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  • Originally posted by NYJRM10 View Post
    The biggest issue for me is not knowing if I will even get an offer or when the next steps will occur. This is troublesome because it is hard to plan your life out for the next 12 months or so. My wife and I have considered moving to NC however, this will depend on what happens with this position, and unfortunately, there is so much doubt with the app process.
    Same here. I've put other stuff on hold (military training, work overseas, etc.) to make myself available for various steps in this process. If I had known, for example, that it would've taken more than two years to schedule my poly for the BPA, I'd have taken those active duty orders I was offered. Instead I've been pretty much unemployed going on 12 months.

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    • Originally posted by covan7002 View Post
      Same here. I've put other stuff on hold (military training, work overseas, etc.) to make myself available for various steps in this process. If I had known, for example, that it would've taken more than two years to schedule my poly for the BPA, I'd have taken those active duty orders I was offered. Instead I've been pretty much unemployed going on 12 months.
      My BI told me to get a job while I am waiting. I don't know if I should worry about this or no coz I'm almost at the end of the process and only waiting on adjudication decision.

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      • Originally posted by covan7002 View Post
        Same here. I've put other stuff on hold (military training, work overseas, etc.) to make myself available for various steps in this process. If I had known, for example, that it would've taken more than two years to schedule my poly for the BPA, I'd have taken those active duty orders I was offered. Instead I've been pretty much unemployed going on 12 months.
        Don't get me wrong, I work FT and fully expected the process to take a while. But if you are committed to this job and your specific GEO, there are many things that need to be put on hold while you are going through the process. If I get the job, sure it will all be worth it but if not, I am a little behind with back up plans.

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        • Originally posted by Jade78 View Post
          My BI told me to get a job while I am waiting. I don't know if I should worry about this or no coz I'm almost at the end of the process and only waiting on adjudication decision.
          I'd get a job. One, you don't know if you'll get the CBP position, and two, long gaps in employment history can't be good. Like others have said, it may take a long while. I'm sure CBP are expediting the hiring process for those whose geo preference is the SWB.

          And never put all of your eggs in one basket.

          EDIT-NYJ. You're soooooo lucky on thinking of moving to NC. DO IT! Preferably the triangle area or Charlotte. I'll be stuck here in Florida still for good while. I haaaaaaaaaaaaaate this state.
          Last edited by cur679; 06-09-2014, 05:09 PM.
          CBP Officer

          08/31/14-Tested
          02/28/14-TSL Received
          03/18/14-PFT1/MED
          07/01/14-VBT/SI
          07/19/14-EQUIP Submitted
          07/22/14-Credit Report Pulled

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          • lol, I'm not dismayed. I've been applying for other fed jobs. Wasn't referred for USSS UD for the fifth time now. I've heard if you failed your poly with them, you're pretty much blacklisted from re-applying, though that's probably hearsay.To this day, I still don't know whether I passed the poly or not, and that was 3 years ago. Everything on my SF86 background packet was truthfully told, but issues regarding integrity portion had the examiner say he's going to let HQ make the final say. It's funny, because during the polygraph, he was very aggressive and mean, but afterwards, it was like we were buddies at a bar. He told me the medical was next, and not to screw around.

            I also applied to the operations specialist position for the FBI, too. Seems to be an entry level clerical job, but I haven't heard anything back.

            I look through USAjobs, and there aren't any jobs that I can get referred for.
            CBP Officer

            08/31/14-Tested
            02/28/14-TSL Received
            03/18/14-PFT1/MED
            07/01/14-VBT/SI
            07/19/14-EQUIP Submitted
            07/22/14-Credit Report Pulled

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            • Originally posted by DOA-DOL-DOJ-DHS
              Hahahaha.
              Several of you applicants seemed dismayed about the process. So I have a double question for each of you:

              Do you think it will get better after you come work for the government?
              And
              Why do you want to work for CBP?
              1. I currently work for the government.
              2. Rather get paid on the GS pay scale rather than SV.

              My question for you is, why are you hanging out on CBP forums picking on applicants?
              Hahaha.
              Geo - East Texas
              Exam date - 9/7/2013
              NOR - 9/13/2013 score = 97 no vet pnts.
              TSL - 11/27/2014
              PFT1 - 12/27/2014
              VBT/SI - 1/7/2014
              EQIP - 1/18/2014
              Credit check - 2/4/2014
              GS-7 Qualification cass update - 2/24/2014
              Poly exam - 4/8/2014 - PASS
              Interview with investigator - 5/7/2014
              Background submitted from investigator - 6/4/2014
              Drug Test - 6/26/2014
              PFT2 - 7/10/2014
              EOD - JULY 28th, 2014
              FLETC - 8/18/2014 - 12/30/2014
              CBP Session #359 Guidon
              Awarded Physical Training Award

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              • Hey fellow applicants, I took my VBT and the SI on May 27th, and I am still waiting on the results. I have not received an email yet regarding my BI or Poly, or like I already mentioned my VBT/SI results. Do you think these are signs that I didnt pass? Also I am currently In the Army National Guard and my MOS is infantry, I have a Secret Security clearance from the Army since I joined after graduating high school at 18 years old, do you think that will help in the Background Investigation process. Basically I'm 21 now, never had problems with the law, married and have a baby. I havent really had a solid job, only at a call center for like 15 months and then I quit and am going to college, just finished my first semester. I just got a new job 6 days ago, things are going very well. Do you think these unemployment gaps will affect me. I mean Ive been in the Guard since I got out of high school and never had trouble there. I need someone with clear knowledge of the BI and the adjudication process to elaborate on my situation. Best regards and Good luck.

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                • Originally posted by DOA-DOL-DOJ-DHS
                  Future want2b CBPO , I haven't picked on anyone, but I can start with you . I feel it is the responsibility of senior government employees to tell the story straight so applicants like you can make an informed decision.

                  I actually post on several threads. If one third of USC's even knew how the government worked, it would force a change.

                  How is it working for TSA?
                  You can use google, very nice. Obviously it sucks. Which is why I'm applying for CBP?
                  You can pick on me all you want, I really don't mind.
                  I was kidding with my question, hense the laughter after.
                  But if we want to be serious and be off topic about things, id rather talk it out in person.

                  Back to being on topic

                  John - it takes time man. It took a couple weeks for me to get my VBT/SI results.
                  It'll come. The pattern as of late, if you get the SI after the VBT. You more than likely passed. Unless you bombed the interview.
                  Geo - East Texas
                  Exam date - 9/7/2013
                  NOR - 9/13/2013 score = 97 no vet pnts.
                  TSL - 11/27/2014
                  PFT1 - 12/27/2014
                  VBT/SI - 1/7/2014
                  EQIP - 1/18/2014
                  Credit check - 2/4/2014
                  GS-7 Qualification cass update - 2/24/2014
                  Poly exam - 4/8/2014 - PASS
                  Interview with investigator - 5/7/2014
                  Background submitted from investigator - 6/4/2014
                  Drug Test - 6/26/2014
                  PFT2 - 7/10/2014
                  EOD - JULY 28th, 2014
                  FLETC - 8/18/2014 - 12/30/2014
                  CBP Session #359 Guidon
                  Awarded Physical Training Award

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                  • Originally posted by DOA-DOL-DOJ-DHS
                    Hahahaha.
                    Several of you applicants seemed dismayed about the process. So I have a double question for each of you:

                    Do you think it will get better after you come work for the government?
                    And
                    Why do you want to work for CBP?
                    I thought it was obvious why many of us want to work for the government regardless of the branch.
                    Why did you join these forces yourself?

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                    • Originally posted by FutureCBPO View Post
                      You can use google, very nice. Obviously it sucks. Which is why I'm applying for CBP?
                      You can pick on me all you want, I really don't mind.
                      I was kidding with my question, hense the laughter after.
                      But if we want to be serious and be off topic about things, id rather talk it out in person.

                      Back to being on topic

                      John - it takes time man. It took a couple weeks for me to get my VBT/SI results.
                      It'll come. The pattern as of late, if you get the SI after the VBT. You more than likely passed. Unless you bombed the interview.
                      Did you apply to SWB region?

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                      • Originally posted by john_martinez View Post
                        Did you apply to SWB region?
                        No sir, East Texas region.
                        Geo - East Texas
                        Exam date - 9/7/2013
                        NOR - 9/13/2013 score = 97 no vet pnts.
                        TSL - 11/27/2014
                        PFT1 - 12/27/2014
                        VBT/SI - 1/7/2014
                        EQIP - 1/18/2014
                        Credit check - 2/4/2014
                        GS-7 Qualification cass update - 2/24/2014
                        Poly exam - 4/8/2014 - PASS
                        Interview with investigator - 5/7/2014
                        Background submitted from investigator - 6/4/2014
                        Drug Test - 6/26/2014
                        PFT2 - 7/10/2014
                        EOD - JULY 28th, 2014
                        FLETC - 8/18/2014 - 12/30/2014
                        CBP Session #359 Guidon
                        Awarded Physical Training Award

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by FutureCBPO View Post
                          You can use google, very nice. Obviously it sucks. Which is why I'm applying for CBP?
                          You can pick on me all you want, I really don't mind.
                          I was kidding with my question, hense the laughter after.
                          But if we want to be serious and be off topic about things, id rather talk it out in person.

                          Back to being on topic

                          John - it takes time man. It took a couple weeks for me to get my VBT/SI results.
                          It'll come. The pattern as of late, if you get the SI after the VBT. You more than likely passed. Unless you bombed the interview.
                          Originally posted by FutureCBPO View Post
                          No sir, East Texas region.
                          Im motivated.

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                          • Haha. Just do some other things to keep you busy.
                            You'll get your notices when you least expect it.
                            As long as CASS is still working for you, you're still in the running.
                            Geo - East Texas
                            Exam date - 9/7/2013
                            NOR - 9/13/2013 score = 97 no vet pnts.
                            TSL - 11/27/2014
                            PFT1 - 12/27/2014
                            VBT/SI - 1/7/2014
                            EQIP - 1/18/2014
                            Credit check - 2/4/2014
                            GS-7 Qualification cass update - 2/24/2014
                            Poly exam - 4/8/2014 - PASS
                            Interview with investigator - 5/7/2014
                            Background submitted from investigator - 6/4/2014
                            Drug Test - 6/26/2014
                            PFT2 - 7/10/2014
                            EOD - JULY 28th, 2014
                            FLETC - 8/18/2014 - 12/30/2014
                            CBP Session #359 Guidon
                            Awarded Physical Training Award

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                            • What do you think about my unemployment gaps, considering Im still a soldier in the Guard

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                              • Originally posted by john_martinez View Post
                                What do you think about my unemployment gaps, considering Im still a soldier in the Guard
                                I can't really comment on that, since I'm not too familiar with what they are actually looking for, or what can hurt a person in the investigation process. I do however, know people who have had run in's with the law, been arrested, etc etc. That have made it through the BI process and are on their way to FLETC as we speak. You've been in school and military, if it were me, I'd say that's worthy of a PASS even with the gaps of unemployment. I really don't think you have much to worry about. As long as your credit is okay, and they may look into how you have supported yourself and family while not working.
                                Last edited by FutureCBPO; 06-09-2014, 09:51 PM.
                                Geo - East Texas
                                Exam date - 9/7/2013
                                NOR - 9/13/2013 score = 97 no vet pnts.
                                TSL - 11/27/2014
                                PFT1 - 12/27/2014
                                VBT/SI - 1/7/2014
                                EQIP - 1/18/2014
                                Credit check - 2/4/2014
                                GS-7 Qualification cass update - 2/24/2014
                                Poly exam - 4/8/2014 - PASS
                                Interview with investigator - 5/7/2014
                                Background submitted from investigator - 6/4/2014
                                Drug Test - 6/26/2014
                                PFT2 - 7/10/2014
                                EOD - JULY 28th, 2014
                                FLETC - 8/18/2014 - 12/30/2014
                                CBP Session #359 Guidon
                                Awarded Physical Training Award

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