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    Default How to answer this question in an interview?

    Hey everybody hows it going..

    So I'm approaching my graduation with my AA and EMT-I cert and am going to start testing opportunities when they come along. But I am concerned about one thing..

    After I graduated high school in 2007, I attended United States Military Academy (West Point) for my freshman year, but transferred after that- deciding that the career military lifestyle wasnt what I wanted for my family (after I grew up that way)

    Whenever I get an oral interview, I know that the topic is going to come up, and I'm ultimately going to get asked about that. My question to you guys is how can I spin that into something that is not going to hurt my chances of getting hired and I can be able to show that I learned from the experience and it made me a better person rather then looking like I wasnt committed or something like that? I have been thinking about this alot lately and would like some input from yall. Thanks in advance.

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    You might start by sharing what your answer would be today it you were asked?
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    A lot of young people bounce around in thier young days, not all know what they want to do.

    1. at least you were not kicked out

    2. you do not say how long ago this was

    3. if you can show you have dedicated to something since, that is a positive.

    it is kind of like a person that changes thier major a few times while in college, to me not a biggie

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    You answered your own question. That lifestyle wasn't what you wanted for your family. That's all you need to say.

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    It's considered an honor to gain an appointment to West Point or any of the military academies. The appointment is not easy to obtain. Since the fire service is considered a semi-military organization you would need to have your answer to this question dialed in because they\re could interview panel members that have been in the military and could have doubts and concerns about you quitting the academy.
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