What Do I Wear To A Lateral Interview? So, you are seeking a Lateral position. Understand that you are applying for a snot-nosed rookie position. And, know that you have no time or rank with the department where you are testing. The question is what to wear. Well, don’t wear your military, volunteer, other department, dogcatcher, or other uniform to your interview. Here is why. For some reason, firefighter candidates are convinced that wearing a uniform to their interview will somehow separate them from the other candidates. It can and does. But, not in a way you are thinking. As a [...]
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The Best Oral Board Secrets Revealed! The Oral Board is the most misunderstood part of the firefighter testing process. It is where candidates typically get hung up again and again. How do you fix that? A candidate must prepare, prepare, and prepare again. A candidate must be ready to nail the Orals. Why? Simply put, the Oral Board gets you the job! Many applicants tell us they want this job so bad. They want this job more than anything else in the world. And, many tell us that they will do almost anything, ethically and morally, to get it. The [...]
Applying For A Lateral Position The biggest problem when seasoned veterans take entry-level or lateral tests is that they can’t place themselves in the position of being a snotty-nosed rookie. It’s hard for them to remember what it was like to be the newbie. Instead, they try to hammer the Oral Board with their credentials. They think the Board will just hand them the job. But, the truth is that their Oral Board skills are rusty and antiquated. They are out of sync with what is needed. Here is our advice: Leave your time and rank in your locker. You [...]
Persistence Is Key! At eatstress.com, we work with candidates from all over the country. And, we hear from them regularly before, during and after we engage to help them earn the badge. Here is an email we received: Captain Bob, I have been testing for 10 years and have taken approximately 73 tests. I want to figure out what the heck I'm doing wrong, so I can get the badge! Firefighting is my passion and my dream career. I've come too far to let this go. I've read your website and I believe your program can work for me. I have [...]