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How do you think you would respond if, initially, you worked hard on a task and yet your superiors repeatedly asked you to redo and rewrite, would you be frustrated by this?

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On the same boat. I haven't heard back from Dallas neither. Did your status on USAjobs change with your tentative offer?

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I neither declined nor accepted the offer, as I have not heard back from USPTO. Hope to go back into the review and change that setting on the post. I understand the 10 week cycle and the expectation of getting back to candidates within two weeks, but I was specifically told otherwise for this round. And I would accept this job if I'm selected.

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Congrats on the interview. I had an interview on 12/7 too, for ChemEng in Alexandria. SPE I spoke with had said that I would hear back in two weeks; not sure if it's different depending on the job announcement/TC you applied to. Anyone else interview this week in Alexandria?

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it takes a while for them to reach out to references and process paperwork. mid jan seems late if starting date is feb 6. because they give one week for selected people to respond and another week to send in paperwork. basically applicants would be starting before any paperworks gets processed. people that interview do not know when selections happen as they are not part of it. so maybe theyre confused. but it could be either or

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I stated that this seemed like a natural part of the training and learning process, being guided by more experienced examiners, and that I would view it as such.

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have received an offer already and declined? since you just had the interview this month. or you planning on declining

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^congrats!!! I'm waiting to hearing back for both dallas and alexandria. I hope i hear back one way or another soon

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When/what time today did you hear from Dallas? I still have not heard back. Does this mean I was not selected?

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in the past they were able to get back to people after two weeks which is still before the holidays

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I intereviewd on November 30, they should be getting back to me on wednesday if they follow 2 week process will update everyone then, mech engineer dallas

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^it might take till friday if they follow the two week plan just a heads up. because some people interviewed that thursday as well.

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thanks for letting me know, i hear for dallas it took 3 weeks for people so hopefully it wont

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Since Dallas is hearing back this week, I feel like everyone will hear back before break. the alexandria applications were due 3 weeks before the dallas ones. so alexandria should hear back next week

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Hey Eveyrone, Got my tentative offer today! Hope everynone the best of luck! Dalals - Mech E

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i was told by HR two weeks! i didnt interview this week. but i interviewed a few months back, but I'm in the batch for potential selections. the sucky part of the process is your competition is so much cuz its people that interviewed this time and before

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Did you speak to the HR person associated to a particular announcement (like ChemE or ME)?

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I did not speak with anyone from HR, only the interviewer.

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i spoke to mechE and ChemE HR representative whole told me two weeks from interview date this month

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I had my interview on 12/7 for cmpe. Dude made me feel relaxed and went for what seemed like 5 to 8 minutes after the interview talking about what uspto and pay scale and how people have rose up the ranks. I thought that was interesting. He also said I would know in mid January, not in 2 weeks.

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That's interesting, maybe the different TCs will send out selections at different times. To the CompE guy, did interviewer tell you it would be a Feb 6 start?

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CE meaning Computer Engineer?

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Was Sonja Harris the HR contact on the MechE or CE announcements?

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Doesn't seem like anyone has heard anything good or bad for Chemical yet. Chemical HR contact said the selections would be made the end of December. So maybe next week?

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Just to be clear, you got an offer for Chemical Engineering not for Computer Engineering right

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Hmm...so it looks like my interviewer might have been right and Comp. Es will wait til next month.

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There is a possible hiring freeze coming up with the new administration, which is why they accelerated the hiring for the Feb academy slot. Nobody knows what's happening with the incoming administration, but I think it's fair to think that hiring could be interrupted for a bit if you're not hired before inauguration.

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Got my 'referred, not selected' email for Comp E, Alexandria today, 12/29. So does this mean this is the end of the road for me, or will I be in a pool for the next round of selections? Can anyone advise, should I reapply with the next announcement? And is there benefit to applying for more than one area (example: Comp E and EE) or is your resume just in the pool for whatever you might align with? So I didn't get this job, but I want to be smarter next time around, so anyone more experienced with USPTO opportunities, please advise! It does sound like a cool opportunity.

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Also got 'referred, not selected' today for CompE, Alexandria. Hope to be successful next round! Anonymous above me asked some great questions that I'd like to know the answer to as well. Congrats to anybody who got selected!

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same here, got email referred, not selected for Comp E.

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Everyone who was made an offer should read an article in the WaPo today about the upcoming hiring freeze and how it can affect you even if you were extended an offer.

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what does it say if you were extended an offer? It said that they wouldn't replace people who left right

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Anyone with any news about the new hire? I haven't heard anything yet.

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if you haven;t gotten an offer yet you probably didn;t get it

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received "referred not selected" email today. EE

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so found out an IE got into ME position in Alexandria with no job experience how stupid is that?

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does anyone know when is the next announcement?

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next announcement won't be till april/may

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no change on status or offer for me yet. we might still have a chance. but after tomorrow our chances are slim

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Applied MechE in Dallas. Still waiting to hear back and status still says "received" in green.

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I got it around 12 pm Dallas time, with a tentative offer that I have until tmmrw to sign. I havent checked usa jobs, I just checked email

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oh and i checked usajobs and its still says recieved green

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whoops and final thing, is that the HR rep sends you this link, that has the Federal Employee contract and you are expected to sign and send it the next day. No info on pay or when training is. For everyone to compare themselves i worked as a mechanical design engineer, but graduated in May. Will post if my job status on usajobs changes!

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thats kinda weird that you sign the next day with no information given. i mean an offer is an offer and i would take it. but those with multiple offers only have one day to respond

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I think since it is tentatice it is fine, because this contract just has things like you didn't commit felonies, you are citizen etc. Then I believe I will get my final offer, iin which case I have to accept or not from there.

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The others have not heard back because theyre waiting for people to decline the initial offer. if they do then they have room to take people from the back up list. thats why we haven't heard back yet. or they could be slow. but its either or. I want the alexandria offer over the dallas but ill take either

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chemical has the least number of hiring. its really hard to break through into to chemical. for those that do congrats

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Update: Got call from HR today confirming she got my signed federal contract, She the proceeded to give me the offer, and whether I accept it or not. I said yes, she then gave me salary, start date for training in dallas, promotion structure and I would be 1 year probation for training, she also said she would need my official transcripts from my college and she would email me all this stuff. Looks like I am getting finalized, good luck to everyone else! I hope you guys get it too!

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Congrats on the final offer! Looks like nobody else on here has received offers today for MechE-Dallas, including myself. I wonder if they're done with their selection for

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i think they are done with selections. i feel like theyre about to send out not selected tomorrow. congrats on your offer. for us left over. we just gotta keep trying .for those that did dallas and alexandria. did you guys have two interviews?

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Hey congrats on the offer! Anyone know the number of vacancies that were posted on the Dallas Announcement?

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Has anyone heard back for Alexandria selections?

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it won't be till next week

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it won't be till next week

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Anyone hear any results from Alexandria yet this week?

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^it might take till like wednesday. but we'll hear back this week

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Has anyone heard about hiring for Alexandria for those that interviewed Dec. 8?

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I received the selection notice and tentative offer by email this afternoon for Alexandria (EE).

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Congratulations! I also received the selection notice his afternoon but I'm still waiting for the offer paperwork.

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Did anyone hear back from chmE today?

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I'm ChemE and I haven't heard anything yet

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Congrats! I'm still waiting for an offer for CE....

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For those that received offers, do you know when we will receive an official offer? Is it after the 306 is processed or are there more steps

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How long did it take them to send you the 306 after you received the selection email? I was "selected" last round only to find there was a glitch in their system and they sent me the wrong email. I hope they fixed the glitch this time around :)

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I have not heard back for chemical or mechanical. and my usejobs status has not changed.

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I received the 306, salary offer, and some benefits pamphlets a couple hours after the selection email.

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I haven't heard anything Chemical

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So everyone that's gotten selection emails, they've all been for EE?

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I got one for MechE

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Mech E for Alexandria?

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is it possible that the chemical offers will be sent out another day? or are they already sent out? what do you guys think? i just want to know either way.

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For those looking at CompE, it looks like someone says they've been selected for Alexandria. Their posts are on another interview review here, the one with about 130 replies on it.

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All quiet around here. Anyone hearing any news? Even rejections?

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Just actually received Not Selected for chemE in Alexandria

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So CE selections have been made?

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anyone heard about EE (Dallas) selections yet?

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I don't get really understand the selection process used. I've applied to the same position multiple times. I was interviewed the first time and haven't been interviewed since. I've been referred/not selected each time. It's quite disheartening.

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calling HR two days in a row now, no answer, assuming she is still on holidays

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I work in another fed agency and the pay is very low compared to USPTO. I am a software developer. I got slected for USPTO for EE. I am not sure how is the work in USPto. Though it has good money, ppl say thework is very stressful. is that true?

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You right the incoming adm my influence the hiring but I believe they have the budget for this fiscal year and they've so many backlog. Do anyone speak to comp Eng HR

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Sonya Harris was for chemical. Thanks for the input, this is helpful. Good luck everyone! Happy Holidays

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they usually send out selections on one day and rejections slowly after. so if we didnt hear back from chemical and someone did means they sent out selections.

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I got my offer for CE yesterday. Maybe they are still sending some out?

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sorry, i should have been clear! i meant chemical not computer engineering in my earlier post.

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