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    Just wondering about the "panel type" interviews, I'm sure there's a lot of people here who have been through it. How's the experience like? Did you prepare for it? What type of questions are the most usual? Thanks guys...

  • #2
    While each agency dictates what types of questions will be posed to a candidate, you would be safe to assume the following (or variations thereof) will be asked.

    1. What makes you a good candidate?
    2. Tell us about one of your strong points/qualities.
    3. Tell us about one of your weak points.
    4. If we were to ask someone who knew you well to describe your character, what would they say about you?
    5. How do you handle stressful situations?
    6. If you were faced with having to arrest/cite a close friend, what would you do?
    7. Do you understand what it means to have ownership of your job?
    8. Are you aware that you may be forced to use deadly force?
    9. Is there anything of concern that may come up during the course of a background investigation?
    10. How do interact with people of different races and backgrounds?

    See the theme being set here. They want to clarify your person and character and identify if you are a good fit for their culture. While there are limits as to what they can ask, an agency may go in any direction based on past issues, current events and the like. As for preparing for an oral board, the same advice given for anything else applies here: get a good night’s rest, arrive at-least 15 minutes early and answer their questions directly and HONESTLY.
    Originally posted by SSD
    It has long been the tradition on this forum and as well as professionally not to second guess or Monday morning QB the officer's who were actually on-scene and had to make the decision. That being said, I don't think that your discussion will go very far on this board.
    Originally posted by Iowa #1603
    And now you are arguing about not arguing..................

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    • #3
      Originally posted by sgt jon View Post
      While each agency dictates what types of questions will be posed to a candidate, you would be safe to assume the following (or variations thereof) will be asked.

      1. What makes you a good candidate?
      2. Tell us about one of your strong points/qualities.
      3. Tell us about one of your weak points.
      4. If we were to ask someone who knew you well to describe your character, what would they say about you?
      5. How do you handle stressful situations?
      6. If you were faced with having to arrest/cite a close friend, what would you do?
      7. Do you understand what it means to have ownership of your job?
      8. Are you aware that you may be forced to use deadly force?
      9. Is there anything of concern that may come up during the course of a background investigation?
      10. How do interact with people of different races and backgrounds?

      See the theme being set here. They want to clarify your person and character and identify if you are a good fit for their culture. While there are limits as to what they can ask, an agency may go in any direction based on past issues, current events and the like. As for preparing for an oral board, the same advice given for anything else applies here: get a good night’s rest, arrive at-least 15 minutes early and answer their questions directly and HONESTLY.
      Thanks sgt, very helpful!!

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      • #4
        Do you have one coming up and if so for what agency?

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        • #5
          Also, including to what sgt jon said I would:

          * Be properly groomed.
          * Shine your shoes and wear a pressed suit and tie.
          * Make good eye contact with your panel, but do not stare.
          * Shake hands firmly and properly address them by their formal name and title.
          * Do not slouch in your chair or fidget around.
          * Bring a portfolio with a pen to look professional and prepared.
          * Answer all questions that are asked of you (Relate to job experience and education if you can).
          * Think of a few questions to ask them once the panel has been concluded.
          * Be prepared and know the mission and background of the agency that you are applying with.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JF30 View Post
            Do you have one coming up and if so for what agency?

            I don't have one upcoming, just getting prepared if that happens, I've read a few things about it but nothing better that the real experience of the people here who already have been through it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Blue Steel View Post
              Also, including to what sgt jon said I would:

              * Be properly groomed.
              * Shine your shoes and wear a pressed suit and tie.
              * Make good eye contact with your panel, but do not stare.
              * Shake hands firmly and properly address them by their formal name and title.
              * Do not slouch in your chair or fidget around.
              * Bring a portfolio with a pen to look professional and prepared.
              * Answer all questions that are asked of you (Relate to job experience and education if you can).
              * Think of a few questions to ask them once the panel has been concluded.
              * Be prepared and know the mission and background of the agency that you are applying with.
              Blue steel, definitely helpful, thanks…The truth is that's a crucial point in the hiring process, there's where they can really see you react and express yourself and show your best behavioral qualities. It needs definitely a good preparation for it, have everything in your mind and ready for all types of questions, always answering honestly and professionally.

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              • #8
                What are your thoughts on bringing copies of your resume for the panel? This may seem like a no brainer but I had to ask since these panel interviews have slightly different etiquette than a private company or other types of positions w/ the govt.




                Originally posted by sgt jon View Post
                While each agency dictates what types of questions will be posed to a candidate, you would be safe to assume the following (or variations thereof) will be asked.

                1. What makes you a good candidate?
                2. Tell us about one of your strong points/qualities.
                3. Tell us about one of your weak points.
                4. If we were to ask someone who knew you well to describe your character, what would they say about you?
                5. How do you handle stressful situations?
                6. If you were faced with having to arrest/cite a close friend, what would you do?
                7. Do you understand what it means to have ownership of your job?
                8. Are you aware that you may be forced to use deadly force?
                9. Is there anything of concern that may come up during the course of a background investigation?
                10. How do interact with people of different races and backgrounds?

                See the theme being set here. They want to clarify your person and character and identify if you are a good fit for their culture. While there are limits as to what they can ask, an agency may go in any direction based on past issues, current events and the like. As for preparing for an oral board, the same advice given for anything else applies here: get a good night’s rest, arrive at-least 15 minutes early and answer their questions directly and HONESTLY.

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                • #9
                  I have brought copies of my resume to several interviews, but at every interview the panel already either had a copy or had my application to use as a reference.

                  Originally posted by Intell1981 View Post
                  What are your thoughts on bringing copies of your resume for the panel? This may seem like a no brainer but I had to ask since these panel interviews have slightly different etiquette than a private company or other types of positions w/ the govt.

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