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Border Patrol Officer Interview

30 Border Patrol Officer Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
| Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.

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Competition is stiff for this position. Why should we hire you?

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  1. 1.

    Competition is stiff for this position. Why should we hire you?

      Show the interviewer that you are unique and that you stand out from the crowd! If you can't think of ways that you are unique, ask a few friends or family members what they feel sets you apart from other people. Their observations may help you understand how you are perceived.

      Perhaps you already know what sets you apart! This could include any industry accolades, individual achievements, additional industry related training, a second language, or how involved you are in the community. Don't be afraid to brag about yourself a bit. In an interview, you are your most influential advocate.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "You should hire me because I am unlike anyone else you have interviewed before. I am dedicated to law enforcement and engaged in this career path to the point where I commit myself to taking at least one career development or leadership related workshop every year. I am a competitive achiever and an honest person. You won't be disappointed when you hire me."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I'm qualified and passionate about border safety. I am excited about the idea of contributing to the high level of safety that our citizens have come to know, and expect."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "In addition to meeting all of the must-have's for this role, I bring additional skills such as being trilingual and having a dual degree in communications as well as criminology. I look forward to adding these skills to your already amazing team."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I have been a firearms instructor, Sergeant within the Marine Corps Infantry, and a Corrections Officer. I would also like to qualify that corrections experience is increasingly valuable to your agency; whereas, you often have detainees that you cannot house with offenders and criminal detainees. This is a political issue, and experience inside of detention facilities or institutions of confinement will continue to increase in importance."

      Rachelle's Answer

      You make a very strong case, here! Nicely said - compelling, informative, and confident.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I should be hired because I have a strong military background that is based on discipline, loyalty, and commitment to the United States."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Employers often look most favorably on military experience. This is good, and be sure to give as much detail as possible regarding your responsibilities in the military and how they will transfer to the job at hand.

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