AFROTC Interview

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  1. Nelson Rock

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    Hey everyone, I finally got my interview scheduled which is on Sunday. I was wondering if anyone could tell me some questions they might ask. And should I wear a suit or just a shirt and tie, ive heard different advice on this.
     
  2. gojack

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    Read interview form carefully - if you have not already done so: Link
     
  3. CadetPhysicist

    CadetPhysicist AFROTC C/4c

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    Hello, I had my interview almost exactly a year ago, so I dont remember all the questions but I do remember one. "What do you think is your biggest weakness?" Other than that I think my interviewer just went down my extracurricular bubble sheet. The main point of the interview is so that the interviewing officer can submit a bulleted report on you to the AFROTC HQ at Maxwell AFB. It is going to be a fairly relaxed setting (at least mine was) so dont worry about it. The interviewer will however be looking for a respectful and professional attitude. This is stressed a lot in your first semester. So just be prepared to answer questions about what you did in highschool, and you should be ok. What I did is I took a binder and put together all my award certificates from high school, and any other documents I thought would be Important (such as letters of reccomendations this is the time to show as many of them as you can. and lastly regarding the suit, I only wore a shirt and tie and that seemed sufficient, but if you have a suit and want to wear it, It caould only help, If you dont have a suit I wouldn't go buy one just for this occasion. Well I hope that helps.
     
  4. kingneptune117

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    i'm kind of worried about my interview...

    I can't decide if I should wear a white shirt and tie or just a polo! I dont want to look snubby.

    I will also get there 15 minutes early
     
  5. Pima

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    A white shirt, tie and khakis is just fine.

    Questions will vary from interviewer to interviewer.

    Some will ask about you personally, some will ask about bigger picture.

    I.E. what is your career goal, with a follow up of what if you don't get that career field.

    or

    What do you feel about Afghanistan.


    Nobody can give you a set of questions that every candidate will get nailed with.

    Just don't get too over wrought with nerves over this, remember they know you are 17/18 yrs old, they know that you will be nervous. If you approach it as they are like your teachers who just want to see you succeed you will feel much more comfortable.

    Being comfortable is the key to a successful interview.

    Some candidates will bring a resume with them to give to them. It is not necessary, but it does show the interviewer you are a well prepared candidate that covers all their bases.

    Good luck
     
  6. luckymacy

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    It's a job interview so dress your best - you've got one shot to make a great first impression. Here's what I observed. The Det officers my son interviewed with, total strangers to us, spent a few moments in the beginning 'congratulating' him on his dress and appearance and told us about how some of the kids dress and what 'accessories' they wear and its immediate, negative impacts. My son wore a suit and tie, went in there with a good, short haircut, greeted everyone politely, shook hands, stood up straight, said his yes sirs, no mams, had some fun with the back and forth chit chat banter early on then was all polite business after that with eye contact, good hand gestures and body language etc during the actual office interview (I was requested to be in the interview room for the first 20 to 30 minutes) and as a result was awarded with a Type 1 scholarship at the first board. His AF ROTC interview lasted about 2 hours total, no kidding!

    He did the same thing for the congressional interviews so he was getting comfortable with the setting. I suggest you do some 'theatre' and practice in front a mirror just to see what you look like, body mannerisms, etc. His method works. He also got his choice of the principal nom for two SAs from our Rep. Each SA had a different board so he had to do a good job twice.
     

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