Heather Abbott Pantaleo
BECOMING AN FBI AGENT
When making the decision to make a career as an FBI agent, there is some tips and things you should know before applying. You should have some prior military service, and when discharged an honorable discharge absolutely necessary. Once out of the military or college you should apply for law enforcement positions, ones that work against drug use, and white collared crime. You should be proficient with the use of various kinds of fire-arms. When in college or before you apply you should take some foreign language classes, it would be better for a person to be fluent in more than one language. An internship with the FBI, before applying could help in getting your foot in the door. Don’t use drugs of any kind that are not prescribed to you, drug use can and will limit your acceptance into the FBI. Your work history should include some work as a criminal investigator at another federal agency first before pursuing a career with the FBI. Do not rack up debt, and keep your credit report as clean as possible. Any negative marks on your report can raise a red flag, as you may be a candidate for accepting bribes, and would most definitely affect being hired. The application process can last a long time, the usual length is ninety days to two-years. Keep in mind if you do get rejected from the FBI, it will diminish your chances from employment with any other federal office or duty, The FBI keeps track of all your information, and if they reject you others based on FBI data. Finally, do not quit your day job, you may need it, if rejected. (www.wikihow.com)
Becoming an FBI agent is a lengthy and in-depth complicated process. You must be under the age of 37 years of age when hired, but at least 23 years of age. Age waivers may be granted to preferred eligible veterans who have surpassed their 37th birthday. You must possess a Drivers license in a U.S. State, and be a...