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Olympus

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Ummm your job still gets paperwork asking about you as a person. I wouldnt tell my job to suck it if I were you lol. All you past jobs will get it. Also dont do anything stupid aka make stupid purchases until you pass the academy. That's an obstacle in itself.
Lol I'm not sure but I think I added a summer job I had with a construction company like 5 years ago on my resume.. their local branch doesn't even exist any more haha
 

Hitchcock

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@alphawhiskey Where did you hear that all your old jobs receive paperwork? Why would most of them care to reply back?
The FBI will find out everything I was shocked at how much they knew when I did my interview. Don’t lie and don’t burn bridges. The truth is half who make it still fail
 

randoturbo33

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@alphawhiskey Where did you hear that all your old jobs receive paperwork? Why would most of them care to reply back?
Maybe not every old job, but yes several of your old jobs will receive a basic one-page questionnaire asking about you for your security clearance. There's a specific question asking if you'd be eligible for rehiring, and if the answer is No they have to submit an additional explanation, so don't go burning any bridges more than you absolutely have to. It is possible, however, that you could receive a conditional security clearance and those letters may not go out until you're already at the academy.

And as a heads up, your current manager will receive one of those letters too. And it's entirely possible that it'll come several weeks or months before you make it to the academy. So be prepared to have that awkward conversation.
 

alphawhiskey

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@alphawhiskey Where did you hear that all your old jobs receive paperwork? Why would most of them care to reply back?
I'm already in the agency.... when I got hired I had an interview because a former employer from 6 years prior said some bullshit about me. Be careful. Btw I had my interview after I passed the academy and was already at my facility.
 

BillyBob

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I also received an email from USAJobs at about 11pm last night letting me know my job application has been updated (to referred).
 

kshaky

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I also received an email from USAJobs at about 11pm last night letting me know my job application has been updated (to referred).
Interesting . . . I did not receive an email letting me know my job application has been updated. Did anyone else not receive an email?
 

kshaky

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Go to USAjobs and manually check it yourself, you might of got it in spam
I already know my status. I am trying to debug why I didn't receive an email (if I should have). Email is not in my spam folder.

Interesting . . . I did not receive an email letting me know my job application has been updated. Did anyone else not receive an email?
Figured it out. If you did not get an email with the status update. Go to the usajobs page that shows your applications and update "Notifications" preferences.
 

Tmaxx219

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How would I find out the appropriate HR rep to contact to discuss my application for being not referred.
 

randoturbo33

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How would I find out the appropriate HR rep to contact to discuss my application for being not referred.
Unfortunately I don't have an answer for you, but out of curiosity, what do you want to discuss? The Referred/Not Referred decision is based ONLY on your performance on the AT-SA. There's zero subjectivity or discretion on their part. If you scored above a 69.99% you were referred, if not then you weren't. And they absolutely won't tell you your score, so unfortunately you'll never know if you got a 69% or a 29% or anywhere in between.
 

Tmaxx219

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Unfortunately I don't have an answer for you, but out of curiosity, what do you want to discuss? The Referred/Not Referred decision is based ONLY on your performance on the AT-SA. There's zero subjectivity or discretion on their part. If you scored above a 69.99% you were referred, if not then you weren't. And they absolutely won't tell you your score, so unfortunately you'll never know if you got a 69% or a 29% or anywhere in between.
so I basically have 2 bachelors degrees as well at a CTI certif..also have work experience of 3 years but its between 2 jobs both at 40 hours a week..so after not being referred I just want to know what I can do for next time to help my chances...did I input my work history wrong or did they want me to attach official instead of unofficial transcripts? idk
 

randoturbo33

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so I basically have 2 bachelors degrees as well at a CTI certif..also have work experience of 3 years but its between 2 jobs both at 40 hours a week..so after not being referred I just want to know what I can do for next time to help my chances...did I input my work history wrong or did they want me to attach official instead of unofficial transcripts? idk
Gotcha. Well the fact that you got an invitation to take the AT-SA means that you did do everything right and that you actually did pass the initial screening. HR goes through and weeds out people who don't have the requisite work experience/education requirements BEFORE sending out invitations to take the AT-SA. Not everyone who applies gets invited to take the test, so if you didn't receive an invitation to take the test then that would be a good reason to call and ask them for advice.

However, since you did get an invite to take the test, unfortunately the only thing that kept you from getting Referred was your score on the AT-SA. There's literally no other factors whatsoever. Best advice would be to study up and hopefully do better next time. But nothing in your application package kept you from being referred.
 
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