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Crossing the bridges

In the last few days I have received a few calls from people that want help for the oral portion of a test.  I ask when is the date, and they say itís not scheduled yet, they just put in the app.

What great news, it is so hard to work with people who have a short time before their interview.  This is what Iíve been trying to get people to do, to call when they still have plenty of time to schedule, practice,refine, and memorize their presentation.

This is where I found the problem.  When I asked them if their written was weighted, one said yes, two didnít know.  In all three tests, they had a written test that would count in their final score, and affect their placement on the list.  None of these guys had been working on their written.  ďIíve passed every written Iíve takenĒ, one guy said.  I asked him if he had gotten a 100%.  If the answer is no, then you had better be studying. Think of the increased pressure you would have, if you were going into your next interview and know you were already 10 or 15 points behind the competition.

Weíve all seen this happen in a football game.  The quarterback throws a perfect bullet to the tight end.  But before the catcher has caught the ball, he is looking to see where he is going to run.  You know what happens.  By getting ahead of himself the ball is dropped and the play is dead.

Be sure you arenít getting ahead of yourself.  Donít worry about the chiefs oral, before youíve gotten your application and resume in order. Planning ahead is good and I encourage people to start on their oral presentation work a month before their test, but you do have to pass the written first.

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