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    Hey everybody,
    I recently interviewed for a firefighter job, and they have called me back for a second interview. This is really good news, except that I have no idea what to expect in a second interview. Does anyone know what kind of questions they ask or what they talk about? Any help would be appreciated.

    Capt Bob, I bought your CD and it helped alot... so far, any input on the 2nd ???

    Thank you,
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    Quote Originally Posted by numbir39 View Post
    Hey everybody,
    I recently interviewed for a firefighter job, and they have called me back for a second interview. This is really good news, except that I have no idea what to expect in a second interview. Does anyone know what kind of questions they ask or what they talk about? Any help would be appreciated.

    Capt Bob, I bought your CD and it helped alot... so far, any input on the 2nd ???

    Thank you,
    Red

    Which CD are you talking about?

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    www.eatstress.com The gold package is what I got. Good stuff. I am using it to get me prepped for my upcoming apps

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    The second inteview is usually considered the chief's interview.

    Many candidates start to panic when they are notified that they are going to a chief’s oral. They think they have to reinvent themselves. Reinvent the wheel. WHOOAA! Understand what got you there. You are only going to the Chief’s Oral because of the great stuff you already used in the first oral.

    You’re riding the winning pony. Don’t switch ponies. You’re coming around the club house turn, you shoot out from the back of the pack, go to the whip, you’re on the winning pony, you’re friends and family are on their feet in the stands cheering you on and you ride her home for the badge.

    Too many candidates switch ponies because “They Said”. I’ve never been able to find out who “They” are. If you do not continue to use the good stuff that got you this far, you could drop out of the race. This is a new arena. Candidates who are going to the chiefs interview start talking to their friends. They convince them that they need to do something more. By the time of the interview, they’re a wreck. It’s not them going into the interview. A clone of someone else. The badges are often given to other candidates.

    The chiefs interview is open to any type of questioning. They are really trying to find out more about you. How you’re going to be as a firefighter for the next 25+ years. Do you fit their culture? We like to hire candidates that are themselves on purpose in the interview. Someone who has a personality and is conversational. Are you that person in an interview?

    Stan was going to our departments Chief’s Oral. He made an appointment to come by our station. While there, he asked what more he could do to make it over the top. I told him he was riding the winning pony and not to switch during the home stretch. Three months later I was down at the training center where they were training new recruits. I saw a familiar face. I said, “Stan is that you?” He said, “Yes, I rode that winning pony all the way in!”

    Saddle up and ride to glory.
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    Kgain25:
    Which CD are you talking about?
    I bought the gold package, (www.eatstress.com) I guess it has worked so far . Capt Bob, you are right, I have been talking to everyone and I get different answers each time. The first interview was with the chief and a person with the HR dept. I guess I had better just be myself and keep on the horse!

    Thank you everybody for your Help!
    Red

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    Did you get the "It's Your Turn In the Hotseat" CD's?
    Those were invaluable. Listening to those gave me a lot of ideas of how to sculpt my responses. And a few examples of how not to sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    Did you get the "It's Your Turn In the Hotseat" CD's?
    Those were invaluable. Listening to those gave me a lot of ideas of how to sculpt my responses. And a few examples of how not to sound.
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    Great to listen to on my iPod while I ride the train to my current job.

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