I went through an AGR interview before school, knowing I probably wouldnt get the job (S4) simply because they weren't going to hire someone getting ready to leave. But my boss said I should go for the experience. I've been working a year and a half on ADOS in the training shop, so S4 stuff was relatively new to me. Training management? Got it. OPORDS/FRAGOS? Got it. Hand receipts/PBUSE/Lateral Transfers/OCIE....ummm nosomuch
2 Things really helped me before the interview.
1: CALL the hiring officer. When I called the LTC that was the hiring officer, he said out of 10 or so candidates that were already on the list I was only one of two that had called him. He said it showed initiative and interest in the position. I asked him about the AGR world, and then some of the things I should know going in. He rattled off about every question he would probably ask me, I took notes...it was a huge help.
2: Go to the person whos position you will be filling, or someone similar and sit/learn from them. Schedule a day, go look at their process and ask questions. Again, this was huge.
Even though I didnt get the job, I left knowing what the interview is like, and the LTC told me I did so well that I would always be able to use him as a reference from now on. As we know, that's bigtime in AGR. He called it: "AO to AO networking"
Just some tips. Currently still floating in the ADOS pool, but it's good work and I like it. Instead of making copies and getting coffee in the JFHQ, I'm fortunate to be down at the BN level working on training every day. It's good stuff. There should be some turnover in my unit within a year or two and hopefully then I can step in.
Last edited by LT_77; July 23rd, 2008 at 07:49 PM.
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. --Sun Tzu