Interview Question

Associate National Bank Examiner Interview

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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

The first 6 questions were behavioral questions. The next 6 questions were situational. - What would you do if your co-worker wanted to fudge the mileage so you can stay overnight rather than having to drive back home? - Name a time you had to work with a difficult co-worker, what was the outcome.

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I'm planning on applying for the spring cycle. Have you applied yet?

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I've applied, but I haven't taken the tests yet. I'll be applying in western district - LA and SF. What about you?

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I'm planning on applying for the western district as well - LA and Santa Ana.

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Has anyone tested?

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I just tested today! Waiting for the results now

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I applied to LA and Santa Ana. I just took the test today

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How did the test go you guys? I'm taking mine tomorrow.

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It wasn’t bad, not as many financial ratio questions as I thought though. The writing portion was actually a prompt and not a loan review packet as I had heard. The logical reasoning section was challenging, after a while your brain starts jumbling up names and scenarios. Honestly not sure how I did overall. I am waiting for the results. Also I applied for the Tampa field office.

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Was anyone else told that if they did not pass the first portion they wouldn’t be able to proceed to the written portion?

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I have heard that, although I’m not sure if it’s true

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Received an email that I passed this morning

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I just received that same Email as well! Congrats! I guess now we wait to see if we get chosen for interviews! Yay!

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Have you guys also received that email saying the career day has been postponed due to COVID-19?

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I received the email. I hope we still receive an answer by the 20th.

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Has anyone received an update regarding the interviews since the email about COVID-19?

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Nope nothing. You?

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Neither I’m hoping they will give an update soon

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I also have not gotten any other communication from the OCC. I’m really hoping we will still be able to interview in May or at least this year

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I have received an Skype interview invitation for second week of April

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I also received the email, yay!

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I am preparing for the interview using the STAR method, also focusing on ethical behavioral-type questions...just curious, if you don’t mind me asking, how are you preparing? I have found some past interview material online

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Where did you all apply? I haven’t received an email :(

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I'm just looking at common interview questions, making sure I would have an idea of what I would say. I think for the ethical/situational questions it's quite hard to prep as there are no correct answers. So I would say just focus on being able to talk about your experiences. I applied to SF and LA.

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Yes you’re right about that, preparing is kind of difficult haha. I applied for the Tampa office. Unfortunately, if you haven’t gotten an email at this point you may not get one. Because of covid 19, the OCC had a virtual webinar that was replacing the career exploration day and attendance was mandatory to complete an interview.

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Did you have your interview yet?

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I have my interview on 4/16. Did you have yours?

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Yes! How was your interview?

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I thought it was positive! of course, I wish I could have answered everything perfectly, but I know it’s impossible lol. I am really hoping that I get the job, I would really love to work for the OCC. I will probably be posting a separate review in a few days :)

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How did yours go?? I hope we both got it! We have been working hard!

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Mine wasn’t too bad. I had technical issues but they were super nice about it. Honestly some of the questions I felt like I had a similar to another so that is a bit worrying. Hopefully they get back to us soon it has been such a long process

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Yes I also had a few technical issues. I got a call from someone in the security office today, did you also get a call? I wasn’t able to answer at the time they called.

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Yes. I got a call too but I wasn’t able to pick up. So will have to call them back tomorrow. In the webinar they said that security calls come after your initial offer. So confused what this means

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Yeah, kinda odd, perhaps they were informing us that they were going to start the criminal background check or something. Hopefully this is a good sign but maybe it’s a part of the normal process haha. If I can get in touch with them today I will let you know what I find out!

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Got a call from them too, after calling them back it seems like it was Security calling to inform me that I've passed the credit check, no idea what that could mean though. Does anyone know if they do checks for all potential applicants or just the ones with more chances of getting an offer?

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I believe they only do credit/criminal checks for those who are being considered (if you're highly recommended and recommended status)

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I wasn’t able to get in touch with the security office so I left a message but, yes I think that makes sense. I figured it would be something regarding the background checks. Well, hopefully this is good news! I would love to get an offer

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The security officer I spoke to said that I had passed the interview and besides telling me I passed the credit check asked if I had been arrested before. Hopefully, all of this is a good sign.

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That's great news! The security officer never informed me of my interview status but basically told and asked me the same thing. I hope that doesn't mean my interview didn't go well. Has anyone received any emails/calls informing them of their offer yet? Results should be out either this or next week.

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I haven’t heard anything yet. I personally was not able to reach the security office even though I called several times. I emailed the recruiter about it but other than that I believe they are still looking over the candidates. I would like to think that if they are looking into our background checks then it could mean we are being seriously considered.

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I just got off the phone with the recruiter! I got my contingent offer!! I’m so happy! I’ve never been arrested or anything and my credit is very good so I’m super excited! I think the recruiter was in the process of calling the other people in my district who were accepted as well. I am on the east coast so I know there’s a time difference. I hope you guys hear back today too!

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations! What office did you apply for?

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Just got an offer for the western district too!

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Yay! I’m so happy for you! I was hired for the Tampa, FL office! I forgot to ask the recruiter how long the background checks will last haha, did you happen to ask? I know it’s crazy but I just want that final offer too 😂

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No, but he mentioned that training team leader and assistant deputy will be in contact in the next few weeks. Now I’m just wondering if anything is going to be pushed back because of Covid-19. I have to move across the country so it’s hard to plan without knowing.

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Oh wow, yes that is difficult, especially during this time. Hopefully we will know more soon. Also, a lot of states seem to be opening back up so that will make things easier at least. Are you in school right now?

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Oh wow, yes that is difficult, especially during this time. Hopefully we will know more soon. Also, a lot of states seem to be opening back up so that will make things easier at least. Are you in school right now?

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Yeah I’m graduating next month! So I’m super happy to have a job straight out of college in this economy. You?

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I actually graduated in May 2018 so I’ve been working for two years now in the finance field, nothing fancy, but I’m glad to be able to use my degree more this is wayyy better than my current job lol

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That's awesome to hear, I think ANBE is one of the best entry-level positions for Finance majors, too. I've had a call from Security last week, but radio silence this week so far, guess that's a No for me this year.

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What district are you in?

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The two cities I picked were in Central & Western, I interviewed with 2 people both from Western.

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Did you apply before or is this your first time applying? I'd reapply if you're interested - all the CA offices are pretty competitive.

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First time applying fresh out of school here. I'd most definitely reapply when the next hiring cycle opens up, thanks for the heads-up, CA honestly was not even my top choice, guess I really screwed up on picking the cities here.

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Do you remember the area code the security officer called from? Any chance it was a Virginia area code?

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Hey, Can't speak for everyone. The security officer who called me had a Maryland area code

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Yes I believe it was a D.C. area code

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Just got an email stating that the start date has been pushed back a month, hopefully by then the coronavirus will be more contained. I would really hate for them to have to push it back even further.

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To the person who had their start date pushed back a month - what region are you in? Also which district?

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I’m in the southern district- specifically in Florida- but the southern district headquarters is in Dallas, TX. When I got the offer, the recruiter informed me that the start date was not concrete b/c of the virus.. kinda bummed I have to wait longer though. I know it’s for the better. Your start date didn’t get pushed back??

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Did the email come from HR at District HQ? Also, were you originally scheduled to start in late June?

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No, I haven't heard anything about start dates being pushed back yet. I'm in the Central district though. It's likely they're doing this according to conditions at the various HQs. The South is a lot worse off than Central

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Dang, well I guess that makes sense. Better safe than sorry. Yes, I got the email from my recruiter in Dallas, the headquarters of the southern district. I was supposed to start originally on 6/22...now I will be starting 7/20. It’s a good thing I still have my current job haha

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I'm in the Western district and got notified that my start date got pushed back too,. This is probably an agency wide thing.

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Yes, I thought that might happen. I got a follow up email stating that the OCC is still committed to honoring the job offers so I guess that was everyone’s main concern. We have a little less than 3 months for conditions to improve so that’s a good amount of time I think.

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Guy from Central here - just got the delay notification too. Pushed back to 7/20 as well lol

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Have you guys heard anything about a Citibank card we can/are supposed apply for? My recruiter mentioned it but I have no idea why lol

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Yeah, it's the travel card. You'll probably get more information about it along with your offer letter. You're not supposed to apply for it until close to the start date.

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Ohhh I see. I have not received my official offer letter yet. Has anyone else received theirs?

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I’m in the western district and all I’ve received is information regarding the push back of the start date. Still waiting for all the onboarding paperwork

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I just got the first installment of the onboarding paperwork! Woo!

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Do you mean access to the different websites? What district are you in?

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I’m in the Southern district. I didn’t get access but I got my offer letter and Citibank travel card information. The email says that access to those onboarding websites will be granted sometime in May.

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Anyone get an email from the security office regarding the e-QIP yet?

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Yes I did and will be submitting the questionnaire today. I also received my CareerOrientation information yesterday

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How long did it take you to complete it? I'm thinking it's going to take me around 2 to 3 days to complete and thoroughly review before I submit it.

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I plan to submit it today, so it did take me about 3 days of on/off working on it to finish it. It is very in-depth and requires a lot of personal information and references but it’s not especially difficult. Just being thorough takes some time lol

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Yeah true. I had to gather all the personal information and all my references first before I start. Agree it's pretty in-depth, and I'm terrified I'll make a mistake or mess it up. So going to take my time before submitting it. Have you completed CareerOrientation and the PASS stuff yet also?

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I finally submitted my e-QUIP screening last night lol so I am going to complete the CareerOrientation thing today/tomorrow. I am also terrified I made a mistake 😂 but I’m sure they will let us know in case we do. As long as you don’t outright lie or omit information, I feel like it should be as easy as fixing your information to their liking... I hope anyway lol. I don’t believe I’ve gotten the PASS information yet. I will have to double check on that

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Submitted my e-QIP also. Still feeling like I've made some mistake somewhere on the form. Hopefully everything turns out fine!

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I got an email stating that my e-QUIP was approved and sent to the background check bureau so I guess we will see haha

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Good luck! I hope mine gets approved also. This is so anxious...

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Update: Mine was also approved. Guess we'll just wait and see if we can do the fingerprinting at some point...

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How long did it take you guys to get an Approved email after you submitted the e-QIP

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It was the next day or two after I submitted it.

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Same here, it got approved the next day....

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Have you guys gotten any other info regarding training, orientation or getting the ID card?

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I actually just got an email about 30 minutes ago saying that my team is no longer going to the district headquarters for orientation because of social distancing and whatnot. We are going to have orientation in the regular field offices but the start date is still July 20th so that’s good.

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Oh I see...I haven't gotten any emails yet, hopefully I'll get something today..

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Edit: did you get this email directly from your ADC or from HR?

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I got the email from the assistant deputy comptroller of my field office so it may be a state-by-state thing. My district headquarters is in Dallas TX

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Got it, thanks. I haven't gotten anything so it might vary by district, not sure though

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It’s possible. But other than that I haven’t heard anything else.

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My office is also moving orientation to the field office (Central district). Also, did you guys get an email saying your access to facilities and systems has been approved due to favorable fingerprints/e-QIP yet? I got it on Monday, but was expecting it to take a lot longer.

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Yes I did get that email as well. I also thought it would take longer but I think that they are still conducting the background check. It’s possible that being granted access is only the first step if that makes sense.

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I agree, I think that's just a interim approval while they do the background investigation, but I could be wrong... I still haven't received notice of orientation moving to field office but I'm sure based on both of your experiences I'll be doing the same as well.

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Update: just got the email about orientation being moved as well.

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Do you guys know when we're supposed to apply for the Travel Card? Since everything got pushed back one month, do we just apply for it one month later from the original due date?

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I was told that the travel card application needs to be completed no later than June 15th. That was in my offer letter I received at the beginning of May. I have already submitted my application.

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How long after you applied for the card did you receive approval email? or are you still waiting at this time?

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I don’t think I ever got an approval email but I did get a email stating my request was received or something like that.

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Yeah, I got that email as well - in it, it says we'll get another email saying when the card is ready for pickup but to disregard. Was just checking to see if you had gotten that follow up email or not. Guess it takes time.

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Yeah it was my understanding that we may be given the cards once we actually arrive to orientation or something like that.

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Anyone worried they may delay the start date again with the surge in coronavirus cases?

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Yes actually I am. I emailed my assistant deputy comptroller and asked if the 7/20 start date is still in place. Haven’t rcvd a reply yet but I will let you guys know

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I had a conference call with my team early last week and they didn't say anything about a delay so who knows. Do you guys need to relocate? I'm moving so if they delay it would mess up my plans...

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I live in the same city as my field office so I’m not moving but I was thinking about those that are moving. I think they would have something because they know some are relocating so hopefully we don’t get a surprise lol

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Just word back from my assistant deputy comptroller. Orientation is still taking place on 7/20. Three weeks to go!

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Did anyone ever get a letter or package from the office of human capital?

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Letter/package regarding what?

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I looked back at the offer letter and it said we should be expecting an offer letter with benefits/vacation information but I believe I found it all on the career orientation website :)

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How's everyone's training going

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What the OCC is looking for is someone ETHICAL and someone who is wanting to continue to grow their education.

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Anyone else planning to or have applied for the spring cycle?

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