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    I am going to be interviewing for a third time at a fire department. The previous two times I was given a question that I am unsure how to best answer. The question asks if I have any regrets. It is not specific to anything or situation. Part of me thinks I need to respond yes and the other thinks it is best to say no so it looks like I have thought things out in life. Any comments or suggestions are welcome. Thanks

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    That's simple do you regret anything you ever did then answer yes if not then answer no, But just a little tip don't bother regretting anything life happens for a reason.

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    Interviewing at the same department the third time may be the charm!

    Usually if a person doesn't get a job after two interviews, they don't interview you again.

    Answer the regret question honest, but don't' get into an oratory about it. Certainly not being hired in the first two interviews.

    Good luck, I hope you get what you want this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Answer the regret question honest, but don't' get into an oratory about it. Certainly not being hired in the first two interviews.
    Capt's got it right here. Don't bring up you have already been in their hot seat twice.

    If you say you don’t having any regrets like most other people they might not believe you. You might have regrets like many others for not getting your EMT, medic, classes, etc earlier.

    But this might not be the only question that you stumbled on. You don’t want to waste any opportunities. If you haven’t converted after 2 attempts you have to asking yourself why?

    Learning how to take a firefighter interview is like no other. You’re looking for a seamless no surprises interview, one question after another.

    Have you ever practiced your presentation with a hand held voice recorder to hear what the panel is going to hear our of your mouth?

    You can find more tips in this posting:

    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117336 (Interview Questions HELP!)
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    "I do not regret the things I have done, but those I did not do."

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