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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do you think HUD contacts the references of all interviewers? Or just the ones that are moving forward for consideration?


It's extremely doubtful they'd bother to call references for people that WERENT moving forward.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:30 pm

Double post.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:32 pm

CFPB Enforcement calling references.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:36 am

Does anyone know if HUD conducts secondary interviews for placement in the regional offices?

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby rab12092 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:57 am

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so like a flyer or...

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby rab12092 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do you think HUD contacts the references of all interviewers? Or just the ones that are moving forward for consideration?


It's extremely doubtful they'd bother to call references for people that WERENT moving forward.


While I think that would make sense normally, from my interview it seemed like they were contacting everyone's references.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:07 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Do you think HUD contacts the references of all interviewers? Or just the ones that are moving forward for consideration?


It's extremely doubtful they'd bother to call references for people that WERENT moving forward.


While I think that would make sense normally, from my interview it seemed like they were contacting everyone's references.


Since the interview process was so decentralized, I kind of thought that too. It seems like they make broad recommendations to HQ, and wouldn't references be a part of that general picture?

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby zot1 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:18 am

I can't speak for HUD, but I wouldn't contact references unless I'm interested in hiring the person. That seems like a ridiculous waste of time. UNLESS I'm deciding between two candidates who are very similar and I'm hoping contacting their references would give one of them the edge to make my decision easier.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby globetrotter659 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:22 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Do you think HUD contacts the references of all interviewers? Or just the ones that are moving forward for consideration?


It's extremely doubtful they'd bother to call references for people that WERENT moving forward.


While I think that would make sense normally, from my interview it seemed like they were contacting everyone's references.


Since the interview process was so decentralized, I kind of thought that too. It seems like they make broad recommendations to HQ, and wouldn't references be a part of that general picture?


HUD has an extremely centralized process. All candidates are asked the exact same questions and interviewers are not supposed to ask follow ups (although mine last year did to "guide" me to the correct answer). I assumed they contacted everyone'a references who got an interview. Last year, offers came out around December 20.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:36 am

When will we hear back from DOL?

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:When will we hear back from DOL?



No idea. I emailed my interviewer about a question a few days after submitting my geographic preferences and haven't heard back (two weeks ago). Doesn't bode well.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:08 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:FDIC postal mail ding


so like a flyer or...

I got one too. It was a letter, standard ding sort of thing.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:09 pm

Received email from USACE confirming that I've been qualified for the program.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:46 pm

Has anyone heard anything from the EPA Regional Honors program after being interviewed?

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:34 pm

Has anyone been dinged from DOL HQ?

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone been dinged from DOL HQ?


Why do you ask? were you rejected?

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:18 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone been dinged from DOL HQ?


Why do you ask? were you rejected?



Just looking for any signs of movement.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone been dinged from DOL HQ?



Did you put HQ as your first choice?

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:53 pm

Second behind a regional office.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Second behind a regional office.


Okay, my interviewers did tell me that HQ move faster than regional offices since regional offices often conduct 2nd interviews.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:17 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Second behind a regional office.


Okay, my interviewers did tell me that HQ move faster than regional offices since regional offices often conduct 2nd interviews.



If you requested a regional, have you heard back about a second interview?

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:40 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Second behind a regional office.


Okay, my interviewers did tell me that HQ move faster than regional offices since regional offices often conduct 2nd interviews.



If you requested a regional, have you heard back about a second interview?


I put HQ as my first choice. Also put two other regional offices after HQ, but have not heard back about a second interview.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:56 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Second behind a regional office.


Okay, my interviewers did tell me that HQ move faster than regional offices since regional offices often conduct 2nd interviews.



If you requested a regional, have you heard back about a second interview?


I put HQ as my first choice. Also put two other regional offices after HQ, but have not heard back about a second interview.


Last year's HQ offers went out mid-December (one on the 17th) and at least one regional office was contacting applicants for references in mid-January.

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:34 pm

I interviewed at HUD HQ on 11/14, and I thought it went really well, but I haven't heard from my references that they were contacted by HUD. Do references always contact those they're providing a reference for and let them know they were contacted?

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Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I interviewed at HUD HQ on 11/14, and I thought it went really well, but I haven't heard from my references that they were contacted by HUD. Do references always contact those they're providing a reference for and let them know they were contacted?


My references told me about other contacts they'd had from another agency, but only after I asked them.



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