Facing the Promotional Interview

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PennWell Books, 2003 - Study Aids - 206 pages
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In this all-encompassing new guide, veteran fire chief and best selling author John Mittendorf explains the subtle requirements of the promotional interview process. This book is designed to help fire fighters avoid the common pitfalls of poor interviews by teaching them: • How to develop a balanced study program • Why the first 60 seconds of an interview are critical, and what you can do to make a good impression • How to relate your qualifications to the position sought • What to expect in the opening, body, and closing questions of an interview • Typical opening questions • How to define and prepare an opening response for the positions of engineer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and battalion chief

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Priorities before the Interview
Effective Preparation
Balanced Approach
Putting the Program Together
Summary Checklist
Anatomy of an Interview
Interview Concepts
Battalion chief
Common Opening Questions
Tips for Delivering a Response to the Opening Question
Summary Checklist
General Questions
Sample Questions
Summary Checklist

Summary Checklist
Opening Impressions
Application Resumé and Cover Letter
Clothes and Appearance
Seating Position
Summary Checklist
Preparing a Response to the Opening Question
Organizing Your Opening Response
Sergeant lieutenant and captain
Closing the Interview
Missed Points
No Statement
Closing Statement
Summary Checklist
Preparing for a Fire Department Entrance Interview
Sample Questions
Summary Checklist

Common terms and phrases

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