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"Getting the

job of your

dreams is

like winning

the lottery!"

 

 

 

 

 

"Nothing

counts 'til

you have

the badge

Nothing!"

 

Anything

less and

you're

still the

bridesmaid.

 

 

 

 

 

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Coyright 1998 - 2010

 

 

"Getting the

job of your

dreams is

like winning

the lottery!"

 

 

 

 

 

"Nothing

counts 'til

you have

the badge

Nothing!"

 

Anything

less and

you're

still the

bridesmaid.

 

 

 

 

 

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Short cut to Captain Bob's Top Oral Board Interview Strategies

Which Path?:

bulletLuck is Given to the Prepared!                                       
bulletLucky Joe?
bulletThe Formula
bulletWhere Are You Stuck?
bullet Life is Timing--Turning Things Around in Your Favor           New
bullet Value of a 4 year degree 
bulletGoing to college or getting the badge        New                               
bullet I got hired after testing for 10 years!  Iím Going to Disneyland!
bullet Can you imagine a Navy Seal Medic who couldnít get hired?                                      
bulletFirefighter or Fire/Medic?
bulletMedic Schools California
bulletStudent Loans
bulletMilitary Experience                                                                          
bulletLife Can be Plan B                                              
bulletGoals? 
bulletShoot for the Moon                                                          
bulletThe Ultimate Phone Call
bulletQuick Oral Board Success                           New                               
bulletPre-Existing Medical and Background Problems
bulletDUI's
bullet I am at a Loss of What to do Here                                                    
bulletBackground and Criminal Record Expunged           
bulletSo, You Have Credentials?
bulletWhy "Nothing counts 'til you have the badge . . . Nothing!"
bulletFollow the Bouncing Ball  
bulletAttitude! 

Plan Your Escape:

bulletPlan Your Escape
bulletLateral                                                  
bulletFeeling Guilty Changing Departments?
bulletLeaving A Department
bulletStepping Stones
bulletStuck in Lodi Again 

Trainee and Support Positions:

bulletTrainee Firefigher Positions
bulletFire Support Positions                        

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These cities testing:

LA City Fire Testing Here!

Los Angeles County Fire Testing

Written Test:

bulletHaving Trouble With The Written?
bulletCWH and Written Test Psych Questions
bullet(FSI) FIREFIGHTER SELECTION, INC. (FSI)                 NEW
bullet Preliminary Background Questionnaire                    
bulletCPS?  Just Take the Test
bullet WRITTEN TEST ANXIETY                                                                NEW
bulletTake Any Test You Can!
bulletMECHANICAL PRINCIPLES

More Oral Boards Tools here

Physical Agility CPAT:

bulletAgility
bullet CPAT or Other Physical Agility                        New
bulletCPAT    
bulletCPAT Excuses                                            New
bulletCPAT Testing Locations in California   
bulletAcademy Preparation
bulletAgility Tips                                                       New                                                        
bulletDon't Get too Stressed Out
bulletWashed out! 

Applications and Resumes:

bulletResumes
bulletResume Profiles
bulletResumes are NOT a Substitute! 
bulletPutting Bad Stuff on Resumes
bulletPersonal History Questionnaire (PHQ)
bullet Recommendation Letters                                                   
bulletBackground Expunged
bulletUnrelated Degrees  
bulletPhotos

Attire:

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What do I wear to an interview?

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"Informal" Interview

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Buttoned?                                                

 

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Age:

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Is Age a factor in Hiring?

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Veterans Taking Entry Level Tests

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Second Time's a Charm!

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Age: Younger Candidates

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Does Age Make a Man?                                   

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Preparation:

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Oral Boards 101

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Oral Boards 102

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Thirty Sample Oral Board Questions

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Those who stutter find hope                                                

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Not a Regular Job Interview!                               

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I Suck!

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HandShakes: Master the First Impression       

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Stories

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What Have You Done to Prepare for the Position?    New

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It's Show Time!                                                             

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Getting Started

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Staying Focused

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Stories Get Badges!                            New

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Passion, enthusiasm, excitement and energy

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Please Just Shut Up!             New

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More Oral Boards Tools here  

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Psychic Readings      

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Road Map

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Beat the Clock

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Tattoos                                                           

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What if it was just a myth?

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You're Auditioning to be a Firefighter!

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What's Your Competative Advantage? 

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Signature Stories Make the Point!

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Introducing Pinky                                                                                                

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Paramedic to Fire/Medic

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Spelling                                                                               

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Just Keep It Simple!

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Lateral 

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Insanity

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Don't Do the Stupid Guy Thing!

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Miracle Oral Board Tool

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Mock Orals

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Mock Orals Continued                                            

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Don't Ever Say Pay or Benefits! 

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How do I Sit in an Oral Board?

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Don't be a Clone Candidate!

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Instant Clones

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Lessons Learned

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Using Humor in an Interview?

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Who Are They?

Firefighter Products   

Coaching:

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Coaching?

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Coaching Plus

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Get Prepared for the Oral Board                                         New

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Get Dialed in!

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When Should I do Coaching?

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Why Don't More Candidates  Do Coaching?????                       New

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Coaching Makes the Difference!  

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Stoked!                                                  

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Promotional Coaching

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How Does Coaching Work?

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Creating A Natual Bridge

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International

There are many, many more tips and ideas that aren't listed here in the past issues of our newsletter here   

There are more than 300 pages of free information on this website. If you are looking for a particular topic or get lost, use the google search engine feature at the top of most pages and in the site map.

Rob's Corner

Welcome to Rob's corner.  Rob will share his wisdom and insights to help you stay motivated in trying to get your badge.  Just click on any topic:

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So, you want to be a firefighter?

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I couldn’t Believe My Ears!                                  

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Luck Goes to the Prepared!

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What are the Requirements for a Command Officer?

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Know About the Culture and Fitting In

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I Suck!

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NOT YO MOMMA'S ORAL!

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Run Like Hell!

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Add to Your Package

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Motivation?

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Under the Microscope

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Questions for Coaching

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Life is Timing

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Thomas Jefferson said

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Game Day

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Rumor Mill

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Don't Freeze Up!

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TRY SITTING IN MY SHOES

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Just Do It!

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ATTITUDE VS. APTITUDE

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No Preambles

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Who's Going In?

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Crossing the bridges

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You sure donít want to have this happen in your interview       

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Not Enough! 

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Can you cross your legs in an interview?                                  New

Check out Captain Rob's Badge Ceremony here

Captain Rob is Captain Bob's Son.   He does all the entry level coaching in person and by phone nationwide.  You can contact him direct with your questions or set up a coaching appointment at 707-869-1330.  or e-mail Rob at nrtc@sonic.net

For more on entry level coaching visit http://www.eatstress.com/private%20coaching.htm

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Oral Board Presentation Skills:

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The Problem is Poor Oral Board Skills!

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NOT YO MOMMA'S ORAL                                         

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Volunteering Information

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Everyoneís an Expert                                        New

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How Long Should My Answers Be?

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Panel Members Make Up                                       

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Knowing a Panel Member?

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It's Your Turn in the Hot Seat!                                

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Openings

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First Impressions                          

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It's Show Time!

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When were you Going to Tell Us?                            New

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Remember, You're Just a Rookie!

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Presenting Your Credentials?

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Using Volunteer Experience

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Tell us a Little About Yourself

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Shot Gun Effect

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More Oral Boards Tools here

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Don't Make This Error

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Psyching Yourself Out?

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Answers too long?                            

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Short Interviews

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Phone Interviews                                                 New

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More Short Interviews                           

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Six Steps in Answering an Oral Board Question 

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Shifting Gears in the Oral Board

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Volunteer to paid and Promotional

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Don't Chitty Chat!

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CDF Interviews

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Using e-mail.  This is a great story!

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Asking the Panel Questions?

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What's the Panel Thinking?

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Closing Statements

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B-PAD Interviews:

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B-Pad

Difficult Questions:

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Cultural Diversity Questions?

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More Cultural Diversity

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Diversity Part III                                       

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Sexual Harassment              

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Why Do You Want to be a Firefighter?

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Strengths and Weaknesses

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Food Fight!

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Scenario Questions

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Fired by Another Department

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Chiefs Oral:

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Don't Panic Now

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What can you expect in a Chief's Oral?                

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Brass Fever

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Practice Makes Permanent    

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Errors!                                                                    

Hope:

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Hopes and Dreams

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Hope is the Anchor to the Soul

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Proud!

Medical// :

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What If You Don't Pass The Medical?

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DQ'd

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Tattoos                                                           

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Eye Surgery

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"Colorblind"    

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Mandatory Vaccinations                

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Don't Give Up!

More Oral Boards Tools here

Psyc Interview:

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Psychological Test

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You have to pass the psych test first time out!

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Trying to Psych the Psych Written                   

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What Were You Thinking?

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Honest to a Fault?

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Psychological Failures                                    New

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What If You Don't Pass The Psych?

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Beware of the Questionnaire!                            

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Psych Report

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Written Psych                                                New

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Psychological Interviews

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Psych Interview

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Don't Take the Bait!

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You're Not Bullet Proof!

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Psych Challenge!                                                   

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Psych Dropped 

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Psych Suit!                                                                                              

Polygraph/Voice Stress Analyzer:

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Polygraph

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Are Polygraph Tests Lying to Us?                            New

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Are You Trying to Cheat on the Poly or VSA?           

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The Lie Behind the Lie Detector  

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Voice Stress Analyzer     

Hiring Process:

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You're in the Hiring Process

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Anxiety

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Phone Messages                                       

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Job Offers

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Multiple Job Offers

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Multiple Opportunities                                             

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Getting Passed Over?                                

Back Ground:

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Background

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How Honest Are You?                            NEW

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More Background

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Preliminary Background Questionnaire                     NEW

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Background and Criminal Record Expunged 

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More on Expungement                NEW

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Getting Down to the Short Strokes          NEW    

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Bad Credit                                    

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Don't Create Trails!

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DUI's                                           

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Background Investigators 

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DQ'd Background Appeal    

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New Firefighter:

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Don't Forget the Home Front!

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Academy                                                    

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New Rookie

More Oral Boards Tools here

Promotionals:

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Promotional Tips

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Promotional Assessment Center Suggestions 

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Promotional Interviews      

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