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    Hi all -

    Got my Seattle letter today...made the list and am sitting in the mid 100's - they're taking the top 190 or so to the pre-employment process.

    Confirming - is the background packet the next step, or is it the CPAT? How do they go down the list?

    Good luck to all!

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    I am also curious as to what the next step is. I am sitting at 54. I am pretty excited.

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    has anyone that took part in the 2 interview not received a letter yet? I am wondering if I need to place a call yet or not?

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    I have a friend who hasn't received his. I imagine (and hope for his sake) that it's coming...

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    it was my understanding if you took part in the 2nd interview you would receive a letter regardless, am I incorrect?

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    You will get a letter regardless.

    Has anyone been through the process before? I'm preparing for the psych and the captains interview right now...heard it could be a month. Being in the 100s could be a blessing; more time to prepare.

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    psych is a never ending written questionnaire- MMPI, etc.
    Followed by an interview with the DR, wjhere he goes over your background, looks to see if your nuts.
    Capt interview is like a formal job interview.
    All this was current about 3-4 years ago when my brother tested, I haven't tested there since 1995, but it was the same then too.


    good luck

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    Does anybody know what the "Prioritization Interviews" are all about? Does this mean that our ranking on the list is not all that important and they will figure out from these interviews when they want to hire certain people?

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    Prioritization interviews are just another name for the employment interview. One on One with the recruitment Capt. Windle. The written personal hist. exam is like a witten psych. and personal hist questionaire.

    The letter that came with the packet gives a pretty good gauge on timeline for everything, (lots of waiting) rememeber this is for January '08. It can drive you nuts sometimes. Can't remember how many went to interviews last time probably the whole top 25% then they kind of figure out who they want for the 1st class and so on and so on. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwfire17 View Post
    Does this mean that our ranking on the list is not all that important and they will figure out from these interviews when they want to hire certain people?
    DING DING DING, we have a winner.
    Your "ranking" or score is absolutely meaningless in regards to when or if you will be hired.
    There will be people in the same class that were in the top 10, and people from the 400's.
    They will not disclose, or discuss, what "other factors" they look at in making the final decision.

    Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitllesmertz1 View Post
    DING DING DING, we have a winner.
    Your "ranking" or score is absolutely meaningless in regards to when or if you will be hired.
    There will be people in the same class that were in the top 10, and people from the 400's.
    They will not disclose, or discuss, what "other factors" they look at in making the final decision.

    Good Luck!
    Hear! Hear!

    mit' and I went back and forth on this some time ago, but I am enlightened now and he is in the right! Personally fell way down the list after the ranking interview thanks to poor credit issues (far as I know...)

    Hang tough,
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    Can anyone enlighten as to what some automatic disqualifiers may be?

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    Cooking meth in your basement will probably knock ya out. Kidding. Yeah I don't know for certain. I think they take all the background into acccount and if there's too many areas for concern then you aren't as likely to be prioritized for hire. But automatic disqualifiers might be things like a felony you know stuff like that.

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