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    hey schwanee did you have your interview yet?!?!
    mine went ok i guess.....i expected alot more questions about myself and my intentions wih the dept. and not just a few "what did you do when this happened" questions. Were you surprised with the simplicity of it?


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    I had mine on Monday, and I was definitely surprised by the quick and short format. I didn't get to use hardly any of the material that I prepared, but I think it went ok. They said they will tell us their results next week, so I definitely look forward to seeing where I stand, because I have no idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwanee View Post
    I had mine on Monday, and I was definitely surprised by the quick and short format. I didn't get to use hardly any of the material that I prepared, but I think it went ok. They said they will tell us their results next week, so I definitely look forward to seeing where I stand, because I have no idea!

    Ya i have no idea either. I was somewhat prepared, but had prepared for more tell us about you, why you want to be a firefighter, why do you want to work here, etc quetions. I thought it went smooth, but I guess you never know until they release the next step and see if you are a go.

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    Good i was wondering if everyone got that quicky format.
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    Ya I spent alot of time practicing for a ton of questions that they didn't ask lol....As I was leaving they had said that the results should be posted on their website mid next week

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    I guess you guys do know Arlington checks this site

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    Overthinking

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    I don't believe I have personally released any information that was too specific to their hiring process that would compromise the integrity of it....the availability date of updates in the hiring process is general info and I didn't give away any specific questions ued during the interview process or how many questions were asked...I understand that this process needs to be equally fair for everybody involved!! At the same time its nice to be able to talk to other people going through this hiring process and share some emotions and personal stories (without being to revealing), I believe it helps reduce the stresses involved to be able to talk and share with people who are in the same boat as all of us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonsaihugger View Post
    I don't believe I have personally released any information that was too specific to their hiring process that would compromise the integrity of it....the availability date of updates in the hiring process is general info and I didn't give away any specific questions ued during the interview process or how many questions were asked...I understand that this process needs to be equally fair for everybody involved!! At the same time its nice to be able to talk to other people going through this hiring process and share some emotions and personal stories (without being to revealing), I believe it helps reduce the stresses involved to be able to talk and share with people who are in the same boat as all of us
    yea i totally agree, thats what a forum is, to discuss things like this, no one said anything about what the questions were they did ask

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    Makes me feel better for sure. I thought i was nervous before it.....thats nothing compared to how i feel waiting for next week omg. I just dont feel Satisfied with the interview thats all cause i wanted to say much more.

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    Yea it defiantly makes you wonder how they will end up scoring it based on how short the answers were. Im assuming you should do ok as long as you used your life experiences to answer the questions. You know at some point they have to start weeding out more people, b/c as it stood during that phase, there were about 180 people left interviewing. I couldn't imagine that many going through with the command staff interview.

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    Is Arlington FD even going to conduct a polygraph or psych test? I haven't read anywhere in their info about these two tests that seem so common in all other department's hiring processes.

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    Polys and psychs are not part of Arlingtons process.

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    anyone make it??.................i didnt

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    I was fortunate enough to make it to the second round of interviews...I truely wish the best of luck to everybody that did and to those that didn't, never give up. I know everybody in this forum either is lucky enough to already have a job as a firefighter or dreams of having one and we are all in the same boat and will one day achieve that dream!

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    If you don't mind me asking what certifications do you have emt, ff. I also am not advancing.

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    I'm moving on along. I have no certifications, and have worked in IT my whole life, but really want to make this career change. It's time for me to start prepping even more and really sale myself in the next interview. I dont know how their whole scoring process has been, but I did make a 100 on the written, and had pretty good times on the run and physical, and thought I did decent in the last panel, but who knows how they are scoring these things. Good luck to all!

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    I made it through to command staff interviews as well. Best of luck to everyone. I don't have any certs either, but managed to get a 100 on the written too

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    I am a licensed paramedic and I'm currently working towards my Fire Cert. but I'm not currently using my paramedic lic. I work in retail right now...Best of luck to everybody! Killedk and Schwanee, maybe I'll see you around after Oct. 25th lol
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    Hope so. I wonder when they are going to do the background checks and start calling for refrences. I had a PI that was dismissed 4 years ago (6th street in Austin) that I am worried about. I would hate to get this far and have something like that come up and disqualify me.

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