I Have an Interview with a Rural Department on Monday June 16th and I am really nervous about it since this is my first interview with a department and I have never had an interview with 4 people. There are four board members going to be there. Do you have any tips or suggestions to calm my nerves and help prepare my self for this interview also any suggestions for during the interview?
Is this a paid or volunteer
Best thing to do is get three or four people set down in front of them like a real interview
Have them ask questions
And do it a few times till it comes natural, you give complete sentences, and avoid the ah ah ah
What state are you in
There's nothing wrong with admitting you're nervous. I just laughed and said "sorry I'm really nervous" they laughed and told me it was ok and it kind of broke the ice. It went well after that and I got the job! Good luck!
Hello, I am from Bismarck, North Dakota. The position is for a Paid on Call Firefighter. I have never done an interview with four people and I am really nervous. What do most departments ask?
Why are you better than the other candidates
Talk about anything in your life that has prepared you to be a better person
Church Boy Scouts sports any jobs you have held
should have added
know something about the city you are trying to work in, size, public officals, ammenities, history, demographics, etc.
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how much for all that lawyer talk??????
Originally Posted by kalimkhan0900
I would recommend you be prepared to answer a few basic questions:
1. Why do you want to become a firefighter?
2. What have you done to prepare yourself to become a firefighter?
3. What do you know about OUR department?
These are the very basic interview questions that you can expect on most every interview you will encounter. You will come to learn that the FIRE department interview is much different than any interview you have taken in the past or will take in the future.
I have answered all of the above questions as well as many others in my book titled, "Smoke Your Firefighter Interview". Best of luck and happy holidays.
Originally Posted by paulLepore
Couldn't agree with you more. But my question is WHY are fire department interviews so different. I've taken police and EMS interviews in the past and all have asked almost the exact same questions and scenarios. I've Ace'd PD and EMS interviews but haven't done very well on the fire side. So why is fire so different? What is the fire service looking for, or wants to hear, that is so different from PD and EMS?
(Or maybe this is the Golden question everyone wants to know LOL)
So what do you mean by aced
Originally Posted by BlackHawkDriver
You were hired by police and ems???
Possibly FD has fewer slots to fill so they can be more picky
Make up of the board chiefs, firefighters, civilians ???
Originally Posted by fire5555
Ace'd meaning scored high enough to move on to backgrounds, and yes a job offers from both PD and EMS, but nothing yet from any fire depts. Currently I work as a transporting ALS medic.
The initial interviews/boards are pretty standard, 1-2 department members combined with 1-2 outside members (HR officials, other city gov members, prominent business owners, ect.) Chief interviews have either been directly with the dept. Chief, or the Chief and a DV Chief.