We all have fairly similar timing it seems.. I'm an EE undergrad (non-traditional student with previous mechanical experience). I'm graduating in May 2011, but had met a SPE at our career fair in September. He encouraged me to apply, so I did.
I applied for the Electrical Engineer Patent Examiner GS-1224-05/09 position.
Rec'd NOR 10/26
Call to schedule interview 11/12
Phone Interview 11/15
About the interview: there were a few of you that spoke in previous posts about the interview questions. You were exactly right, and I was prepared for the interview. It went VERY well
The SPE that interviewed me said that I'll be working with her group, but she can't officially make the offer. She said that I'll start at GS7 step 10, get an accelerated promotion at 6 months to GS9 step 7, then again at 1 year to GS11 step 4 or 5.
Since I'm not starting until early next summer, any predictions on the length of time until I get an actual offer? Anyone else have a similar situation?