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Top 30 Border Patrol Officer Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
Why did you choose a career as a border patrol officer?
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Question 2 of 30
How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
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The interviewer would like to know if you are satisfied with your interview performance. Be sure to show confidence in the areas that you know have gone well. If you need to clarify an answer, then you can certainly ask to do so!

If you feel that your performance in the interview is going well: "I believe that this interview has been quite informative and I am happy with my performance. Is there anything that I can clarify for you from this conversation?"

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"I believe that this interview has been quite informative and I am happy with my performance. Is there anything that I can clarify for you from this conversation?"
Entry Level Example
"If you feel that your performance in the interview is not going well: "I am not sure if I have been able to portray myself 100% accurately in this interview; although, I am trying my best. If there is anything more that I can clarify for you, I would be happy to do so."
Experienced Example
"I feel confident about our discussion today and am looking forward to the next steps in the interview process."
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Question 3 of 30
Do you think it is possible to be a good border patrol officer, yet disagree with your superior officer at times?
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The interviewer wants to know that you can be diplomatic in the workplace, even when you may not agree with your leader.

Show the interviewer that it is possible for you to be a good team member, yet disagree with your superior officer from time to time. Explain that you believe everyone is entitled to their own professional opinion, yet capable of maintaining respect for each other at the same time.

Show that even if you disagree with the final decision they make, you support the direction the team is heading.

Answer Example
"I think that it is possible to be a great team member, even when disagreeing with the leader. It's all about how you maintain respect for each other despite the difference in opinion."
Entry Level Example
"Yes, I think it is possible! What makes a great team member is not that they agree with everything but the level of respect and positive thought that goes into the person's communication style. It's okay to disagree you just have to communicate your thoughts professionally."
Experienced Example
"I have been lucky enough to have had positive relationships with all of my superior officers. With that said, so long as there is mutual respect, there should never be an issue. I don't need to agree with everything that is said to effectively do my job."
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Question 4 of 30
Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?
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The interviewer would like to know if you consider yourself a patient individual. Impatience can cause a lot of stress and anxiety in coworkers, so it is essential that you can showcase your ability to remain patient and professional in workplace situations.

Patience is indeed a virtue but can be challenging to maintain when it seems that situations continue to push your buttons. Show the interviewer that you possess the ability to keep your cool in challenging conditions.

Answer Example
"I do consider myself a patient person. I would rate myself an eight /10 for patience because I certainly have room to grow, but I do have a very long fuse. If I need a boost of patience in a challenging situation, I will take a step away, count to 10 and then return to the situation. I recently read a book, 'The Power of Patience' by M.J. Ryan which also gave me some excellent new methods for coping with stress."
Entry Level Example
"I am fairly patient, with other people. I tend to be impatient with myself if I am not finishing a project as fast as I think I should be. But, I am learning to be patient with myself as well. I find that breathing exercises, and closing my eyes for a few seconds can help me regroup."
Experienced Example
"I indeed can be patient, but I would say it's more of a learned skill than something innate. That said, I have worked to become more patient and not demonstrate my frustration or impatience with others. I know when others are pushing me, it's counterproductive, so I remind myself of that when dealing with others. Also, I know when I'm running out of patience and am proactive asking for some time to regroup as appropriate. "
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Question 5 of 30
Being a border patrol officer is a stressful career. How do you handle stress on the job?
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Question 6 of 30
Do you demonstrate leadership qualities even when you are not in a leadership role?
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Question 7 of 30
What questions do you have for me?
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Question 8 of 30
How will you earn the trust of your coworkers?
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Question 9 of 30
On a scale from 1 to 10, how honest are you?
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Question 10 of 30
Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
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Author of Border Patrol Officer Answers and Questions

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 10/04/2017
Last modified on: 07/01/2018

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Question 11 of 30
How many days were you absent from work last year?
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Question 12 of 30
We prefer that our border patrol officers be multi-lingual. Which languages do you speak?
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Question 13 of 30
You must be physically fit to be a border patrol officer. What have you done to physically train yourself for this position?
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Question 14 of 30
To be a border patrol officer, you must be a permanent citizen. What is your citizenship status and how long have you lived in this country?
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Question 15 of 30
Border patrol is ever-changing. We seek to hire individuals with a keen interest in this industry. How do you stay up to date on law enforcement related current events?
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Question 16 of 30
What part of your career in border patrol brings you the most stress?
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Question 17 of 30
What would you do if a civilian called you a racial slur or other derogatory term?
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Question 18 of 30
How do you get along with other border patrol officers?
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Question 19 of 30
Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it relates to your career as a border patrol officer.
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Question 20 of 30
Whether you were caught or not, have you ever committed a crime?
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Question 21 of 30
What are your career goals, within border patrol, in the next 3 years?
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Question 22 of 30
Competition is stiff for this position. Why should we hire you?
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Question 23 of 30
We conduct early-stage criminal background checks, credit checks, and drug tests on all of our candidates. Is there anything you would like to disclose at this time?
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Question 24 of 30
Have you ever taken or sold illegal drugs?
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Question 25 of 30
How often do you lose your temper? Do you consider yourself to have a short fuse?
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Question 26 of 30
Tell me about your greatest accomplishment in law enforcement
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Question 27 of 30
When have you had to shift your priorities in response to sudden changes?
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Question 28 of 30
Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
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Question 29 of 30
What are you reading right now?
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Question 30 of 30
Do you possess a valid drivers' license and firearm license?
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About Border Patrol Officer

August 13th, 2018

Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators, who sometimes are called agents or special agents, gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes. Law enforcement officers' duties depend on the size and type of their organizations.

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