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Old 03-09-2013, 04:22 PM
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well the interview was a slight curve ball today.

I certainly was more than prepared for it, but I showed up to the expected panel interview, and I was asked a variety of questions pertaining to the job and me as the candidate. there was no fire scenario or personal situation.

one question asked how I would deal with a conflict between me and another member and then how I would deal with two conflicting members. I suspect that question was designed to more so test my ability to answer multiple questions/multitask coupled with the actual response.

overall I was very prepared and nothing caught me off guard. I have a solid knowledge of interviews, and in a panel type I make sure to address my answers to all individuals, not just the one reading. four of them were immersed in their notes that I couldn't make eye contact with them at all during the interview. I walked ln with dress slacks on, a nice collared button up shirt, all tucked in, dress shoes, fresh hair cut and shave, opposed to the individual before me in jeans and a T-shirt. I also had a perfected cover letter and resume of all fire and military experience and trained in nice binders, one for each member to review. I felt that I made a solid impression, at least on the three chiefs. they're still waiting to schedule 3 other interviews this coming week, so I have some time to fret over it all Haha.
Sounds like you killed it. When I hire I look at a bunch of different things. but from what you said I would be blown away in your interview. Great job
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Sounds like you killed it. When I hire I look at a bunch of different things. but from what you said I would be blown away in your interview. Great job
Thanks! I felt good walking in, didn't psych myself out going in, because I know I have the ability to do this, I just need to prove it. with that mind, I walked out confident.
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Those questions about personnel conflicts sounds exactly like what is asked on a Foreman's position in a Civil Service position & then they add the other question,
how should male/ female harassment be resolved

I hope that you get the position
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Good stuff Jaron.

Sounds like you did very well. Hope you get the job brother. When are they going to let you know????

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honestly i dont have any idea. The Fire Chief mentioned before the interview that there should be a decision soon, hopefully before April.
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So have you heard anything on this yet? Sounds like the interview went well and ou were totally prepared for it. Great job and best of luck to you.
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I just got word that the position was offered to someone else. I am very disappointed in the outcome but there's nothing I can do about it short of trust and support the decision of those that have the pay to make that decision.

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Dang, sorry to hear that Jaron.
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Damn man that sucks, I'm sure another opportunity will come around soon enough
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Sorry to hear about that Jaron, all you can do is exactly what you stated support the decision. There will be another opportunity and I am sure soon you will be a Lieutenant.
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