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04-02-10, 09:39 PM
I have an ATF panel interview for a Special Agent position in 3 weeks and need some help in preparing? Has anyone gone through this? What should I expect? I am in Chicago so if anyone is around here meeting up would be awesome. Please take the time and help me out if you can, thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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04-06-10, 11:17 PM
ATF makes you sign an agreement that you will not share the particulars of the interview so as to keep it fair for other applicants.
04-11-10, 12:19 PM
I'm sorry about that, I didn't even think about it, I guess I was just in panic of trying to get an idea of what to expect. I am from Chicago, IL and have not been working in law enforcement. I went to school for Criminology and Political Science and am currently working on my Masters in Homeland Security. I have ran my own business for 3 yrs and then I worked in Finance. I have been without a job for about a year and finally just finished my background check and am working with a federal contractor doing electronic monitoring. Its been about the last two years that I have been applying for different federal law enforcement positions. This would be my first Panel interview so I dont really know what to expect. Does anyone have any pointers ?
04-11-10, 12:38 PM
Interview prep services, practice in front of a mirror or relatives, get a nice suit, concentrate on your diction, videotape yourself and watch it, firm handshake, good eye contact, good posture, don't be sarcastic, cynical, or make jokes.
Basically, everything a basic Google search would tell you about interview preparation.