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Interviews at U.S. Navy

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at U.S. Navy.
Interview experience
Based on 2,601 interviews
Interview difficulty
Based on 2,538 interviews
Interview process length
Based on 2,251 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at U.S. Navy

Overview experience
Interview process length
More than one month
About a day or two
About a month
About a week
About two weeks
Most reported steps
Background check
Drug test
Written test
On-site interview
Phone call/screening
Least reported steps
They have no interview
Take-home/sample work

What candidates say about the interview process at U.S. Navy

  • Take a test, choose a branch, choose a job, get hauled off, get yelled at, make it through boot, and boom you’re in.
    Shared on April 7, 2019 - Gunners Mate - San Diego, CA
  • Long and annoying with a long wait, just like your future employer. You need to be ready for a secret and sometimes top secret security clearance, depending on your job.
    Shared on March 30, 2019 - Security Specialist - United States
  • Many physical/mental checks as well as background, driving and criminal history.
    Shared on March 19, 2019 - United States Navy - Cleveland, OH

Interview questions at U.S. Navy

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • There wasn't an interview. I took a test and that is how I was matched with my mos and from there it took off.
    Shared on April 5, 2019 - Ams , aircrewman, loadmaster, observer and spvr. - Patuxent River, MD
  • What do you want to do?
    Shared on April 4, 2019 - NA - Norfolk, VA
  • None I was voluntold my potion.
    Shared on March 18, 2019 - Consultant/Ombudsman (Public Advocate) - San Diego, CA
Interview tips at U.S. Navy
Dress code for the interview
  • They didn’t have a dress code38%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)23%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)21%
  • Formal (business suit)9%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)9%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at U.S. Navy
  • Be honest in all your answers
    Shared on September 29, 2019
  • Be honest, those recruits will literally lie their pants off to get you into the branch.
    Shared on March 26, 2019 - Petty Officer First Class STG/AEF - Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL
  • Go in with a positive attitude. They may seem firm but they are people just like you
    Shared on March 23, 2019 - Branch Secretary - Washington, DC
The first interview at U.S. Navy
How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In47%
  • Recruiter contacted me22%
  • Other15%
  • I called them7%
  • Other online job site3%
How candidates received their first interview at U.S. Navy
  • Walked into the airforce recruiters office, was kindly ushered into the navy recruiters office.
    Shared on April 6, 2019 - Electronics Technician - Pearl Harbor, HI
  • I walked into a recruiter's office in Tulsa, OK, across the street from Wodland Hills Mall.
    Shared on March 21, 2019 - Cryptologic Technician/E-5 - Fallon, NV - last assignment
  • Spoke with recruiter, and passed their test.
    Shared on March 15, 2019 - Petty Officer First Class / E6 - Albuquerque, NM