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How long does it take to get hired from start to finish? What are the steps along the way?

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I'd say it takes about three weeks to a Mans a half to get hired

Answered - SSI (Former Employee) - Topeka, KS

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It depends on the type of degree you posess. Their is testing. One must be willing to relocate for certain jobs with Social Security Administration. I recommend www.usajobs.gov.

Answered - Caregiver and personal assistant for patient (Former Employee) - LaFollette, TN

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Great place to work

Answered - Contact Representative Service Representative (Current Employee) - US

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About 6 months. First you submit application at USAJOB.gov. If you get past that you go thru 1-2 interviews. If selected you must pass FBI backgroud check to get proper Security clearence. After clearence is approved you begin your employment taking a 3 month training program the includes learning complex Social Security rules.

Answered - Service Representative (Former Employee) - Tacoma, WA

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That's hard to say because I retired with 38 years with the federal government.

Answered - LEGAL ASSISTANT (Former Employee) - Jacksonville, FL

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6 - 8 weeks

Answered - IT Manager (Former Employee) - Baltimore, MD

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Your application is reviewed and a determination is made as to whether or not you are one of the best qualified applicant or merely qualified. If you make the best qualified list, you are contacted via mail offering an interview [Be aware, just because yo u make the best qualified list does not guarantee you will be interviewed]. The interview takes place. Then all interviewed applicants are considered for the position. If you are not labeled best qualified, a notice is sent informing you that you will not be given further consideration for the position. This entire process can take up to three to four months, sometimes as long as six months depending on how many applications received.

Answered - Supervisor of CSRs (Current Employee) - Baltimore, MD

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It takes approximately 120 days from start to finish. First the application then the call in notice.

Answered - Teleservice Representative (Former Employee) - Baltimore, MD

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I was hired under a Veteran Recruitment program; took me 7 interviews to be selected.

Answered - Claims Specialist (Current Employee) - Inglewood, CA 90302

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Depends on the hiring need--2 to 5 weeks, also depending on class start date. There are two interviews, and a security clearance.

Answered - Benefits Authorizer (Current Employee) - Kansas City, MO

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