Telephone Interview in place of Oral Board Interview?
Has anyone heard of this happening? I am dumbfounded to hear that this is happening in MY Fire Dept.
I thought the purpose of the Oral Interview Board was to ask pointed questions and give EVERY candidate the EQUAL OPPORTUNITY to answer those questions-and grade them accordingly by answer and body language.
Your thoughts and analysis please?!?!?! This is TRADITION in the Fire Service and I'm struggling with the legal issues surrounding this change in past practice....
Even though this is for all of the marbles, don't panic now!
Phone interviews are becoming more common. It could be because of time and distanc and to whittle down the numbers for a final in person interview.
Deactivate your call waiting beep. Remove pets and any other distractions.
Donít use a cel or speaker phone. If you can, use a hands free head-set. Take the call standing up in front of a mirror to project your smiling, confident image over the phone line to convince the chief youíre the right fit for the badge.