Updated on December 2nd, 2018 | 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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What are your top 3 strengths, and how will they benefit the FBI?
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The FBI reportedly receives over 10,000 Special Agent applications every year, but they hire only 500-750. The FBI indeed picks just the cream of the crop. Being the best includes having a record of excellence in your professional, and personal life. Extra-curricular and volunteer work is always a stand-out factor to bring to your application while showing a history of success and positivity is also favored. The FBI is also known for seeking out 'Type A' individuals who are characteristically ambitious, decisive, driven and highly competitive. A great response to this question will include a balance of all these factors.
"My greatest strengths include my tenacity, my generous nature, and the fact that I am decisive. I have a real passion for helping others, meaning I will provide the human empathy that is needed to be an incredible Special Agent. At the same time, I will never give up or stop, until the job is done."
"I recently asked my friends and family why they felt I would be successful in the FBI. They responded that my desire for justice, my competitive nature, as well as my ability to remain pragmatic are what make me a perfect choice for the FBI. I can find a great balance between helping others and keeping sound judgment based on facts, for instance."
Preparing for this question requires self-awareness and strategy. Focus on a weakness that you could turn into a strength or share something you are taking action to improve. Pick weaknesses that are not a core skill for this position. You can be candid in your answer; recognizing that you aren't great at something and acknowledging your need to improve. Be sure to have an action plan in place for improving on this weakness.
Perhaps you are watching TED talks to gain skills in a particular area, reading the latest-and-greatest book on the subject, or maybe you are taking a seminar. We are all human with our weaknesses, so don't be afraid to share yours!
"I believe I could improve on some technical skills including Excel and PowerPoint. Currently I am at a beginner to intermediate level; however, I would be more comfortable at an advanced level. I have enrolled myself in an evening workshop for the next six weeks. We will see how stellar my skills are after I complete that course."
"I know this will come off as cliche, but it's truthful. My weakness is not delegating. I know what needs doing and how I want it done, so it's often easier to do it myself. However, it can inhibit my ability to grow. I cannot take on every step of a project; I need to be able to give the task or a portion of it to another office, if possible. I've spoken with my commanding officer about it, and we've developed a system where he can call me out on the behavior since often I'm not aware of it. By bringing awareness to it at the moment, I find my propensity to hold onto control has decreased, so I'm certainly moving in the right direction."
How will you handle the inevitable stress and pressure that comes with working for the FBI?
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The FBI releases a report, every year, that directly addresses the toll that violence, physical, and psychological events have on their enforcement officers. This stress and trauma factor is so real that the FBI has begun to implement post-trauma treatment programs for their officers who need to cope with the circumstances they have faced on the job.
Before your interview, ensure that you have read the most recent report, and be ready to address the ways that you plan to remain ahead of the inevitable stress that comes with working for the FBI. Some coping mechanisms recommended by current and former agents include:
- Training themselves to reinterpret negative events and turn them into positive solutions
- Remaining fit physically, and committing to personal health initiatives
- Looking at more seasoned FBI agents as mentors and role models
-Talking about events and stories that are bothering them, rather than dwelling on them or bottling them up
"I am quite resilient to stress and believe this is because of my eight-plus years' experience being in an enforcement officer role. Under times of extreme stress, I make sure to share my experience with a colleague, asking for their input on how to move forward, or see the positive in the situation. In extreme circumstances, I am not afraid to book a therapy session to work through my thoughts."
"I plan to handle the stress and pressure of this job by looking to more seasoned agents, and taking their advice when it comes to getting through especially tough situations. I am lucky to have a solid network of supportive family and friends who I can lean on. Also, I keep my mind clear by starting every day with a one-hour meditation and workout session."
The FBI hires less than 5% of our applicants. Why should we choose you?
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Competition is incredibly tight when it comes to gaining a coveted spot in the FBI. Once you finish your law enforcement related degree, you will need to complete at least three years of relevant work experience.
From there, your FBI application process will include extensive background checks with a polygraph, drug test, credit check, and interviews with family and friends, as well as former employers. After acceptance, you can then enter the FBI training academy which provides you with 20 + weeks of training.
Considering the significant leaps that you passed to get here; you must have a very compelling answer prepared for this question. If possible, pull from your personnel file, your volunteer work, and your education history, to create an excellent and well-rounded response.
"You will see from my files that I have held exemplary status through my entire training, as well as during the work experience before applying to the FBI. I have a consistent history of doing the right thing, being tenacious through the toughest situations, and remaining loyal under all circumstances. I graduated with a Bachelors' Degree in Law, with honors, while also working part-time and giving back to a variety of community initiatives including the homeless shelter, and food bank. With me, you are receiving a high achiever who understands the importance of delivering the best in everything that I do."
"I believe the FBI should choose me because I have a record which shows consistency, excellence, and a passion for this career path. From my top-of-the-class grades to passing my background checks with flying colors, it is clear that I am a candidate you can take a chance on."
When have you gone above and beyond the call of duty for another individual?
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The interviewer wants to know that you are not the type of person to do the bare minimum. As an agent, you will work in a team, whether doing research or investigations. You need to prove that you have a sense of responsibility towards your teammates. In your past roles, how have you stepped up to support coworkers?
"When I worked in law enforcement in my hometown I was committed to supporting my partner, the people on my team, as well as the people of the community. I got a call that two little kids in a low-income neighborhood had their bikes stolen just days apart from each other. I bought them new bikes and delivered them myself. I did not tell anyone that I did this, as I did not want recognition for the act."
"I have covered shifts for fellow officers many times, as they have been sick, had family emergencies, or needed personal health days. It's important that my team can rely on me, even when it isn't mandatory that I support them with time off."
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"When I was in the Army, I was patrolling the barracks from 12 to 2 a.m., and as my shift was about to end, I noticed that my replacement was not showing up because he was probably sleeping. I knew that he was exhausted because he hadn't had a day off for four days because we were short on people in that period. I decided to continue and do his shift as well for two extra hours and not complain to my superior."
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This is a very nice example! Good work! I have reworded it slightly for the sake of flow.
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"While in the army, I was patrolling the barracks from 12:00 to 2:00 am. As my shift was about to end, I noticed that my replacement had not yet arrived. I figured he had slept in out of exhaustion, due to working four days in a row. Rather than reporting the situation to my superior, I continued to do his shift for two hours, allowing him to get the rest he needed."
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6. What is the FBI's policy on the use of deadly force by its special agents? The interviewer is checking to see if you have done your research on the FBI, and that you know a bit of what to expect in your training. Similar to other law enforcement departments, the FBI allows deadly force only when necessary. If someone is endangered or potentially faces physical injury or death, an FBI Agent is expected to offer the perpetrator forewarning before taking action, as explained on the FBI website. If you are unsure about policies like these, be sure to do your research before the interview, whether it be searching online or talking with current or previous members of the agency. Here is an answer example: "I understand that the FBI exercises to right to use deadly force when necessary. There is a multitude of situations where this could be necessary, and I understand there are firm rules, regulations, and expectations surrounding the use of deadly force, as well." Here is an answer example: "The FBI's policy on the use of deadly force is that deadly force is allowed; however only when deemed necessary such as if someone is in a life-threatening situation. The FBI agent must always offer the perpetrator warning before they take action."7. What is the mission of the FBI? Before your interview, be sure to familiarize yourself with the complete mission of the FBI, as well as their main priorities. You can find this research on the FBI website to ensure its accuracy. According to the United States Department of Justice, the mission of the FBI is to 'Protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States.'
Its primary purpose is to:
- Protect the USA from terrorist attacks, foreign intelligence operations, and espionage
- Protect the United States against cyber-based attacks
- Protect civil rights and combat public corruption
- Fight against national criminal organizations, white collar crime, violent crime Here is an answer example: "I understand that the mission of the FBI is to protect and defend the USA against significant threats which include terrorism, cyber terrorism, organized crime, and foreign intelligence operations. I am prepared to serve my country, and it's citizens, through unwavering dedication to this mission and purpose." Here is an answer example: "The mission of the FBI is to protect and defend. This defense includes corruption, criminal organizations, white collar, and violent crime, terrorism, cyber terrorism, and more. I look forward to being a part of the bureau, working hard to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States."8. Tell me about your leadership qualities. The FBI looks for natural leaders who they can invest in, and promote, as the years go on. The interviewer would like to know what you consider to be strong leadership qualities. When describing leadership qualities, try to avoid general terms and give some unique ideas.
A great leader is someone who people naturally want to follow. They have exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with nearly any personality type. A respected leader will take ownership of their mistakes and will always lead their team by example. True leaders see the importance of motivating others and recognizing even the smallest achievements.
To which of these qualities do you most identify?
- Charismatic Here is an answer example: "As a leader, I am knowledgeable, adaptable, and open. My desire to nurture others to their fullest potential is strong. I strive to be an example to follow and enjoy helping guide others to bettering themselves and their careers." Here is an answer example: "Although I have not been in an official leadership role in my law enforcement career, I have been a leader in other ways such as volunteer opportunities, sports teams, and church activities. When I take the lead, I am loyal to those I am guiding, and also show full engagement in our cause. I look forward to taking further leadership training in the future."9. How do you plan to build relationships with your fellow agents and superiors? The interviewer would like to know how you plan to start relationships with your new co-workers. Due to a wide variety of personalities, coworker connections can take time to form. How do you ensure that you have a strong line of communication with your co-workers and superior officers, right from the start?
Here are some ideas for getting started on the right foot:
- Be willing to accept feedback and help
- Offer to join a committee or volunteer assistance in some way
- Do not have an air of entitlement or act as though you know the ins and outs immediately
- Avoid all company gossip, at all cost
- Be early on your first day (and every day after that!) Here is an answer example: "I understand that some relationships come quickly and others take time to nurture. When starting a new job all that I can do is be my true self and let my personality, integrity, and reliability speak for itself." Here is an answer example: "I understand that people like to talk about themselves. The best way that I can create new relationships with others is by asking them about themselves. Hopefully, we find common ground and make a quick connection!"10. Why do you want a career in the FBI? Many FBI agents say they knew from a very young age that they wanted to be an FBI agent. Some others decide they want to work in the FBI after spending time as a municipal police officer, or being in another type of law enforcement role. No matter what got you here, the interviewer would like to know that you have an innate sense of justice and a passion for supporting the greater good. Here is an answer example: "After spending seven years as a police officer, I started seeking something bigger, with more robust challenges, and various cases. I was approached by a friend who has been an FBI agent for many years now and, what he described as his career, was precisely what I had been seeking. I want to make a bigger difference for my country by serving a broader range of cases and people." Here is an answer example: "I have known since I was a child that I wanted a career in the FBI. My grandfather was an FBI agent, as was my father, making me a third generation law enforcement officer. My passion for helping others to find justice, while serving my country, is what drives my application to the bureau."11. Tell me about a time when you failed to solve a case. How did you overcome the perceived failure? Unlike in the movies, the FBI does not solve every case in 24 hours, while everyone cheers as the 'bad man' is whisked away to jail. The interviewer wants to know that you can professionally deal with feelings of failure that may come up along the way.
'Success is bouncing from failure to failure without losing momentum,' or so they say. Your resilience shines through when you can learn from a loss, and keep going. Give an example that shows you can accept an outcome that is not ideal, and learn from challenging experiences. Here is an answer example: "When I first started a career in law enforcement, I failed to solve one of my first cases because I didn't know how to prioritize and chase a lead properly. I kept letting other menial tasks get in the way rather than focusing on what was at hand. I learned how to manage my time wisely by setting reasonable goals and narrowing my approach. It felt like a loss, but I did learn from the experience as well." Here is an answer example: "From a young person, I was involved in competitive sports, which I believe contributed greatly to my ability to overcome perceived failures. I am new to the law enforcement industry and have not led a case of my own; however, I have seen fellow officers handle the loss in a variety of ways. I want to learn from these experiences while at the same time, taking full accountability for my part in the loss."12. Do you consider yourself a persuasive person? We know that the FBI trains their agents in the psychology of persuasion. Part of being an excellent communicator means harnessing the power of persuasion when necessary. There is a difference between persuasion and debating - or even convincing. Persuasion is used when you want to influence someone rather than tell them that they are wrong, and you are right.
The power of persuasion is essential in nearly every law enforcement related exchange. It is also a helpful skill when you want to gain momentum with your coworkers or have your boss better understand your approach on a case. Remember, it is not a negative thing to be a persuasive person. Here is an answer example: "Persuasion is a key skill of an effective agent, in my opinion. Have you ever read the book, 'Pre-Suasion,' by Robert Cialdini? He speaks of the science in persuasion and that there are significant moves to be made before ever asking someone to do something on your behalf. This book has greatly influenced how I use persuasion both in work and in my personal life." Here is an answer example: "Persuasion and enforcement officer methods go hand in hand so, yes, I believe that I am a persuasive person. My approach is not sly or combative in any way, however. I go about persuading others by displaying how my approach, or belief, could benefit the other party."13. How do you handle a situation where your superior does not properly communicate information to you? Clear communication is vital when working for the FBI. The interviewer would like to know how you would handle poor communication between yourself and a superior. You cannot force others to communicate with you in a way that you would always prefer, so how do you deal with this situation professionally? Talk to the interviewer about a specific time that you have handled a leader who does not interact with you in a way that you like. Be sure to include the resolution. Here is an answer example: "Whenever I have had a supervisor who does not properly communicate with me, I try to learn their style of communication and emulate it. Sometimes you have to relate to others in their style to be understood. I implemented this method with my most recent supervisor and now have a great working relationship with her." Here is an answer example: "If my superior officer were not communicating effectively, I would approach them discreetly and ask to talk about the issue. Hopefully, we can find common ground to improve communication. They may not realize that not everyone understands and interprets messages the same way. So far, I have worked with great leaders who are very conscious of the way they communicate."14. What do you know of FBI history? It is always important to understand the history of the organization for which you are interviewing. The FBI has an impressive background and history which you can find more on from their website.
In 1906, Roosevelt appointed Charles Bonaparte as his second Attorney General. Bonaparte quickly learned of the complications associated with rising levels of organized crime. At the time Bonaparte had a couple of special agents who would investigate specific situations, on his behalf, such as the financial transactions of the federal courts.
At times, Bonaparte would need to borrow Secret Service operatives offering him very little control over his investigations. After Congress banned Bonaparte's use of agents from the Secret Service, he decided to create his own force of investigators.
Taking nine agents from the Secret Service, and another 25 he hired on his own, Bonaparte created a team of 34 agents, with a sole mission to conduct investigations for the Department of Justice. July 26, 1908, is the official founding date of the FBI.
Show the interviewer that you have researched the history of the FBI. Here is an answer example: "I know that the FBI was officially founded on July 26, 1908, after Charles Bonaparte saw the need for investigators dedicated solely to the Department of Justice. The FBI formed after the blessing from Rosevelt, despite the Secret Service and Congress not agreeing on a few matters surrounding the forming of this particular agent troop. I have researched a great deal around the forming of the FBI. It's a fascinating history." Here is an answer example: "I recently read 'A Brief History' on the FBI website and now know quite a great deal around the forming of the FBI. I know that the FBI was founded in 1908, and began with 34 specially trained agents. I look forward to dedicating my career to an organization so focused on protecting and defending our country against crime and corruption."15. With the ongoing changes in law enforcement, how do you keep your knowledge current? The FBI will expect you to always keep up to date on changes in law enforcement, and today's technology makes this reasonably easy! List several ways that you receive your industry knowledge and trending topics. Tell the interviewer about those daily update emails you receive from law enforcement organizations, conferences you attend, seminars you have taken, and professional organizations to which you belong.
Did you know that the FBI currently has four podcasts?
- FBI This Week
- Wanted By The FBI
- Inside the FBI
- FBI Gotcha
Bonus points if you mention that you listen to these! Lastly, it's a great idea to ask the interviewer what resources they refer to for industry trends. That question can start up a great conversation, and you may learn a thing or two as well. Here is an answer example: "Every morning I listen to the FBI podcast, 'Gotcha' because I find it incredibly valuable to listen to stories of how the FBI has succeeded in catching a criminal. In addition to this podcast, I also subscribe to a couple of industry blogs. One is FBI Retired, and the other is LawBlog. I value the information shared among fellow agents. What resources do you prefer to stay on top of industry trends and changes?" Here is an answer example: "I am pleased to say that I listen to all 4 of the FBI blogs on a regular basis. I also follow many accounts on Twitter, associated with law enforcement news. If you have any suggestions for me, I am open to suggestions."16. Have you ever stolen anything? If you have managed to steal hundreds or thousands of dollars, and somehow landed an interview with the FBI, we would be surprised! This question is testing your integrity, and you have to be 100% honest. If you have ever stolen something, your actions cannot be justified, but explaining the situation might help. The FBI can only hire people they can trust. You want to prove that you are someone trustworthy with money or anything else of value. Here is an answer example: "Besides the pack of gum I stole from the neighborhood convenience store when I was a kid, I have not stolen anything in my life. I was just four years old and felt so guilty that I went back the next day and told the owner what I did, and gave them money for the gum. I was raised in a strict environment and, as an adult, have never wavered from the values taught to me." Here is an answer example: "I do not steal, and I am not dishonest. Since I was about 12 years old, my dream was to be an agent in the FBI. Because of this, I have always been mindful of making decisions that would support my application down the road."17. When we perform background checks on you and your family, what is the worst thing we are going to find? The FBI conducts incredibly thorough background checks, which include credit, criminal, and more. It's always important to be upfront about any infractions that might show up on your background check. If you don't admit to something dismissed or expunged, it could cost you this opportunity. You will want to be honest about whatever shows up. Here is an answer example: "I have a clear background check now; however, you may find that I did not always have a good credit rating. I have since fixed my credit, and have kept a score of 780+ for the past eight years." Here is an answer example: "If you dig into my background, you will see that I have a father with a criminal past. He is currently in prison for armed robbery. For the last nine years we have not spoken; however, it is important that I disclose this to you."18. How do you prevent stress from your personal life entering your professional life? It is no secret that working for the FBI can mean high-stakes situations, and significant pressure to succeed. When emotions fly high, it isn't uncommon for influences, and stressors, to begin to affect agent performance and outcomes. Assure the interviewer that you understand the importance of keeping your cool, and your focus, in the workplace. Discuss the action that you take to ensure professionalism is present at all times, no matter what you may be dealing with in your personal life. Here is an answer example: "Stress management in the workplace is an incredibly important skill to master. I am assertive, in both my personal and professional life which means that when a stressor comes up, I nip it in the bud before the symptoms creep into areas of my life that it should not." Here is an answer example: "I have a significant social support network between my family and friends. If I am feeling overwhelmed with stress, I will talk to someone versus bottle it up. It's important to me that I never misappropriate my feelings of stress, and bring them to work with me."19. Would you object to being relocated as a field agent in a remote area? Working in the FBI will require sacrifice on your part, which may come in the form of relocation, going undercover, or traveling for work. This need for relocation, of course, depends on the role to which you are applying. If you are open to relocation, keep your response short and enthusiastic. If you feel that it is impossible for you to relocate at the moment, express that you wish to be flexible but are unsure how that could work at this time. Here is an answer example: "At this time, I care for my elderly parents and would be unable to relocate. I am flexible in many areas, including the hours which I work, and am open to short-term travel." Here is an answer example: "I am open to relocation at any time. My personal life allows for change and flexibility."20. How do you deal with conflict on your team? In the FBI, emotions can run high since the stakes are often high. The interviewer is looking to hear about your ability to communicate with your team and professionally handle issues or conflict when they arise. Think of an example where you worked closely with your team to resolve a dispute. You could also offer a scenario where you mediated an issue between two coworkers. Show that you keep your head on your shoulders when dealing with conflict. Here is an answer example: "I have strong conflict management skills and in my current position, have had to exercise those skills from time to time. We are in a high-stress, high stakes work environment which can trigger conflict among the team. When a conflict arises, I like to deal with it swiftly, openly, and with poise. Transparency and openness are important to me in the workplace." Here is an answer example: "I think a bit of conflict is good for a team. As we disagree, we find new spaces for growth and new directions to take because of those uncomfortable conversations. As long as it remains in check and everyone treats one another, and our differing opinions with respect, conflict can be very beneficial."21. Discuss a time when your morals were questioned. The interviewer would like to know, on the morals spectrum, where you place yours. Pause and think about a time when you were asked to do, or say, something that made you feel uncomfortable. Identifying your standards will help you to think of an example of when your morals were in question.
When you join the FBI, you may find yourself in life or death situations. You may be privy to information that challenges the beliefs and ideas you hold to be true. If you are ever working undercover, you may need to participate in or witness activities that you normally never would. Here is an answer example: "When I was attending University, I was asked to participate in a hazing ritual. The idea, although a somewhat humorous tradition, made me uncomfortable because I felt that it was a breach of other peoples' personal space. I chose not to participate and luckily, I did not, because the evening unfolded with a couple of campus arrests and suspensions. It's important to me that I listen to my intuition in all situations, including those that challenge my moral compass." Here is an answer example: "My morals were questioned earlier on in my police service career when a crooked lawyer in town offered me a bribe, to change my testimony in favor of her client. I, of course, declined and reported the situation to my Lieutenant immediately. My morals and beliefs are important to me, and I vowed to uphold justice when I became an officer. I do not plan to waiver from that vow, no matter the situation."22. Tell me about an achievement you are proud of. What skills did you use to achieve this goal? The FBI wants to hire people to set goals and work hard to achieve them. The interviewer would like to know that you are capable of setting goals and reaching them. Give an example of when you overcame obstacles to complete a career related goal that seemed impossible. Or, share a time when you received an award, and talk about the most challenging parts of earning that recognition. Highlight your determination and focus. Here is an answer example: "Last year, I earned the Denver Police Medal of Honor for my actions while stopping a bank robbery. I was surprised by this honor and also humbled. I believe that my bravery was part of what earned me the reward, but also my ability to react quickly under pressure." Here is an answer example: "I'm proud of the fact that I was promoted the fastest in my police departments' 50-year history. When I took the position, I set the goal for promotion within twelve months. I was able to achieve that within six months. As you can see, I set lofty goals for myself and am sure to create milestones and check-ins with my superiors to ensure I'm doing what I need to reach these goals."23. Would you lie to a friend? What if it was for their own benefit? The interviewer is asking if you believe that honesty is always the best policy. What do you think? Would you ever lie to protect someone from the truth? This question is tricky, especially since you are interviewing to work for the FBI. If you lie, they will be able to tell. If you speak the truth, you could rub them the wrong way.
Think about the facts that you know about your interviewer and the rapport that you have built so far. Clearly, each situation is different. If your end goal is to protect someone you loved, would you be willing to fudge the truth? Here is an answer example: "Sometimes full disclosure can damage someone's self-esteem, and reality isn't always best expressed in full and can be self-indulgent based on the person's intention. In those instances, honesty isn't always the best policy, and I would like to a friend." Here is an answer example: "When it comes to decisions within the FBI, such as being undercover, it is okay to lie. When it is for the greater good, it may be necessary, and a matter of saving an investigation. In my personal life, I believe that honesty is usually the best policy, but not always. For instance, if I don't like my spouse's cooking, I am certainly not going to tell them!"24. In your earlier career, before becoming an officer, did you show great integrity at work? Being in the FBI, you need to show integrity in everything that you do. As we know, the best indicators of someone's character are the patterns they show throughout the years. The interviewer would like to know about a time when you had demonstrated high levels of integrity on the job before you ever entered a career in law enforcement. Integrity is displayed through honesty and consistent moral values. Talk to the interviewer about the ways that you have shown integrity in the workplace. Here is an answer example: "Integrity is fundamental to me. In my earlier career, I was once given credit for a report that I did not create. I did present the report, but one of my staff members had put it together for me. I made sure to show thanks for the compliments and alerted everyone to its creator. Later, I took my subordinate out to lunch as a thank you for making me look so good." Here is an answer example: "In my very first job, I was responsible for the cash deposit on a daily basis. There was never a discrepancy, in the four years that I worked there. I best show my integrity by being a consistently reliable person in my personal and professional life."25. What advice would you give to a fellow FBI agent who was showing signs of PTSD? The #bluelivesmatter campaign has become a meaningful conversation within the FBI, especially after affected families have shone a light on the increasing suicide rate of FBI officers. Discussions on depression and PTSD rates in the industry have become more common. Now, the interviewer would like to know that you can not only handle stress appropriately but that you can discuss its effects openly with your colleagues. Talk to the interviewer about what you would say or do to help a coworker cope with stress or trauma. Here is an answer example: "This is a crucial conversation, and I understand that one of the ways to deal with PTSD is through a mix of therapy and medication. If I saw the signs of a coworker struggling in this way, I would ask them if they wanted to talk, and then suggest they reach out to someone if they felt their thoughts or actions had the potential to be detrimental to themselves or others. I always make myself available to my colleagues and am keenly aware of how common this situation is, in the law enforcement industry." Here is an answer example: "At this point, I have helped two other officers to seek help for symptoms that appeared to be PTSD related. Through the FBI, I have been trained on the signs to look for, and how to have constructive conversations surrounding mental health concerns. I am aware there are a few excellent resources available to officers, and I do recommend those resources without hesitation."
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Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace.
Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career.
Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise.
Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 05/23/2013 Last modified on: 12/02/2018
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