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    Is it normal for Austin to call there applicants? I have been called about 4 or 5 times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by psilentchild View Post
    Is it normal for Austin to call there applicants? I have been called about 4 or 5 times.
    Yes, Austin does communicate very well with its candidates. If you actually get a person on the other end, I would be surprised.

    The chief just called me today. I felt special

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    Quote Originally Posted by psilentchild View Post
    Is it normal for Austin to call there applicants? I have been called about 4 or 5 times.
    I've been told it's a lot more likely if you're one of the demographics they're actively recruiting. Must be why I always have at least 2-3 missed calls from them every week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brockrocks View Post
    Yes, Austin does communicate very well with its candidates. If you actually get a person on the other end, I would be surprised.

    The chief just called me today. I felt special
    Wow thats a lot of phone calls. There was a person on the other in twice for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliciaaaaah View Post
    I've been told it's a lot more likely if you're one of the demographics they're actively recruiting. Must be why I always have at least 2-3 missed calls from them every week.
    I'm 665 miles away. I don't think that puts me in the demographic area.
    For those who stay miles away, did you have to make travel arrangement for each process? I see there are 4 steps; thats a lot of trips if you don't get hire. I can maybe bypass the CPAT. It states that you can take the CPAT from an accredited institution, which my department is; I checked their list.
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    demographics as in minorities

    i flew from out of state, several cadets also, its worth it if u get the offer

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventualFF View Post
    demographics as in minorities

    i flew from out of state, several cadets also, its worth it if u get the offer
    Do you work for Austin?

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    Im in the academy

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventualFF View Post
    Im in the academy
    Well if that's the case I'm thinkin you need a name change to CurrentFF?
    Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventualFF View Post
    Im in the academy
    How is it? Any advice or tips? Where are you staying coming from anthor state?The thing that's hold me back is giving up 11 years at the fire department I'm at now and spending money to take the test to not get hired.
    Last edited by psilentchild; 04-19-2013 at 11:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psilentchild View Post
    The thing that's hold me back is giving up 11 years at the fire department I'm at now and spending money to take the test to not get hired.
    You either take a chance/risk and go for it w/ nothing ever being guaranteed or you stay where you're at and always regret saying should've, would've, could've. your choice. God speed.
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    If anyone needs a spot to stay during the process feel free to PM me. Its been a great experience. Depending on the long term prospects of your current fd, afd has great retirement and there are several people that have yrs with another fd that is in the current academy.

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    @Eventul. Congrats bro! I just tried to PM you but not sure if it went through. Please let me know if it did. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventualFF View Post
    If anyone needs a spot to stay during the process feel free to PM me. Its been a great experience. Depending on the long term prospects of your current fd, afd has great retirement and there are several people that have yrs with another fd that is in the current academy.
    What's a Treadmill Fitness Evaluation?
    Last edited by psilent_child; 04-20-2013 at 04:28 PM.

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    Check megabus for transportation , if in your area or can get dropped off

    http://us.megabus.com/routemap.aspx




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    I'm on a bus line that's 10 minutes to downtown (where the exam is held) if anyone needs a couch to sleep on during the process. Pulls out into a full size bed. Must love dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psilent_child View Post
    So you failed the interview process both times?
    No, just last year. The year before I chose not to fly-out because a local department was testing on the same day. Unfortunately the local department cancled their hiring process, so I kind of shot myself in the foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliciaaaaah View Post
    I'm on a bus line that's 10 minutes to downtown (where the exam is held) if anyone needs a couch to sleep on during the process. Pulls out into a full size bed. Must love dogs.
    Does the offer still stand? I like dogs...in fact, I have one! I only need a place for Sunday night for the written on Monday. Please, let me know! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 49erfaithful View Post
    No, just last year. The year before I chose not to fly-out because a local department was testing on the same day. Unfortunately the local department cancled their hiring process, so I kind of shot myself in the foot.
    Why do you think you failed the interview process?

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