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Eric W  
#1 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2019 5:24:16 PM(UTC)
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I have over 20 years of experience working in and around the Army, Army National Guard, and as an IT contractor for the Army National Guard. This particular job is on a Marine base at a Navy dental clinic. I am well versed in the operating procedures of the Army, the systems they use and their regulations.
My wife is Japanese and we want to spend some time in her country (not to mention I love travelling and love visiting Japan) so I have been applying for jobs on USAJobs and got referred at a location that isn't far from my in-laws.

If and when I am called for an interview I am confident with my abilities in answering IT-related questions, but in my experience, they may ask questions about specific systems that the organization may use and maybe regulations that cover their organization.

Does anyone have advice for what I should be researching to prepare for the interview? Any information on the types of questions they will likely ask?

JOB TITLE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC/SYSADMIN)
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:43:58 PM(UTC)
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Wow no helpful replies in a Month here, very sorry. I gave myself a 5% chance of getting the Job and they wouldn't leave me alone. I wi***** all worked out but that's another story. Good luck!

I really resent you cant say Wi$h & it here

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Eric W  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:58:59 PM(UTC)
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Wow no helpful replies in a Month here, very sorry. I gave myself a 5% chance of getting the Job and they wouldn't leave me alone. I wi***** all worked out but that's another story. Good luck!

I really resent you cant say Wi$h & it here


Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately I haven’t received any contact with the hiring agency yet. USAJobs still shows me as “referred”. I have a couple of other applications in for job postings that haven’t closed yet.

I haven’t seen a new job posting in Japan (except Okinawa) in over a month in the 2200 series.

Anyway, I am optimistic. I will be in Japan for a few weeks over Christmas and New Years. I will visit Sasebo and possibly Iwakuni looking for an opportunity.

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#4 Posted : Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:09:36 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Eric W Go to Quoted Post
I have over 20 years of experience working in and around the Army, Army National Guard, and as an IT contractor for the Army National Guard. This particular job is on a Marine base at a Navy dental clinic. I am well versed in the operating procedures of the Army, the systems they use and their regulations.
My wife is Japanese and we want to spend some time in her country (not to mention I love travelling and love visiting Japan) so I have been applying for jobs on USAJobs and got referred at a location that isn't far from my in-laws.

If and when I am called for an interview I am confident with my abilities in answering IT-related questions, but in my experience, they may ask questions about specific systems that the organization may use and maybe regulations that cover their organization.

Does anyone have advice for what I should be researching to prepare for the interview? Any information on the types of questions they will likely ask?

JOB TITLE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC/SYSADMIN)
Org: Dept of the Navy


The "hot" things in IT right now (from my perspective in hiring, etc.) are emotional intelligence and understanding business. So working with people, customers, stakeholders and understanding how IT fits with the overall organization.

Speak to those things, and your IT skills and you should be golden. Don't be surprised if those things come up in your interview.

Can't tell you how many times people are hired and it is said "I can teach them anything, but do they get along with current staff... are they a good fit. Will they know how to bridge that gap from IT to business."

That is in my world right now... so maybe not "hot". lol
Eric W  
#5 Posted : Monday, November 4, 2019 4:19:08 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: King_Fed Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Eric W Go to Quoted Post
I have over 20 years of experience working in and around the Army, Army National Guard, and as an IT contractor for the Army National Guard. This particular job is on a Marine base at a Navy dental clinic. I am well versed in the operating procedures of the Army, the systems they use and their regulations.
My wife is Japanese and we want to spend some time in her country (not to mention I love travelling and love visiting Japan) so I have been applying for jobs on USAJobs and got referred at a location that isn't far from my in-laws.

If and when I am called for an interview I am confident with my abilities in answering IT-related questions, but in my experience, they may ask questions about specific systems that the organization may use and maybe regulations that cover their organization.

Does anyone have advice for what I should be researching to prepare for the interview? Any information on the types of questions they will likely ask?

JOB TITLE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC/SYSADMIN)
Org: Dept of the Navy


The "hot" things in IT right now (from my perspective in hiring, etc.) are emotional intelligence and understanding business. So working with people, customers, stakeholders and understanding how IT fits with the overall organization.

Speak to those things, and your IT skills and you should be golden. Don't be surprised if those things come up in your interview.

Can't tell you how many times people are hired and it is said "I can teach them anything, but do they get along with current staff... are they a good fit. Will they know how to bridge that gap from IT to business."

That is in my world right now... so maybe not "hot". lol



Thanks for the reply, unfortunately, I never received a phone call or email for an interview. I recently received an email telling me I was not selected.

IT jobs in Japan have started opening up again, possibly since FY20 funding has now been established. There was a two month period where I didn't see anything new. Just trying to stay positive.
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