FROM A CLIENT WHO JUST PASSED FBI PHASE II
I really appreciate all the effort you put into helping me prepare. I would use your service again and recommend you to others without a second thought.
Here’s a few of the highlights and a bit of advice for your own knowledge and for your future clients.
-The way you summarized my “why FBI” from our first session. This really helped me get a handle on how I wanted to present a combination of my personal feelings and skills, as well as the overall process I took to get myself in the interview room.
-Helping me convert my stories from technical, overly detailed logic/jargon into smooth stories (really just conversations) that highlighted the core competencies. Once I got one or two of them down, my preparation got much, much easier.
-One thing that I felt myself doing during the interview was trying to create images throughout my stories…a trick I took from you after you explained the importance of being able to “see” things. I got great feedback from this.
A bit of advice to any future clients would be to practice the stories out loud. Sometimes when writing the stories down I felt like I was getting a point across but when I spoke it out loud, I realized I wasn’t. This helped me a ton.
Overall, I’d say that my experience appears to fall in line with the majority of your clients that I’ve seen feedback from. The FBI Agents were very professional, and because I felt very prepared I wasn’t nervous, simply told my stories, morphed a few, and went with some off the top of my head.
Thank you again,
“If I had it to do over again, I would just come up with 2 good stories for each of the “elements being measured.
While I have no way to judge, I agree with you that its important to weave in some stories that reveal your non-work self. I was able to do that once or twice and one story elicited a brief smile from one of the guys and was the sum total of the reaction I got from them. I think they are trained to keep a poker-face.”
I want to inform you that I passed my Secret Service panel interview.
The panel was very interested in my stories. I had some amazing stories lined up and they stopped writing to listen. I made sure that my result was a positive one. They congratulated me with my accomplishments from my stories. I had 5-6 stories about teamwork, difficult situation, time management, problem solving, communication and most importantly why I want to be a Secret Service Special Agent.
My background as a federal law enforcement officer and my IT background surely helped but they want agents that could bring their skills to the table.
From Carole Martin – fbiinterviewcoach.com
I found this book very informative to the FBI Special Agent hiring process
FBI SPECIAL AGENT HIRING GUIDE 2017
My program focuses on passing the Phase II and Phase III interview processes.
*Intelligence Analyst Phase III: Structured Interview
Phase III is a one-hour structured interview that assess oral communication, interpersonal skills, organizing and planning, and analytical thinking. Each panel will consist of three senior-level Intelligence Analysts and all interviews will be recorded. Each panel will read a standardized script to the applicant before the interview begins and score each interview when completed.
Intelligence Analyst Critical Skills and Abilities:
– Analytical Thinking
– Interpersonal Skills
– Initiative and Motivation
– Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
– Adapting to Changing Situation
– Writing Effectively
*From the FBI website
Hi Carole –
I wanted to let you know that I just received word that I passed phase III. Thank you for all of your help. I felt prepared and was myself — even though I was extremely nervous!
Thanks for all of your help!!!