Study Guide for the Firefighter Interview / Edition 1

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Overview

The goal of this insightful book is to prepare aspiring and current firefighters for effective and professional fire department entrance interviews. Practical topics such as recommended attire, language choice, and appropriate responses prepare you for presenting in an interview, while topics such as formulating an answer, developing alternatives and options, and avoiding common interview errors help you face the challenges of the question and answer session. The book describes the importance of interview preparation and outlines several areas that require background knowledge and research. It also provides a framework to structure your overall preparation in order to avoid canned answers and emphasize your unique qualifications, leading to success in acquiring the job.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418050726
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/6/2007
  • Edition description: Study Guid
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Acting Captain Shawn Cooligan is a certified Trainer Facilitator with the Fire Marshal's Office and has been teaching at the fire academy for 3 years.

Captain Keith Manser has over 21 years on the job, and experience with hiring, promotional and upgrading boards, he brings both knowledge of interview mechanics and presentation skills to the table

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Chapter One -Understanding the Fire Department Interview The Steps to Success: Understanding the Hiring Process. Interview Trends and Practices. Expectations of the Panel. Types of Interview Questions. Analyzing the Four Types of Interview Questions. Chapter Two - Preparing for the Interview. Preparing for the 4 Types of Interview Questions. Know Your Fire Department and City. Projecting a Professional Image. Guidance to Answering an Assortment of Interview Questions. Avoiding Interview Pitfalls. Ten Steps of Interview Preparation. Mock Interview. Chapter Three -Work Exercises Desirable Firefighter Character Traits. Demonstration of Firefighter Character Traits. Competency Category Questions. Developing the Situational Question. Know the Fire Department. -Work Sheet. Know the City Work Sheet. 100 Interview Questions. Mock Interview - Work Sheet. Appendix A - Interview Question Worksheets. Appendix B - Post Interview Notes.

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