I'm stumped on cultural diversity questions:
Most candidates have trouble in this area. Even those with diverse backgrounds. I don't want to publish any thing that would make you or the other candidates into "Clones". This is an area where you have to have a personalized answer. Cultural diversity is covered in our video and private coaching.
I was having trouble with the cultural diversity questions. I scored a 78 in Denver after a poor answer in this area. I asked "Captain Bob" if he knew anything about cultural diversity after a class he presented at our college. He did! After going through the tape program, and though I didn't have the money, "Captain Bob" gave me a private coaching session. I learned I had a personal dynamite answer for cultural diversity and the rest of my oral board skills. Three months later, I went to the chief's oral in Las Vegas. I was ready when they asked the cultural diversity question. After the interview, one of the Chief's said, "I don't know if we're supposed to say anything, but that was the best answer we have heard on cultural diversity."
Thirty-five hundred took the test. My oral board score jumped from 78 to a 96! I was one of the first hired for next academy. Since then, they sent me to medic school.
Believe me when I tell you I would not be in uniform right now if it wasn't for "Captain Bob".
Absolutely nothing counts 'til you have the badge. Nothing!
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.