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Study Guide for the Firefighter Interview

Study Guide for the Firefighter Interview
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Study Guide for the Firefighter Interview

by Shawn Cooligan, Keith Manser

Prepares 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.
 

Features:
  • Ten Step Process provides you with an easy-to-follow roadmap to success with the fire department entrance interview
  • Insight is provided on the interview panel, how the interview is set up, what the panel is seeking, and why certain questions are asked to help you prepare a professional presentation
  • Worksheets and exercises within the book help develop your skills in answering even the most challenging interview questions
  • Coaches you on what will be expected and how to avoid the mistakes of others
  • A mock interview exercise helps build interviewing confidence


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.

192 Pages - 8-1/2 x 11 in.
Copyright 2008

About the Authors:

Shawn Cooligan

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.

Keith Manser

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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