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kapusta in Tampa, Florida

95 months ago

Your turn-down depends upon the type of job you applied for. Because many of the jobs are on the phone, it may have boiled down to: you may not have a good phone voice, phone presence, etc.
At the same time that you are being assessed regarding the content of your answers, the interviewer is taking advantage of that distraction to assess your true: ability to think on your feet, speed of answers, grammar, "ax" vs. "ask", etc.

You may also have had borderline "scores" re resume and assessment test, and the phone interview was your chance to knock it out of the park, but you were mediocre on that too, for the last position you applied.

And sometimes I think that (in short) your resume, test scores, and/or phone interview may show that you're just too "smart" to remain happy, docile, etc there.

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marcella211 in Land O Lakes, Florida

95 months ago

Yes unfortunately I was just getting off of a cold so my voice didnt sound like it normally does and I think that may have been the reason. Since then I have applied to other positions(with an employee referral) and have not even got so much as a response. I just wanted to make sure that even if I may have not had one good interview that I could still get others and possibly be considered for a position there.

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tessak in Phoenix, Arizona

95 months ago

Do not give up Marcella, as I am sure you know in todays job market they are getting hundreds of applicants for every position they are opening up. Keep going and they will see by your persistance that this is a job you are truely interested in after the person who was hired instead of you quits after they get their licenses (as happens to often in these kinds of jobs).

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amitchandola in Land O' Lakes, Florida

69 months ago

Human resources check people for honesty and in fact they are the one who are dishonest and obscure with their approach. I have worked in 6 companies in my life and every time I was asked "will you move if you get better opportunity tomorrow?" and I always replied YES!! and will keep on replying that. I don't understand why HR want to listen lie from people.

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sjk2317@*****.*** in Phoenix, Arizona

67 months ago

I interviewed for a job and thought all was well.I was told to call and check out the benefits if I wanted. So I did and after that call I never heard a thing back. I see how things work there ,first of all they hire the vets first and then their buddies. Even the ones who have no experience and I have 30 plus years in my field.It is really to bad that they hire this way because they really miss the real and devoted employee that they are looking for. I wanted to work here really bad and my whole family is or are retired military. Go fih=gure if you don't have any pull or know someone you really are wasting your time.My cousin who has been in the service for 30 plus years told me you will waste your time they will always hire vets over you no matter what! So sad that getting a job comes down to that.I see that they gave and all but I deserve a job just like them.

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stressed out in San Antonio, Texas

67 months ago

sjk2317@msn.com in Phoenix, Arizona said: I interviewed for a job and thought all was well.I was told to call and check out the benefits if I wanted. So I did and after that call I never heard a thing back. I see how things work there ,first of all they hire the vets first and then their buddies. Even the ones who have no experience and I have 30 plus years in my field.It is really to bad that they hire this way because they really miss the real and devoted employee that they are looking for. I wanted to work here really bad and my whole family is or are retired military. Go fih=gure if you don't have any pull or know someone you really are wasting your time.My cousin who has been in the service for 30 plus years told me you will waste your time they will always hire vets over you no matter what! So sad that getting a job comes down to that.I see that they gave and all but I deserve a job just like them.

I have no military background at all and I was hired. Your problem may be that you are overqualified. They like to start paying at the base salary instead of paying for experience. It took me two times to apply before I was hired but I did start at the minimum salary.

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Educated Veteran in San Antonio, Texas

60 months ago

sjk2317@msn.com in Phoenix, Arizona said: I interviewed for a job and thought all was well.I was told to call and check out the benefits if I wanted. So I did and after that call I never heard a thing back. I see how things work there ,first of all they hire the vets first and then their buddies. Even the ones who have no experience and I have 30 plus years in my field.It is really to bad that they hire this way because they really miss the real and devoted employee that they are looking for. I wanted to work here really bad and my whole family is or are retired military. Go fih=gure if you don't have any pull or know someone you really are wasting your time.My cousin who has been in the service for 30 plus years told me you will waste your time they will always hire vets over you no matter what! So sad that getting a job comes down to that.I see that they gave and all but I deserve a job just like them.

Well I feel bad for your situation but to help you cope with it better they work for the veterans and military that is why they are so successful. I applied for a position about a month ago and 2 weeks later I went through the first 2 interviews. Just this past week I went up to their main campus for the final interview. If you overdress (as in wearing a suit/professional wear), speak professionally, carry yourself with confidence, honesty act excited for the opportunity to be there then you have a shot. They want educated, experienced, individuals, not people looking for handouts or just plain crybabies. They expect excellence and look for the best within the candidate pool. They have great benefits and of course expect you to earn them. You can have 30 years of experience but they're not going to hire someone just so they can retire in 5 years. They want younger educated/experienced individuals that they can invest in and mold into superior performers. Good Luck though!

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New Hire in Arvada, Colorado

48 months ago

If I work for USAA will they allow to me to have a second job elsewhere ?

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Fulfillment seeker in nowhere, Florida

48 months ago

New Hire in Arvada, Colorado said: If I work for USAA will they allow to me to have a second job elsewhere ?

As long as it is not in conflict with USAA business such as another bank or insurance company or any other business that USAA also handles. They will have you complete a form for second jobs to verify if it is in conflict with their business.

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rog george33245 in Norfolk, Virginia

48 months ago

Fulfillment seeker in nowhere, Florida said: As long as it is not in conflict with USAA business such as another bank or insurance company or any other business that USAA also handles. They will have you complete a form for second jobs to verify if it is in conflict with their business.

I had a 2nd job when I worked for USAA. Actually, I performed my duties for that job while on USAA time while I was doing field work. I believe I neglected to inform USAA . . . Sweet!

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___________ in nowhere, Oklahoma

18 months ago

stressed out in San Antonio, Texas said: I have been there coming on 8 years. I say read the posts and on jobvent.com and run as far from USAA as you can. All of the posts on this site are true.

Then where did you end up working?

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___________ in nowhere, Oklahoma

18 months ago

stressed out in San Antonio, Texas said: Just apply again. I got turned down the first time I interviewed in person. A couple of months later I was hired for another position with a resume change.

I edited my resume to truthfully match the position. For the first position I had no real experience but had someone the skills from unrelated work. I got a letter outlining what steps to expect.

Another position opened when I had a much closer match. Got rejected outright while applications are still being accepted.

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___________ in nowhere, Oklahoma

18 months ago

I edited my resume to truthfully match the position. For the first position I had no real experience but had someone the skills from unrelated work. I got a letter outlining what steps to expect.

Another position opened when I had a much closer match. Got rejected outright while applications are still being accepted.

There has to be something else. If it is that I'm consider too close to retirement, then what are my options? Call center or telemarketing sweatshop?

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dustinsilvers2 in Peoria, Arizona

7 months ago

They want younger educated/experienced individuals that they can invest in and mold into superior performers was your ending comment. If this is true they are practicing AGE DESCRIMIATION which is very wide-spread. Companies will never give you feedback when you are fully qualified in every skill set they seek but you are over the age of 40 yrs. old and not hired.

Your ending comment that I am replying too..: They want younger educated/experienced individuals that they can invest in and mold into superior performers

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