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bout to go for my second interview

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Posted over 7 years ago

 

anyone have any advice? i just finished my application and gave them all of my documents for my local town pd. should i ask a question when i am finished with the interview?

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Only if you have a question! NOT how much am I going to get paid, how are the benefits and when can I work a detail. I would tend to think that you should ask pertinent, intelligent questions only if you have any.

This is the time where you sell yourself. Impress them with answers about their department, their town... Know the Chief's name and how to spell it; the type of government, how large a patrol area, how big is the department, how many calls do they handle...

Why do you want to be an officer and why do you want to work for THAT department or are they just one of many that you have applied for? What are you going to do for them? What do you have to offer, why should they hire you out of all the other applicants? We are getting lots of people that are applying for job but very few are capable, competent or eligible to be law enforcement officers.

You want to ask questions.... When they ask you if you have any questions, ask the board what else, in their opinion, could you do to help improve your chances to become an officer; What are they looking for in an officer; resolve any issues that you felt may not have been clear, but most importantly.... Be honest, be yourself, if you don't know, say you don't know, these officers will know if you are blowing smoke. Best of luck to you!!

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I was on the review panel (the Chief and two of us) that completed the hiring process at a small dept I was with several years ago... I was always "bad cop" (asking the smart-a** questions, coming up with near-imposible-to-answer scenerios, etc). Just follow what Chief says... keep your cool, have your wits about you, and whatever their hiring process may be, DON'T let 'em see you sweat!

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Give yourself time to answer. Dont blurt out the first thing that comes into your head. Think about your answers before you engauge your pie hole.

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If you do ask a question, dont ask about money unless the chief says that your wage is negotiable