Phone Interview for Nomination (Senator Boxer)

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  1. pchoi619

    pchoi619 Member

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    I couldn't find an answer to my question in the forum anywhere, but if you find one, please redirect me there!

    My question : What is the difference between a Phone Interview and an actual sit down interview with a staff person? If you get either one, does that mean that they're considering you more seriously?

    Besides all the obvious differences, is one better than the other?

    Or is it just because they are too far to actually conduct an interview?
    Senator Boxer's Office is somewhere in Riverside, which is a good ways away from where I live.

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Fanatic16

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    Well I am from California as well and took my interviews with Con. Gallegly (in person) and Dianne Fienstein (by phone). I found that I was for obvious reasons less nervous over the phone and more communicative. I feel that in person the panel sees more of your APPEARANCE, while over the phone the panel focuses on your VOICE or words spoken. But I ended up getting my nom from Gallegly so all's well and ends well. Hope this helps. Also, I believe your chances are much greater for getting a nom from your congressman as opposed to your senator because of the pool of applicants (district vs state)

    PS: for the phone int. have a notebook for all your points of topic exp: why you want to join, leadership positions, and be ready for anything they throw at you. Best of Luck. :smile:
     
  3. BigNick

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    Since the Senator covers the entire State and might have 100 or more applicants, they normally conduct phone interviews. The local Congressmen normally have a group of staffers and local retired West Point graduates (coordinators) interview the candidates in his or her congressional district in-person and make recommendations to the Congressman. The Congressmen normally interviews the "finalists" before approving the recommendation of his board.
    However, Congressmen can use ANY process they want to award their nominations so this process can be very different in different Congressional Districts. The vast majority of the time all of the people involved want to get the VERY BEST candidates from their districts in West Point so it is up to you to show that you are the best.
     
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  4. pchoi619

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    Sounds good!

    Thanks for replying. Helped alot and cleared things up for me!

    See you guys at The Point.
     

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