Follow the Bouncing Ball
This is how fast it can happen
Follow this recent candidate over a two week period. Note this candidate has never been to an oral interview, is a non medic testing against medics:
Hi Capt.Bob: I just took my first interview with a mutli-agency test after going through your audio/video program and coaching with your son Rob. I'm concerned because I was out of the interview between 12 and 15 minutes for a scheduled 30 minute interview? I'm concerned something went wrong. I have my next interview next week. Pat
"Captain Bob's" Reply:
It's been our experience that candidates like you who have been through our program and come out of the interview quickly have usually nailed it! It will certainly smooth things out for your interview next week.
Then this e-mail from Pat:
Hi Capt.Bob I just Had My second Oral Board with a multi-agency Fire.I felt I really Connected With The Board,It was a good feeling when I walk out of the interview, I looked at the other candidates They Looked Scared, I walked out of there Feeling like I nailed It ,this was a good Feeling, I just want to thank You and Rob. Capped Bob You are a wealth of knowledge,Call Me if you want to no More about the interview. Pat
"Captain Bob's Reply:
Pat: Awesome. Keep us informed.
And just that quick this happened:
Hi Capt. Bob. I just got a Call From the city where I had my first oral,and IM Going To The Chiefs Interview,on Monday. I Just Want To Let You Know How Much I Appreciate You and Robs Help,I could Have Not Don this On My Own,I was wondering if I could call you this weekend so I can get more information on the question they might ask.Thanks Capt.Bob You are a Champion..!! Pat
"Captain Bob's Reply:
Pat, you're riding the winning pony. Don't change a thing. Ride her home for the Badge! Let us know when it happens.
An update on candidate Pat :
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Fire "Captain Bob" Smith has coached countless entry level and promotional candidates to get their badge. He is a retired 28-year Hayward, Ca. Captain, speaker/author of the audio/video program "Conquer the Job Interview," the book "Fire Up Your Communication Skills" ISBN 09657620-6-8 and a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association. You can book him as a speaker or get a copy of his books and tapes by calling toll free at 888-238-3959.