CAPTAIN BOB’S ORAL INTERVIEW STRATEGIES
- Oral Board Skills: Are You Prepared?
- Oral Boards 101
- Oral Boards 102
- Using a Tape Recorder
- Five “Nuggets” for Successful Job Interviews
- There are Six Steps In Answering an Oral Board Question
- Instant Clones
- Luck is Given to the Prepared
- What Do I Wear to a Job Interview?
- Stories Make the Point
- Miracle Oral Board Tool
LUCK IS GIVEN TO THE PREPARED!
In the weeks before Christmas there are two types of people, those who are happy and enjoying the season, and those of us that want to hurt the happy ones. The difference is the first group prepared, their shopping done, cards written they relaxed and enjoyed themselves. Meanwhile the second group is trying to find that last minute gift before their car was done filling up at the pump and they have to pay.
I was outside a building where oral interviews where taking place. I saw a guy sitting in his car writing like mad on a piece of binder paper. Another guy walking by looked in the car and acted like he was thinking if maybe he had written some stuff down he might not feel like throwing up right then. These guys have never shopped early for Christmas.
Right after Christmas, you are probably saying, as most of us do, I will have all my Christmas shopping done by October next year. That same attitude should apply to your preparation for your oral interview.
Please allow me to get on my soapbox for a moment. If you have put in an app., taken the written, or physical ability, you have an oral coming up...If you are in a fire academy, working as a volunteer, in high school, or are twelve years old and are going to be a firefighter some day YOU HAVE AN ORAL INTERVIEW IN YOUR FUTURE; YOU JUST DON'T KNOW THE DATE YET.
The choice is up to you. How do you think you can present yourself in the best light? If you have spent weeks or even months preparing or you are sitting in your car an hour before the interview still trying to figure out what you have done to prepare and hoping it looks something like what you put on you application.
My suggestion is you kill two birds with one stone. Prepare for your interview like you know you should, and next year you can give everyone a picture of you with your new badge for Christmas.
Additional information on Capt Bob’s CD/DVD Oral Interview Program can be found at the link below
Capt Bob’s CD/DVD Oral Interview Program