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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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Types of Government Interviews

If you’ve been called in for an interview, it likely means you are one of a very short list of people who are being seriously considered for that position. However, this is not a guarantee. You can be included among a dozen or so folks who are vying for one position, and the final selection will be based on the results of several rounds of interviews.
There are many ways agencies might test your skills, strengths, and general professional abilities through the interview format, but the two main ways are through your standard one-on-one interview and a popular federal version of a panel interview.

One-on-One

As the name implies, this is an interview between one jobseeker (you) and the hiring manager or another ...

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