BGO Interview

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  1. USMA2019

    USMA2019 Member

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    Hello all,
    So tomorrow my BGO is coming to my house for an interview. I am assuming I will still need to be in business attire? Any suggestions or tips? Thanks.
     
  2. Craig

    Craig Member

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    Slacks and collar shirt. Copy of your resume. be relax. BGO's are good people. Have any questions you have for him/her written down and ready when the opportunity arises. Have one ice water ready to go. Put the animals up. Not everyone likes them and some may even be allergic. You've got this. Good luck.
     
  3. navymomwannabe

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    Last year this was discussed quite a bit. In the end, the advice seemed to be....look nice. That means different things to different people. My son wore a dress shirt and slacks. The BGO interview takes awhile so be comfortable.

    Good luck!
     
  4. mdn18

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    Be on your toes but also relax. As mine said last year: "This is the cupcake interview". Mine also was at my home, in front of my fireplace in the winter, with my parents (for a portion). Nice and cozy :smile: . He/she will ask you the basic questions, but they want to help you too. You'll be great :thumb:
     
  5. TEG

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    My DD went on hers a couple of weeks ago. He wanted to meet with her mother, myself, and DD together. We met in a meeting room at a public library. We all met together for about an hour and then he excused my wife and myself to meet with my DD alone. They met for about 45 minutes. The room had a glass wall so we could see them talking. It was a great place to meet. My DD dressed like it was a job interview with a Fortune 500 company. My DD was not looking forward to it but within a few minutes she was loving it. My advice is for you to just relax and have fun with it while being professional. Don't over think it. Just be yourself. The BG officers are great people with lot's to share. Full of important, good information. Good Luck!
     
  6. C/B Lattanzio

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    USMA 19, I feel your pain mine is tonight aswell, but don't worry BGOs are some cool customers, they're also mostly really nice :thumb:

    I'm just dressing decent, (Wearing collared shirt, nice kaki pants, boat shoes).
     
  7. nr116

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    I wore nothing to mine.
     
  8. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    My advice (as a BGO) is to dress as if the interview is an important part of your day, regardless of where the interview takes place.

    For most folks, that means changing out of the shorts, jeans, t-shirts, gym clothes, etc. that you wore home from school into the basic equivalent (for men) of pressed pants a collared shirt and close-toed shoes with socks. You can be more dressed up if you prefer but most BGOs will be satisfied with the above.

    One thing if the interview is in your home . . . I know it's customary for a lot of folks to remove their shoes upon entering the home and to ask guests to do so. However, unless there is a REALLY GOOD reason, I would not ask your BGO to do it. He/she may offer but it could be really awkward (especially for females who may be wearing dressy shoes without socks) to have to walk around in bare feet or if a sock has a hole in it . . . you get the point. One person wearing shoes for one hour won't harm your carpet, your floors, etc. (Obviously, if they have to track through mud to get to your house . . . different story). I would also suggest you wear shoes for this one occasion so as not to make the BGO uncomfortable. In any event, you the candidate should not be barefooted/no socks (as I have had happen). Just a recommendation . . .
     
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    My son dressed in a nice long sleeved polo-type shirt and khakis with nice casual dress shoes (like Sperrys). It wouldn't hurt to have some light snacks and drinks available too (but nothing overboard :) Our BGO was great and we as parents, and our son as a candidate learned so much.
     

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