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What is the FBI's policy on using informants?

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List of 35 FBI Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What is the FBI's policy on using informants?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    How do you deal with conflict on your team?

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

    Who is the head of the FBI?

  8. 8.

    Who monitors and oversees the FBI?

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  13. 13.

    Have you ever used illicit drugs?

  14. 14.

    How many branches make up the U.S. Federal Government, and what are their names?

  15. 15.

    What kind of training do Special Agents go through when hired?

  16. 16.

    Have you ever stolen anything?

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

    Why do you want a career in the FBI?

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

    What is the mission of the FBI?

  23. 23.

    Tell me about your leadership qualities.

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

    What is your greatest weakness?

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

    Do you consider yourself a persuasive person?

  28. 28.

    What do you know of FBI history?

  29. 29.

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

  30. 30.

    Tell me how the FBI differs from the CIA.

  31. 31.

    What do you do to keep in top physical shape?

  32. 32.

    Discuss a time your morals were questioned.

  33. 33.

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

  34. 34.

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

  35. 35.

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