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  • Had some questions and hoping someone can help me out.

    Originally I applied back in 2018 and was on the background investigation and received a NOPAL in June in regards to credit and sent my response back in. In September 2018 I received a date for polygraph but I decided to withdrawal my application for some reason. I was afraid of being denied due to my credit and didn’t want to drive so far to take a polygraph when I needed to work on my credit. That was the only NOPAL that I received. So recently I reapplied again and some of my stuff transferred over. I wanted to know if bad credit would be in the way of getting hired.

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    • merlin436
      merlin436 commented
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      Maybe. The Devil is in the details.

      If you can sufficiently and rationally explain away the reason(s) you are in a hole debt-wise and detail what steps you are taking to address and correct your debt issues there's much less of a chance of it being a deal-breaker.

    • corsair
      corsair commented
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      Out of curiosity if you were worried prior why not now? Based on what ive seen on here people have had to fix their credit as it is a determining factor.

    • Manonfire6666
      Manonfire6666 commented
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      corsair is correct. And bad credit/financials is a huge factor when determining your suitability. I was told by my BI that most applicants do not pass the background due to simply having bad credit history, financial debt history and they compare it to your current situation for a pattern. Whoever the BI decides to interview for your background will be asked about your financial responsibility if they are aware of it. To CBP, if you have a bad credit/financial history, you are deemed irresponsible and could be a liability. Remember, as a CBP Officer you will encounter situations of seizing large amounts of narcotics and money.

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    • I missed the call yesterday when they were call me to offer me a job (duty locations) but since I missed it! Will they call me back again? I contacted and left a voicemail. Additionally, I also sent them an email regarding that missed call.
      Any recommendations?/ideas?
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      • thelonelybum
        thelonelybum commented
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        call them back and leave a message

      • Manonfire6666
        Manonfire6666 commented
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        Did you leave a voicemail with your applicant ID? That way they know is you. If you have, do not worry, they will call you back. If you do not hear from them within 24 business hours, call back and leave another voicemail
        Last edited by Manonfire6666; 04-26-2020, 11:56 AM.

      • thelonelybum
        thelonelybum commented
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        they also won't call you on the weekends so if they don't call you tomorrow, then you should leave a message

    • I’ve been working on my credit, I would say it’s better today than it was two years ago. However, I was wondering if you need to have 0 collections, 0 charge offs, etc. I wanted to know has anyone been hired if they were able to explain their situation or do they usually disqualify people if they don’t explain in full detail their circumstances.

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      • thelonelybum
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        No one has a clean slate, everyone has skeletons in their closets. They just want to know if you dealt with those skeletons or if you left them in your closet to collect dust. Mostly to see how responsible you are, all law enforcement agencies do this to see if you're responsible.

        If you get a NOPA again, explain to them how it affected you, what you did to change the situation, and the outcome after you fixed or attempted to fix the situation.

      • Manonfire6666
        Manonfire6666 commented
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        thelonelybum - is correct. They are not looking for the perfect candidate. They want to make sure you have integrity and that you are a responsible person. If you had a bad situation in the past and you are currently correcting it, all you have to do is articulate what happened in the past and the steps you have taken to fix and improve those issues. That shows you are a responsible person. Any collections, charges etc., CBP wants to know how you got to that point and did you take care of it.
        Last edited by Manonfire6666; 04-26-2020, 10:08 AM.

      • Chris Martin
        Chris Martin commented
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        If you want to PM me I had a NOPA for credit and made it through.

    • Question: I'm currently 38% completed of my CBP (Other than Southern Boarder) process. Is it wise to apply for another CBP job announcement if its a direct hire? Also, I was supposed to have my structure interview, but it was delayed due to the covid-19.

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      • thelonelybum
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        you can fill out as many applications as you want. Won't affect your process, may speed it up if you apply for a border position tho.

    • Is there anyone on this forum that is at or will be EOD Blaine, Washington? I'm trying to find some good locations in Blaine or surrounding areas that are affordable to rent. Any help is appreciated.

      19-4
      EOD 11/13/20 Blaine, Washington
      Academy 12/01/20- Grad 04/09/21

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      • Just got a call from TX asking if I am still interested in the hiring process etc. Basically a human tellling me that polygraphs are suspended UFN and re asking me if im still interested and that they would be contacting us when they open back up. They also said nearest academy date would be early 2021 as the classes are full till then.

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        • Florida_Man
          Florida_Man commented
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          RB7744 I got the same exact call today basically saying everything you have said. When did you apply? I applied 12/2018 (19-3)

        • corsair
          corsair commented
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          Originally I emailed the recruiter for NJ/NY and had a few emails back and forth but they ended up not responding for several weeks. At that point it made sense to try and email the recruiter from Baltimore since I technically switched to them as my first choice. This is what I received from the second recruiter after several exchanges,

          "We both use the same channels to get updates and when more than one RIC is asking for the same applicant, we are jamming the channels and increasing workloads for our liaisons. We would both request that you stick with one RIC to obtain any updates on your hiring process. "

          Plus the standard polygraphs aren't happening atm because of covid, I'll just sit and wait like normal.
          Last edited by corsair; 04-27-2020, 12:37 PM.

        • zTiger
          zTiger commented
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          I got the same call this morning as well 19-9 NY, been in the process less than a year so surprised

        • RB7744
          RB7744 commented
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          Florida_Man I am 19-5

      • I wanted to shed some light for everyone waiting here was my timeline.


        VRA 19-4
        applied and accepted: 01/19
        eQIP: 02/19 (was a lot of back and forth about 2-3 times before accepted)
        SI: 03/19
        physical:04/19
        med:06/19 (med wanted more info back and forth about 3 times)
        med cleared: 12/19
        Poly: 02/20
        Meet with BI: 03/20
        Drug test: 03/20
        The call:03/20 (Requested Miami and got it!)
        EOD: 10/20
        BI cleared: In progress

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        • corsair
          corsair commented
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          Amazing - i'm originally 19-4 and haven't event gotten to the poly.

        • fonzi7979
          fonzi7979 commented
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          corsair I’m in 19-2 and still waiting for polygraph exam. I still think you will be scheduled before me. Let’s see what happens.

      • Originally posted by fonzi7979 View Post
        corsair I’m in 19-2 and still waiting for polygraph exam. I still think you will be scheduled before me. Let’s see what happens.
        I took it when all this pandemic stuff was starting I got really lucky. Don't worry just gotta play the waiting game your time will come.

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        • How long does it take from getting medically cleared to proceed forward, and what's the order of the next steps?

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          • corsair
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            I don't know how true this is - but I had my Medical 2/21/19 and the results posted a few days after saying I passed. Fast forward to about a month ago when I inquired with a recruiter they said my medical actually was cleared 5/20/19.

            Fitness Test
            Medical/Structured Interview
            EQIP
            Polygraph
            BI
            Drug

        • RB7744 Got the same call from Washington. Doesn’t sound promising anything will be happening anytime soon.

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          • Received a call from NJ asking if I’m still interested in the polygraph because my name is on the upcoming list. Covid-19 was /is the reason for the delay. 19-6 JFK.

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            • fonzi7979
              fonzi7979 commented
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              Congrats Mike I’m still waiting but hopefully soon I will be scheduled. 19-2 JFK

            • Mike_lowrey
              Mike_lowrey commented
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              Let’s hope the process moves along once COVID passes over. I guess they wanted to confirm what applicants are interested still & no longer interested.

          • Got a call this morning from an examiner if I'm still interested in taking my polygraph. I answered yes but he said due to COVID-19 polygraph scheduling is on hold until this pandemic is over. They're trying to weed out the people who aren't interested anymore so they can make a new list and prioritize polygraph exams when they reopen CBP scheduling/hiring.

            Looks like I'll be waiting 3+ years to get hired.
            Last edited by SPX; 04-27-2020, 04:15 PM.

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            • nonotnow
              nonotnow commented
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              Haven't gotten a call either. 19-5 waiting on poly. I emailed today asking about a status update. Mainly want them to know I'm still interested.

            • standtheman
              standtheman commented
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              corsair. im also haven`t received any call about those information yet...

            • corsair
              corsair commented
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              Wishful thinking but maybe will get a call tomorrow.

            • AM92
              AM92 commented
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              20-1 waiting on poly. I also received a similar call this week asking if I was still interested in staying in the process.

          • So I was called to take my DT last Tuesday & was expecting a call within that week or this week but I was told they are holding off on making offers due to COVID so although I was pretty close I guess I still have to continue to wait yet again .. it’s almost 2 years

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            • David1984
              David1984 commented
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              QueenBlue07 I got the call last Wednesday an hour after taking my drug test. Don’t know why they will tell you that

            • Manonfire6666
              Manonfire6666 commented
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              Same here. Got call Last Monday. Took DT Wednesday and got the call same day with an offer. Strange.

            • QueenBlue07
              QueenBlue07 commented
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              Congrats to you guys !!!! I’ve watched the forum for a while & ive seen you guys say that but it was not the same in my case. I’ll continue to wait this one out

          • Was anyone assigned to FLETC class CBPOBT-539?

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