Sorry if this is a stupid question but at what point in the application process were you able to contact your evaluator to schedule an interview? Also good luck to everyone interviewing!
My ALO informed he he could no longer see my application which meant it had been passed on to the Evaluator. I noticed last week a new contact person had been added to my application. Next to his name it says “Evaluator”. Also, if you read the fine print it says to contact your Liaison Officer about the status of your interview. I did just that.Sorry if this is a stupid question but at what point in the application process were you able to contact your evaluator to schedule an interview? Also good luck to everyone interviewing!
In the letter you get after being promoted to candidate status it says, "Once you have completed all of your required application forms, an evaluator will contact you to coordinate your personal interview/evaluation. The evaluator will not be the ALO mentor who you have been working with during the Air Force Academy application process."Sorry if this is a stupid question but at what point in the application process were you able to contact your evaluator to schedule an interview? Also good luck to everyone interviewing!
Each applicant may have a different answer. I contacted my ALO officer and he suggested I be proactive and contact the Evaluator. I followed his recommendation but reached out to my ALO first.So I should be contacted/contact my ALO once I complete all of the rest of my application?
Yep, you summed it up pretty well.Greetings from one of those dreaded Evaluator ALO's!
Yes, I am one.
Some advice from the old guy...although what I've seen so far in this thread is VERY good!!
Relax. My role is NOT to "weed out the non-hackers that do not pack the gear to serve..." (did I just quote/paraphrase a movie?)
I'm there to meet with you, to get to know you, and to really ask one major question with a whole lot of discussion: WHY do you want to go through this incredibly difficult process that will frustrate you to near-death and that, in the end, only 1 in 6 or so succeed in? I'll have a lot of follow-up questions about why you did this, why didn't you do that, how did you get picked for this position, this award, and such things. I'll also ask you some philosophical questions. And do not be surprised if I ask you a question that you can't answer; that you have no clue how to answer, and just don't know. I do that all the time. Now, why would I do that? If you think hard enough, you'll figure it out.
Here's the short version...and it mirrors a lot of what's already been said. Come in ready to have a job interview. Try to relax. BE YOURSELF. Please don't put on "airs" that you "think" the ALO wants to see. Don't give answers that you "think" we want to hear. We want to hear YOU! Just be YOU.
Do that and we'll have a good time, the time will fly by and before you know it I, or another ALO, will say "so...what questions do you have for me?"
Finally...because it was mentioned. Can the evaluator give you "the kiss of death?" ☠ The answer is...sorta but not guaranteed. Let's face it, to get to the interview you're viewed pretty well and have accomplished some pretty excellent things. We're there to "fill in the blanks" for USAFA/RRS. If I were to really rate a candidate badly, that's going to set off some alerts and I can expect to be contacted to explain why I rated the way I did. I had better have some convincing reasons why. If I have the "evidence" to back up my rating, then it'll be accepted and the system will proceed. I've done that, in 25+ years, perhaps...twice? And both times were very justifiable. Here's a hint...don't lie to me; and especially more than once.
Hey...if you're getting ready for an ALO Evaluator Interview...do some reading, be up on what's happening in the news, and try to relax. Be open and honest...and it'll go fine!!
Come on, trust me... (Yes, that's from a movie too)
☝Yep, you summed it up pretty well.
ProTip - Be ready talk about why you want to SERVE, not how the Academy is going to be so wonderful for you personally.
eg: "I want to Participate and LEAD in the Worlds Greatest Air Support to defend our country" as opposed to "I want
to get the best Education that I can get"