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15 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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5. Where do you see yourself in five years?



Bad answer:
“Relaxing on a beach in Maui,” or “Doing your job.”

There’s really no right answer to this question, but the interviewer wants to know that you’re ambitious, career-oriented, and committed to a future with the station. So, instead of sharing your dream for early retiremen, or trying to be funny, give them an answer that illustrates your drive and commitment.

Good answer:
“In five years I’d like to have an even better understanding of what it takes to be a good officer. Also, I really enjoy being the first to a scene, and I work very well under pressure. Ultimately, I’d like to be in a commander-type position, where I can use my organizational skills and industry knowledge to benefit the people working with me, and those we are there to help.”




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    cat302

    about 1 month ago

    14 Comments

    i o show no weakness it shows you are not strong

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    cat302

    about 1 month ago

    14 Comments

    being a cop that cares about her community

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    cat302

    about 1 month ago

    14 Comments

    i am a house mom not leaving a job but will have better experiences with this also

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    cat302

    about 1 month ago

    14 Comments

    to give back to the community and show respect and get it back to

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    cat302

    about 1 month ago

    14 Comments

    i said to make a difference and for pride in my city

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    ashley1991

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Well first let me say this I'm a very tuff young lady. I don't take anything from anybody. I dislike criminals with a passion and I know what I'm capable of.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    good person and help full

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    my chaligents

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    never did

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    nnot good the people was bad

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    happy and safety

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    old jobs

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    i larnd it form reading

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    i have four police officers in my familiy and i have good eyes

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    passing the police test

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