I had a personal connection in the department who was my advocate, which was my way into the job. I had a very unusual background for them, though, so I needed that. I think supporting the idea that you are analytical, outstanding with numbers, excellent using excel, and a hard worker made sense for the hiring managers I was working for at the time.
Seriously weigh whether or not you truly WANT this job. I went to school full time and worked here full time and YES I did it but it is NOT easy. It takes a very strong willed and ORGANIZED person to pull this off. But if you think you can, VERIZON offers tuition assistance and it is wonderful!
Verizon conducts structured interviews with common type questions. Resume review; Describe a time you acted with a sense of urgency to accomplish a task; Build relationships with others; how you manage your time; possible job scenarios.