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Did anyone apply to the latest crop of SSA openings? There w downwardslope03/20/17
I did in case the VA job doesn't work out. Please let me kno kramer71603/20/17
I have already gotten one referral. It seems like they may b downwardslope03/20/17
I just checked, and I got a referral as well. I think the VA kramer71603/20/17
Yes. I would say I applied for about half the locations, downwardslope03/20/17
Did your status change from referred to reviewed? kramer71603/22/17
Yes. I am not sure what that means, but the listing said it downwardslope03/22/17
I don't think it means much. I believe that it just means th kramer71603/23/17
I got a referral for St. Louis today. We will see if that co downwardslope03/23/17
I got the same referral for St. Louis. I think we are good o kramer71603/23/17
Sorry about Lansing. I did not apply to that location. downwardslope03/23/17
Thank you. I appreciate it. I wouldn't have minded Lansing b kramer71603/23/17
That is too bad! I'm just hoping if they interview for these downwardslope03/24/17
I agree. It would be great if Social Security is seeking peo kramer71603/24/17
That is bizarre! I have still only heard from that first Chi downwardslope03/24/17
How can you not get referred? I mean as long as you have 1 y t3success03/25/17
downwardslope (Mar 20, 2017 - 1:54 pm)

Did anyone apply to the latest crop of SSA openings? There were a variety, primarily in the Midwest, some permanent and some term. I applied to several as my job is the pits right now. I couldn't afford to do the DC ones but think I could make it work in the Midwest.

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kramer716 (Mar 20, 2017 - 1:58 pm)

I did in case the VA job doesn't work out. Please let me know if you hear anything, and I will do the same.

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downwardslope (Mar 20, 2017 - 4:12 pm)

I have already gotten one referral. It seems like they may be aiming to get people in as soon as the freeze is over, so maybe this will be faster for you than the VA. I was worried since some wanted a "2017 bar card" which I don't have, but I had a late 2016 certificate and printout from the bar site dated the day I applied saying I was still in good standing.

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kramer716 (Mar 20, 2017 - 4:28 pm)

I just checked, and I got a referral as well. I think the VA will be faster for me only because I already interviewed, but that assumes they offer me a position after they lift the hiring freeze. I am more than happy to go to X city to work for Social Security, though.

As for the bar card, I think they understand as long as you give them the latest possible one. I could be wrong, and probably shouldn't speak for em, but that is the sense I get.

Was your referral for Chicago?

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downwardslope (Mar 20, 2017 - 4:59 pm)

Yes.

I would say I applied for about half the locations, so we will see what happens.

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kramer716 (Mar 22, 2017 - 3:32 pm)

Did your status change from referred to reviewed?

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downwardslope (Mar 22, 2017 - 6:02 pm)

Yes. I am not sure what that means, but the listing said it may be used for future openings.

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kramer716 (Mar 23, 2017 - 1:42 pm)

I don't think it means much. I believe that it just means that whoever inputs the data on USAJOBS made an error, and they intended to click reviewed instead of referred, so for now, I think we are fine.

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downwardslope (Mar 23, 2017 - 3:08 pm)

I got a referral for St. Louis today. We will see if that comes with a "reviewed" later.

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kramer716 (Mar 23, 2017 - 5:46 pm)

I got the same referral for St. Louis. I think we are good on this one because they gave us a person's name to contact which I take as a good sign. I also received a rejection letter from Lansing. Good luck to you on the St. Louis job.

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downwardslope (Mar 23, 2017 - 6:00 pm)

Sorry about Lansing. I did not apply to that location.

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kramer716 (Mar 23, 2017 - 6:38 pm)

Thank you. I appreciate it. I wouldn't have minded Lansing because I went to law school at MSU, and would have been cool to go back again.

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downwardslope (Mar 24, 2017 - 7:54 am)

That is too bad! I'm just hoping if they interview for these, it will be legitimate. All my federal interviews appear to have been for pre-selects or internal candidates. I interviewed for SSA once and I think only internal candidates were selected there too even though it had many openings. It was in an extremely desirable area and people moved from other offices.

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kramer716 (Mar 24, 2017 - 4:15 pm)

I agree. It would be great if Social Security is seeking people, and not just going through the motions so they can hire in-house.

I received a rejection from the Dayton opening, so this is playing out opposite as to what I expected. I thought the bigger cities would reject me and be interviewed by the smaller cities. I am being turned down by the smaller cities, but at least being referred in St. Louis, and being referred to a day with the Chicago opening. Ah well.

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downwardslope (Mar 24, 2017 - 5:09 pm)

That is bizarre! I have still only heard from that first Chicago one and the St. Louis one. Do you have related experience? I am wondering how they make these determinations.

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t3success (Mar 25, 2017 - 8:59 am)

How can you not get referred? I mean as long as you have 1 year experience and provide the supporting documents called for you get referred. What went wrong?

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