Can someone please explain to me what goes on when you apply?
So..I've applied to numerous firefighting jobs with all branches.
Dept of the army
Dept of the navy
Dept of the air force
I don't apply to jobs that require more certification then I have (FFI,II,Haz Mat Ops,EMT)
I write my resume to support that I can do everything in the job description, I don't lie.
I answer those questionnaires honestly. I make sure all my paperwork gets faxed to the right number and all my Is are dotted and Ts are crossed.
I just don't understand why I'm not getting accepted. I'm a 10 point vet (more then 30% disability,purple heart) so shouldn't I receive first priority as long as I meet the minimum requirements?
What I'm ultimately getting at is..I applied to a job that was literally 5 minutes from my house..I was qualified for the GS-05 level, I wrote my resumex resume perfect, and I heard
that they hired guys who have officer I and certifications that exceeded what the job posting was for. I can't comprehend why you would post an opening for GS-05,06,07 when you want people to have fire inspector, instructor III officer II and all that stuff. I'm just a little bitter, I got really emotionally attached and I felt like all the hard work i invested was finally going to pay off, but I get the big F-U.
I really just don't understand what they want. If they can't be honest in the job posting.