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The Job Interview. A guide to public safety careers. OBJECTIVE. To assist potential interview candidates in successfully navigating the preparation and conduction of the Fire Recruit job interview in a logical, organized sequence of preparation techniques. CLASS ORGANIZATION.

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The Job Interview

A guide to

public safety

careers


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OBJECTIVE

  • To assist potential interview candidates in successfully navigating the preparation and conduction of the Fire Recruit job interview in a logical, organized sequence of preparation techniques


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CLASS ORGANIZATION

  • Length of class

  • Breaks

  • Homework


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GETTING STARTED

  • Know yourself!

  • Three Types of Skills

    • Adaptive Skills

    • Transferable Skills

    • Job Related Skills


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Adaptive Skills

  • Personality Traits

  • Basic personality traits to survive

  • Most of these traits are not taught

  • Considered “soft skills”

  • Employer’s value

  • Potential to develop


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Adaptive Skills

  • Personal History Questionnaire

  • Resume

  • Education

  • Training

  • Experience


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Adaptive Skills

  • Personal Traits Questionnaire

  • Describe Yourself (5 Adjectives)

  • Strengths/Weaknesses

  • Success Factors


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Adaptive Skills

  • Accomplishments

  • Goals

  • Initiative

  • Communication

  • Listening

  • Speaking

  • Body Language

  • Honesty

  • Integrity

  • Work Ethic

  • Consistency

  • High Self Esteem

  • Motivated

  • Pride

  • Team Player

  • Handles Pressure

  • Decisive

  • Mature Attitude

Success

Factors


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Transferable Skills

  • General skills useful in any job

  • Good writing skills

  • Good language skills

  • Ability to organize

  • Time management

    • (Ability to prioritize)

  • Relate all skills to Public Safety


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    Job Related Skills

    • Mechanical and manipulative skills

    • Physical skills

    • Skills may overlap –

      • process the information -

      • then apply information

    • Example: Learn rescue tool

      • Learn parts & maintenance

      • Put in operation & use

    • Department Research

      • Web Site

      • Mission Statement

      • Job Description


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    FIRST IMPRESSION

    • Image

    • No cell phone

    • Jewelry

    • Tattoos – Policy

    • Piercings

    GOOD:

    NOT SO GOOD:


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    FIRST IMPRESSION

    • Body Image

    • Shoulders back

    • Keep head erect

    • Do not fold arms

    • Do not cross legs

    • Legs close together

    • Posture slightly forward


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    FIRST IMPRESSION

    • Your actions

    • Handshake all panel members

    • Make eye contact

    • All within moderation

    • Gestures non-distracting

    • Gestures only to enhance statements


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    FIRST IMPRESSION

    • Smile!

    • Attentive eye contact

    • Nod your head affirmatively

    • Demeanor displays controlled energy

    • Non verbal feedback communicates

    • 60% of your message


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    FIRST IMPRESSION - Verbal

    • Verbal

    • Project your voice in conversation tone

    • Articulate clearly, do not mumble

    • Pause for emphasis

    • Ask for clarification

    • If necessary ask to repeat question

    • Pace – people often talk fast when nervous

    • Hear It

    • Understand It

    • Answer It (briefly, non-damaging)

    • Relate It (answer underlying question)

    • Know yourself!


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    FIRST IMPRESSION - Active Listening

    • Active listening = attentive to what is said

    • Don’t be distracted, your mind will wander

    • Don’t try to read what panel is writing

    • Disregard appearance of the panel

    • Listen objectively, don’t analyze

    • Understand what is being asked

    • Let interviewer finish speaking,

      …then pause, formulate, and answer


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    GET READY

    • Read the entire job announcement

    • Read the entire interview letter (make notes)

    • Recheck time, location, directions, parking, apparel, and items to bring

    • Practice your interview in the mirror

    • Practice mock interviews with a credible source

    • Video, audio recording


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    THE INTERVIEW

    • Difficult Interview Situations

    • Present flexible open view of future

    • Test –

      • Commitment

      • work ethic

      • goal setting ability

    • Negative Traits – turn positive


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    Morality/EEO Situational Questions

    • EEO = Equal Employment Opportunity

    • What is the law?

    • What is the EEO policy?

    • Zero tolerance – 100% response

    • Moral obligation

    • Initiate, Isolate, Identify, Investigate, Inform

      • The 5 “I”s


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    Direct orders

    • Don’t be lead

    • Understand Chain-of-Command

    • Know current related events

      • Fire Service world

      • Regionally

      • Nationally


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    Budget

    • Safety

    • Training

    • Maintenance

    • Cost Effectiveness

    • Obligation to Citizens

    • Customer Service


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    INTERVIEW QUESTIONS?????Your interview will be conducted without regard to your age, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual preference, gender or other protected classes.

    • When responding to the questions, focus on your skills, abilities and education which has prepared you for the position (i.e. for fire recruit when interviewing for fire recruit).

    • Help the interview panel to understand your passion and why you chose firefighting as a career.

    • If you need any accommodation for any disability, please contact City Personnel (236-6400) and request it before the interview or testing process. Do not discuss your request with Fire-Rescue Department personnel.


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    POST INTERVIEW

    • Write down the questions asked

      after you leave the building in private

    • DO NOT DISCLOSE QUESTIONS

    • Write down your questions and answers

    • Write down how you would like to have answered


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    Website Resources

    • www.sandiego.gov/empopp

    • www.firecareers.com

    • www.miramarcollege.net

    • www.swc.cc.ca.us

    • www.palomar.edu


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    Other Resources

    • Job Interviews That Get You Hired, Learning Express, Learning Express, LLC. 2006

    • Next Day Job Interview, Michael Farr, JISTS Works Publishing, Inc., 2005

    • Hire Me, Roy J. Blitzer, EP Entrepreneur Press, Media Inc., 2006

    • Interviews for Success, 8th Ed, Caryl and Ron Krannich Ph.Ds., Impact Publications, 2003


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    HANDOUTS

    • INTERVIEW/RESUME PREPARATION

    • A POSITIVE IMAGE OF YOURSELF

    • FIRE RECRUIT INTERVIEW –

      • PRACTICE QUESTIONS

      • HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION QUESTIONS

    • CITY OF SAN DIEGO

      • APPLICATION & TESTING GUIDE


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