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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an agency of the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency. The FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the FBI has over 55 field offices located throughout the USA as well as smaller units throughout the world.

Perhaps you are working for the FBI or interested in working for the FBI. Here is a forum to share your experience with the FBI.

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Hampton121  
#641 Posted : Monday, June 29, 2020 3:06:00 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: FingersCrossedJB Go to Quoted Post
A quick update,

I received an email on Saturday about the PFT.

My PFT is scheduled for July 16th.

On that email, it mentioned about there being a huge backlog and to reply back as soon as possible to confirm whether or not I can make it.
If I confirmed that I could not make it, then she would not know when the next available PFT would be (only 10 man slot per PFT);

Which is interesting because my previous email stated that, it is required to take the PFT within the next 30 days (pilot program).

On a final note,

I conducted a self PFT yesterday and my scores are as follows:

Sit-ups-57 (10 points)
**1 minute break**
300m Sprint- 46 seconds (5 points)
**1 minute break**
Push-Ups-50 (5 points)
**1 minute break**
1.5 Mile- 12:00 (2 points)

I will say that this morning I feel sore......
I have 2 1/2 weeks to go before the 16th and I figure that I will be running and doing push-ups/sit-ups everyday till then (take the 15th off).


Bro those are great scores how long did it take u to get those kind of results?
Bruce04  
#642 Posted : Monday, June 29, 2020 3:29:48 AM(UTC)
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Greetings all,

I am processing through the Baltimore office and pleasantly surprised how quickly my application has moved considering whats been going on this year. I submitted my application in March and just took the writing portion of phase 2 last week. Does anyone have recent experience on how long to expect between taking the writing portion of phase 2 and getting an email about an interview?

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App: 3/5/20
PS1: 3/9/20
M&G: 5/7/20
Rank: 6/21/20
PS2W: 6/27/20
PS2I: TBD
Avacado13  
#643 Posted : Monday, June 29, 2020 6:14:45 AM(UTC)
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Hey all,

New to this forum, and my status is as follows. Hopefully looking at an academy late this summer/fall.

Best of luck to all.

App: 4/12/2019
PH1: 4/27/2019
M&G: 5/15/2019
PH2W: 7/24/2019
PH2I: 10/10/2019
PFT: 11/22/2019
SEC: 1/22/2020
POLY: 2/18/2020
MED: 3/17/2020
TeachRH  
#644 Posted : Monday, June 29, 2020 2:52:08 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bruce04 Go to Quoted Post
Greetings all,

I am processing through the Baltimore office and pleasantly surprised how quickly my application has moved considering whats been going on this year. I submitted my application in March and just took the writing portion of phase 2 last week. Does anyone have recent experience on how long to expect between taking the writing portion of phase 2 and getting an email about an interview?


Hey,
I am also processing out of Baltimore. I took my writing in mid March and nothing has happened since then. Others on this thread have posted that the Baltimore interviews are still on hold. One person said that east coast people were flown to their interview in LA. There was also a recent post that now includes DFW and NYC as possible interview locations in late July or August. I have not personally heard any updates though. No idea what will happen!
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enmorayABN  
#645 Posted : Monday, June 29, 2020 3:17:40 PM(UTC)
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Hey guys,

I’m always curious about people’s backgrounds in 1811 hiring processes and was wondering if you might want to share a little bit about yourself (i.e. education, work experience, age, and how far along in the process you are, etc) just so I can have a little faith in possibly getting hired despite not having a LEO background.

Here’s a bit about me...

•MBA - 3.5 GPA
•CJ B.S. - 3.81 GPA. Magna Cum Laude
•Currently an Active Duty Logistics Officer in the military within an Airborne Infantry Unit for 2.5 years.
•Prior internships with USMS, DEA, NCIS, and Massachusetts State Police.
•10 years cumulative FT/PT work experience in military, loss prevention, security, insurance, logistics, and retail.
•Active Secret clearance

Thanks in advance for sharing.
App: 4/17/2020
P1(W): 4/23
M&G: 5/28
Ranking: 6/8
P2(W): 6/13
enmorayABN  
#646 Posted : Monday, June 29, 2020 3:18:55 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: enmorayABN Go to Quoted Post
Hey guys,

I’m always curious about people’s backgrounds in 1811 hiring processes and was wondering if you might want to share a little bit about yourself (i.e. education, work experience, age, and how far along in the process you are, etc) just so I can have a little faith in possibly getting hired despite not having a LEO background.

Here’s a bit about me...

•MBA - 3.5 GPA
•CJ B.S. - 3.81 GPA. Magna Cum Laude
•Currently an Active Duty Logistics Officer in the military within an Airborne Infantry Unit for 2.5 years.
•Prior internships with USMS, DEA, NCIS, and Massachusetts State Police.
•10 years cumulative FT/PT work experience in military, loss prevention, security, insurance, logistics, and retail.
•Active Secret clearance

Thanks in advance for sharing.


I forgot to add that I’m 31 y/o.

App: 4/17/2020
P1(W): 4/23
M&G: 5/28
Ranking: 6/8
P2(W): 6/13
FBItoHRT  
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After several (4+) months of no word, I was finally able to get in contact with my AC from WFO today!!! YAY!!!! Best news of all, she said that my account still had a medical and or psych block, and that she didn't know why, and she didn't see any status, and she didn't know if I was supposed to be doing anything, that she will call to inquire and then get back to me if they get back to her.

*****ing christ
kiros  
#648 Posted : Monday, June 29, 2020 5:23:06 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: enmorayABN Go to Quoted Post
Hey guys,

I’m always curious about people’s backgrounds in 1811 hiring processes and was wondering if you might want to share a little bit about yourself (i.e. education, work experience, age, and how far along in the process you are, etc) just so I can have a little faith in possibly getting hired despite not having a LEO background.

Here’s a bit about me...

•MBA - 3.5 GPA
•CJ B.S. - 3.81 GPA. Magna Cum Laude
•Currently an Active Duty Logistics Officer in the military within an Airborne Infantry Unit for 2.5 years.
•Prior internships with USMS, DEA, NCIS, and Massachusetts State Police.
•10 years cumulative FT/PT work experience in military, loss prevention, security, insurance, logistics, and retail.
•Active Secret clearance

Thanks in advance for sharing.


If you're at phase II, whether you're LEO or not is irrelevant. You've already been deemed to have a baseline of what they're looking for.
Tiny_Fed_69  
#649 Posted : Monday, June 29, 2020 6:47:34 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: enmorayABN Go to Quoted Post
Hey guys,

I’m always curious about people’s backgrounds in 1811 hiring processes and was wondering if you might want to share a little bit about yourself (i.e. education, work experience, age, and how far along in the process you are, etc) just so I can have a little faith in possibly getting hired despite not having a LEO background.

Here’s a bit about me...

•MBA - 3.5 GPA
•CJ B.S. - 3.81 GPA. Magna Cum Laude
•Currently an Active Duty Logistics Officer in the military within an Airborne Infantry Unit for 2.5 years.
•Prior internships with USMS, DEA, NCIS, and Massachusetts State Police.
•10 years cumulative FT/PT work experience in military, loss prevention, security, insurance, logistics, and retail.
•Active Secret clearance

Thanks in advance for sharing.


I wouldn't worry. The FBI is weird in that it's probably the only 1811 job that doesn't really care about prior LEO experience. It seems like they really want to hire blank slates that they can remake in the agency's image.

Dune-8  
#650 Posted : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:40:16 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: FBItoHRT Go to Quoted Post
After several (4+) months of no word, I was finally able to get in contact with my AC from WFO today!!! YAY!!!! Best news of all, she said that my account still had a medical and or psych block, and that she didn't know why, and she didn't see any status, and she didn't know if I was supposed to be doing anything, that she will call to inquire and then get back to me if they get back to her.


Another classic "left-hand doesn't know what the right is doing" moment.

At least this AC claims that they're trying to look into the issue for you, that's much better than the radio silence I'm 'enjoying' from mine as my application seemingly goes back into limbo after a flutter of activity this month.
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Originally Posted by: Dune-8 Go to Quoted Post


At least this AC claims that they're trying to look into the issue for you, that's much better than the radio silence I'm 'enjoying' from mine as my application seemingly goes back into limbo after a flutter of activity this month.


4 TO THE REAL
M1keBones  
#652 Posted : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:44:45 AM(UTC)
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Enmoray, you have a pretty solid background. I think you'll stack up well. Here's mine:


MPA Public Policy/HR Management: 3.48 GPA
BS Legal Studies: 2.74 GPA
Served 6 years in the Marine Corps Reserve (not active duty, so not technically veteran status)
Currently working in public sector finance as a budget analyst and contract manager
A little bit over 8 years of PT/FT experience in finance, private tech sector, the military, and customer relations.
I had a Secret clearance in the military but I am not sure if it is still active since I checked out.
32 years old


As far as my application goes, I applied in May but have yet to hear back anything. It's still in the "Application Review" stage.

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enmorayABN  
#653 Posted : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:55:54 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: M1keBones Go to Quoted Post
Enmoray, you have a pretty solid background. I think you'll stack up well. Here's mine:


MPA Public Policy/HR Management: 3.48 GPA
BS Legal Studies: 2.74 GPA
Served 6 years in the Marine Corps Reserve (not active duty, so not technically veteran status)
Currently working in public sector finance as a budget analyst and contract manager
A little bit over 8 years of PT/FT experience in finance, private tech sector, the military, and customer relations.
I had a Secret clearance in the military but I am not sure if it is still active since I checked out.
32 years old


As far as my application goes, I applied in May but have yet to hear back anything. It's still in the "Application Review" stage.


Thanks for the reply. You definitely have an advantage with the finance background. It seems like the FBI loves that. I’ve also seen a trend that people with master’s degrees seem to stand out a bit more. I’ve heard countless stories where applicants weren’t given the offer when they just had their bachelors, but as soon as they obtained their masters things worked out for them. Good luck to you in the process. I applied 17APRIL and luckily it has gone pretty fast for me. I’m currently waiting for my P2 panel interview invite now
App: 4/17/2020
P1(W): 4/23
M&G: 5/28
Ranking: 6/8
P2(W): 6/13
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Still waiting on my SF-86.... I wish they could just send it and I could fill it out so I could at least tell myself that progress is being made in the background. But I know without the SF-86 done there's certainly nothing being done to move my background forward at the moment.
P1: 12/22/18
M&G: 2/8/19
Rank: 3/25/19
Writing: 4/9/19
Panel: 6/4/19
PFT (Fail): 6/19/19
PFT (Pass): 6/12/20
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I'll list my background when I applied as well:

-Virginia Tech, BS in Bus Mgmt/IT
-6 years IT Federal Contractor experience
-Various krav/gun certs

My advantage is that I basically bought my way in:

FBI Resume: I paid way too much ($1000) for a resume coach, who admittingly did a great job turning my 2 page civilian resume into a 6-7 page thing of federal glory. It was so good I straight up said that you are not allowed to lie on the resume haha. He made me seem like an IT version of james *****ing bond (spoiler: i'm not). The template of this resume he actually couldn't provide. I had to go find the FBI Core Competencies that was posted somewhere on their website. You then give these core comps to him, and he asks you a ton of questions, and you build your resume around them.

Actually, here is the resume that got me in. I've redacted it/cleaned it up, so there's nothing personal in it anymore. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/17aL3oJsBx6B9DtbcaNFGZyoA28BuQJmD/view?usp=sharing)

Core Comps:
• Collaboration
• Communication
• Flexibility/Adaptability
• Initiative
• Interpersonal Ability
• Leadership
• Organizing and Planning
• Problem Solving/Judgment

Resume Writer:
Joseph Tatner, BA, MA
Professional Resume Development Specialist
CareerPro Global, Inc. (CPG)
173 Pierce Avenue
Macon, GA 31204
Direct Line: (714) 408-1978
CPG Home Office: (478) 742-2442
CPG Fax: (478) 742-2882
joseph.tatner@careerprocenter.net
http://www.careerproplus.com/


Phase 2: I then paid for Carole Martin Phase 2 interview coach. She will take those same comps above, and you will give examples from your life/work experience. You will need 3 examples of each. She will grill you very hard, which is great, because the better the coaching the better the product. You have to respond in the SAR (Situation, Action, Result) method for each question, using the Core Comp that you think applies. Think of it like a game: They ask you a question, you have to correctly ID the core comp they want, then you have to remember your whole core comp story. You are not allowed to reuse stories, even stories you mis-identified and still gave answers to. Fun!

Personally, I took my stories and created a notes outline form of them so I can review them on the metro there. She cost about $500-$600, expensive, but basically a guaranteed pass. Also, she remarked that I paid too much for my resume coach. That resume step is 100% automated and they just look for keywords.

Still solid investments though

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Originally Posted by: FBItoHRT Go to Quoted Post
I'll list my background when I applied as well:

-Virginia Tech, BS in Bus Mgmt/IT
-6 years IT Federal Contractor experience
-Various krav/gun certs

My advantage is that I basically bought my way in. I paid way too much for a resume coach, who admittingly did a great job turning my 2 page civilian resume into a 8 page thing of glory. I then paid for Carole Martin Phase 2 interview coach.

Still solid investments though


I’d say that was well worth the investment. I spent a few weeks tweaking my federal resume. It’s sitting at about 5.5 pages right now. I have a contact who got hired with a 2 page resume that he put together in 30 minutes. The catch is he’s a grad from an Ivy League school, has a TS/SCI, vet preference and a bronze star...
App: 4/17/2020
P1(W): 4/23
M&G: 5/28
Ranking: 6/8
P2(W): 6/13
FBItoHRT  
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I’d say that was well worth the investment. I spent a few weeks tweaking my federal resume. It’s sitting at about 5.5 pages right now. I have a contact who got hired with a 2 page resume that he put together in 30 minutes. The catch is he’s a grad from an Ivy League school, has a TS/SCI, vet preference and a bronze star...


Thats an impressive resume for him. Anyway, I updated my original post with more deets
M1keBones  
#658 Posted : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 7:11:44 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: FBItoHRT Go to Quoted Post
I'll list my background when I applied as well:

-Virginia Tech, BS in Bus Mgmt/IT
-6 years IT Federal Contractor experience
-Various krav/gun certs

My advantage is that I basically bought my way in:

FBI Resume: I paid way too much ($1000) for a resume coach, who admittingly did a great job turning my 2 page civilian resume into a 6-7 page thing of federal glory. It was so good I straight up said that you are not allowed to lie on the resume haha. He made me seem like an IT version of james *****ing bond (spoiler: i'm not). The template of this resume he actually couldn't provide. I had to go find the FBI Core Competencies that was posted somewhere on their website. You then give these core comps to him, and he asks you a ton of questions, and you build your resume around them.

Actually, here is the resume that got me in. I've redacted it/cleaned it up, so there's nothing personal in it anymore. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/17aL3oJsBx6B9DtbcaNFGZyoA28BuQJmD/view?usp=sharing)

Core Comps:
• Collaboration
• Communication
• Flexibility/Adaptability
• Initiative
• Interpersonal Ability
• Leadership
• Organizing and Planning
• Problem Solving/Judgment

Resume Writer:
Joseph Tatner, BA, MA
Professional Resume Development Specialist
CareerPro Global, Inc. (CPG)
173 Pierce Avenue
Macon, GA 31204
Direct Line: (714) 408-1978
CPG Home Office: (478) 742-2442
CPG Fax: (478) 742-2882
joseph.tatner@careerprocenter.net
http://www.careerproplus.com/


Phase 2: I then paid for Carole Martin Phase 2 interview coach. She will take those same comps above, and you will give examples from your life/work experience. You will need 3 examples of each. She will grill you very hard, which is great, because the better the coaching the better the product. Personally, I took my stories and created a notes outline form of them so I can review them on the metro there. She cost about $500-$600, expensive, but basically a guaranteed pass. Also, she remarked that I paid too much for my resume coach. That resume step is 100% automated and they just look for keywords.

Still solid investments though


Nice man. I like the core competencies laid out the way they are. I put them in my resume but sort of weaved them into the job duties (Ex: "Being an analyst requires several levels of collaboration and communication... followed by specific examples in STAR method). I wished I had done it like yours but that ship has sailed lol.
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Yeah, the SAR/STAR method we used for Phase 2.
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Thanks for the reply. You definitely have an advantage with the finance background. It seems like the FBI loves that. I’ve also seen a trend that people with master’s degrees seem to stand out a bit more. I’ve heard countless stories where applicants weren’t given the offer when they just had their bachelors, but as soon as they obtained their masters things worked out for them. Good luck to you in the process. I applied 17APRIL and luckily it has gone pretty fast for me. I’m currently waiting for my P2 panel interview invite now


Thanks! Hopefully I can qualify for the financial critical skill.

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