Interview Prep - From Civilian Select "Natalie Johnson"

This was sent to me by a civilian select for a 2016 rated board, her fictional name is Natalie Johnson.  This is some great stuff!  Please continue to send me examples so future applicants can continue to benefit from this blog.
"The majority of the interview was spent going over my profile. I was asked to explain and elaborate on the work, volunteer, and life experiences that I had listed. It really helped to have a copy of the profile in front of me. I was able to reference my experiences and it gave me a good idea of what was going to be discussed next. As I was asked about my profile I tried to incorporate the possible questions into my answer. For example: when asked “ Tell me a little bit about working at___.” I would talk about how I was a leader, motivated others, and went above and beyond. I was able to take care of 3 questions off the possible list before they were even asked.  After going over my packet I was asked about my career choice.  What I knew about the career, didn’t know about he career, had I talked to anyone in that position. Lastly, I was asked  if I had any remaining questions.

The second interview was in person. It was a little more stressful because I didn’t know what to expect. I wore a black pantsuit with a button up solid colored blouse. I ended up not wearing the jacket because it was so warm in the offices. The interview started with questions about the core values, Air Force mission, etc. We talked very briefly about where I graduated from and my previous experience volunteering and working. At this point the interview really changed. It became all about my questions and my concerns. The focus was on me asking question and listening; being given advice from someone with experience who knows how to be successful in the Air Force. One of the things I was told about was how promotions work and what a career looks like in the Air Force.  It was very informative. As a non-prior if not given this information I would definitely ask about career trajectory."
Officer Candidate Interview Questions


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Links to the rest of "Natalie's" Application:
Letters of Recommendation
Application Profile
Personal Statement