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How many candidates do Gov Agencies interview for 1 position?

Have an interview coming up.
Freddy
  11/09/17
Bump
Freddy
  11/09/17
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Freddy
  11/09/17
They interview the guy who already works there and who they ...
twentynine
  11/09/17
Thanks.
Freddy
  11/09/17
Btw itís called a promotion, and it doesnít have to be publi...
Freddy
  11/09/17
If its purely a promotion from one internal position to anot...
twentynine
  11/09/17
No. If it is someone in the office already (I.e. an attorne...
Freddy
  11/09/17
(Antipodean)
.... -^^,--,~....
  11/09/17
i work for a state agency and this is 100% true unless it's ...
UhOh
  11/09/17
the 1 or 2 people they are trying to recruit for the job and...
......,..,.,.,....
  11/09/17
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@realTedCruz
  11/09/17
hack their phones and visit the other applicants the night b...
MoreDoughHi
  11/09/17
Really depends. 1-2 if a good internal candidate. If not can...
CortezPeters
  11/09/17
How to tell if position is wired? Applied as an outside cand...
Freddy
  11/09/17
It's a good sign you got an interview. Normally when we have...
CortezPeters
  11/09/17
Thoughts on question immediately below?
Freddy
  11/09/17
Oh god, it's crazy. Before I got this job I had 14 big fed i...
CortezPeters
  11/09/17
...
Freddy
  11/09/17
Btw 14 interviews?!?!?!?! How many applications did you subm...
Freddy
  11/10/17
I submitted hundreds - I'd estimate 250 or so. And I have g...
CortezPeters
  11/11/17
Goodness man. That is a lot
Freddy
  11/12/17
What kind of timeline are candidates looking at once the fir...
Freddy
  11/09/17
it literally takes months sometimes
'''''"'''''
  11/09/17
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Freddy
  11/10/17
Hundreds. You need to have an uncle or friend in the agency ...
LTDanKaffe
  11/10/17
How about for AUSA positions? Particularly prestigious ones
.....,,,,.,,,,.,:,,,,....,,,,.,.,.,.,,,
  11/11/17
Prestigious AUSA position hiring, in my experience, is even ...
CortezPeters
  11/11/17
Iím through a few rounds (have not met with USA) with a pre...
.....,,,,.,,,,.,:,,,,....,,,,.,.,.,.,,,
  11/11/17
How far does a personal reference go with hiring managers (c...
Freddy
  11/11/17
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Freddy
  11/11/17


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Date: November 9th, 2017 2:15 PM
Author: Freddy

Have an interview coming up.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34644112)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 2:41 PM
Author: Freddy

Bump

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34644395)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 6:10 PM
Author: Freddy



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646303)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 6:12 PM
Author: twentynine (sitting on my make believe princess throne)

They interview the guy who already works there and who they are going to give the job to because the rules say they have to interview him/her.

Then they interview a bunch of random outsiders to make it look like they actually considered not appointing the guy they already decided on.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646327)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 6:12 PM
Author: Freddy

Thanks.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646335)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 6:13 PM
Author: Freddy

Btw itís called a promotion, and it doesnít have to be published, but thanks anyways.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646342)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 7:22 PM
Author: twentynine (sitting on my make believe princess throne)

If its purely a promotion from one internal position to another in the civil service then aren't they obliged to consider all eligible internal applicants?

Whether that consideration extends to giving them an interview I don't know. But surely you would have a better idea of how many applicants there are for the promotion in your own agency and its promotion procedures than xo would.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646903)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 7:25 PM
Author: Freddy

No. If it is someone in the office already (I.e. an attorney) then they just get a grade increase. That crap may happen a lot for other types of positions. It is less prevalent for attorneys. I am speaking from first hand knowledge on this one.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646922)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 6:15 PM
Author: .... -^^,--,~....

(Antipodean)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646372)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 7:21 PM
Author: UhOh

i work for a state agency and this is 100% true unless it's an entry level position, and even then it's probably going to someone who knows someone in the legal department. very hard to get in as a rando unless it's a giant place. but even then, they should have a stable of former and current interns they can call on.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646896)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 6:17 PM
Author: ......,..,.,.,....

the 1 or 2 people they are trying to recruit for the job and 10 or so others to fill their minimum interview quota, of which 1 or 2 of those will be the backup if the first 1 or 2 do not accept

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646387)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 7:51 PM
Author: @realTedCruz



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34647106)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 6:18 PM
Author: MoreDoughHi

hack their phones and visit the other applicants the night before their interviews.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646398)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 6:19 PM
Author: CortezPeters

Really depends. 1-2 if a good internal candidate. If not can be a lot. Last one my agency filled we had 8 in for the first round. Cut it to two for the final round.

For the position i got they apparently interviewed ten.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646408)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 7:17 PM
Author: Freddy

How to tell if position is wired? Applied as an outside candidate.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646873)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 7:25 PM
Author: CortezPeters

It's a good sign you got an interview. Normally when we have an internal

Candidate we just interview other internals to save the hassle. But no way to tell for sure - sometimes they'll hint at it in the interview, i.e. asking "why do you think you'd be a better candidate than someone who has experience with this agency...."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646920)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 7:28 PM
Author: Freddy

Thoughts on question immediately below?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646946)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 7:40 PM
Author: CortezPeters

Oh god, it's crazy. Before I got this job I had 14 big fed interviews. Most let me know if I made the next round (or if one round gave me indications I'd be hired) between ten days and three weeks.

One I interviewed for and never heard back before I got my current job. Four months later they called me back for another round!

The hiring freeze is complicating hiring right now too. Many agencies have to get special dispensation for final hires which is further complicating the process. Add holidays and right now I'd say expect to hear within a month with positive news.

Expect to never hear bad news. Just perma silence.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34647032)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 7:51 PM
Author: Freddy



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34647107)



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Date: November 10th, 2017 7:03 PM
Author: Freddy

Btw 14 interviews?!?!?!?! How many applications did you submit? How many offers did you end up getting from those interviews?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34657660)



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Date: November 11th, 2017 12:04 PM
Author: CortezPeters

I submitted hundreds - I'd estimate 250 or so. And I have good credentials.

I think the final results were 5 I never heard back after the screener, 4 I made it another round but ultimately did not cop an offer, and I ended up getting 5 offers.

So getting that first interview is definitely the hardest part.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34661657)



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Date: November 12th, 2017 12:49 AM
Author: Freddy

Goodness man. That is a lot

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34666171)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 7:22 PM
Author: Freddy

What kind of timeline are candidates looking at once the first round of interviews are done?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34646900)



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Date: November 9th, 2017 7:47 PM
Author: '''''"'''''

it literally takes months sometimes

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34647081)



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Date: November 10th, 2017 10:04 PM
Author: Freddy



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34658940)



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Date: November 10th, 2017 10:23 PM
Author: LTDanKaffe

Hundreds. You need to have an uncle or friend in the agency in order to get the position.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34659070)



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Date: November 11th, 2017 2:36 AM
Author: .....,,,,.,,,,.,:,,,,....,,,,.,.,.,.,,,


How about for AUSA positions? Particularly prestigious ones

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34660393)



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Date: November 11th, 2017 12:07 PM
Author: CortezPeters

Prestigious AUSA position hiring, in my experience, is even more Byzantine than bigfed. Had a buddy get a first round interview at SDNY and they offered him without another interview a year later! Don't know if that is typical.

I got to the second round (actually met the US Attorney) a few years ago in a good district... And I'm still waiting for news lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34661681)



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Date: November 11th, 2017 2:05 PM
Author: .....,,,,.,,,,.,:,,,,....,,,,.,.,.,.,,,


Iím through a few rounds (have not met with USA) with a prestigious district (not sdny) who have authorization for numerous hires. Trying to make myself feel better about my chances but I know Iím probably fucked.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34662439)



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Date: November 11th, 2017 10:27 AM
Author: Freddy

How far does a personal reference go with hiring managers (common contact)?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34661140)



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Date: November 11th, 2017 11:04 AM
Author: Freddy



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3790841&forum_id=2#34661301)