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FBI Mock Interview

To help you prepare for an FBI job interview, here are 40 interview questions and answer examples.

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Tell me about an achievement you are proud of. What skills did you use to achieve this goal?

"I'd say my greatest accomplishment so far is completing my undergrad, and having attained my PhD. I graduated with honors, which another huge accomplishment, as is the accomplishment of sitting here with you today interviewing for this internship opportunity."

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40 FBI Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Accomplishment

    1. Tell me about an achievement you are proud of. What skills did you use to achieve this goal?

  • Ask The Interviewer

    2. This concludes our interview. Do you have any questions for the panel?

  • Behavioral

    3. With the ongoing changes in law enforcement, how do you keep your knowledge current?

  • Behavioral

    4. How will you handle the inevitable stress and pressure that comes with working for the FBI?

  • Behavioral

    5. What do you like to do in your free time?

  • Behavioral

    6. What are your top three strengths, and how will they benefit the FBI?

  • Behavioral

    7. What is your greatest weakness?

  • Career Goals

    8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

  • Career Goals

    9. Why do you want to work for the FBI?

  • Communication

    10. How do you handle a situation where your superior does not properly communicate information to you?

  • Compatibility

    11. The FBI hires less than 5% of our applicants. Why should we choose you?

  • Competency

    12. What do you do to keep in top physical shape?

  • Direct

    13. How did you hear about this position?

  • Direct

    14. Would you object to being relocated as a field agent in a remote area?

  • Direct

    15. Have you ever used illicit drugs?

  • Direct

    16. When we perform background checks on you and your family, what is the worst thing we are going to find?

  • Direct

    17. Would you lie to a friend? What if it was for their own benefit?

  • Direct

    18. Have you ever stolen anything?

  • Discovery

    19. Why are you pursuing a career with the FBI?

  • EQ

    20. Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?

  • Experience

    21. In your early career, before becoming an officer, did you exhibit great integrity at work?

  • Experience

    22. When have you gone above and beyond the call of duty for another individual?

  • Leadership

    23. Do you demonstrate leadership qualities even when you are not in a leadership role?

  • Leadership

    24. Tell me about your leadership qualities.

  • Operational

    25. Do you consider yourself a persuasive person?

  • Operational

    26. How do you prevent stress from your personal life entering your professional life?

  • Operational

    27. How do you plan to build relationships with your fellow agents and superiors?

  • Situational

    28. What advice would you give to a fellow FBI agent who was showing signs of PTSD?

  • Situational

    29. How do you deal with conflict on your team?

  • Situational

    30. Discuss a time your morals were questioned.

  • Situational

    31. Tell me about a time you failed to solve a case. How did you overcome the perceived failure?

  • Technical

    32. What is the mission of the FBI?

  • Technical

    33. What do you know about the FBI and our history?

  • Technical

    34. What is the FBI's policy on the use of deadly force by its Special Agents?

  • Technical

    35. Tell me how the FBI differs from the CIA.