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TexVet33  
#9121 Posted : Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:02:29 PM(UTC)
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I just did the Vantage essay for the ISO 1 posting in Dallas, Texas. Has anyone else done this recently?


I did for ISO 2 for Lee's Summit, it seems that they moved from Wonderlic to Vantage. What is your score? Mine 4/6.



I scored the same and I consider myself a fairly good writer, so I was kind of disappointed to be honest lol
XFed77  
#9122 Posted : Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:11:24 PM(UTC)
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I just did the Vantage essay for the ISO 1 posting in Dallas, Texas. Has anyone else done this recently?


I did for ISO 2 for Lee's Summit, it seems that they moved from Wonderlic to Vantage. What is your score? Mine 4/6.



I scored the same and I consider myself a fairly good writer, so I was kind of disappointed to be honest lol



That seems to be a default score for this new Writing Assessment contractor, (Vantage).

Everyone I know that has taken the assessment has scored 4/6 immediately after finishing.

It would be normal to have a variance of the score for different individuals. Everyone getting 4/6 in the same test is either a monumental coincidence or is just an indication of a default score. Maybe a glitch because the test/software is new?

I guess everyone will find out in due time.

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#9123 Posted : Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:20:42 PM(UTC)
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I just did the Vantage essay for the ISO 1 posting in Dallas, Texas. Has anyone else done this recently?


I did for ISO 2 for Lee's Summit, it seems that they moved from Wonderlic to Vantage. What is your score? Mine 4/6.



I scored the same and I consider myself a fairly good writer, so I was kind of disappointed to be honest lol



That seems to be a default score for this new Writing Assessment contractor, (Vantage).

Everyone I know that has taken the assessment has scored 4/6 immediately after finishing.

It would be normal to have a variance of the score for different individuals. Everyone getting 4/6 in the same test is either a monumental coincidence or is just an indication of a default score. Maybe a glitch because the test/software is new?

I guess everyone will find out in due time.



I agree! I am curious if we receive any other feedback!
TexVet33  
#9124 Posted : Monday, November 25, 2019 11:59:19 AM(UTC)
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I just did the Vantage essay for the ISO 1 posting in Dallas, Texas. Has anyone else done this recently?


I did for ISO 2 for Lee's Summit, it seems that they moved from Wonderlic to Vantage. What is your score? Mine 4/6.



I scored the same and I consider myself a fairly good writer, so I was kind of disappointed to be honest lol



That seems to be a default score for this new Writing Assessment contractor, (Vantage).

Everyone I know that has taken the assessment has scored 4/6 immediately after finishing.

It would be normal to have a variance of the score for different individuals. Everyone getting 4/6 in the same test is either a monumental coincidence or is just an indication of a default score. Maybe a glitch because the test/software is new?

I guess everyone will find out in due time.



I agree! I am curious if we receive any other feedback!


Well it appears that my 4 was good enough for me to score an interview!
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zizzer  
#9125 Posted : Monday, November 25, 2019 12:02:44 PM(UTC)
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I just did the Vantage essay for the ISO 1 posting in Dallas, Texas. Has anyone else done this recently?


I did for ISO 2 for Lee's Summit, it seems that they moved from Wonderlic to Vantage. What is your score? Mine 4/6.



I scored the same and I consider myself a fairly good writer, so I was kind of disappointed to be honest lol



That seems to be a default score for this new Writing Assessment contractor, (Vantage).

Everyone I know that has taken the assessment has scored 4/6 immediately after finishing.

It would be normal to have a variance of the score for different individuals. Everyone getting 4/6 in the same test is either a monumental coincidence or is just an indication of a default score. Maybe a glitch because the test/software is new?

I guess everyone will find out in due time.



I agree! I am curious if we receive any other feedback!


Well it appears that my 4 was good enough for me to score an interview!


Congratulations and good luck!!! :)
XFed77  
#9126 Posted : Monday, November 25, 2019 2:11:25 PM(UTC)
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I just did the Vantage essay for the ISO 1 posting in Dallas, Texas. Has anyone else done this recently?


I did for ISO 2 for Lee's Summit, it seems that they moved from Wonderlic to Vantage. What is your score? Mine 4/6.



I scored the same and I consider myself a fairly good writer, so I was kind of disappointed to be honest lol



That seems to be a default score for this new Writing Assessment contractor, (Vantage).

Everyone I know that has taken the assessment has scored 4/6 immediately after finishing.

It would be normal to have a variance of the score for different individuals. Everyone getting 4/6 in the same test is either a monumental coincidence or is just an indication of a default score. Maybe a glitch because the test/software is new?

I guess everyone will find out in due time.



I agree! I am curious if we receive any other feedback!


Well it appears that my 4 was good enough for me to score an interview!


Congratulations and good luck!!! :)


Congratulations, TexVet!

At least the rest of us who had that same score have some reassurance.

Is that for the ISO 1 with the Dallas Field Office?
TexVet33  
#9127 Posted : Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:20:28 PM(UTC)
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I just did the Vantage essay for the ISO 1 posting in Dallas, Texas. Has anyone else done this recently?


I did for ISO 2 for Lee's Summit, it seems that they moved from Wonderlic to Vantage. What is your score? Mine 4/6.



I scored the same and I consider myself a fairly good writer, so I was kind of disappointed to be honest lol



That seems to be a default score for this new Writing Assessment contractor, (Vantage).

Everyone I know that has taken the assessment has scored 4/6 immediately after finishing.

It would be normal to have a variance of the score for different individuals. Everyone getting 4/6 in the same test is either a monumental coincidence or is just an indication of a default score. Maybe a glitch because the test/software is new?

I guess everyone will find out in due time.



I agree! I am curious if we receive any other feedback!


Well it appears that my 4 was good enough for me to score an interview!


Congratulations and good luck!!! :)


Congratulations, TexVet!

At least the rest of us who had that same score have some reassurance.

Is that for the ISO 1 with the Dallas Field Office?


Yeah it is! Interestingly enough, when they sent out the Vantage essay they accidentally CC’d everyone, so I actually saw that they sent it to at least 80 or so people. It’s kind of intimidating honestly, but we’ll see how it goes!
Mukapuka  
#9128 Posted : Wednesday, November 27, 2019 11:47:31 AM(UTC)
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I received a tentative job offer for Immigration Services Assistant this morning 11/27/19.
I interviewed on 10/17/19.

I think they stopped posting jobs and offering jobs due to the budget but now that it has been extended I think that’s why they sent out the tentative offer.
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Cory  
#9129 Posted : Monday, December 2, 2019 12:29:16 PM(UTC)
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Was that Tentative Offer for the Texas location?
Mukapuka  
#9130 Posted : Monday, December 2, 2019 12:31:23 PM(UTC)
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It is for Virginia
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#9131 Posted : Monday, December 2, 2019 12:33:01 PM(UTC)
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Oh Ok. I take it nobody has heard from ISO Dallas Positions?
eryus  
#9132 Posted : Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:13:49 AM(UTC)
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Has anyone receive the TO for the job announcement# CIS-DHA-10515293-WSC? I interviewed at Laguna Niguel on September 6th, and have waiting for 3 months so far.... Is the time to give up hope? Is it normal to wait for 3 months?

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#9133 Posted : Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:36:44 AM(UTC)
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Has anyone receive the TO for the job announcement# CIS-DHA-10515293-WSC? I interviewed at Laguna Niguel on September 6th, and have waiting for 3 months so far.... Is the time to give up hope? Is it normal to wait for 3 months?


Hello friend,

Have you contacted the email provided at the bottom of the announcement asking if Selections have been made?

They can give you a response if they have, or let you know if they are still in the process.

I hope that helps.

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grumpybovine  
#9134 Posted : Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:56:58 PM(UTC)
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Has anyone receive the TO for the job announcement# CIS-DHA-10515293-WSC? I interviewed at Laguna Niguel on September 6th, and have waiting for 3 months so far.... Is the time to give up hope? Is it normal to wait for 3 months?


On 8/5 I tested for CIS-DHS-10515715-WSC. ISO-1, Laguna Niguel. They told me 90-120 days for results. It's been 4 months. I haven't heard anything yet.
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#9135 Posted : Monday, December 9, 2019 10:51:49 AM(UTC)
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Hello Everyone!

I have a couple of questions for ISOs/Employees/Human Resources personnel at the NBC at Lee's Summit/Overland Park.

You can post the answer here or send me a private message if you prefer.

Has anyone been hired as an ISO for the NBC at Lee's Summit during the last 4 years
without having an interview, just a Writing Assessment?

Are ISO's hired under the NBC announcement going to the Overland Park, Kansas location only or are they assigned
to the Lee's Summit location also?

I hope it's answered by an employee/former employee of the NBC.

Thanks!
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