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Question 1 of 24
When have you gone above and beyond the call of duty for another individual?
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List of FBI Interview Questions
  1. When have you gone above and beyond the call of duty for another individual?
  2. What is your greatest strength?
  3. What is your greatest weakness?
  4. How do you handle stress and pressure?
  5. Why should we hire you?
  6. When was the last time that you thought outside of the box? What did you do?
  7. What is the FBI's policy on the use of deadly force by its special agents?
  8. What is the mission of the FBI?
  9. Why do you want a career in the FBI?
  10. Tell me about a time when someone challenged your trustworthiness. How did you respond?
  11. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  12. Tell me about a time when you used your analytical skills to solve a problem.
  13. Tell me about a past experience that required you to be alert to details while completing the task.
  14. When was the FBI founded?
  15. When we perform a thorough background check on you and your family, what is the worst thing we are going to find?
  16. Have you ever stolen anything valued at more than ten dollars?
  17. Give me an example of how well you can listen to and follow instructions.
  18. How do you stay up to date with the latest technology?
  19. Would you lie to a friend? What if it was for their own benefit?
  20. When have you kept a secret in your life?
  21. Name a time when your morals were questioned.
  22. Name a difficult writing assignment you successfully completed. How did you organize it?
  23. Describe a major change that occurred in a job that you held. How did you adapt to this change?
  24. How do maintain a balance between work and the rest of your life?
FBI Information
November 26th, 2014

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the principal investigative unit of the U.S. department of justice (DOJ). The FBI gathers and reports facts, compiles evidence, and locates witnesses in legal matters in which the United States is or may be a party in interest. In addition, the bureau assists both U.S. and International Law enforcement agencies in crime investigation and personnel training.
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/FBI+agent
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Question 1 of 24
When have you gone above and beyond the call of duty for another individual?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
It would be for multiple individuals, notifying authorities of a impaired driver while on my home. Keeping people away from the erratic driver and assisting local authorities in the interdiction.
2.
Allowed a teenage on 2 occasions to live with us when he had no other options.
3.
We hired a new teammate that I helped progress from a sales associate to a Leader In Training by extensive hours of side-by-side training and coaching.
4.
When I worked at a daycare center during the summer, one family did not speak english very well, the child was fluent in english, while the parents spoke only a little and were fluent in porteguse, in order to assist them in understanding the notes and homework that were going home, I was able to use my elementary spanish knowledge to communicate with them and tell them the notes that way they could understand.
5.
When I was in high school freshman year, my closest friend have been bullied by a group of boys who wanted to take her down. I wanted to help so much that I went up to him and gave him a lesson.
Question 2 of 24
What is your greatest strength?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
To react or respond under great pressure or negative situations.
2.
I am organized and detail oriented. My writing is impeccable. I am a great written communicator. I remember details, cut and paste into documents, and organize to computer folders. I have a great memory.
3.
Dedication. I have a strong work ethic and have progressed my skill set exponentially through my professional work experience and hard work throughout the duration of my schooling.
4.
I am enthusiastic on the work, selfless, careful, sometimes discrete but team-working depending on the assignment given. It can benefit me in almost any subject that I am deeply interested in, and also cause my self being careful and thinking before I act.
5.
Being aware of my greatest weakness, acknowledgeing its presence and not to let it take me over during crucual times. So I work on my weakness to finally defeat it once and for all.
Question 3 of 24
What is your greatest weakness?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
My drive. It is both my weakness and my strength. I sometimes become so eager to achieve a goal or complete a task that my patience level drops. This is something I have learned to slow down with and be able to delegate certain duties off to my team, as a manager, to achieve a successful outcome.
2.
I tend to get really engulfed in my work and let it take over my time, I will not rest until the work is done, which can lead to issues in the long run.
3.
What is your greatest weakness?
4.
Throughout the college I found myself trying to finish the work at the day the assignment was handed to me. It gave me a idea that I really wanted to complete the task as quick as I can without a mistake. After graduating, I'm still working on this problem.
5.
Not being able to "completely" give up my sense of "self" and "completely" dedicate myself to a cause much greater than I can over be.
Question 4 of 24
How do you handle stress and pressure?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am very calm all the time. I like to handles stressful situation methodically and according to policies and procedures developed by those who have gone before me.
2.
Well. I try to remain calm and think logically. I try to analyze objectively and problem solve.
3.
By understanding nothing can be resolved without logical thinking and the ability to stay composed in high pressure situations.
4.
I thrive under stress and pressure and am pushed by these two things to do my best in the workplace. Stress and pressure can be excellent motivators for me and create a positive challenge for myself and my coworkers to do better.
5.
I handle my stress and pressure better than most, I work best in a face paced and stressful environment and it motivates me to continue to work.
Question 5 of 24
Why should we hire you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Dedication to my job and team. I have strong integrity and loyalty.
2.
I am college educated/responsible/detail oriented/hard worker/selfless and would like to help put pieces of information together to perhaps spoil and terrorism plot/kidnapping and the like.
3.
I have extensive experience as a United States Marine Infantryman. This experience, in conjunction with my college degree and professional work experience, give me perspective on how to perform well in and be confident in any capacity. I have a strong desire to defend this nation against enemies and investigate and arrest criminals.
4.
My vigilance and strong observation skills will contribute to making the United States a safer nation. If something appears strange to me, I will continue to investigate further. Once I am familiar with the norm, anything outside of that gives me reason to question. I believe that one is better safe than sorry.
5.
What can you contribute to make this a safer nation? Why?
Question 6 of 24
When was the last time that you thought outside of the box? What did you do?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Mock WMD scenario, assisted bomb techs with dismantling an ignition device that they had problems with dismantling on their own.
2.
Often working in freight when you don't have supplies you need or equipment to help get a job done I create materials to work. Whether it's tying a rubber band around a cord to make it fit through back-end of our computer system to be able to reach the computer or developing my own method to complete a full inventory by using outside resources and organization structure.
3.
When was the last time that you thought outside of the box? What did you do?
4.
Last time I thought outside the box was when I had to do a speech but I didn't know how to present it so I decided to make a power point and then put extra slides so people could see how horrible plastic bags are to the environment.
5.
I once was lost in the woods in the rain with a bag of wet clothing. I upon that point realized warmth and dry area's sound about perfect. I located a cave, layed my clothing by the fire and warmed up until the rain has passed.
Question 7 of 24
What is the FBI's policy on the use of deadly force by its special agents?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
When it is necessary. When there is an imminent threat that poses a danger to the special agent or someone else.
2.
FBI special agents may only use deadly force when necessary, when the agent has a reasonable belief that the subject of the force poses death or serious physical injuries to others.
3.
Only when an agent feels when his/her life is threatened.
4.
Only if your life is threatened or legally sanctioned.
5.
If you feel like your life is in danger or someone else's life is in danger.
Question 8 of 24
What is the mission of the FBI?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
2.
To provide safety for the US from all angles.
3.
To protect the innocent and investigate those who are corrupt.
4.
Track down spies, serial killers, terrorists, hackers, pedophiles, mobsters, gang leaders, and many more besides.
5.
Protect and serve the nation.
Question 9 of 24
Why do you want a career in the FBI?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
My act of patriotism and commitment to the safety of all citizens domestic or foreign.
2.
It's honorable, I think that I would perform well as a Special Agent, I desire to serve my nation still and go after bad guys, and it's a good and stable career.
3.
I would like a career in the FBI because I have dreamed of it every since I was little, there is no greater honor than to be able to secure our nation and make it the safest it can be.
4.
Why do you want a career as a fbi?
5.
- well respected - avenues of growth.
Question 10 of 24
Tell me about a time when someone challenged your trustworthiness. How did you respond?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
For the past few weeks, I have been acting manager in the absence of the store owner at the company where I work. I am the youngest person that works at that location and am the newest employee. For these reasons, my manager was a little skeptical about my capabilities to manage the store alone. My capabilities to run the store in the absence of my supervisor eased her worries and has proven to be of benefit to Cordially Invited.
2.
I thought about consequences and the effect my actions would have on numerous people. My loss outweighed my gain.
3.
When I was in high school, my coach accused a few of us on the team from cutting the last half of practice, and going home instead of completing the 3 mile run we were supposed to. I was a little offended, but understood why she thought that we did. I explained to her what happened and because I was reliable in the past, she believed us.
4.
- trustworthy all around.
5.
My trustworthiness so far hasn't been challenged but it ever was I would respond by saying no matter what happens between us I will never tell anyone even if we get in fights I will always keep your secret safe.
Question 11 of 24
Where do you see yourself in five years?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I would like to have a wife and a family.
2.
My aspiration is a career, with advancement potential, with good benefits where I can change lives one person at a time, and make a real difference in the world.
3.
To teach other individuals with what I've learned over my professional career.
4.
To have a long career with the FBI in where I perform excellently and then retire.
5.
My aspiration is to do something to help the world or accomplish my life time goal.
Question 12 of 24
Tell me about a time when you used your analytical skills to solve a problem.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Timing of an individuals driving habits. When and where could individuals go by vehicle and not be observed.
2.
Virtually in every job I have had. But specifically when I was in a Business Development role in 2010 and 2011 to assess what the capabilities of a system we were trying to market actually were, and then marketing the aforementioned system accordingly, without spin or false statements.
3.
I had to use my analytic abilities in order to interpret data and result inconsistencies within making the surveys for the Research center that I intern for.
4.
I don't have analytic ability.
5.
- linking people investigating together.
Question 13 of 24
Tell me about a past experience that required you to be alert to details while completing the task.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
The jobs I had before taught me to be a hard worker and to never stop.
2.
The only job I have had is my family business shop and I have to pay attention to everything while I am helping people because if anything gets stolen and we go report it we have to remember what that person looks like and what they were wearing.
3.
I once went to Bootcamp at Fort Knox, KY. I was part of the BCA program. "Stay alert, Stay alive". Bottom line.
4.
Budgeting, safety plans for evacuations, lockdowns, all scheduling, daily and weekly appts, parent events.
5.
Bulk sheets and campaign builds. Keywords, ad groups, ad copy, campaign settings, differences btwn engines. Every small piece matter because you may be losing out on client revenue or waste fully spending the clients money.
Question 14 of 24
When was the FBI founded?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I don't know I'm not Albert Einstein, don't ask me.
2.
When was the FBI founded?
3.
The FBI was founded on July 26.
Question 15 of 24
When we perform a thorough background check on you and your family, what is the worst thing we are going to find?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Well, my Father died, my Mother is being investigated. She is marrying a Preacher, which he has left his wife for my Mother. My Papa helped me become a Freemason, and my whole family is Military Bred and Task Force. You'll enjoy my family background.
2.
Maybe the problems we use to have in the family.
3.
You would find that some of my dad's brothers have a criminal record but I don't know what for.
4.
Both me and my dad have gotten DUIs. I got mine under age and he was an adult.
Question 16 of 24
Have you ever stolen anything valued at more than ten dollars?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes - money from my dad. Outside of family, I've stolen but not above $10 that I recall.
2.
No, I would never steal anything.
3.
No I haven't but i've stolen from my mom and she always knew.
4.
Yes I have, unfortunately. I do not appreciate you reminding me of my childish past. You cannot hold a Man back from his future because of his past, that is un-human.
Question 17 of 24
Give me an example of how well you can listen to and follow instructions.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I know respect. I know responsibility. Show me the way I follow the path, obstacles may come, hell its part of life. Make a way. Listen, be observant, & wise decisions.
2.
I recently bought a road bike. Before I had ever ridden one, the instructor went over all the gears, how to mount it, hand positions, leg positions, launch, steering, and stopping. It may sound simple, but he specifically made a comment that I followed his directions perfectly which many people he trains disregard.
3.
I follow instructions well and usually where ever I work I end up being the un official lead. Everyone comes to me to ask questions and find answers.
4.
I pay attention a little and am good at remembering what they say but when i'm spacing out I don't really remember what they say.
5.
I hated having to go to school.
Question 18 of 24
How do you stay up to date with the latest technology?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Honestly, I go to my liking whether it has updated or other products being advertised. I'm typically stationary unless I feel like I would enjoy something else.
2.
I usually know about new wearables, phones, or tvs, but I feel as though there is an endless amount of info about new technology that I may never be able to keep up with especially when it comes to consumer tech vs business or military.
3.
Actually Yes, very well. I currently have the I phone 6+
4.
Yes. I like to find out how the technologies of the future is going to effect the life I live. The key is to adapt to it and learn new things along the way.
Question 19 of 24
Would you lie to a friend? What if it was for their own benefit?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I would if it was a life or death situation and could harm them.
2.
Yes, but just to keep their friendship.
3.
Never. I care to much for their well being.
4.
Yes. That's like the age old question "does this dress make me look fat." The answer is always no.
Question 20 of 24
When have you kept a secret in your life?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have kept a lot of secrets in my life that I don't even remember some of them now.
2.
People trust me so much I get at least 6 secrets each week.
3.
When it concerned my mom or something I had to deal with alone.
4.
I always keep secrets. I don't like drama therefore I stay out of it and distance myself from anything that could be categorized as "DRAMA".
5.
I currently hold a big secret from my family.
Question 21 of 24
Name a time when your morals were questioned.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
When my friend asked me to do somthing that would not to be good to my well being.
2.
My morals where questioned when a kid in class asked me why I believed that there is a god.
3.
My parents do not always trust my judgments because they honk I am atheist.
4.
There are many places and times in my life when my morals were questioned: Simply studying for my Masters Degree and reading up on AL Qaeda some of those books are so informative that it could blind you from thinking clearly. That's why your morals always have to be strong.
5.
Name a time when your morals were questioned.
Question 22 of 24
Name a difficult writing assignment you successfully completed. How did you organize it?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I did it in chronological order.
2.
Name a hard writing assignment you successfully completed and how did you organize it.
3.
A hard writing assignment was my To Kill A Mocking Bird essay and I organized it by making sure it sounded professional and used big vocabulary words to get a good score.
4.
Think, organize, be clear and articulate.
5.
When I was in college I got an assignment to write an essay about my priorities. I managed to follow the steps my high school teacher taught me and I organized my essay by following The 8 step process.
Question 23 of 24
Describe a major change that occurred in a job that you held. How did you adapt to this change?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
We had to work under someone totally different.
2.
Changover from paper pubs to microfich, seven team sets 4500 pubs in each. Replaced one pub at a time and did all changes and reports changes recieved and pub relaced before replacing pub with fich.
3.
Well, I take 5 + schools including Universities.
4.
My client moved agencies and we were all going to be laid off. I didn't waste any time putting myself out there to get a new job, and really think of it as an opportunity to push myself into a better role.
5.
I went from working a 9-5 to working 2nd shift. I just bit the bullet and did it.
Question 24 of 24
How do maintain a balance between work and the rest of your life?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I worked at a company and moved to a higher level of support. I lived with my girlfriend paying $600 a month for everything included. Awesome example.
2.
So far in life I have not yet done anything unless you count me doing speeches that I put a lot of time and effort into.
3.
Bring laptop and work on vacation during school year in order to keep up, yet only touched it during the quiet of th elate evening.
4.
Any time I have a scheduled vacation, planning has to happen. What projects are outstanding, who will cover them, who will cover new projects that may come thru, will I be available in emergency situations, does their need to be training, etc. All of these questions needs to be asked in order to properly take your vacation which essentially recharges you.
5.
My first year of college, I was sick throughout the whole second semester and still had to pass all of my classes, which I did.
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