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    Talking Chattanooga Interview

    First i want to say: sorry I haven't been around. Been havin' some economy issues. But hopefully things will start looking up. Missed the forum good to see old faces and new as well.

    Second: So I applied to Chattanooga Fire Department and now I've made it to the interview process. I'm very excited and nervous, obviously. I didn't think I would make it that far. So I'll be proud no matter the out come.

    My question to everyone is does anyone have any suggestions for the interview. How should I prepare? What should I wear? Have any ideas what they are lookin for? How nervous were u when u got ur interview? What mistakes did u make that I should look out for?

    Anything will help. Thanks

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    You should defiantly use "u" instead of "you" when filling out your applications. Make sure the employer knows of your hipness within the internet community and reiterate it with short phrases like "ur" and "OMG im so ging 2 b thr ltr." I think you'll really impress them. Just my .06 cents. WTF du eye no thuh.
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    Good luck on the interview, and for advice:

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    Question: How are you getting to the interview?
    And the answer, of course...... By Choo-Choo!







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    Quote Originally Posted by ffscm72 View Post
    My question to everyone is does anyone have any suggestions for the interview. How should I prepare? What should I wear? Have any ideas what they are lookin for? How nervous were u when u got ur interview? What mistakes did u make that I should look out for?

    Anything will help. Thanks

    (to the mods: I know this isn't where this thread belongs feel free to place it in the correct location. Thanks)

    There is a lot of information around this and other boards that can help you. Please understand that all of us had to work hard to get where we are at can I refuse to just spoon feed you the answers that you should be doing the leg work for yourself.

    Please so some searching, talk to people and some homework. The answers are out there, we (alteast me) will not just had the keys to you. Please break a sweat on your end.

    First, in terms of the interview, let me ask you- Why should I hire you?

    Bou
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    My advice, dress neatly and conservatively, be yourself, speak clearly and concisely, Best of luck to you.

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    I think a nice suit is always in order. Something conservative, respectful. Best of luck. Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpferry View Post
    You should defiantly use "u" instead of "you" when filling out your applications. Make sure the employer knows of your hipness within the internet community and reiterate it with short phrases like "ur" and "OMG im so ging 2 b thr ltr." I think you'll really impress them. Just my .06 cents. WTF du eye no thuh.
    There's always one....opps I meant, there b always 1. ...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    There is a lot of information around this and other boards that can help you. Please understand that all of us had to work hard to get where we are at can I refuse to just spoon feed you the answers that you should be doing the leg work for yourself.
    Not lookin' for a spoon, just insight

    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    Please so some searching, talk to people and some homework. The answers are out there, we (alteast me) will not just had the keys to you. Please break a sweat on your end.
    I'm doin' searching online now (always a great resource), I'm talkin to people but am limited to whom I can talk to locally being this a 100% volunteer state. I only know 1 person off the top of my head that has a career in firefighting outside of delaware. He's been a big help, and I am grateful. I just wanted to see what firefighters like yourself would have to say. As far my homework, I've only ever been to one interview with a career company (which didn't go well). I did gain some experience and even wrote down the question they had asked me and how I answered to see how I could have answered better. I have been thinking about what kind reading material but not really coming up with anything. Have any suggestions. As far as breaking a sweat on my end....not likely, the worst they can do is say no. And I start again next year.

    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    First, in terms of the interview, let me ask you- Why should I hire you?
    Stand by on this I'll have to answer this with some thought. Trying to decide on the answer you're looking for.

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    Ok, sorry if I was rough. I just want you to do some homework on your own.

    Please check out this site for some good info- www.eatstress.com

    Good luck and I hope you get more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    Ok, sorry if I was rough. I just want you to do some homework on your own.

    Please check out this site for some good info- www.eatstress.com

    Good luck and I hope you get more info.

    Bou
    no reason to be sorry. I can understand where your coming from. If one wants the job they should earn it and not have it handed to them. Thanks for the link. I found a few others with search on the forums and a few through google.
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