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freshexaminer
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #910 on: Apr 4th, 2007, 11:50pm »
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Katrina,
 
I am in the same position.  I initially applied on Feb 22, got the NOR on Mar 23 and filled out the candidate questionnaire the same day.  I still haven't heard anything.
 
I already had a very favorable interview with an SPE at an on campus career fair, so I am not sure what is going on.  He keeps telling me that I will most likely be hired, but nothing is happening as of yet.
 
Let me know if you get any further along in the process, I would love to know of how someone else is progressing through the system.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #911 on: Apr 5th, 2007, 7:58am »
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Hi guys.  Good to hear that there are many in the same boat as me.  I had applied online May 2006 (which is when I graduated, B.S. in Mech. E.).  I got an email in February 2007 asking me to come in for an interview.  I interviewed on-site in early March 2007.  The interview went well, but I was asked to reapply via USAJOBS because my original application had expired.  I reapplied, and got the same email  many of you seem to have received -- "tentatively qualified".  I was asked to submit the Candidate Questionnaire, and I did early this week.  And now I am sort of in limbo (what next)?
 
Anyway, I would like to keep in touch with you guys who are in the same boat as I am, so we know what to expect over the next few weeks.  Maybe we will even be entering the same training session.
 
As for those who already work at USPTO, thanks for your input on this board.  It is really helpful.  I have a simple question -- Would you advise a young engineer to work there?  Or does it heavily matter on the personality / work style of the engineer?  I am a hard worker, but I don't want to commit career suicide.  It sounds like the USPTO has crazy standards if you want to stick around there.  And I also heard that once you are there, it can be difficult to get back into the "lab" setting.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #912 on: Apr 5th, 2007, 8:01am »
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Sidenote -- yes, I did fill out the Candidate Questionnaire within 48 hours.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #913 on: Apr 5th, 2007, 8:07am »
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Freshexaminer, what is your major?  
 
I really want this job... as stressful as it sounds, it actually sounds like something I would like to do.  It also doesn't hurt that this job pays a whole lot more than any lab I would be able to get in to (by atleast 10,000 yearly). That's what happens when you plan to go to med school and then change your mind when it is too late to change a pointless major. Who knows, I may even consider law school.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #914 on: Apr 5th, 2007, 8:20am »
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on Mar 26th, 2007, 11:40am, freshexaminer wrote:
Also, I have been looking around for apartments in the area, and they are all really expensive. I was wondering if anyone here could give some advice/opinions on apartments. I am looking for a 1 bed 1 bath easily accessible to the Metro.

 
If you are looking to save some $, I would highly advise against getting a 1 bedroom.  You might be better off with roommates.  I'm currently renting a room about 25 miles north of DC and if I get a position at USPTO, I am probably going to try to get a place closer to Alexandria.  If you are at all interested, let me know.  Of course, we have to get the position first  Smiley
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