Hello everyone, I just registered. I actually just submitted my applications last night, do I have a chance to get screened in the Feb 20 group?
I had a few other questions.
While doing the job, is most of what you apply to patent examining from what you learn in training, or how often do you draw upon your background of choice?
Also, it seems like lots of more qualified people are applying. I graduated in May 2011 with a degree in Engineering Science in an interdisciplinary program made up of BME and MSE. I only applied to GS07 roles, but it seems like even MS and JD candidates are having trouble getting positions? Does not bode well for me!
Also, what sort of qualifications do they specifically look for besides what's listed? I know those are the minimums, but what GPA/School/Extracurriculars do they actually want?
Also, I know it's been asked a ton, but what sort of timeline can I expect? Again, I applied 02/17, will I be in the 02/20 cutoff? Are the contacts pretty open to answer this question if I call them?