Interview Tips

Do your homework: We’re impressed when candidates take the time to research and learn about our mission and organization. Be prepared to relate how your experience can be utilized here at the USO.

USO HR Tips: Do Your Homework

Be Virtually Prepared

Many of our interviews are held virtually through Microsoft Teams. Make sure you have downloaded the application and completed any setup necessary well in advance of your interview. Try to have your interview in a distraction-free space and even though you may be interviewing from home, it still is important to dress for success.

USO HR Tips: Virtual Interviews

Sell Yourself

Your qualifications got you in the door. Make sure you can speak confidently about any experiences and how they relate to the role you’ve applied to. We see potential in you, so be sure to sell yourself by promoting your skills and abilities.

USO HR Tips: Interview Questions

Get Clarification

If you don’t understand a question, don’t hesitate…ask us to repeat it. You have a better shot at giving your best answer if you know exactly what we’re asking.

Ask Questions

When you want to learn more about who we are and what we do, it lets us know you’re interested. Depending on what you ask, it may also prove you’ve done your homework. Before the interview, make sure you’ve prepared a list of questions that we may not have addressed.

USO HR Tips: Interview Process

USO Values

Mission First: The troops’ needs and interests are our top priority. We base all our decisions on what is best for military service members and their families.

Do the Right Thing: Our actions and intentions reflect and reinforce the highest moral and ethical standards.

Respect: We recognize and credit the contributions of others. We treat people with dignity and show patience, tolerance and concern for all.

Excellence: We strive to exceed expectations and improve processes and services. We aim to set the standard for other organizations.

Collaboration: To provide the highest level of service, we know the importance of providing an environment the promotes teamwork and shared experiences.

Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and build trust amongst our colleagues and those we serve.

Gratitude: We demonstrate appreciativeness to the people we serve and those who help us achieve our mission.

Innovation: Whether we’re improving programs or implementing new systems, we strive to stay “ahead of the curve” and be the industry standard.

Employee Testimonials

“This organization is about helping others and supporting something bigger than itself.”

“USO has a fantastic mission and the results of operations can be clearly seen in our constituent communities.”

“I knew when I left the Marine Corps I wanted to do something still related to the military. Being a part of the USO has fulfilled that.”

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