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US Coast Guard Interview Questions

Updated 28 Oct, 2014
Updated 28 Oct, 2014
38 Interview Reviews

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    Master Chief Petty Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    No interview process, rank is achieved through recommendations of your command, technical tests, service wide exams, evaluations, and time in service. Depending on your specialty will determine the number of Master Chief positions that are available, in my specialty there are only eight Master Chiefs in the entire Coast Guard.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    LTJG Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview Details

    Research all information on OPM and USCG.mil. Getting in is not easy, but getting kicked out is near impossible. Once you've made it through the process you will likely accept your job. The CG spends a ton of time vetting you and they leave nearly no stone unturned. Make sure you meet the minimum requirements before you start or you will be wasting your time.

    Interview Questions
    • No interview. Probably filling out the clearance forms.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. If you've made it that far in the process, you know its for you. Get ready for some boot camp!
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
  3.  

    Petty Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Recruiters tell you things that aren't true. Do your homework before signing the paper. Make sure it's what you want to do because it's a big commitment. One of the toughest but best decisions I ever made. Tough of great benefits and experience.

    Interview Questions
    • committing 4-6 years of your life without knowing where you will go after basic training.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Enlisted USCG Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montgomery, AL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montgomery, AL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview Details

    There's no initial communication unless you meet a recruiter at a school job fair. I had to hunt and find a recruiter myself before the internet existed. Once you complete all of the paperwork, then the recruiter can guide you through the process. It helps to be fully qualified without needing any waivers for physical issues or pay behavior difficulties such as bad debt or criminal behavior.

    Interview Questions
    • Dozens of pages with questions necessary to obtain a security clearance. Be prepared to research all of your previous addresses, family, phone numbers, employers, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Boatswains Mate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    posses the ASVAB scores necessary to become a Boatswains Mate. after a minimum of four months you can place your name on the A School list. After your name is on the list you wait at your unit till you get orders to school. Upon graduation you will be cycled into general population again to perform the duties as a Boatswain Mate 3rd class.

    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
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    Base Commander Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview Details

    Natural career progression for active duty senior officer; internal selection board. Initial selection for officer accession points normally do have interviews through the Officer Candidate School or the USCG Academy in New London CT. This was a natural career progression and advancement.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  8.  

    Enlisted USCG Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Juan, PR (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Juan, PR (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview Details

    Pretty straightforward although recruiters didn't disclose much of the "crappy work" a junior enlisted would be doing until after contract was signed (LOL). You need to pass a test called the ASVAB and your score would determine your eligibility to various "ratings."

    Negotiation Details
    "Sign here. "
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Seaman E3 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview Details

    Recruiting process with a military recruiter. Difficult process. Coast Guard is very picky to whom it takes pinto the service. Background checks, drug test asvab test scorecard ect...

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing is difficult if you are a model citizen if you have a shady past don't bother big brother will find it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Chief Petty Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elizabeth City, NC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elizabeth City, NC (US)
    Interview Details

    The hiring process is standard military. Meet with a recruiter, pass the ASVAB, medical battery, drug screen, etc. Process through MEPS, 8 weeks of boot camp then off to your assignment.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Electronics Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview Details

    To get in the coast guard you have to be pushy. Recruiters are on a vacation duty. They don't care about you, and are only required to get like 2 people in a month. They only show up to the office when they have to so if you want in, be persistent. Its just that they've been on sea duty for years and have finally got the recruiting gig so they're just happy chilling out for the next few years. They don't mean to not call you back, there are just a lot of people that want in so they don't have to try very hard.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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