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Examiner Wannabe
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #90 on: May 17th, 2005, 12:36pm »
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Great thread! Thank you very much to everybody who contributed.
 
What are the hot areas at the PTO?  
 
Do they still give recruitment bonuses for Electrical/Computer Engineers and Computer Scientists?
 
Why do they ask in JARS if you are a registered patent agent?  Does that help you get the job?
 
What is considered a lot of experience to them?  How do they test your communication skills in the interview setting?  What are some typical interview questions? Or do they just ask the standard generic interview questions, like "why do you want to work here?", "what are your weaknesses?” etc.?
 
When they say casual dress code, do they mean business casual? Or do they mean actual casual?  Can you come in wearing shorts and flip-flops? t-shirt and jeans?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #91 on: May 17th, 2005, 3:02pm »
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I was wondering if those of you currently working as examiners put in a standard work day (8 hours) or are you putting in a lot of overtime based on the workload ?  
 
Also, how does the overtime work ?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #92 on: May 19th, 2005, 10:26am »
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I'm getting mixed messages here.
 
It sounds like it is very competitive to get into the PTO, but everybody says the interview is a cakewalk.  Has anybody interviewed and not gotten the job, or heard of someone who has? Or has somebody tried to get hired, failed and later made it in?
 
On the one hand, they have a lot of people leave in after a short time, but I've never heard much about why people don't like it.  Has anybody quit the PTO for a reason other than a more lucrative job offer in the private sector?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #93 on: May 19th, 2005, 1:25pm »
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Thank you for your post "someone out there."  I think I might take that approach rather than using JARS.  If you don't mind, can you post a bit of info on your background i.e. education/work experience?  Thank you.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #94 on: May 19th, 2005, 4:07pm »
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on May 19th, 2005, 1:25pm, MujaStar wrote:
Thank you for your post "someone out there."  I think I might take that approach rather than using JARS.  If you don't mind, can you post a bit of info on your background i.e. education/work experience?  Thank you.

 
You'll probably have to submit your paperwork via JARS anyway. I have been told this by many people there.
 
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