I know there are times in the pursuit of a firefighter position when candidates have doubts if they’re going to make it especially after not being successful after several attempts. I know some get depressed along the way.
I was asked recently what things would you advise candidates to do to keep them motivated and be ready for their interviews? Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
1. Nothing is going to make more of a difference than an attitude change to open to really learning how to take an interview.
2. Make a script of your personalized answers for the as many oral board questions as you can come up with.
3. Practice your answers with a tape recorder to hear what the panel is going to hear out of your mouth.
4. Get a coaching session from a qualified coach.
5. Test, test, test to improve the presentation that will be the deciding factor in you becoming a firefighter.
6. Listen to motivation CD’s
7. Doubt your doubts.
8. Don’t drink and drive. A DUI could quickly end your pursuit.
“Act as if it were impossible to fail”---- Dorothea Brande
"Nothing counts 'til you have the badge . . . Nothing!"
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11-07-2004, 01:14 PM #1
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