities of a patent examiner like I read on other interviews. Maybe because they know on my resume I have several years of work experience at a patent firm and I assume that I know what an examiner does or they are not interested in me. Did they talk about the experience on your resume at all?
Some Guy, may I ask which office(s) did you apply to? The interviewer told me they'll get back to me next week. Did you apply to Alexandria only? I applied to both Denver and Alexandria. So the Denver decision might be faster. I forgot but thanks for your response above BTW.
Anon - I applied for the Denver office. Hopefully you're right, but I'm keeping my expectations on the slower side. He said to email him if I hadn't heard back by the 20th... Good luck! Maybe I'll see ya in training lol
My interviewer said that the training program for Alexandria begins in January, while the Denver program begins in February. So I'd expect to hear back from Alexandria first.
Any biomedical engineers interview on 11/29 for the Alexandria location?
I applied three offices this time, had one interview on 30th, I really hope I could get an offer before the holidays.
BME, I’m a BME and interviewed on 11/28 for the Alexandria location!
Did you also interview with a "non- BME"? lol I found that very odd. However, I am just curious how many other BME's interviewed for that location and how many they will hire since the posting only says many. I have my Master's with little experience, so I wanted to know about other's education/ experiences and about your interview details. I had the same basic questions, and when I elaborated on my projects they seemed very lost/ uninterested, but I hope it doesn't affect my ratings. Good luck, hopefully we will get an offer soon and see each other at training too!
BME here. I interviewed on Nov 28 and got the same exact 4 or 5 behavioural questions others have mentioned here. I have a BS and an MS in BME + 3 years of post-grad work experience at big-name research institutions. My interviewer also seemed disinterested in my technical projects/previous projects. I think it's because their technical background was completely different from mine. I was told by my interviewer that the potential start date would be in late Jan and that I should hear back from HR in 4 to 5 weeks. I know people on the inside at the PTO and I was told that they are hiring examiners to start at the PTA (Patent Training Academy) on Jan 22. I was also told by this person that you either have to have a stellar background/resume or know someone on the inside willing to talk to other SPEs and convince one of them to pull your application assuming you get through all the hurtles (USAJobs, HR qualifications, interview, etc). Hope this helps. Good luck everyone!
I forgot to mention, I also interviewed for a position at the Alexandria office.
AnonBME: I am not sure how factual that is relating to the hiring process, as even those who have not completed undergraduate coursework/ degrees are still eligible for the position as well. Also, based on the point system, several other factors are considered and can give you an advantage/ preference regardless of : who you may or may not know, your industry experience, and extensive/ elaborate resume'. No background knowledge is required, and you will receive all of your training from the USPTO. So, it may to better to select those who do not have an already preset and conformed way of thinking due to backgrounds when it comes to the role. I do assume that several BMEs will be hired, however, because the job posting states it is vacant for MANY, and I believe there is a need for more BMEs. I hope decisions will be made on merit/ ability to do the job well, and I wish everyone the best of luck!!! :)
ANON: That is somewhat true. While having completed undergraduate coursework/degrees are not required to be considered eligible for this position, candidates that have completed undergraduate coursework/degrees in BME or any other related field of engineering are stronger candidates and are more likely to be considered for the position based on the point system. I am not insinuating that knowing someone at the USPTO guarantees that you will be hired regardless of your merit and ability to do the job, but it definitely helps. Merit and ability are necessary for initial career success, but I have learned that networking is equally important for long-term success. The USPTO trains new hires on the examination process during the first 4 months of training at the PTA for GS-7 and GS-9 examiners; but as a new hire, you are solely responsible for developing the background knowledge necessary to become a subject matter expert in the specific field that your TC (Technical Center) specializes in. That's one of the reasons why they ask about your ability to perform extensive research independently during the interview. The number of people the USPTO hires is based on the need for resources amongst the various TCs. SPEs looking to hire new examiners within their art unit will select candidates from the pool of applicants HR has interviewed that have skills/background knowledge that is most similar to the artwork that is reviewed in their unit. I also believe there is a significant need for BMEs at the USPTO because the medical device industry is one of the most rapidly growing sectors of our economy. Again, I wish everyone that interviewed the best of luck. Hopefully, we will be receiving offers sometime next week.
Thanks anonbme! Your response definitely makes me feel a bit better about the wait! haha I truly appreciate your insight and feedback! hopefully, I will get to meet you very soon...
I too interviewed on November 29th. I applied for Alexandria and San Diego . Same 4-5 Behavioral questions. I am skeptic about the work as the guy didn't explain at all. I wanted to ask, if this job is worth taking for an entry level as there is lack of engineering ?
I was wondering if anyone had heard back from any of the offices? Its been a couple of weeks now
Nothing yet. I believe we may begin to hear back from HR sometime between tomorrow and next Tuesday.
nobody really knows, we can all guess i suppose....
Anon BSME, This really is not an engineering job. If you want to design things, or go on to do R&D somewhere I don't think that starting out as a patent examiner is the way to go. If you want to work a stable job - in the office, rather than out in the field - with great benefits and decent pay, using some of your engineering skills, and setting yourself up to go into IP law later; then this is a great job. The info session that was sent to you prior to the interview explained the position, that wasn't the interviewer's job.
^ rude... they already clarified u could have kept your thoughts to urself
Anyone hear anything?
According to the USPTO timeline, weeks 9 and 10 are when offers are extended. Week 9 begins next week. I was hoping HR would expedite the decisions because the job posting expires on Sunday, which means that they would need to know by then how many remaining openings they have when considering those who applied after October 23rd.
I saw that the people who interviewed on 9/21/16 heard back on 10/6/16. I interviewed on 11/29, so I was thinking we'd hear something today or tomorrow. However, I really don't know. The interviewer only answered my question with a "soon"
I called HR in Alexandria yesterday. I was told that SPEs are still making their selections and should be sending their selections to HR by the end of this week so that HR can vet those selections. Then sometime early next week, they should be sending out selection notices.
From my past experience I’m pretty confident we’ll hear between today and next week Tuesday.
I truly hope BME and BS are right!
Spoke with HR this afternoon. Word from my rep was that they received all the SPE selections today and will be updating USA Jobs status tomorrow and getting all official emails out by, hopefully, COB Monday. I'm surprised that she stated they will update the status first before emails go out, but that was what she passed on. So hopefully, we'll all know more tomorrow at some point, or if not, by COB Monday at the latest.
Dear Denver Hopeful, You've done your good deed for the day. I really appreciate your input. Good luck to you!
Received email NOT SELECTED for CE. Also checked my status on usajob, found out Not selected for CE but still Received status for EE. Good luck everyone
Got email NOT SELECTED and when I check usajobs says NOT HIRED. Anyone knows difference between NOT SELECTED and NOT HIRED.
Still nothing from Denver, for me. Can we please say what office our results are from when we get them? Good luck everyone!
Got an email asking to fill out an Declaration For Federal Employment Form (OF-306). Wording on the email said I was a "potential hiring candidate" for the Alexandria office.
Any BMEs here anything from the Alexandria office? Still no update on my end.
NOT SELECTED email received from BME Alexandria office. Still shows as RECEIVED on USAJOBS for all: BME Alexandria, ME Alexandria, ME Denver, ME San Jose
BME Alexandria on USAJOBS updated 30mins after email to NOT HIRED
Anyone hear from San Jose? (I'm still waiting to hear)
I got a NOT selected email for Alexandria, but it only said for grade 09. On USAJobs it says "You were not selected for this position." for grade 09 but hasnt updated anything for grade 07. I was wondering if that was the same with anyone else? Also still waiting to hear from San Jose and Denver
Got an email saying not selected for VA Office. USAjob updated to NOT HIRED.
ME. No change in status for three offices.
Did any EE applicant receive any update regarding the status of their application? The above comments indicates otherwise.
Just got the selected email (Denver ME) and my USA Jobs status was updated to "Reviewed" and then when expanded says "You have been selected - will contact you shortly".
Denver Hopeful, Was that for GS09, GS07, or bof?
I also received an offer for ME (GS07) in Denver. See ya there, Denver Hopeful! (P.S. I didn't apply for GS09)
I received an email stating that I was selected for the GS-7 position at the Alexandria site from HR. I checked my USAjobs status and it was updated to “Selected” for GS-7 and “Not selected” for GS-9.
Well, it's 5:00PM EST, and I haven't receive a decision. They might be done for the day. I'm not sure which order do they send out the decisions in: by most qualified candidates, by alphabetical order or randomly. They may work over time today since the people that got accepted will have the weekend to think over about accepting the offer. FWIW I applied for ME at Denver and Alexandria for both GS 7 and 9. For those that still waiting, GL e1.
I applied for ME at three locations, still have not received a decision as well.
Just got "referred not selected".
To the comment above, for which location and which job announcement
Denver, GS07, ME
I just got a rejection email for ME GS07 in Denver around 5:40PM EST and another rejection email for ME GS09 in Denver also ten minutes later. The USAJobs status was updated accordingly. I have not receive a decision for Alexandria office yet, and I'm feeling pessimistic. Just to give you a comparison. I have a few years of work experience in patent. My interview was less than 20 minutes, and I didn't feel like I connected with the interviewer well. I answered the questions based on my experience and tried to convey that I have relevant experience to be successful that this job. However, I didn't convey that I was interested in this job. Good luck everyone!
Hang in there Anon 314159, there’s still hope! For those who got selected, do you know why?
Any MEs heard anything from VA office?
So I'm seeing that many are getting selected/not selected notifications. I got an email requesting to fill out Declaration For Federal Employment Form (OF-306). Has anyone else got this email? Did anyone else remember filling out this form already in the application process?
To Alexendria IE, when did you get the email? Looks like you are selected
Has anyone heard back from San Jose and Alexandria for EE ??
Has anyone heard back from San Jose for ME?
Has anyone heard back from San Jose for ME?
Looks like ME recruitment for Denver is pretty much done, any MEs heard back from VA and San Jose?
I am EE, and applied for both Alexandria and St Jose, but didn't hear back. That means we will back on Monday.
I received a 306 form yesterday but no offer yet. For those that received a rejection today, did you receive a 306 form today or yesterday? Also, for those that received an offer today, did you receive a 306 form?
To DenverEE, No, I did not receive form 306, and I was rejected.
I received a selection email that says i will be contacted shortly with an official job offer. No OF 306 yet.
Sounds like noone heard anything from San Jose today. I guess I'll repeat the process on Monday of checking Usajobs.gov and my email every 10 minutes!
I got an email yest asking to fill out OF 306. I applied for EE at Alexandria.
I did receive a 306 or any other paperwork today. HR rep stated in a follow up email that tentative offer and other paperwork would be on the way Monday.
*Did Not receive a 306. Autocorrect.
For those that receive a selection, do you mind elaborating about how you got selected? You don't have to give out exact details, but I'm just looking for the general guidelines. There are a handful of former employees at the firm I work at whom left to work at the USPTO, and there are also several former examiners working at the firm. With my experience of working on 200+ cases for some years, I figured I'd have a very good shot at getting this job. So I didn't really put much effort into the interview besides preparing for the four questions. I thought my answers were very relevant about me having patent research and writing experience and let my resume speaks for itself. However, my interview was rather bland socially; I didn't really think the interview would matter much, and it's just a formality. If I were to make a list of my mistakes, it would be: * I didn't show much interest for the job during the interview. I figured that the interviewer would know that I'm just pretending. * I din't give demanding technologies (art units) when the interviewer ask which field would I be interested in working. My list was like: consumer products such as containers, bottles, etc. I should have said some thing like: automobiles, prosthetics, oil & gas, etc. My reason for listing consumer products was because I know these are easy cases to work on. * I only asked one simple question at the end of interview. This kind of go along with not showing my enthusiasm for the job. * I did not apply for biomedical fields. I have worked on biomedical cases before, and they often have long and a lot of claims; I mean like the independent claim(s) would be an entire page, and the case would have 40+ claims; some cases would have 100+ claims. To give a perspective, an average case has 20 claims, and its independent claim is about one paragraph long. These biomedical cases can be nightmares. * I didn't apply at the San Jose office. To be fair, it's too expensive to live there anyways. * Overall, I was definitely a bit too cocky. Since I got rejected at the Denver office, I don't feel too good about my chance at the Alexandria office either. Additionally, I don't really want to live in the DC area since I know it's quite expensive there as well. I'm not sure how many they are hiring at each office, and I hope that they hire at Alexandria office a lot more than Denver office. If I (or you) don't get an offer, they're hiring again at the Dallas office in the spring (see Twitter @USPTOJobs on 17 October 2017) and probably hire at the HQ also; I'm not exactly sure when they'll make the job announcement though, but last year the training class starts around Mid-2016. So I expect they'll make an announcement(s) again sometime in February/March 2018. Lastly, sorry if you come here expecting to see a status update and see this non-sense instead. Good luck everyone else still waiting for the decision(s).
There were a couple important take aways from the video they sent with the interview notice. One, they mentioned you enjoying the work multiple times, two, they had a slide dedicated to the traits an examiner needs. I tailored my responses to those traits and ensured I relayed how much I enjoyed research and writing. I also have two good friends that are examiners and passed my answers to the 4 common questions by them to ensure I was on the right track. Having friends that are examiners that can pass your resume around and talk you up is invaluable. Know the TC's well, as in the exact numbers of the areas you have experience in and want to work, I.E. the 3640's for mechanical/aerospace. Good luck.
I'm still waiting to hear from San Jose. This is my 3rd time applying. If I get in, I'll assume that it's due to: (1) having better prepared answers to the 4 interview questions, (2) knowing the numbers of the TCs where I hope to work, (3) expressing an enthusiasm and willingness to work at the USPTO, (4) asking a few questions at the end, and (5) having improved my resume since the first interview in 2015 by filing more patent applications and taking some specific classes related to patent filing and researching. If I don't get in, I'm not really sure what I could have done better, and I'll assume that there were too many applicants and not enough openings.
Any updates from other BMEs for Alexandria?
Interviewed 11/29 for BME positions in the Alexandria Office. Received two emails on Friday, one advising me to complete a federal form and return via fax in 24 hours, and the following shortly thereafter: Thank you for your interest in employment with the United States Patent & Trademark Office! Your application for CP-2017-0014, Patent Examiner (Biomedical Engineering), Grade(s) 07 located in Alexandria, VA, US was referred to the selecting official, and you were selected for this position! You will be contacted shortly by a Human Resources representative with an official job offer and any other information needed to move forward. We look forward to offering you this position and hope you'll join the exciting team at the United States Patent and Trademark Office! Again, congratulations! It's Monday, December, 18 at 12:53 p.m. EST. I am still waiting to receive to be contacted by HR to receive a final offer, though.
Hmmm. I received the same e-mail about being selected but no e-mail about completing a form.
I received an email from HR this morning requesting I fill out and return the OF306. Nothing else so far today though.
Has anyone heard anything from San Jose?
I received an OF-306 email last Friday 12/15. Received a selection email today 12/18 and received a phone call from HR about an hour after the selection email with tentative offer.
I applied for EE in San Jose, did not hear anything yet
I applied for ME in Alexandria. Have any ME's heard anything?
To anon123, did you read all the comments? Tldr some people received decisions for ME in Denver. I'm still waiting for my decision for ME in Alexandria also. I don't think anyone got a decision for ME in Alexandria yet...
I applied for ME in San Jose, but also did not hear anything. Has anyone heard anything from San Jose?
Not selected for ME at San Jose
Also not selected for ME San Jose. Still waiting for Alexandria.
Anon123, Best of Luck! The waiting is the hardest part
To anon123 and MSME, Did you get your decision today? Do you think they'll send out the Alexandria decision within this week? Also do you think it's worth it to live in San Jose even if they hire you? The reason I didn't apply there I s because it's ridiculously expensive to live there.
Still no word from Alexandria for ME. Does anyone know when the other disciplines (IE, BME) had different closing dates than 12/17 for Alexandria? They're obviously on a different schedule for ME.
Is there anyone hear from Alexandria for EE. Usajob shows received status change.
Heads-up. Faxed my OF-306 last Friday and followed-up with email to confirm receipt. My Alexandria USPTO contact was "out-of-office" until today and advised me office was having "problems" with fax and didn't receive mind, so I re-faxed today. My advice to those who have faxed OF-306 and waiting for a response...if you might want to email your USPTO contact to make sure they received your form. Probably, won't issue an offer letter without one.
Anon314159, Yes, I received an email today at 6am PST. I would think they'll send out the Alexandria decision this week, if it has a start date of late Jan. or early Feb. I currently live about 40 miles north of San Jose, so it is the only office I considered. Yes, it is expensive, and traffic is a mess. However, "Do you know the way to San Jose?" (1) You can currently take the Bart Subway to about 16 miles from San Jose, but a new extension should open just 3 miles away in June 2018. So, a Lyft, bike, or junker left at the Bart station could be an option. (2) Amtrak's Capital Cooridor has 2 trains a morning from Oakland to San Jose (about 1 mile from the USPto) (3) There is an ACE Rail train that can get you there from points to the east to San Jose. (I think this also gets you within a mile) Also, I hear the hours are flexible, and some work can be done from home. The San Francisco Bay Area is a nice place to live, despite the high prices. People like me, who live here, figure it's worth it.
(4) there’s a Caltrain that runs from cities south of San Jose to San Jose. It also runs to San Francisco, along the most expensive places to live on the peninsula. The cheapest area to live is probably in the east bay, north of Fremont and south of Oakland (e.g. Hayward)
Once re-faxed OF-306, received offer letter via email within 30 minutes for Alexandria HQ. Start date for Alexandria is January 22.
To MEs are also waiting for Alexandria, do you know if they hire a lot more than the satellite offices? I thought my background was solid, but no luck so far.
Dear Anonymous, I read somewhere that they're hiring more at the satellite offices since they're trying to fill those for establishing their reputations in the regions. I'm not sure if it's true though. Like you, I think my background is pretty solid too with several years of work experience in patents. However, I didn't interview great, and that may be why I didn't get an offer at Denver; I thought the interview doesn't have much weight since it's a position where you work independently under general supervision. I'm still waiting for my decision in Alexandria. My hypothesis is that they're already finished sending out decisions for the 10/23 cutoff dates and are incorporating the candidates that wasn't accepted into a bigger pool for next training class.
Received the call with the tentative offer last night and the email shortly after that. Start Date for Denver ME is 20FEB. The interview is probably as important, if not more important than past experience and your resume. Keep in mind they hire a lot of recent college graduates with zero work experience. You're rated on a scale of 1-5 (5 being best) by HR, based off of input from the person who interviews you (that's why the interviewer SPE was taking copious notes while you answered their questions). From there, we're all put into a database, and the SPE's who's TC's are hiring go in and select the candidates they like who's resume's match well with what their TC does. If you've networked, and gotten your name out there, that can obviously be a huge advantage when the SPE's go into the database to review the applicant pool and interview scores. One other thing to keep in mind is that all veterans have a leg up in the process (as they should), so for areas like DC, it can be more difficult as a civilian to get selected simply because of the large amount of veterans in the applicant pool for that area of the country.
I applied for EE in San Jose. Did not hear anythingyet? USA jobs status still shows "received" . Anybody in a similar situation?
I applied for San Jose and Alexandria for EE too but haven't received anything
Thank you SJEE. Did any EE's hear from the HR in any location?
I applied to all three locations for EE and I haven’t received any update yet. I think few EE applicants indicated that they received offers/rejections above. Maybe we are their backup plan in case some of the applicants who are being considered to be hired refuse the job offers? I am not sure.
I’m an EE and only applied to denver. I got a 306 form via email last thursday and no email offer yet. I called the OHR contact yesterday and asked her if this meant an offer is coming because i received the form, and she said yes. She added that denver and san jose applicants will receive offers by the end of the week because of the later start date, and they wanted to square away alexandria applicants first
USA Jobs status updated to "hired" this morning.
Dec 15, 2017- Received email that I was tentatively selected. I faxed the OF306 form Dec 19, 2017- Received tentative offer letter with a stating date of Jan 22, 2018. Need to give fingerprint in between. Also will receive further instructions to fill up SF-85P sometimes in future.
Have any MEs heard anything from Alexandria yet?
AlexandriaME, I interviewed for GS-9 at Alexandria but still not a word and no update on USAjobs.
EE in SJ here - no emails, no updates in USA jobs. I guess we will not hear anything until next working day Dec27th or later. Anybody in the same situtation, or has any other information?
EE Alexandria, I’ve no email, no updates in USAJOBS. I guess they finished sending offers. I’ve other three friends who applied EE Alexandria, they didn’t receive email and no status change on usajobs. Whoever received offers EE Alexandria please let us know. The waiting is painful.
Received Email on Friday 12/15 to complete 306 from. i completed and send it on Friday itself and got email back from HR on Tuesday for confirmation of 306. got call from HR on 12/27 Wednesday with offer on the telephone and later i received tentative offer which indicates start date will be 22nd of January. The email said to send OFFICIAL transcript to HR Alexandria and also to have fingerprint. The firm will be send by another email . Has anyone else got the same requirement? Has any one sent the Official Transcript/Degrees to HR.? Has any One received Final offer so far?
Is that EE for Alexandria? Would you give more info about the Position and the office location. Thanks
Its Computer engineering Alexandria office
It appears that no EEs heard from the HR. San Jose applicants of all disciplines seem to have not received any results yet. My interviewer had mentioned that I would hear back in less that two months. I thought it was odd that it would take so long. I am a EE applicant in SJ. No results yet.
Don’t worry hope for the best.. I think San Jose EE may take some while
I was notified that I was selected for gs7, rejected as gs9. I have a BE in EE and a JD. Does anyone know how that works? I thought JDs start at GS9? I also have multiple years a of IP experience, including as a licensed patent attorney
Due to the holidays, HR has fallen quite behind for the Alexandria office. They are hoping to be done with offers by the end of this week. They've also had numerous technical problems with their fax and new evaluation system that they are using to review Supervisor's feedback after interview. If you do not hear by tomorrow, I recommend you call your HR contact person to find out about the status of the application. Since they are so behind, they are more willing to inform you of the status by phone. I have also been informed that for those who applied after October 23rd, the evaluation of the resumes will not begin until all of the applications/interviews for those who applied before October 23rd are addressed, which again will be by the end of this week. The training for those who applied after October 23rd will begin in March and "yes" there will be openings for those who applied after that date.
Anyone got official offer yet?
I have not gotten an official offer yet (ME, GS7, Denver).
No official or firm offer yet. Sent transcripts to Alexandria HR last week and was told by HR to expect the firm/official offer soon. GS9 ME Denver
Please update if any one gets official offer
Got rejection email EE Alexandria today, 12/28/17. Good luck everyone!
Got official offer today
Anonymous, congrats! It's for CE in Alexandria, VA, right?
Ya CE GS-09 Alexandria, VA
Any MEs interviewed on 30th November for VA office heard anything back yet? This wait is killing me.
Anonymous: Call your HR contact this morning. She should be able to tell you over the phone.
Any BMEs receive a final offer yet?
Anonymous-ME: Let us know if you hear something from HR. I'm also waiting for an official letter and a link to SF-85.
I got 2 emails from HR today saying they received my application for Alexandria from Dec 17 (EE), and will check my qualifications. I’m currently an EE working for the FAA. I’m not sure how a transfer would work, if they accept my application, and what the process would be.
Any San Jose applicants heard from HR yet?
received the final offer letter and the Day 1 Brochure this afternoon for Alexandria, VA.
have sent my official transcript and finger print today
Anon: did you send the transcript yourself or had your school send it directly?
I sent them directly
I am a EE applicant in San Jose. There was no email, no updates in USAJobs so far. I emailed the HR contact. They are able to give an update. I was not selected. So if you did not hear yet, don't wait, just email HR and you can find out the results.
Have any mechanical people heard from Alexandria?
I applied for ME in alexandria only. I wrote to HR two weeks ago this was the response. “You were not selected for (0012 or 0024) but you will be referred again for a second chance to be selected on (0012 ME). We’ll send you a notice once that happens”. Not sure what this means. USA jobs still shows application received.
fingerprints done at Alexandria HQ last week; received final offer few days ago; sent my transcript today; but still have not received a link to complete SF-85.
Fingerprints done, transcript sent and have completed SF-85P. Does anyone know what is the next step. I am planning for vacation for two weeks until 22nd January
Anon: when did you get your SF-85p email?
This week on Wednesday
I'm responding to Anonymous on January 4, 2018 that said "I applied for ME in alexandria only. I wrote to HR two weeks ago this was the response. “You were not selected for (0012 or 0024) but you will be referred again for a second chance to be selected on (0012 ME). We’ll send you a notice once that happens”. Not sure what this means. USA jobs still shows application received." Did you get the e-mail "Referred Not Selected"?
Got "Referred Not Selected" email for ME San Jose two weeks ago. USAjobs has not been updated. Any chance my app will be considered in the next round? Or will I have to apply?
Denver Hopeful, I still haven't gotten my official offer, I'm getting antsy and wondering if you're in the same boat?
Denver Hopeful, maybe you can contact HR? I already received the "referred not selected" emails.
Wrote on Jan 4 about not being selected- I did not get the email of referred not selected yet. So I am not sure what is happening. It was only a quick short email from HR about the status. My USA jobs status still shows received - ME Alexandria
Hey Jan 4 - Did you interview? It sounds nice that HR says you get a second chance. I only got the Referred Not Selected for the positions identified above emails. My USAjobs status says referred. I'm probably reading into/looking into things too much. Good luck.
Yes I interviewed on Nov 30. It’s very natural to be looking into things when we don’t have a clue of what is going on. Wish you good luck too and will post any update
Anon77, I called HR again today and was told all indications are that I'm good (my official offer email is apparently in the system and dated 2Jan, so they aren't sure why it hasn't actually been sent to me yet). Was told if its not in my inbox by COB tomorrow, to call back again. I need it for a mortgage as I'm headed out house hunting this weekend. Need to tell my current employer by the end of this week as well, so hopefully it shows up soon.
For Alexandria ME GS7, I didn't get accepted the first round, but I received an email saying I was referred again for a second round according to the HR contact. This was my first time hearing back from my interview back in November. My HR contact said I should hear back around Feb 5th or 6th with the final decision. I also had applied for Denver ME GS7, and was "referred not selected", back on Dec 15th.
This is Jan 4:)- I got an email from HR today saying I am referred to selecting official for GS7 and 9 for ME 0012 in Alexandria. Not sure if this is the second chance they mentioned before. Not sure if this means another new interview with a supervisor. Alexandria ME GS7 - did the HR mention you would be interviewed again?
I was selected for GS-7 in Alexandria but I also got a referred email for GS-9. HR will prob. use your previous interviews (if within last 6mo? or 1 year?) to make their decisions.
When did you get the selected email? I interviewed on Nov 30 - hope they can use the same
I interviewed around the same time as you and received the selected email on 2nd week of December. (~ 2 weeks after my interview)
Yeah this is the second chance they were talking about. If you already did the interview back in November, you do not have to do another interview. The only thing to do now is wait for the final decision :(
My timeline for Denver ME was: Applied for October 23rd deadline (Referred October 15th) Invited to interview November 20th Interviewed November 28th Selected email December 16th Tentative Offer December 19th Official Letter January 9th
Thank you very much for your insight and the time line greatly helps. Yes the wait again is tough. I understand the first cohort starts on Jan 22. Does any one have any idea when the next cohort would be?
Also- ( Jan 4 again) I just got off the phone trying to call HR, and the contact said that I will not be interviewed again. The selecting officials will have until Feb 5 to make their selections and the start date for next cohort is March 19. So I will have to wait until Feb 5 to see if some one picks me up at least the second time :)
Anon 77, Glad to see you got your official this morning as well. See you at orientation on the 20th!
Would anyone have info on how many days between the date of receiving the Referred email and date of the interview invite email? I talked with HR, who said that not everyone who is Referred gets invited for an interview. She also let me know that federal transfer don't make any difference for this position, everyone goes through the same selection process. I submitted my application by Dec. 17 and received the Referred email this morning. No invite for interview yet.
For me it was 4 days between getting the referred email and interview invite
For those receiving the Referred to Selecting Official email a second time, I'm confused as I don't see any job openings on usajobs.gov. I interviewed in November, I got Referred NOT Selected in December... Is there a possibility that I could get selected later without re-doing the entire application process?
In my opinion, the first cut off date was oct 23 and applications submitted until then were tackled until now for Jan 22 batch. The ultimate deadline was dec 17. So the applications submitted in oct 23- dec 17 period are now being tackled for March 19 batch. This is just my understanding.
...So it’s for the same job opening
So receiving the Referred NOT Selected in Dec basically means I won’t be considered in the next round
I thought everyone who was not selected from Oct 23 is automatically still in the referred list for Dec 17. I would think that only after all the spots for Dec 17 is filled that the "Not Selected" would be really final.
That reasoning makes sense and hope that is the case. And we are still being considered for the next round.
Well, it switched to NOT Hired. Maybe next time.
I'm sorry Anon456, I'll apply again next time too if I don't get it this time. Does anyone know of any first-time applicants who never got interviewed but got hired? I thought I saw a comment from the person who got hired without an interview either from glassdoor or somewhere on the internet...perhaps this only happens a long time ago.
Someone above mentioned that they contacted human resource, how did you get their phone number? Because I contacted the person who interviewed me but he didn’t answer the phone and he didn’t reply to my email.
The HR contact is listed in the job announcement near the bottom. The HR person for the Alexandria Dec 17 posting is Sonja Harris, whom I called.
I wonder if this potential govt shut down will affect the new hires starting in January 22nd.
I believe the USPTO is self-funded for operations, so it's not dependent on gov shutdown. And if they posted positions on USAjobs, it means they already have the money to hire. They wouldn't have posted if it's not a sure thing, like if they're under hiring freeze or not having the budget to hiring.
Anybody got selected for the March 19 cohort from the oct 23- dec 17 applicants?
I got the “Not Hired” status on usajobs just today.
Was it Mechanical that you received the not hired for?
Was it for mechanical, Alexandria location?
It was for Electrical Engineering (Alexandria).
Not selected for Mechanical Alexandria
I got hired/selected for EE, Alexandria location. I received a tentative offer which is contingent upon the OF 306 form and official transcripts.
Did you get hired at GS-7 or 9 for EE, alexandria ? Which art unit was it for ? Thanks.
Have any MEs for Alexandria heard anything (selected or not selected) for the second round?
Last week, HR said I am was not selected even for the second round for ME alexandria. But nothing updated yet on USA jobs
Did you call them or did they send you an email? And thanks. Sorry to hear you weren't selected.
I called them. Yes it’s frustrating not to be considered in second round too.
Just got status update of 'referred not selected' in email and on USAJobs.
Did anyone interview for the EE Patent Examiner positions in Dallas recently?
describe a time you went above and beyond for a customer? what was the outcome?177 Answers
omg did you go to lga? I had an interview today (4/12) and got a cjo
so did i lol . i go do my drug test today.
okay I did it already since that place is near lga lol. I'm Gna do the agility test today
the stupid drug testing quest labs was closed by the time i finished the agility test. they open at 7am so i'm leaving at 7am to get the by 7:30am the earlier hopefully the faster i do it . it's 24 hours from the time they gave you the drug test paper.
how was the agility test? it literally took me 5 seconds n I hope I passed. and hopefully you'll be able to do the drug test in time
hi, i got there at 7:40. i will never do a walk in again! i didn't do my test till 9:40!! i finished it by 9:50. I hope i passed the agility test as well. i only kinda felt it when it came time to put it on the metal cart then lift it off and put it on the floor.
same thing happened with me. they made me wait almost 2 hours for a 5 second test lol. you should have passed it with np
see!! ugh ! well hopefully in 2 weeks we go to training
yeah we did everything so no need to worry. Did they say anything about training dates?
I was told it's after they get the results then they will give the next available training schedule. that could take 2 weeks 1 week idk
wow so early? excited. but I was talking to other ppl at the agility test n one girl said they told her in mid May. iguess we gotta wait and see
another girl on fb told me mid may also! I was hoping it was not true!
damn we don't play lol. but no I hope they make the process faster
haha right ! and i hope so
another person said they said it was around the second week of May
ok, second week is better and makes more sense!
so that means they will have to clear everything in the next 2 weeks I'm guessing
yup! drug tests don't take that long!
I cannot wait any longer lol
same here . i want my actual days off so i can plan my summer
no update? And oh okay
haha what update? it's going to take maybe 2-3 weeks
oh too long I cannot wait lol
keep me posted on when you get the email
definitely will and keep me posted as well plz
did you receive a phone call?
no. why ? what did it say?
i don't know what order this is going in. if yours was to tell you that you can train pray for me i didn't fail the physical!
unfortunately I couldn't pick up the phone and the number is private so I can't call back. I don't know if it's them but it's making me worried
oh damn private! and wait no voicemail at least?? i had that ! i will let you know if i get a call or email.pray for me haha
no voicemail but agents I talk to said they wouldn't call from a private number and all the best for you
thanks and yeah i thought that was odd! i assumed it would be from a atl area code at least. maybe it wasn't them and someone else,
I hope not.. so worried at this point
noo don't get worried yet. my friend at jfk said it took 2 months to start
ik.. but it different for everyone I just hope when you get an email or call I will also get on
me too! my friend at jfk said if they call it shouldn't be private. so we gotta hang tight . i will try not to think about this because i will get stressed.
true.. too stressed lol and oh okay.. I keep asking agents and one said they could but most likely not anyway let me stop thinking about that and wait for next week
see so it probably was not the calling. maybe they will email. I wonder if any other people who interviewed didn't hear anything back yet.
so far i'm just reading the interviews on here to see the minimum wait time they had . some said 2 weeks
same same.. I'm talking to another person but she hasn't gotten anything yet
ohh ok great! tell her to let you know when she hears anything . at least it's not just us. i also see recent cs agents saying it took 3 weeks.
yeah we need to stop reading online it's making us worried lol and I did and I'm hoping next week they call or send an email because I'm readyy
haha agreed! well i will keep you updated !
Hi, I had a question. I was wondering...for your f2f interview does Delta cover your flight to the f2f interview if you live in a different city and State? I applied to a few positions but I don't live in any of the cities (I'm willing to relocate) Also, I finished my hirevue interview. Now I have a notification that reads "application invitation". Do you know what that means?
I've gotten application invitation when I didn't completely full out the online invitation so I don't think it's anything to worry about. Delta does not cover flight for another state as a far as I know
hi, no i don't think they cover flights BUT it doesn't hurt to ask. and the invitation is to fill out the rest of it. That's when you add work history, education and references then you wait for a ftf interview.
Delta does not cover the flight. I had emailed and asked after I got my f2f invitation for LGA
Does anyone know if they will give us proper notice for a training date? I need to be able to give my current job proper notice of me leaving but I don't want to do that until I know an exact date
mann we're still waiting on contact! it seems like the wait time varies. my friend at jfk said it took him 2 months to start training. on here some people say 4 weeks, some say 2 weeks.
I've been asking agents that and they said they do give proper notice in time
anything yet? it feels like forever already
no hun . i will start applying to other jobs in the meantime. but no one knows how long it will take.
oh ok.. hopefully not that much longer
Update!!!??? I got an email asking for job verification
job verification? what does that mean exactly?
and no, i got no email so far
that's weird the other person I'm talking to got it .. it's just to check if ur actually working at the job
maybe it's because i wasn't working at the time lol that's probably why i didn't get it
oh yeah maybe but then wouldn't they send something to request why you weren't working.? or no
no that reason was on the application under work experience.
and i told her when she asked about it in the interview. it was just interfering with my school and i failed the entire semester and was put on academic probation and i was paying out of pocket so i had to leave. so yeah then she told me hold on and came back with the job offer.
oh ok.. when I was in the room I did see her come in and use the computer
so I'm guessing we should be getting emails for training in the next 2 weeks since everyone says may for training :D
I had christina! the older white lady with the black hair! and yesssss!! i can't wait! these 2 weeks better fly then
oh by the way.. is the 4 week training paid?? i think it is but i'm double checking.
same person interviewed me.. and yes it's paid of course
ahh awesome! and ok, i figured but just wanted to double check lol i know it takes 2 weeks to start getting paid. Did the other girl say if she's in contact with anyone else?
no she hasn't.. but what about that person on fb? have you been in touch? Maybe you asked that because that lady at the interviewed asked if its paid training remember? she's crazy.. lol
on fb she told us to be patient lmao. and another girlon fb last week got the cjo but she had a tatt so they took the offer back .
yeah iguess we do.. and what??? that's crazy but usually they just say they can just cover it..
that's what I said!! I said can't you just cover it with makeup??!! She they told her no it's not allowed.i felt so bad for her, she was livid! she didn't think it would have been a big deal because it was a small tattoo.
unbelievable.. many agents have tattoos but they just cover it
wow!! maybe this is a new policy ??!
idk but one agent i talked to said there are a lot of people with tattoos and she should have not said anything
i think this was in an area they can see. :/
I'm so worried. they keep asking about the gap and stuff. oh that sucks :/
what gap are you talking about?
ohh i didn't know you had one too! but wait you didn't put the reason why? and tell them in person? was yours longer than a year!? so weird because they never emailed me about mine.
yeah but since u told them maybe they don't need much. we shouldn't speak much more personal things on here.. I'm scared pplmonitor this lol
lolll they don't even know who we are lol . but lets stick to updating on training dates. but stop being paranoid lollll
you're right I'm too paranoid..everyone tells me that lol but yea true and okay
hahaa yeah breathe girl! ok so tomorrow is may 1st!! you said second week of may you heard? if so, hopefully this week- the following week of may we get emailed.
yes and I hope it goes fast
btw I'm a guy lol
opps , bro stop being paranoid!! haha
lmao I will be until I receive that training date
lmao! i just remembered .. did you try calling hr at lga for any update!???
no I don't have any numbers but they're checking my employment gap so that's my update iguess
ohh ok! what about the other girl? has she gotten a date or call ?
no just that employment gap as well .. I hope this week is the final week of waiting
How long does it take for everything to clear? Does anyone know how long from the time you get the cjo it takes to get a training date
well my friend said it took him 2 months. on here someone said 4 weeks. pretty much it's slow
but everyone is saying may so I hope it's within this week or so
Yea I've seen ppl say 6 weeks from the time of the interview to when it clears. Do you think that depends on the type of background check? Like I know for international airports probably an FBI background check and I heard those take a month to clear
Everyone is saying nah if you got hired around April 5th date ??
well when i worked at tsa it took me a few months as well from the background test and drug test.
and ohh mmm im not sure which type of background test it is. and everyone is saying nah to what? there's another person on here from april 26th she or he finished everything for agent and is waiting .
how many are typing here now? lol
so far just her or him. they said the background check is what takes the longest but they applied in boston
the girl I'm taking to said her status on the website changed to position offered.. okay what about you??!
omggg position offered!! what about you?? that means training starts soon!
did it change for you???
mines is still there same I'm scared
yes. mine said position offered. and give yours time .
congratulations.. Wow I'm ultra scared now.
thanks! just check tomorrow and every day you should be next! it could be just the job review they aren't finished with so give it some time
i got called 30 mins ago! it was not from a nyc number though lol i start on monday morning!
no f way.. Congratulations! no 2 weeks notice??!! that's not good but anyway atleast ur starting wow so I didn't get it
the other girl didn't get a call yet we're both super worried
unless there r 2 training classes
i think there might be because i told you a girl went for an interview a week after me.
oh you did? I didn't see lol oh so yeah.. but I want it now lol
yeah, this was the one who had the small tattoo and was denied the job. but keep an eye out on your phone .
ohh okay damn that sucks.. and I am ik ur relieved ur starting next week
hell yeah! it's extremely early but you get out early is the only plus. so i will just get a ride there daily so i can get used to waking up early to get there once i get the 3 month schedule. I'm pray i get a 9am or 12pm shift
oh ok yeah get accustomed because if ur late once .. They'll remove you
during probation definitely! lol
well you'll be meeting the girl . She got called today and start Monday too.
oh awesome!! hopefully you get the call soon !
was the number who called you something like 470-237?
i don't remember i deleted my log but i was a chicago,il number. did you look into air france? the girl that got denied over the small tattoo just messaged me 30 mins ago and told me she got hired at jfk for air france! so go see if it's open and apply!
been applied for them nor I wna work for them lol I want delta
but good for her tho!
the training isn't at lga?
yeah it is
i got the email just now with what do bring and what to wear and etc
Good luck with training today! I'm so sad I didn't hear anything back..
thanks! i just got home 10 mins ago! but jesus today was exhausting and too much walking! they mentioned they will be hiring 2 more classes sooo wait and see because that means there's more training classes coming !
Keep at it!!!!!! I hope to see you soon!!!!!!!!!
hahaha welcome! and thanks! i ordered my uniform today . I'm just wondering when we get the check for training
nice :) it should be soon! I hope I get a call soon as well
Btw what do you mean by too much walking?
do you have any numbers from lga?
hey sorry for the late reply! these hours are draining!!!! we did tours of the terminals delta fly out of and yes one second
I've tried calling them yet they gave me a number number which doesn't help much. Thanks for the number let's see if they could help me..
that's cool ur learning tons :) have you learned snapp yet?
yes we have. i finish my lms on monday! then the rest of the week they will verbally go over everything
I called the number and the next class is on the 22 but they haven't received a list of agents yet.. idk
ohh cool wow ur nearly done!
yeah but then we have 2 more weeks of mentoring that starts upstairs before training is done. oh wow ok so you may get called a few days before! we get paid the 26th.
that's so cool I wish I was in that class lol. I hope soon..oh okay nicee
yes! i get my first uniform tomorrow evening. and hopefully the rest a few days later
Ohhh wooww niceee gonna look good in that uniform!
thanks! but lga is cold because of they ac all year road so for now i have to wear the turtle neck and pants. i plan on transferring to jfk anyway once my 6 months is up
ohh really wow lol and same with me but I heard lga is easier since its domestic so idk yet
well id want to go to terminal 2. all of their intl flight transfer to terminal 4
oh ok. idk if I'll get called it still says under review.
someone else here said they received an email saying they weren't hired so if you haven't gotten it ur good so far
wait. whyy did they receive that?!!! that make me more worried now.. no..
well you have to get an answer after the drug test. that person got an email saying they filled te spots they needed
did they get a cjo? I didn't get anything no email or phone call after the drug test just the background check and maybe that messed me up.. but there's nothing wrong with my background so I don't understand
oh, they didn't go into detail here. but like i said my trainer said they are hiring 30 more people.
okay.. I want this but idk if I even have it. How's work?
hi, well like i said apply to other things in the mean time. and it's good. they made us stay extra on thursday because of the rain all day which made plenty of delays and cancellations. saturday is extremely slow in term c and D. We have 5 more days of training left then we are done.
I'm tired of applying everywhere. and yeah it was bad on Thursday.. all the agents didn't leave for a while. oh okay so almost done completely which is nice
do you know if there's a new training class next week?
not sure if it's next week exactly but i will ask kevin
I hope I'm in the next one :/ my background check isn't cleared yet which I'm not sure why since I don't really have a background to check
Idk if you realized this but you did help me a lot. thank you for the training number which helped me get Christina's number
aww you are welcome! i hope i see you soon! and ahhh that's why you are still under review! they aren't done with that part! :/ well stay on top of them! call every 2 weeks
I hope I'm there soon too.. I've called Carco and they said they did their part so what's the delay..I told Christina that but she hasn't responded
so wouldn't that mean it's up to the lab to send them ur results?
everything is already done tho so that's what I'm not understanding
i thought u said they were waiting on the background check!?
yes but Carco said its finished so idk :/
ohhhh! hm well janella told me yesterday there's another training class coming in!
I hope I'm in that class!:(
did you get in??
Are the drugs test the same day as F2F interview?
Are you willing to travel?157 Answers
Thought we could start up a thread for this cycle. Where did everyone apply for? Maybe get some feedback on the new section of the test. The sample questions look fairly straight forward.
They also don’t reimburse for relocation this cycle!!! Which sucks!!!! Did I read and understand this correctly?!?
So one section said no relocation reimbursement and another section was showing the same $2k as previously. Probably something we would have to ask a recruiter about.
Have you taken all of the test? If so have you heard back yet? If not when will you take them?
I haven’t taken test this cycle yet. You’ll know pretty immediately if you pass. Email from the recruiter was stating the career exploration day/in-person interviews should be the week of Nov 13, should end of Oct or beginning of November should be notified if your score/resume qualify you for the next stage.
is CED on the first or second half of that week?
Hey everyone. I took the test at the end of last week. It seems as though they made the test easier than a year ago when I went through this whole process. After the test, I received an email saying I will hear something no later than November 5. Surely it won't take that long, right? How does everyone else feel about test results and has anyone heard anything else?
I think the last day to take them is around Oct 15. So beginning of November sounds reasonable. I’m not taking mine until Oct 10th
How was the writing section? Free form prompt like last time or summarizing data?
The writing portion is a free form prompt.
Its a free form prompt but computers grade it so theres no biases like last spring where a human reviewer graded it
You say you went through this process already. How long ago? And how far did you get? What can we expect at CED and any other pointers you can provide.
Hey guys I just also took the assessment and it said that I successfully completed it and should hear back from hr no later than November 5th. I went through this last spring and made it to the phone interviews which I didn’t go past. Does anyway know if they’re going through phone interviews again or just straight asking people to interview in person? Also the essay and assessment was fairly easy like last time, the 3rd part was kind of difficult and you had to actually think critically.
It's looking like they aren't doing a phone interview this go around. What type of questions were on the third part? Anything that needs to be studied? What locations did everyone apply for?
I went through this process last fall. I took the test, had a phone interview, and then they flew me out to the district HQ for CED day. For those who don't know what CED day is, it is a day where they have a lot of people come and learn more about the OCC and the position. At the end, you are sent to an interview with three higher-ups from that district.
Passed the assessments today as well. Like the above poster said, the email stated we should hear by November 5th about next steps. Should be CED.
Taking the test this weekend, applied for the Northeast region. This is my 3rd time taking the exam, 1st time failed the WCST, 2nd time passed both parts but then they decided they weren't hiring for the locations I had chosen. I am hoping 3rd time around is going to be different. Anyone who has taken the exam can give any advise on the third exam they just added and what should we be preparing for?
It was basic math and reasoning. I found some practice tests online by googling analytical reasoning tests.
Taking my assessment test on Monday. Does anyone have tips on the writing portion.
I think it’s important to plan out your time. I take close to 5 to 10 minutes to outline. I’ve done 4 paragraphs both time. So I take the next 35 minutes to write everything out. Then use the remaining time to proofread, paying special attention to spelling and that my verb tenses match. Not having a spellcheck is weird in a modern world, so if anything is questionable I will try to change it to a synonym. It’s worked for me, passing this time and in the spring.
Has anyone received an invitation to CED yet? Still waiting...
JJL, I've been waiting for a month now, and it is killing me. I assume we will probably be waiting until last minute, but hopefully it will be worth it!
I sure hope so Adam! Goodluck to everyone!
In the spring I got the invite for CED on March 19th, itinerary on March 22nd, and flew out to Chicago on April 3rd. With them saying CED is around middle of November I would expect invites around end of this month or beginning of next. Testing just ended on Monday, so they are probably just starting to go through results.
Are you guys fresh from college or have some work experience? I've been working at a large bank for ~8 years, and looking for a change. I wonder how they compare that with people straight from uni.
Anyone get the CED invite yet?
No CED invitation yet.
We are still waiting. Best of luck to everyone!
I received an email from USA jobs indicating an update to my OCC job application but I did not see any actual changes on the website. Anyone else experience the same?
Got invitation to CED this morning. Anyone else?
Harl, what region did you apply for?
Congratulations Harl! What date is the Ced? Also wondering what region. Some of the regions seem to have their own timetables. I think west was typically slower?
I applied for Southern Region. CED is 11/13-15 and the recruiter said that I should hear back about time and date of interview by 11/5.
That’s so exciting! Congrats, Harl. I applied for the western district, and I am hoping they are just a little behind because I have not heard anything from them.
@Adam, I applied for western district but haven’t heard anything about CED. I received an email indicating a change of status and didn’t really notice any changes on USA Jobs.
Anon, check your email. I received an invitation to CED day in Denver on the 14th. I hope you get good news as well!
I just received an email for Ced in Denver on the 15th. Western district. Different anon, I started the thread but can’t submit name from my phone.
Has anyone from the Northeast received any email or update? I took my exam on October 9th and haven't heard anything.
Follow up to what I wrote before: I received the email that I successfully completed the exam and will hear back by November 5th but nothing else yet. I applied for the NYC Metro Area and Boston.
Finally received the invitation to Denver. Good luck everyone!
Applied for the northeast region and just got my CED invitation for the 14th!
Correction above: 15th
Has anyone from Central heard anything?
Applied to NYC metro.. no email yet. Must not have made the cut ::old man shaking fist:: next time.
So we haven't heard from anyone in the Central district yet. But invitations were sent out for other districts. I'm hoping the hotel in Denver is walking distance, I liked being able to get ready and just walk over and not have to deal with an Uber.
I received an invite to CED yesterday for the 16th for Central district.
Don’t know what district I’m in, but received my invite for CED in Chicago for Nov. 14. Anyone else going to the Chicago one?
Chicago is Central district. I was there last cycle. When did you get the CED invite?
I got my invite on the 24th. I went through last cycle, passed all my testing, and then got an e-mail saying that they didn’t need people for the cities I picked. Hopefully this time goes better, haha
Received an invitation today for the Northeast CED on the 14th. Good luck everyone!
S: Now I need to figure out if I should do anything different in my interview this time. I’ve been doing a bunch of different things at work since spring so that should help.
Which locations did you guys in Central apply for ?
I’m central and I picked Cincinnati and Columbus
Also got my central district CED invite, applied for Minneapolis
S: I applied for Sioux Falls in western district.
Anyone here for central district Chicago (downers grove?)
The person that applied for MN, I actually just moved to MN but didn’t know if I’d like it so I picked Ohio.
Whoever inquired about the relocation, they are still offering it. You must live outside of 50 miles of the office location.
Are all the invitations already sent or did anyone else get an invitation during this week? I applied for NYC, but never got an invite yet. I'm assuming I didn't make the cut :(
Sorry I mean't from today onward since some people have gotten their invite during this week
Sorry JC. You may be out of luck this cycle. Looks like invites went out 24th-26th. Mine (received 24th) gave me until the 26th to accept, so I would guess that backups have also been invited if necessary. I'm hoping to get my itinerary soon. Need to arrange some time off work.
Did they tell you which office you were interviewing for? I picked two from the northeast and they didn’t say anything
Didn’t hear anything either, pretty sure they just place you
Anybody get there itinerary yet?
Like travel itinerary or the itinerary for the CED?
Travel. They said about a week in advance.
I got my itinerary the 1st, I haven’t been ticketed yet. That happens four business days before your set to interview.
What district? I’m western and wondering if I should send an email to check in
Central, I’d definitely check with your recruiter.
Who’s interviewed before? What do you think was the reason you didn’t get an offer?
Does anyone know what time the Career Exploration Day would end?
S: Ced should last about 3 hours. Also just got itinerary today for Western district.
Anyone going to Central (Chicago) on the 14th?
S: How was everyone’s interviews today? Same questions as last cycle?
Hey everyone, how are the interviews going? I had mine yesterday in Denver and it’s going to be a long week or two waiting to hear back.
T: I always have a hard time reading interviewed when it comes to behavioral questions lol. I think I have a good shot, December 8th can’t get here soon enough
What kind of timeline was everyone given? I interviewed in NY and they told me by the end of the month. Also I know in previous cycles they gave out offers very quickly.
I interviewed in Chicago for Central and they said we’d know by 8th of December. EOM would be nice too
Interviewed in Denver. We were told offers should start next week and continue into the following week. Good luck everyone!
How do you think ya did? ^^^
I hope well. I took up all my time and everyone was friendly. I tried to keep the nerves down. I felt the presentation was much better and more informative than in the spring. It didn’t seem like a lot of people were applying for the same location that I was as well
Did anyone else feel like the interview was incredibly difficult? When I answered a question they would ask for more info as if I wasn’t answering them.
I don’t think it was difficult necessarily, I did have them ask for more on a couple of questions... but I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.
I think when they were following up on questions, they were fishing for more buzz words. It would be a great Thanksgiving to know if there is an offer!
Like with the other posts, if everyone doesn’t mind to posy up when they get an offer, and for where.
Also if anyone notices a credit inquiry from them
I received an offer Friday so they should be going out soon.
Wow, that’s quick. What region were you interviewing in?
Just checked my credit. Had a credit pull from Occ Pre employment yesterday. Hoping that’s a good sign.
Background checks take at least a week, so not sure how that’s possible. And I’m also pretty sure they do a soft pull so that wouldn’t appear on a credit check. Even if they did, it’d take at least a week for those to hit as well.
No idea on background checks but I pull credit pretty normally as part of my job. It can be done in seconds. I did a free TransUnion check to show the soft pulls. Definitely showed the Occ pull on 11/16.
Where’d you get yours for free? I use Credit Karma but it doesn’t show soft pulls
My credit pull was done in a day and criminal records done in 2 days. Interviewed at CED in Wednesday and was given offer on Friday and have 48hrs to decide.
Which district? At ours they said they weren’t even going to get with the selection committee until Monday
Which district said they won’t select until Monday?
Central, as they were still doing interviews on Friday.
Which district did you interview at that gave you the offer Friday?
Yeah, I'm curious about this as well... which District gave them out on Friday?
Historically, the majority of calls should go out today or tomorrow with some calls going out as late as end of November/Beginning of December. Good luck everyone!
Interviewed last week in Chicago for Minnesota location, haven’t heard anything yet. Sounds like this week may be when they’ll start putting out the offers but they did say Dec 8th was their deadline.
Got my offer today, Central District, Cincinnati Office
Anyone here back from the North East district?
What about the Western District? Any word yet?
Not going to lie, it’s a tad bit disheartening to see others have started to get their offers when I haven’t heard anything yet. I hope I hear something this week. Interviewed in Central District.
S: Just got my offer call for Western district!
Which office, S?
Just checked my status on usajob it changed to referred hope it’s a good sign
The person that interviewed in Chicago for Minnie, what day did you interview?
My offer was the western district for sioux city
For the status change, what district did you interview with?
Has anyone from the Northeast heard anything yet? If not, I'm guessing they'll reach out tomorrow
I applied for New York office
Ah - mine still says "received". I guess that means no offer?
^ I meant "reviewed"
For the NY office yours still says reviewed? So does mine.
For anyone who received an offer - does your status on USAJobs still say reviewed?
S: I received my offer and it still says “reviewed” on usajobs. So it doesn’t seem to be an indicator one way or another
Anyone get an offer from northeastern yet?
I got my offer today from Central and my status on USAJobs still says reviewed as well.
Did the field office call, the recruiter, or someone from the district office?
My recruiter called me.
S: Yep, the recruiter called me. Longer discussion, it wasn’t just a scripted 4 minute offer call.
Did anyone get a call from northeast yet? If not I think northeast is going to take a while. I remember the main HR guy saying that they were gonna try to get offers out by dec 15th.
Applied to Northeast as well. I did hear Dec 15th at the latest.
I applied to North East, I haven’t heard back either. I’m hoping for the best because I put Syracuse as my choice.
At the end of my interview, they said they were going to start offers this week. I interviewed for the Northeast region.
I wonder if it's going to be today or tomorrow since so many people take off on Friday. I heard they had 50 people total for CED in the Northeast so hopefully the odds are good.
How do you know it’s 50? There were 12 ppl in my session. And there’s like 2 sessions a day. So that’s 24, and didn’t they interview for 3 days (Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday)? So it’s like 72-75?
For Northeastern, there were only two days
Anyone get offers today? If so, from where?
I got my offer today for the northeastern district.
Which office did you get the offer for?
S: That’s good! I was worried for you guys thinking of waiting until Dec 15th for offers. So stressful. I’m seriously thinking we should setup a discord or something for new hires
T: Hey S, that sounds like a great idea. Be a good way to keep in touch with people from our cycle as we prepare/go through trading/and such!
Is it possible that all offers have already been given by this point?
S: I doubt all offers are out. I think they were doing a ton of hiring this cycle and I know I spent 20 minutes or so on my offer call. Plus they give you 48 hours to accept, so there are possibly some offers coming if someone declines an offer.
It doesn’t look like those of us who didn’t get offers are gonna get any more. This week is pretty much over, and I doubt there will be any people who refuse the job so there won’t be many offers next week.
Has anyone heard from the Southern Region?
Any offers today?
Seems like there were no offers today. That probably means that all the offers are all out.
Just got my rejection email. Guess I'll try again next round.
S: Definitely try again! If you made it to CED you were among the top candidates. It took me two tries to get the offer.
Any interview tips? That was almost surely where I fell short.
S: For the 2nd time I went in more relaxed. To help, I asked for a late check out at the hotel so I had some down time after. I also planned out some free time the night before to walk to the building and familiarize myself.
What region/office did you get the rejection letter from? I still haven’t gotten anything
S, you should make that discoed and let me know! I’d love to connect
Rejection from Central district
Rejection from Northeast ugh New York office.
Says “I wasn’t selected” should’ve went for a easier office. Also says next recruitment is in Fall 2019??? Is that just for the New York office or the whole country? Usually they have spring recruitment.
The webpage has "Please check back in September 2019 for next fall’s availability." so it looks like there may not be a spring recruitment? Can always ask the recruiter. I know the central recruiter sent me a couple emails before the fall recruitment (looked like mass email to all CED invitees that didn't get the job previously).
Also looks like they are no longer hiring entry Large Bank examiners, just doing internal for them.
This just depresses me, was initially happy that at least I met their bench marks on the interview since it says “weren’t selected” instead of “not recommended”. I have always been terrible at behavioral questions so this was a W. But as soon as I read next cycle is in fall 2019 my heart sank.
Just read my rejection email from the Northeast and was also sad to see their next recruitment is fall of 2019.
How many total offers did we get?
In total about 60 offers across the country. I know the western and southern made up 30 offers
Has anyone received an offer from the Southern District?
What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?152 Answers
Be glad that I was flying solo that day.
Gain a new perspective on life.
If the airplane just crashed, i would try to get help from the outside world to save the people who might still be alive. Or at least I would try to tell everyone about what happened to the airplane so that the families of the people who died would have some closure on this terrible tragedy. Then I would go home and hug my family.
Count my blessings...then get help.
Inventory my resources and stategically examine my available best options for rescue and recovery in order to maximize potential outcome (survival of myself and closure to families of lost lives).
Depends where it crashed
Feed on the remains of the dead.
If it's a remote location, start going through the luggage for survival items. If it's a populated area, see if I can help others involved not in the plane and seek for help
Brush myself off and walk to this interview.
I would find my luggage and proceed to change my underwear because at that point I'm sure I would be soaked and stinking....
I wouldn't have to do anything. I just survived a Plane Crash! Or I might start a new Airline.
Loot the bodies!
Would never fly again!
Would never fly again!
Sue the airplane manufacture and not have to answer another stupid interview question like this for the rest of my life.
So you're saying the position requires a lot of flying time? What are some of the other aspects of the job?
(Crickets,crickets) *walks out of interview*
Would consider myself lucky and not waste the time that I was given answering stupid interview questions like this one.
Check if there is another survivor like me, help if there is any and find a safe place to go and try to communicate with the emergency rescue team...
Check if there is another survivor like me, help and try to communicate with the emergency rescue team to let them know my situation.
Check for another survivors, help and try to communicate with the emergency rescue team.
Assuming I crashed somewhere that no one actually witnessed, I would use my cell phone to call for help... Then, while snuggling in to those incredibly comfortable blankets and mini-pillows that are available to me, (assuming it is cold outside), I would help myself to all of those free airline pretzels and sodas and hang out and wait until help arrives. Of course, if I pulled off a Han Solo crash and landed on a golf course, I might just wait for the snack cart to come around and purchase something from them, as I never really liked those airline pretzels anyway...
Start shopping for a book deal.
Realize that my work on earth has not been completed; So, I'm interviewing here today to pick up what I need to accomplish!
Not a stupid Question ! Some of these answers are funny and provides insight into these applicants
Search the island for the hatch
Ah, crap! I knew I shouldn't have taken flight lessons from Harrison Ford.
Find my phone and text my answer to this board...
Immediately call my lawyer to initiate a lawsuit against the airline.
I would go look for survivors and help them
I would look for survivors and help them
Look for other survivors,say a quick prayer and call for help if I have signal if not check airplane for radio etc., to accomplish that. Take stock of situation, and wait for rescue.
Be thankful that I'm an only child so the inheritance is all mine!
First; Thanks God for leave me alive and tell the interviewer; "You have the blessing of have me for this job".
Immediately post it on facebook
I'm alive, but am I injured, am I safe? If I'm not injured, and I'm safe, and I'm without a means of communication with civilization, make my way away from the wreckage until I'm certain that danger of injury from the wreckage has passed. If I am in a populace area, then authority figures will show up with instructions, if not, assess the environment for survival needs, amass them in a safe sheltered place and/or assemble a shelter util help arrives. If it takes more than 24 hours for some form of assistance to arrive, and I know the general area I am at, leave a 'visible from the air' sign of SOS and an arrow of the direction that I will be heading, then make my way to where I believe I can communicate with society.
Look for water
Look for water
I could be more experience than before also i could seek assistance
Have one of those expensive airline meals i hadn't been able to afford
I'd keep the parachute as a souvenir
I would try to survive, while waiting to be rescued. I would check all the luggage if any are salvageable that is, for food, water, radios, phones, batteries, flashlights, flares or anything really to protect myself from wildlife.
Depends on if it is more important to get where I was going or if I should just try to find a way home.
I'd go through all the purses and wallets of those who perished and take their money.
Raid the beverage cart and get drunk.
Would wake up from my dream and thank god for this precious life
Wish I died, so I don't have to live in a world where people in charge come up with stupid questions like this and wonder why they have incompetent employees.
Thank God that all other passengers also survived.
Clear out first class and post its availability on Airbnb
Befriend a volleyball.
take a deep breath, pray , then get help!
Open a business because I'd have no competition
Pray to almighty God for sparing my life
Go through people's belongings
if there is apportunity to help i will help but will have to think about our own safety foremost
Since flying is one of the safest ways to travel, the likelihood of that actually happening is about zero. I’d rather think about and have thought about more important things in life.
I would check to see if there were any other survivors. I would not automatically assume everyone had perished.
I will find the people who were with me to save them and will find a place for a ll of us to gather
I would consider myself the most luckiest or unluckiest one. I would immediately thank God for the save.
Provide support to victims' families
With no details given,a landing is a controlled crash. Therefore, after landing and parking the plane, I would hop on my car, drive to Starbucks get a cup of Latte, then drive to my interview.
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Find shelter and food and a place to stay warm and out of the weather
Get a pencil and paper and write down the experience so that one day when I'm asked this question in a job interview I can have the answer ready!!!
Check myself over then extricate myself and check the damages to the area I crashed in. See if anybody else got hurt. Notify authorities. Go home and change my shorts.
The answer cannot be determined because the action has not happened.
Wake up and make coffee
Try to live the best life I could to honor this that didn't make it
Stay with the wreckage or in the immediate area...rescue will be there looking for the black box and ill be rescued
Enjoy the peace and quiet and live off the land.
Take a selfie in front of the burning wreckage and post on Facebook
If there is a fire i will run and try to make any signs to help athurites to find us. No fire i will try to help any body as much as i can.
That would be a golden experience which cannot be even shared 100% of it, so I will feel lucky enough, and start enjoying more than what I used to, because life itself has taken a bow on me...! be carefree....! like a free hit after a No Ball in cricket..!
Crawl to find my missing leg
I would check the bodies to see if any are good looking. Odd are the bodies are still warm
I would check the baggage of any passengers for any of those flight insurance documents. I would then make myself the beneficiary.
I would keep slapping face to make sure it's not a dream!!!! 😂
Keep my wallet, watch, glasses, etc. in someone's (someone dead) pockets. Burn all the bodies after taking all the food supplies. Will fake my own death and will go live with gorillas.
Be an ambassador for peace
I would regret taking that plane lol i mean if i didn't take that plane, it would just has been one of those you see on news (a lot) recently.... And wtf would you expect me to do?
I would regret taking that plane lol must have scared the hell out of me i mean if i didn't take that plane, it would just has been one of those you see on news (a lot) recently.... And wtf would you expect me to do?
Look for the black box (assuming I'm not badly injured).
I would sue the airline and start a competing site to Airbnb
I would quickly hide in the undergrowth before the cannibals arrived. Since it was a large airliner there would be plenty for the cannibals to feast on, but I would follow their footsteps back to their village. Their women in the village would immediately recognize me as a God because of an ancient legend, and as a God I would immediately declare a rule that anyone who had eaten at the plane crash must be excommunicated. That would leave me living happily ever after with a hundred wives.
Remain as come as possible Stay as close as possible to the crash site, wait to be rescued.
Assuming all communication systems were no longer operable, I would focus on finding the necessities (food, water, and the closest Airbnb). From there, I would begin reenacting the cinematic masterpiece Castaway to the best of my abilities. Years later when I'm eventually found after posting my 5 star review of Wilson's Cave, I'll be asked to sell the rights to my story and have it turned into a movie. The movie is released with Tom Hanks playing myself who was playing Tom Hanks who was playing a man who learned the hard way not to stay on islands that don't have Airbnb.
Check for working cell phones Double Check for survivors Call for help
Kill off all the walkers before they turn
If I'm that lucky, then I'll get this job.
Look for the hatch.
Find a volleyball to hang out with. Make shelter, and find food.
That would depend upon which climatic region the plane crashed. What region would you like my answer to be for?
It depends upon which climatic region the plane crashed. For which region would like my answer?
Say a prayer for the victims. Try to communicate for help, look for safety, food, water, shelter. Raid the drink cart ! Say another prayer.
Nothing special, because of I already have experience, not like this(Brain bleeding and I supposed to die). But I got experience after accident in 2007. You have experience somebody doesn't have. The plane cash is nothing special but the experience is making you special.
Continue surviving :)
Once I had my wits about me, I'd figure out how to continue to survive.
If it was daylight, I would first try to find my cell phone or a cell phone to see if I can get cell phone service. The main reason is to gather my location and to hopefully send an SOS text. If it was dusk or dark, I would get myself in a safe location and figure out my next step when it is day light out.
I think this is a question where the interviewer wants to see your problem solving skills. They also want to know that you seek the information you need to best solve the problem. The best answer then would be questions. Where is the crash located. Were there other passengers? What is the current climate?
Be thankful that I survived
I will give my best contribution in plane investigation so that it may be helpful for reduce this type of accident and save many lives.
Would consider myself as Oliver Queen and get trained to be "The Arrow"
Call for help!
Eat the dead
Jump out of happiness
First thing take a selfie and post it to my status on Facebook. Then look for closest bar...
Assuming I was flying solo, Seek out help, Look for water need in 3 days, 30 days for food.
Enjoy the freedom for a while and hope to never have to sit in an interview again answering useless questions unless its with my attorney asking me what I intend I do with 10 million dollars from the lawsuit I'm about to receive from the crash.
Write a book on the incident.
Cry. Lie down on the ground and cry.
I'll search the way to see people
If i was the only one that survived in an airplane crash... i would be lucky that i was alive.. get up knowing everyone else is dead and freak out.. be crying... panicking trying to get help ... try to call my family and tell them im alright, then just pray and thank god for letting me live and taking a different route in life. Lastly i would NEVER go on a plane again ever in my life!
My answer depends on the context this questions is being asked.
Try to reconnect with the World, Find the time, date, search for clues.
Thank The Lord
Head to the nearest corner store and buy a lottery ticket, because it was definitely my LUCKY DAY!
Use Airbnb app to find where to stay...
Move to a safe distance in case the plane caught fire. If it didnt, I'd return and scavange for food, tools, building materials, medical supplies, fuel, weapons, etc. I hope I would have the courage to roll the dead for useful items is small electronics still operational, etc. Then I would try to find or build shelter, consume safe galley foods before exploring native foods. Set signal flags,. Explore option of destroying plane as signal flare and to avoid diseases associated with decaying fellow passengers. Finally, I would sit down and have a good cry, consume as many of those little liquor bottles as I could, wake up and start a new day always certain this could be the day I go home.
1. Give first aid to people who need it to save as much people as possible 2. Decide on a leadership strategy 3. Seek shelter for those injured and out of any harsh climate or wildlife 4. Find food and water 5. Find signalling device or put one together if my available 6. Look for a vantage point for signalling 7. If I begin to get desperate I would explore the areas the have a probable population, according to what I could see from the vantage point in step 6 8. Start thinking about surviving for as long as possible
1. Firstly, I am the only survivor so that means I have already check for other survivors. 2. So the only logical thing to do is search and gather food and water supplies because this will determine my my deadline of time I have remaining to figure a way to safety.
Sue the airlines and make a film about it. LOL
find the nearest chalk board and write 100 times, "I will not take first solo flight selfies'
My first course of action would be to check to see if the radio on the plane was still working to call for help as that would link me directly with the people that I would need to contact for help. If not I would check to see if my phone if I had one had a signal or if not if there was one among the wreckage. I would then check to make sure that there was indeed no one else that had survived or if there was someone who might need some help. Afterwards I would check for supplies of food and water and if the plane was still fit to provide me with some shelter or if I could make one from bits of it for long enough for me to await search and rescue as sticking close by to the crash if possible is the most wise course of action and would give the best odds of retrieval. If I could meet the three main basic needs for survival whilst awaiting rescue and my only course of action was to move on (for example if in a desert with mountains in the distance it is usually that way because the mountains is blocking the weather system so there would be moisture on the other side etc) or look for high ground so I could make a judgement of which direction would be best to travel in. And I would write my name how the crash happened the date that it happened and the direction that I had travelled in on the side of the plane before I left or leave some other form of indicator. I have flown Ryanair so it is basically standard procedure!
First of all, you need to find out more about the question. It speaks about you being the only survivor in a plane crash... Which raises more questions.. - Was it a small single engine plane? Was I the only survivor because actually, I was the only one on it? Or was it an A380 with over 200 people on it? - Where did the crash take place? - Was it day or night? etc. etc. Basic rules of survival are -Protection (you need to protect yourself from any hazards, including the weather) -Location ( you need to move to a safe area, to protect yourself from the rain, the sun, even wild animals, etc.) -Water (you'll need this more than you'll need food. As a human, you can survive a lot longer without food than water. If you do stumble across any alcohol, try to refrain from drinking any, though that's all you'll want to have at that point! Alcohol causes dehydration and that is definitely not you'll want) -Food ^^ in that order!
I would look for Jeff Probst and win the individual reward challenge so I could earn a tarp, a few pounds of rice and a piece of flint so I could "get fire"!
I am Not only in plane because pilot and co-pilot never leave their plane in this situation. and if i am only in this plane so first i will see geographic area if plane passed through any city so i will try to turn plane to out of city and as soon i will find to exit plan if possible.
Drop to my knees and pray, thanking God for having saved me. Then I would seek solitude to listen for God's voice speaking to me and guiding my purpose for the rest of my days.
I would open this page and read all comments
Finally find out what the ending of Lost was all about.
Hope my phone survived and it has battery
I would turn on my cellphone and call you to say that I'll be late for work.
I'm glad I saw this; I have an interview tomorrow and this will be 1 of my questions for the interviewer. I'll see if they have done THEIR homework!
Next time, I will ask an experienced copilot to accompany me because flying it "alone" is not safe.
I would open a business called "How to survive a plane crash".
Wow tough question. It's amazing how some of us think we know how we would react to something so tragic and scary. I don't know what I would do first. I know what I hope I would do and thats to look for the nearest exit.