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Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC) in Aug 2021
Easy process. If you have worked HR before, the questions are all related to HR. This would include, recruitment and placement, benefits, retirement. Have you worked within USA staffing? How often? Explain the functions you used? Government systems.
- What systems have you used?
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, AL
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Birmingham, AL) in Dec 2019
It was a panel of 2 people (the HR supervisor and the Asst Director of HR). It consisted of 10 behaviorial questions and about 3 questions specific to the HR field. For example, "Tell me about a time when you dealt with a difficult co-worker; How did you handle it? What was the outcome?"
- How did you handle it? What was the outcome?
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Muskogee, OK
I applied online. The process took 2 months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Muskogee, OK) in Mar 2019
This was an interview at the hospital. I want to make that most clear. It took a month after the position closed to be interviewed. This was a 3 person panel phone interview. The questions were not specific to the human resources field. I asked at the end of the interview how long it would take to hear back and was told a week. Two months latter I received a non-selection interview. Their lack of respect to respond within their own time limits made me wonder how honest an environment I would be working in. It made me question their organization, work ethic, culture, and respect for their coworkers . I am not sure if offered the position I would have accepted it. Interestingly enough another position was posted after I was informed I was not selected. I am a disabled Veteran with a master's degree in Human Resources and hr experience. The result was I didn't apply. The point of applying in the first place was to use my degree and have the opportunity to move up a GS level.
- How do you prioritize multiple deadlines?
Can someone provide suggestions on how to crack a Fed job in Canada in CS ( Computer Science) domain. I was interviewed for CS-02 level for Veterans Affairs Canada and even cleared all the interview rounds. But then they say you have been added to a pool. If there is a position available they will reach out. Then why would they post a job if the position is not available, just wasting everyone's time, considering how ridiculous the application process is for fed jobs.
Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
I applied online. The process took 6 months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Pittsburgh, PA) in Mar 2019
Phone interview with a panel of 5. All of thr questions were STAR (behavioral) questions. I also had to do a PowerPoint presentation on the topic of my choice for the panel. Everything was done on Skype (they could see me but I could not see them).
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Independence, OH
I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Independence, OH) in Jun 2018
Applied for position took sometime to hear back from recruiter. When I finally did the recruiter was polite and explained that they had several interviews taking place at the same time and was looking to find the best fit for my skills.
- What are the greatest challenges that HR will be facing now or in the future
Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
I applied online. The process took 3 months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Detroit, MI) in Jul 2016
a panel interview with 3 people as they asked 10 behavioural questions and each questions had several parts to it. Each person rotated questions like a round robin.
- They were behavioural interview questions so they were multiple questions within a questions. For example they would ask you how you handled a particular employment situation, and how did you come to that conclusion and is there anything you would have done differently.
I applied online. The process took 2 months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in Feb 2013
Applied online and received a call approximately one month later for a telephone interview. Was called two days later to schedule a face-to-face interview.
- Tell me when someone had to come to you for your expertise
Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Orlando, FL) in Dec 2012
Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) is a selection process that uses interviewing techniques to ask job applicants questions about the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) they have that are important in order for them to do a good job. Studies show that the way people behave in the past is probably the way they will behave in the future. PBI questions ask job applicants to tell about what they did (their behavior) in the past. When deciding who is the best applicant, the interviewer will look at the degree to which each applicant possesses the important knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics necessary for successful job performance.
- Describe how your past position has equipped you for the current position.
Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC) in May 2012
Phone interview. 10 questions. They wanted to know about the experience and whether I had any. They wanted to know why I chose government employment they wanted to know what my academic background was and if I would like to work in the federal government. They wanted to know if I was happy doing the type of work they chose.
- Are you committed to the mission
Anonymous Employee in Aspinwall, PA
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Aspinwall, PA) in Jan 2011
Interview process should have been my first warning, and last. Inexperience was evident. Bureaucratic mess of an interview. Typical questions about self and years of experience read from a script where they each took turns reading from the script. Be as detailed as possible when asked a question. No follow-up questions were offered. When nterviewed, give specifics and do not ramble.
- There were none. Cookie cutter interview.